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 […]
Due to the launch of three new earth observation satellites this summer, European meteorologists will gain access to better weather forecasts, in addition to improved knowledge about the physical phenomena at Earth
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 […]
The region of Øresund, common for Sweden and Denmark, marks itself more and more as a region for science and research. Two universities, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Lund lay the groundwork for this collaboration and the European Spallation Source is on its way to be built on the Swedish side of […]
Finnish research and innovation is well- known in the world, not least through the Nokia adventure, an adventure that also showed the Finnish ability to change from times with traditional industry, which the old Nokia represents, to the modern high technology society we now live in. Nokia is not the only example of Finnish high […]
The Onsala Space Observatory by the coast of western Sweden expands further, and with inauguration of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) late in September, the observatory becomes a part of the world’s largest radio telescope. The 192 new radio antennas, at an area like a football field, is not very imposing, but together with 47 […]
The polar area does not have the same satellite coverage as the more central parts of the world, mainly because much of the services the satellites provide are based on use of geostationary satellites. Due to the orbit geometry, parts of the Canadian territory cannot be covered at all by the GEO satellites.
Space Physics Research at high latitudes has a tradition in Sweden that extends back several hundred years. In the 1740s the famous Swedish scientists Celcius and Hiorter discovered the connection between the Aurora Borealis and disturbances in the Earth’s magnetic field. However, it was not until 1902 that the first research station was set up […]
Remote sensing from satellites is a very valuable tool for monitoring and managing sparsely populated area as the Arctic, the far islands in the north and forest areas that cover much of the Nordic mainland and not least the large oceans around the countries. The Remote Sensing Days in Tromsø show some of today’s possibilities […]
When the American Juno probe enters the orbit around Jupiter in 2016, one of the key elements to secure a successful mission is the small Advanced Stellar Compass from Denmark Technical University (DTU Space).