News 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. Space students build satellite Students on the Master Programme in Space Engineering will build a satellite, a CubeSat. The satellite will contain two scientific instruments and will eventually be launched into space. – Now the really exciting phase of the project starts: designing and building the satellite, says Theresia Hestad... LiftOff for space students The job fair LiftOff is once again arranged at Space Campus in Kiruna. The fair is organized by students, for students. – We want to help students and companies bridge the gap between academia and industry, says Roger M. Pereira, one of the students arranging LiftOff. Do you have a room to rent in Kiruna? Great interest for space in Almedalen It was a great interest for Luleå University of Technology's first two seminars during Almdalsveckan 2019. Both seminars highlighted space issues; how space technology can be used on earth and how it can make it possible keep an eye on our planet's health. Spacecraft design student at prestigious congress Pau Molas Roca, a student at the Master Programme of Spacecraft Design at Luleå University of Technology, will give a presentation about a research topic related to Hybrid Rocket Motors at the 70th International Astronautical Congress. PhD student received Global Swede-diploma Thasshwin Mathanlal, PhD student in the Group of Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology has received the Global Swede Diploma. – The Global Swede Diploma has provided me the excellent opportunity to be an ambassador between Swedish universities and the universities in my home country,... Awarded students at Space Campus Jennifer Edman, student at the Master Programme in Space Engineering, and Nikolaus Huber, student at the Master Programme in Spacecraft Design, are awarded the Bengt Hultqvist stipendium 2019 from Kiruna Rotary Club.