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).
Text and photos: Bård Kringen, NordicSpace, Norway EGNOS Safety-of-Life – declared available for aviation, a new milestone at the “European Single Sky” has passed. Accurate positioning and navigation has been a must, and for centuries it has been applied by ships, however, today more and more areas apply it in our modern society. The reason […]