October 3, 1968, the first instrument, developed and built at The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF) was launched onboard the European satellite ESRO–1A. Fifty-one years later the first Swedish instrument landed at the Moon’s far side, as a part of the Chinese Chang’E-4 spacecraft. The first instrument, named S71B could […]
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 […]
Danish/Norwegian Instruments at the International Space Station May Unveil the Mysteries. Jets, Sprites and Elves are phenomena that occur above the clouds with thunder and lightning conditions on Earth. Unknown and invisible for most of us, but visible from high flying airplanes and from manned spacecrafts. However, what are these phenomena? Many scientists have […]
When a new “Curiosity” lands on Mars in 2020, the rover also bears the Norwegian developed instrument, RIMFAX. RIMFAX is short for Radar Imager for Mars’ Subsurface Experiment and is a ground penetrating radar designed to expose the hidden conditions under the surface of Mars. The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is not a […]
Star Cameras From Denmark Technical University Used to Handle Navigation
Rosetta Near the Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko After more than ten years in space the comet chaser Rosetta is supposed to meet the target 6 August and will follow the comet for more than a year. After the rendezvous Rosetta will start the scientific investigations, investigations that will add much new knowledge about the comets that now […]
In spite of the fact that astronomical observations and calculations have been carried out even before Christ and several centuries of astronomy and space research are way behind us, there are still many things we are not familiar with and space is therefore an important field within basic research Today, space research is carried […]
Looking for exo-planets is one of the hottest research fields for the scientists within the field of astronomy.
Utilize Polar Wind Phenomena Investigating Gamma Rays in the Universe
With a share for research and development of the Gross Domestic Product at above three percent, Sweden is among the world leaders within investing in knowledge and technology development.