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Diane Delley, Luleå University of Technology
Diane Delley, student at the Joint Master Programme in Space Science and Technology – SpaceMaster. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Space student received Global Swede Award

Published: 3 June 2021

Diane Delley, student at the Joint Master Programme in Space Science and Technology – SpaceMaster, has received the Global Swede Award from the Swedish Institute.

– I feel very honored. It feels like a recognition of all the hard work and motivates me to work even more and better, says Diane Delley who is originally from Switzerland. 

Diane Delley got the reward for her excellent study results and for her work as a manager of the REXUS/BEXUS project ASTER (Attitude STabilised free falling ExpeRiment).

– Project ASTER aims to develop a high performance, low-cost and easy to integrate attitude control system for free falling experiments ejected from sounding rockets. Our design will be published on an open source basis to help future student and low budget projects to perform experiments in low gravity conditions.

Dedicated work

Diane Delley received the award during a digital ceremony hosted by Anna Hallberg, Minister of Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs, and Madeleine Sjöstedt, Director General of the Swedish Institute. 

The Global Swede Award is awarded to active, committed and enthusiastic students who are excellent in areas closely related to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

The motivation reads:

Diane Delley has demonstrated excellent study results and made a difference as a manager of the student rocket project ASTER that is realised through the cooperation between the German Aerospace Center, the Swedish National Space Agency and the European Space Agency. Her hard work and dedication has promoted the space education and contributed to the development of the innovative space ecosystem in northern Sweden.