Space Talks with Region Norrbotten

On October 16, representatives from Space Kiruna visited Region Norrbotten and discussed the unique possibilities that  Norrbotten have within space and the space industry cluster found in Norrbotten. An exciting conversation was led by the regional councellor Maria Stenberg (s), Anders Öberg (s) and Glenn Berggård (v). – We had a lot of interesting discussions […]

New trajectory simulation tool for stratospheric balloons in Swedish Space Industry

The researcher Kanika Garg at the Onboard Space Systems Group of Luleå University of Technology is working together with SSC Esrange to develop a new type of trajectory support system. The solution creates more efficient stratospheric balloon flights by reducing risks and increasing cost-efficiency. – A balloon launch costs millions of euros for each flight so every […]

Rit News Letter 3

After a most fruitful first part of 2017, summer is finally gaining its way even here in the grand North. We have an interesting period behind us with several events and important visitors in the region specially focusing on our business. Space has become an important and well established element in our daily lives and […]

New design methodology optimizes construction process for space components

Can new design methodology optimize the development of space components? Professor Reza Emamis research group in Space technology is researching to see if Concurrent Engineering and Hardware-in-the-loop simulations can be used in the university’s new laboratory for nano-satellites and in the space industry as a whole. – With the current trend in both miniaturizing space […]

New Space Laboratory Inaugurated

The Instrumentation for Space and Planetary Investigation, Resources and Exploration Lab (INSPIRE Lab), has been officially inaugurated on the occasion of the opening of the Mars Week at Luleå University of Technology. The event counted on the attendance of the members of the HABIT science team, who held their first meeting these days. They could […]

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 […]