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Swedish institute of Space Physics

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF) is a governmental research institute with 110 employees. Its primary task is to carry out basic research, education and associated observatory activities in space physics, space technology and atmospheric physics. IRF has employees in Kiruna, Umeå, Uppsala and Lund. The main office is located in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E).

Esrange Space Center

Esrange Space Center is located in northern Sweden, 45 km from the town of Kiruna at 67oN, 21oE.


(European Incoherent Scatter) Scientific Association (EISCAT)

The University of Tokyo

Partners within the RIT-project

Partners within the Master Programme in Space Science and Technology

Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto), Finland (Intake 2019)
Cranfield University (CU), United Kingdom
Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czech Republic
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UT3), France

EISCAT Scientific Association (EISCAT), Sweden
ESC Aerospace s.r.o. (ESC, doc), Czech Republic
Harbin Institute of Technology, Institute of Space Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT)(HIT), China
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), Sweden
The University of Tokyo, Graduate school of Science, the Department of Earth and Planetary Science (Todai), Japan
University of Colorado, Smead Aerospace Engineering Science Department (UC), U.S.A.
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (WIGNER), Hungary
ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi(ICEHOTEL), Sweden