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 see an exhibition of the different projects which are being developed by the Atmospheric Science Group at the university.

– The Inspire Lab is designed and equipped with all the relevant hardware and software tools to create a multidisciplinary design environment, providing effective communication, data interchange, and engineering tools, so that our team members can work concurrently in the design and developing of prototypes for space research and exploration, said Javier Martin-Torres, Chaired professor in Atmospheric Science.

This facility will be a reference not only for the progress of HABIT in some aspects of its development, but also for other projects that the research group is carrying out.

– Work spaces and laboratories are instrumental infrastructure that is needed to build a vital an innovative Space Industry in Northern Sweden. We are very happy over this laboratory, it is very much a step in the right direction, said Johanna Bergström-Roos, project manager for RIT.