News New platform for safer missions in space The research group in Onboard Space Systems has developed a new instrument, a frictionless platform, for replicating how a spacecraft moves in orbit. The aim is to make future space missions safer and more fuel-efficient. International Students in Kiruna This week a total of 40 students have started their education in Kiruna. RIT2021 presents new partnership between university and SSC Researchers at Luleå University of Technology will develop models to provides an even deeper understanding of the radio environment at SSC space center Esrange, located in northern Sweden. As the space industry and demand for satellite data increases globally, SSC is aiming to increase capacity with... Student experiment on sounding rocket Space students at Luleå University of Technology will develop an attitude control system for free falling experiments from sounding rockets. This within the framework of the REXUS/BEXUS student programme. Launch of SME aerospace business development program The program, Business Development for Aerospace (BDA) is tailored to help small and medium enterprises (SME’s) tap the aerospace market, increasing awareness of business opportunities and needs within this rapidly growing industry as well as connecting SME’s with potential customers. Luleå University of Technology and GKN Aerospace develop 3D-printing for space rockets Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, using metals for components in engines, satellites and other products has the potential to transform the aerospace industry, says Christo Dordlofva, Luleå University of Technology. Great interest in space conference on new business opportunities The space industry, academia, innovation enablers and suppliers are mobilizing to enable the region of Norrbotten to take advantage of the strong growth that the space industry is facing. The conference Space Innovation Forum has taken place in Kiruna and this time the theme was the business opportu... International Students in Kiruna The international Master programs in Space technology, the International Space Master and the local program in Spacecraft Design attract many international students. Last year a total of 30 students started their education in Kiruna. HABIT closer to Mars The HABIT instrument, developed by the research group in Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology, is one step closer to Mars. The instrument has now been approved and installed on the platform that will be sent to the red planet this summer. Unique research partnership with SSC In the first partnership of its kind, space researchers at Luleå University of Technology and SSC (Swedish Space Corporation) have explored the potential to automate stratospheric balloons. Attends space programme in Australia Ajith Kumar Baskar, final year student at the Master Progamme in Spacecraft Design, will attend the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program at the International Space University in Australia. Magnetic storms – a window to the past Oxygen fluctuations on Mars a mystery for Scientists to solve New research results show that the amount of oxygen on Mars varies over time in a way that current models cannot explain. Why is a mystery yet to be solved. – There are still photochemistry processes in the atmosphere of Mars that are unknown, says Javier Martin-Torres, Professor of Atmospheric Sci... Kiruna student fly their Experiments in the Stratosphere Last week, two teams of international students at Luleå University of technology launched their experiments within the European BEXUS (Balloon Experiments for University Students) activities. Royal visit to the university Green metals, digital winter road maintenance, a VR mine experience, a demonstration of autonomous drones and of the Swedish Mars instrument HABIT. King Carl XVI Gustaf gained insight into research in a variety of fields when he visited Luleå University of Technology.