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  • For KTH researcher, report of water vapor on Europa isn’t vindication - yet

    Published Oct 06, 2016
    The reported sighting of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, appears to confirm observations made by KTH Royal Institute of Technology researcher Lorenz Roth three years ago. Nevertheless, the Swedish scientist remains skeptical.

  • Första resultaten från satelliter med KTH-teknik

    Published May 16, 2016
    NASA:s fyra MMS-satelliter till vilka KTH-forskare har varit med och utvecklat mätutrustning sköts upp i bana runt för jorden för drygt ett år sedan. Nu är analysen av de första resultaten klar. I en artikel i tidskriften Science som precis publicerats visas mycket detaljerade mätningar av gränsområdet där solvinden träffar jordens magnetfält.

  • Prof. Ratynskaia and Dr. Tolias receive VR funding to model dust and droplets in ITER

    Published Nov 13, 2015
    The three-year project led by Prof. S. Ratynskaia and Dr. P. Tolias aims to achieve predictive modelling of metallic dust and droplets in the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER).

  • Svensk-amerikanskt rymdsamarbete imponerade på biträdande statssekreterare

    Published Nov 04, 2015
    Sverige och USA har en lång tradition av rymdsamarbete som sträcker sig tillbaks till 1960 då KTH Professor Hannes Alfvén (som sedermera erhöll Nobelpriset i Fysik, 1970), ordnade ett samarbetsavtal med Nasa som möjliggjorde att amerikanska raketer kunde sändas upp från Sverige. Sverige och KTH, kan blicka tillbaka på ett långt och mycket fruktbart samarbete med USA som resulterat i ett stort antal framgångsrika såväl raket- som satellitprojekt (såsom International Sun Earth Explorer, GEOS, Viking, Polar, Cluster, MMS). Speciellt bör framhållas att den metod som använts på alla dessa satellitmissioner för att mäta elektriska fält i rymden, utvecklades av KTH-professor Ulf Fahleson i samarbete med Professor Forrest Mozer, Space Sciences Laboratories, Berkeley.

  • A study of CubeSat piggyback mission to an asteroid initiated

    Published Nov 03, 2015
    ESA has approved five concept studies for CubeSats to piggyback on ESA's asteroid mission.

  • Instruments selected for NASA’s Europa mission

    Published Oct 19, 2015
    NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate whether the moon could have conditions suitable for life. Lorenz Roth, from the department of Space and Plasma Physics, is a science co-investigator of the Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS) - one of the selected instruments.

  • Probes pick up where space exploration leaves off

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    Inside a small suite of offices at the department of Plasma Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researchers are picking up where space exploration leaves off. The object of their work is to understand the fundamental plasma-physics process that connects and disconnects magnetic fields in space.

  • The black auroras

    Published Apr 10, 2015
    Most people have heard of auroras - more commonly known as the Northern and Southern Lights. Less familiar are phenomena known as black auroras, dark patches which often subdivide the glowing curtains of red and green light. A recent paper studies the phenomena of these black auroras.

  • Observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter's largest moon

    Published Mar 17, 2015
    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface. Identifying liquid water is crucial in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth and for the search of life as we know it. The findings are presented in a recently published paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research/Space Science with Lorenz Roth from KTH as one of the authors.

  • KTH scientists ready for NASA launch

    Published Mar 10, 2015
    As most of Sweden sleeps tomorrow night, two KTH scientists will be in Cape Canaveral watching NASA launch four spacecraft loaded with instruments they and their team created. The mission is to study the fundamental ways in which energy and material are transferred throughout the universe.

  • KTH technology in NASA mission

  • New Swedish research satellite approved for funding!

    Published Oct 28, 2014
    Funding for the Mats satellite has been approved by Swedish National Space Board

  • Plasmafysikguru besöker KTH

    Published Sep 24, 2014
    På måndag den 29 september kommer professorn Roy Tobert från University of New Hampshire till KTH. Han är expert på plasmafysisk och kommer att hålla en föreläsning om NASA-projektet MMS, ett projekt som går ut på¨att fyra identiska satelliter i början av mars 2015 kommer att skickas upp omloppsbana kring jorden för att studera fenomenet "Magnetic reconnection".

  • Professor Brenning's HiPIMS paper selected as Journal of Physics D highlight

    Published Jun 27, 2014
    Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics, has selected a paper by N. Brenning et al. as a highlight for 2013.

  • Invigning av KTH rymdcenter med Christer Fuglesang

    Published May 25, 2014
    Fredag den 23 maj invigdes KTH Rymdcenter officiellt av rektorn. I samband med det ordnades intressanta och spännande öppna föreläsningar inför en fullsatt föreläsningssal.

  • NASA probe will help reveal how sun and planets interact

    Published Mar 31, 2014
    Beginning this year, NASA will launch four satellites equipped with technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The mission: to study the microphysics of magnetic reconnection, the fundamental process that happens during such solar atmosphere events as solar flares and coronal mass ejections.

  • Komet-jägaren Rosetta vaknar till liv

    Published Jan 20, 2014
    Ett av de mest ambitiösa interplanetära satellitprojekten drivna av det europeiska rymdorganet ESA närmar sig efter 10 års resa kometen Churymov-Gerasimenko.

  • MUSCAT experiment launched successfully from Esrange

    Published May 31, 2013
    REXUS experiment developed by a student team from KTH and SU, MUSCAT (MUltiple Spheres for Characterisation of Atmospheric Temperature), was launched successfully from Esrange on May 9, 2013. Dr. N. Ivchenko from Space and Plasma Physics and Dr. G. Tibert from Mechanics have supervised the project.

  • NASA to use KTH technology to study solar impact on Earth

    Published May 22, 2013
    When NASA launches four satellites next year to study the sun's impact on Earth's magnetic field, scientists will rely on engineering developed at KTH.

  • Professor Göran Marklund erhåller EGU’s Hannes Alfvén Medalj 2013

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