Rymdforum 2019 - Meeting Place for the Swedish Space Community Rymdforum 2019 - Meeting Place for the Swedish Space Community

Rymdforum 2019 - Meeting Place for the Swedish Space Community

Despite many interesting topics and news at the forum, the most interesting topic was without a doubt the Swedish Space Community’s plan to develop Esrange intended to launch small satellites within the next few years, and the new trend in terms of both small satellites and small launchers.

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Erik Tandberg – Following the whole space era

Around the world, there are some people who leave a distinct footprint on events linked to the space era – people who have managed to make space activities more easily understood among the general public. For Norwegians, one person’s picture and voice are synonymous with historic space events. His name is Erik Tandberg.

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Rovsing A/S – The critical docking operation

The docking and de-docking activities are the most critical operations of the ATV mission. The actual docking will be fully automatic and the 20 tonne spacecraft could severely damage the ISS if control were lost during these manoeuvres.

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Realization of terrestrial and celestial reference systems using space geodetic observations

During the last 30 years a global network of stations equipped with instruments for high precision observation of artificial Earth satellites and very distant radio sources has been established. Some of the satellites are carrying payloads, for example radar altimeters, where the application requires that the radial component of the satellite orbit must be determined to a precision of five cm or better.

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Polar Satellite Services from Telenor – Reliable near real-time data delivery via satellite

The placing of a receiving station for satellite data at an island near the North Pole involves certain challenges related to communication of these data to the users elsewhere in the world. There is no terrestrial infrastructure connecting Svalbard to the Norwegian mainland or any other destination, an in addition particular technical solutions are required to enable communication via geo-stationary satellites from a position as far North as 78 degrees

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Johnny A. Johannessen Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway

The past decade has seen increasing public concern about the Earth, its environment and mankind´s impact upon it. Global threats such as climate warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, tropospheric pollution, reduction in Arctic sea ice extent and more recent regional events such as the very intense 1997-1998 El Nino, the fires in S.E. Asia and the floods in Middle Europe, have left the public more concerned about the need to understand, monitor; and predict the evolution and changes of the Earth´s environment.

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