New Esrange can mean hundreds of new jobs in the region

How can Sweden remain competitive as a space center in the future? That was the question SSC wanted to solve as they launched the New Esrange project. The project will modernize the rocket base built in the 1960’s and may create new business opportunities for subcontractors and SMEs in the region. – We have already […]

New groundbreaking radar project creates business opportunities for Swedish companies

EISCAT3D, a new space project totalling hundreds of millions SEK in investments, can provide many new business opportunities for Swedish companies. EISCAT is currently looking for interested companies and several tenders are available on the organisation’s website. EISCAT 3D is under way and soon a completely new international research radar will be developed to understand […]

Space in focus at Luleå University of Technology

Space is a strategically important research area at Luleå University of Technology and for the industry in the region. – The university’s space investment is exactly right in time, says Jonas Ekman, professor of Industrial Electronics and head of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering. Technology development creates new opportunities to get […]

A Space Forum with Focus on Innovation Management

Market validation and understanding the need of the customer is a key component within innovation management and crucial for sustainable business development. That was the message from Emil Svanberg, head of the technology transfer office at Luleå University of Technology, during the fifth Space Innovation Forum. Once again the space actors within the RIT project […]

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 […]