Features/Reports

The Dream About a Scandinavian Satellite Operator

  Tele-X  Was Supposed to be a Scandinavian Satellite – and Scandinavia a Large Satellite Operator This year marks 25 years since the first Scandinavian communication satellite was launched. Originally, a Norwegian/Swedish project, but the cooperation project ended before the first satellite was launched. In 1982, the governments of Sweden and Norway formed the Nordic […]

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An Engine in Space Research – European Space Agency Fifty Years

Featured image: Space for Earth space pavilion at ILA. Credit: ESA. Related articles: Cosmic Vision 2015 – 2025. Establishing an intergovernmental space research organisation five decades ago was nearly a stroke of genius. Gathering the European countries in a common organisation ensured that Europe now is one of the main participants regarding space research, standing for […]

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Looking to the USA

The USA still holds a leading position within space activities in spite of decreasing budgets in recent years. The level of activities is still very high and new space projects at different sizes are constantly being developed, built and launched. To follow the space activities in the USA is therefore an extensive activity and can only […]

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SWARM – Danish From Early Beginning

“Swarm” is a highly international project, but in spite of that, Denmark is the main operator in proposals, developing, building instruments and processing data, and also heads the project team.

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Clean Space – A European Top Priority Initiative

The European Space Agency, ESA, builds and launches environmental satellites supposed to monitor the environment on Earth. However, this activity, intended to promote what is best for Mother Earth, leaves behind new kinds of pollution in the form of emission from the launcher in the atmosphere, fragments from the upper stage of the launcher in […]

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Andreas Mogensen – the Next Nordic in Space

Selected for Soyuz mission to Space Station in 2015 NordicSpace met Andreas Mogensen for the first time the day he was introduced to the press as one of the new ESA astronauts in 2009. Since then, four years have passed and we wanted to talk with Andreas again about his whereabouts, what he is currently […]

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Spotlight on an “Informer” Pål A. Hvistendahl

The European Space Agency needs to inform the society about its activities. Information directly to the society or through media therefore plays an important role for the organisation. Those needs are mostly met by the Media Relations office Department at ESA’s headquarters in Paris. NordicSpace has met the Head of this section, Pål A. Hvistendahl to access information about how this is carried out.

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