Cubesat finally in space

The Swedish miniaturized satellite that is built and developed at Luleå University of Technology in collaboration with Open Cosmos, has been launched into space. After a stop at the International Space Station, it will soon be in orbit in the thermosphere.  – We will boost new frontiers of scientific research on this rather unknown portion […]

Two Space Events Boosts Space Industry in Kiruna

Sweden’s leading space scientists, representatives from the space industry and policymakers. All will gather in Kiruna in May, to attend Rymdforum – Sweden’s largest meeting place for stakeholders in the space area and just after that the Space Innovation Forum will take place. – We have invested in space science in recent years, with a […]

LTU reinforces with an Assistant Professor

  The department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at LTU is now looking for a new Assistant Professor to contribute to the space field. The group’s mission is to conduct research and training on observation systems, instrumentation, communication and manipulation in the upper atmosphere, in space and planetary objects. Miniaturized, autonomous spacecraft and […]

Two new companies to ESA BIC Sweden

ESA BIC Sweden, the national Space Incubator, has adopted a ninth and tenth startups to the national space incubator as the space sector in northern Sweden has started to grow. Tlight has developed a technology and equipment to identify minerals and gemstones. This may have important implications for the efficiency of exploration and provide direct […]

Student experiment reached the edge of space

The instrument didn’t break, was recovered and now is time to analyze the data. It was a successful rocket ride for the REXUS experiment Salacia. – We will now analyze the data and hope to lay a foundation for future trips to Mars, says Daniel Nilsson, Space Engineering student at Luleå University of Technology.  The […]

Project Update: News Letter 2

Dear Space Friends, Time passes and in February we will already be half way through the RIT project. This is of course according to the plan but to see it in writing gives me the reason the stop for a while and reflect about what we have achieved so far. The signals I get from […]

Workshop focusing on Space Kiruna

A sales organization to attract new investments to the municipality and a creative meeting place for industry in Kiruna – these were two of the suggestions that came up during the space innovation workshop that was organized by the Municipality of Kiruna, the RIT project and the Scaiem conference in Kiruna. – We got a better understanding of the space actors and […]

Why Are Space Engineers So Happy ?

The question was asked by Javier Martin-Torres, Chair Professor in Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology, when he had just shown a video to the audience, taken four years ago at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The space engineers at the film laughed as they cried and hugged each other. – […]