Space Research

Grand Challenge Initiative – Rocket Campaign at Andøya Space Center

    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 […]

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The mysterious Jets, Sprites and Elves

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 […]

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RIMFAX – Norwegian Ground Penetrating Radar on Schedule for Mars 2020

  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 […]

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Swedish Instrument Circling a Comet

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 […]

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Cosmic Vision – Space Science for Europe 2015 – 2025

  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 […]

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