Two principal questions have circulated in the media in an otherwise quiet summertime, in terms of space activities. First, do we need a spare planet, secondly, is artificial intelligence a danger to our existence? As an introduction to the Starmus Festival in Norway last spring, the physician Steven Hawkins said that if the […]
Environmental Challenges in Space
Few people saw the consequences of lack of environmental efforts in the early start of the space era, but rubbish in space has now become a serious problem.Â Through more than fifty years of launching an increasing number of objects the most used orbital plane, Low Earth Orbit, or LEO, has so much space […]
Sensing a Friendly Space Race Between Neighbouring Countries?
Fact; Sweden and Norway Both Plan to Launch Small Satellites.
Ruag Space Sweden – World Leading Supplier of Satellite Adapters and Dispensers
When a satellite is about to be pushed into space, it is almost certain that a Swedish injector provides that final push. For decades, through development and production, the Swedish Ruag Space has gained excellent expertise and knowledge and now stands as the preferred supplier of satellite adapters and separation systems for nearly all […]
Sweden’s Largest Research Facility
“Make the Invisible Visible”
Living Planet Symposium 2016
Time for rethinking of what focus the next symposium must have?
The New Trend – Expanded Use of Radar Satellites
The users’ need for detailed satellite pictures all hours of the day, has forced the satellite data suppliers to rethink old ways of usage and think of new ways. Optical sensors can only see the Earth’s surface parts of a day, the remaining time the surface is hidden by darkness during the nights or bad […]
Optical Communication – the New Tool for the Earth Observation Community
When the communication equipment EDRS-A on board the Eutelsat 98 communication satellite is finally operative, it will brighten every day for users of earth observation data. Today, the users often wait for data from one of the main ground stations, however, with the new technology data in very near real time from the whole […]
ESA’s Living Planet Symposium 2016
Conferences – Fairground for the Good Ideas
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 […]