Despite many interesting topics and news at the forum, the most interesting topic was without a doubt the Swedish Space Community’s plan to develop Esrange intended to launch small satellites within the next few years, and the new trend in terms of both small satellites and small launchers.
Two sounding rockets from NASA blasted off from the rocket range at Andøya early in December 2018, marking the beginning of one of the largest campaigns ever from the rocket range in the northern Norway. The campaign named “Grand Challenge Initiative” is designed to explore the area called the Geomagnetic Cusp, or Polar […]
In recent months, two satellites aimed at monitoring air quality and air circulation worldwide, were launched to cover especially European areas. Despite years of focus on improving air quality, many people do not have adequate quality to secure a good life. In order to detect undesirable elements in the air, as well as locating the […]
Recently, there has been an increasing interest for small satellites, thus, an increasing marked for small and cost-effective launchers to serve this marked. One of the new projects is the Small Innovative Launcher for Europe (SMILE), a cooperation project under the European Union Horizon 2020 project, coordinated by the Netherland Aerospace Centre (NLR). The project […]
With four small satellites monitoring the water-born traffic already in service, Norway has started working on the fifth satellite, NorSat-3. Traffic along the Norwegian coast is already immense and is expected to increase over the next years. This due to increasing traffic through lesser ice in the North East Passage and increasing […]
Finland Launch Commercial Radar Satellite Services Through miniaturization of the SAR technology for satellites, the Finnish start-up company, ICEYE, has launched the first micro radar satellite in a constellation, which within a short time can deliver high quality pictures with a response time of six hours and a resolution of three metres. The first […]
Space Tech Expo Europe – the Meeting Place for Suppliers of Very Small Units All instruments, satellites included, that have been sent to space consist of a very large number of small units, developed and manufactured by specialized companies worldwide. The last week of October, some of these companies, mainly European, participated in the […]
Few people saw the consequences of lack of environmental efforts in the early start of the space era, but rubbish in space has now become a serious problem.Â Through more than fifty years of launching an increasing number of objects the most used orbital plane, Low Earth Orbit, or LEO, has so much space […]
Fact; Sweden and Norway Both Plan to Launch Small Satellites.
When a satellite is about to be pushed into space, it is almost certain that a Swedish injector provides that final push. For decades, through development and production, the Swedish Ruag Space has gained excellent expertise and knowledge and now stands as the preferred supplier of satellite adapters and separation systems for nearly all […]