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MATS – New Swedish Satellite

In the past two decades, Sweden has gained notoriety for its extraordinary capacity to develop, build and manage smaller satellites, such as Freja, Astrid, Odin, SMART 1 and Prisma; satellite projects that have become indispensable in the scientific community.

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Meeting Point For the Community of Space Interested – The IAF’s Congress

  Even years before the first satellite was launched, the community involved in space research and exploration had had their almost annual congress exchanging ideas, meeting colleagues, attract new contacts and get professional updates, or as the slogan for the organisation suggests; “Connecting space people”. Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation is the world’s […]

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The Cosmic Vision Selection Process

  Featured Picture: Pulsar encased in supernova bubble. Credit ESA ESA’s Cosmic Vision and the economic framework make up the main factors for Europe’s engagement within space science and lay the conditions for ESA’s selection for the next years of space science projects. The programme provides the main direction for the research, but how fast the […]

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Space Weather in Focus

Generally speaking, it is a fair assumption that the sun is a blessing for Mother Earth and without this source of light and heat no life would have exited here. For most people there are few serious dangers when it comes to the sun, because through generations and increased solar research humans adjusted. Having said […]

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Operating Satellites – Important and Challenging Profession

Developing, building and launching satellites is only a small part of the job. Operating satellites in space is another, and most certainly not always a routine job. Not all satellites function perfectly during their expected life span; some have different lacks during launch, some are in a wrong orbit, some stop functioning before the end […]

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Feeling the Pulse at the US 2012

The USA is known as the high technology stronghold regarding nearly all fields of science. No other part of the world can refer to as many winners of the Nobel Prizes as the Americans and a very large part of the technological development is related to research carried out at American institutes. Space research and […]

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