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Division of Space technology

The division has two research groups. The Space Systems group in Kiruna, and the Atmospheric Science Group with branches in Luleå and Kiruna.

The department offers engineering programs and several international master's programs. We give students extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in aeronautics, space physics, and atmosphere physics.

The programs work with several of Sweden's foremost players in the aerospace industry such as the Institute of Space Physics, EISCAT Scientific Association, and SSC, which gives an insight into Swedish and international space research and opportunities to participate in satellite, rocket, and straospheric ballon projects.

The environment of space campus is highly international, with students and researchers from all continents.

Airborne experiment in microgravity

Alex Moore, PhD student in Atmospheric science at Luleå University of Technology, successfully conducted an experiment in the sky to validate penetrometry, commonly used for cheese maturation, as a method to analyse the granular surface of asteroids.

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Space technology benefits the earth

Space technology can give us a snapshot of climate change and the health of the planet. In northern Sweden, you find an infrastructure with research, education and industry in close cooperation, which contributes to the green transition.

Ultra fast laser
A greener future with laser beams

With the development of a new ultrafast laser-based instrument, Alexis Bohlin, researcher in Space Systems at Luleå University of Technology among with colleagues in the Netherlands have taken a step closer towards greener space travel. This advance in diagnostics capacity, which will be applied in new experiments, could very well contribute to more environmentally friendly aerospace engines.

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EU boosts Sweden's space sector

The funds will support collaborative innovation through applied research, expanded lab and test facilities and business development for small- and medium enterprises. Led by regional development project RIT2021, the goal is to attract talent, investment and new business ventures to EU’s northernmost space hub.

Jessica Meir, NASA astronaut and Honorary Doctor at Luleå University of Technology
Weightlessness, Spider-Man and new perspectives

Jessica Meir spent 205 days in space on the International Space Station. She is a NASA astronaut, a marine biologist, and a physiologist. Jessica Meir is also Honorary Doctor at Luleå University of Technology.