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KTH scientists ready for NASA launch
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.
Astronaut’s radiation study will be critical for Mars mission
As space exploration inches closer to Mars, research into space radiation will become increasingly critical, says ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang, who was introduced yesterday as the new head of the Aerospace Engineering master’s programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
NASA probe will help reveal how sun and planets interact
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.
New centre to be hub for space research
Technologies for extreme conditions, rocket experiments and studies in space tourism. These are some of the activities in store for the new space centre that opens at KTH Royal Institute of Technology on March 1.
Team solves mystery at heart of "black" auroras
While our understanding of how the aurora's shimmering curtains of colour are formed, scientists have struggled to explain the black patches between the bright beams. Now Swedish and British scientists have discovered what happens at the heart of these so-called "black aurora".
Name sought for Sweden's first student satellite
The alma mater of Sweden’s first astronaut is about to become the first Swedish university to send its own student-built satellite into space. They just need a name for the craft.
Researchers in final running to join NASA/ESA asteroid test
In 2022, NASA plans to ram a 300kg spacecraft into an asteroid, while an ESA-built space probe orbits the egg-shaped body and records the aftermath. A team that includes KTH researchers is among the final five that are competing for their CubeSat designs to be included in ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM).