News News Asteroids named after LTU researchers Two asteroids located in the Main Asteroid Belt has been named Toliou and Tsirvoulis in recognition of Luleå University of Technology’s space researchers Athanasia Toliou and Georgios Tsirvoulis. Space student received Global Swede Award Diane Delley, student at the Joint Master Programme in Space Science and Technology – SpaceMaster, has received the Global Swede Award from the Swedish Institute. Study predicts space growth in northern Sweden A recent study by LTU Business estimates that the space cluster in and around the city of Kiruna in northern Sweden could double in size to reach a total of 50-70 actors and 1,000 employed in 10-15 years. The conclusion is based on an analysis of the cluster’s recent development, its location and co... New findings on the history of asteroids Asteroids can be more porous than expected. In-situ measurements of the asteroid Ryugu suggest a mix of materials of various porosities originated in different places, possibly in different parts of a bigger planetary body. – Our findings might help future technological solutions to deflect asteroi... Research and innovation for a stronger Europe The European University initiative UNIVERSEH gets a research and innovation dimension through the project Beyond UNIVERSEH. Luleå University of Technology takes lead in creating a multidisciplinary roadmap and vision for future space research. SDR technology for satellite communication Ph.D. student Moses Browne Mwakyanjala has carried out researched on feasibility, design and potential benefits of replacing traditional hardware for satellite communications with software-based systems. Doctoral thesis in Onboard Space Systems Sumeet Satpute has defended his PhD thesis Guidance and Control for Multiple Spacecraft Formation. New Centre of Excellence in space Luleå University of Technology and Swedish Space Corporation, SSC, deepens their collaboration. Thanks to a cooperation agreement with SSC, the university starts a Centre of Excellence within space, Centre for Space Technology. Space campus from space Kiruna Space Campus has been captured from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Space focus for European University Luleå University of Technology has been selected European University. This means that a collaboration between five European universities has been granted five million euros to increase student mobility in Europe. The focus of the collaboration is education in space. "Starting to study here was the big adventure I was looking for" 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... Students and companies meet at LiftOff LiftOff is a job fair at Kiruna Space Campus focusing on space related work opportunities, arranged by students for students. – Through LiftOff, both students and companies are winning something, says Ioana-Simona Rosca, student and Project Manager for LiftOff. The Government's investment in Esrange of great importance to Luleå University of Technology The government’s investment of 90 million SEK over three years, is specifically meant to enable orbital launches from Esrange – in particular launching small satellites into low Earth orbit. This will also lead to more flight opportunities for LTU’s nano satellites just “next door” to the Kiruna spa... Exoplanets studied were similar to Earth Researchers in Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology have developed a new way to determine habitability of exoplanets. By studying the atmospheres of the planets, they found at least 45 exoplanets with Earth-like properties.