25
Nov

Team Laika wins Act in Space Sweden

Laika was announced winning team when Swedish contest of international space hackathon ActInSpace 2020 was implemented virtually this weekend. Hosted by ESA BIC Sweden through Arctic Business Incubator (partners within RIT2021) and Innovatum, the competition focused on how space technology can be used in developing new ideas. Several persons from the RIT2021 team were involved […]


12
Nov

AI to navigate space exploration in new innovation partnership

A new Swedish research project will develop game-changing AI-technology for space exploration. Scientists in robotics and AI are teaming up with space engineers in a new partnership project between Luleå University of Technology and space mission operator OHB Sweden. Over a five year period, RIT2021 has launched this along with 12 other new space research […]


6
Nov

Norrbotten – a winner in the new space age

Space has always fascinated mankind. Now we are entering a second space age, an era that opens completely new possibilities for Norrbotten. The region of Norrbotten sent out their podcast producer to talk to Johanna Bergström Roos at LTU Business, project manager at RIT2021. They spoke about space activities in the region and how it […]


6
Nov

Norrbotten – the space tech centre of Europe 

The space technology industry in the north of Sweden is booming and many international companies within the space industry are now looking at Northern Sweden as their next strategic move. This is what Invest in Norrbotten writes in an article on their website on October 2020. Johanna Bergström Roos, project manager at RIT2021 was interviewed […]


13
Oct

13
Oct

Space students awarded idea developer diploma

LTU Business awards space students idea development diplomas for their projects on new innovations and research results. The students have participated in LTU Business Summer, a programme aiming to give extra growth to new innovations and at the same time give university students valuable work experience and contacts. The program includes four themes, of which […]


6
Oct

All-time-high interest in Space Innovation Forum

More interest than ever as the space conference went online and attracted over 150 stakeholders from industry, academia, policy-making, venture capital and startups to discuss business within satellite data. ”Satellite data is the new gold rush” The theme for Space Innovation Forum was business opportunities within satellite data, with keynote speakers providing a range of […]


28
Sep

The space industry in Kiruna is growing!

  ISAR Aerospace is disrupting the space industry by building a rocket from scratch, a rocket that will go to space very soon and be at the forefront of Europe’s New Space. Watch their latest animation here. Right now they are establishing in the space city of Kiruna, thanks to the proximity to Esrange Space Centre […]


27
Aug

Video release: Are you on board the space mission?

RIT2021 may not be heading for the ISS, but it is certainly a mission for space. In this video, we introduce you to some of our pioneers and visionaries and let them explain what RIT2021 is actually all about. A complex multi-million project spanning over 3 years, RIT2021 gathers researchers, industry, local small and medium […]


20
Aug

Successful collaboration between space and mining in Kiruna

Three balloons with IRF infrared sensors were launched from Esrange Space Centre outside Kiruna. Photo: SSC The Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and Esrange Space Centre (SSC) have, for the first time ever, enlisted the help of a mining-related company, LKAB Kimit, to carry out measurements during experiment carried by balloons. The flights were made […]