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.
There is a very thin layer of very fine, loose material on top of Mars’ soil. By using data from NASA’s Mars lander InSight, researchers been able to resolve an extremely thin layer of soil. – Soil on Mars behaves in peculiar ways, we need to understand that before we colonise Mars, says Axel Hagermann, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology and co-author of an article addressing the new findings.
The number of rocket launches expects to increase in the future. Alexis Bohlin, researcher in Space Systems at Luleå University of Technology, wants to contribute to greener rocket engine fuel and components that provide less climate impact. – The goal is to improve the efficiency and reduce emissions of modern rocket technology, says Alexis Bohlin.
A collaboration between Swedish and Finnish universities and research institutes will result in a nanosatellite, KvarkenSat, eventually being launched into orbit around the Earth. The satellite is built by researchers at Luleå University of Technology and will provide various actors with space data.
They build satellites and space instruments and get to use their theoretical knowledge in exciting practical projects. Read more about some of all the space projects that our space students run.
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 asteroids from Earth, says Axel Hagermann, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology.