KTH Space Center

KTH Space Center coordinates and promotes space-related activity at several KTH departments, with an overarching objective of establishing KTH as a "Space University" and a hub for Swedish space research and technology.

Vacancies for you who wanna work with Space Technology

Thesis opportunity with the student satellite MIST

There is now an opportunity to write your master’s thesis working on the student satellite MIST. The subject is 'On-Board Software For Autonomous Operation Of The Propulsion System On The MIST Satellite' and you can find more information on the project and how to apply here:

Project description and how to apply!

Participate on Jill Tarters webinar ''Phone Home: Waiting for Signs of Life in the Known Universe''

Are you interested in the extraterrestrial life? Jill Tarter, a former researcher at NASA and has worked for over 40 years to answer the question "are we alone in universe?" She will give a webinar tomorrow (11/18) between 21:00-22:00 where you can participate!

You can find more information here!


New date for Gunnar Tiberts lecture

Gunnar Tibert's lecture on November 4 will instead be given on November 10. Follow the link for more information!


Vacancy as Research Assistent in Space Technology

There is now a open position as Research Assistent in Space technology for you who are a international master student. Please click here  and press on the title '' Research assistent in Space technology '' for more information and apply today!

Life on Venus, and how to explore Venus with high-temperature electronics

Professor Carl-Mikael Zetterling will on October 1 give a lecture on how KTH is working on developing electronics that can handle high temperatures, such as the temperatures on Venus. You can now take part of the lecture here!


Summer book recommendations by Sven Grahn

Sven Grahn, project manager of KTH Space Center's student satellite MIST has shared some of his recommendations for books to read. They are perfect to read now during summer or in general during these quite unusual times. In the document attached below you can find a description of the books.

Sven Grahns book recommendations (docx 14 kB)

Some of the books are freely available for download at NASAs website.

Exploring the Moon from a Large European Lander: ESA Call for Ideas

ESA will hold an information session on May 22 between 14: 00-16: 00 (CEST) where you can join and influence future lunar research that will be conducted by their lander EL3. El3 will land on the lunar surface and will be sent up sometime at the end of the 2020s.

More information about the project and how you can attend can be find in the link.


Winner of prize for the best final degree project 2019 - Florine Enengl

KTH Space Center’s prize for final degree project on advanced level is awarded annually to a student at KTH. The student have performed a final degree project of high quality in a subject within the areas of interest to KTH Space Center. The prize for best final degree project 2019 was awarded to Florine Enengl. In her work she explores the relationship between energetic particle precipitation and mesopause temperature

Are you interested in reading more on the work it can be found as an attachment below:

On the Relationship Between Energetic Electron Precipitation and Mesopause Temperature (pdf 6.5 MB)

We at KTH Space Center would like to offer our congratulations to Florine Enengl on a well performed final degree project. Are you a student at KTH who believes that you final degree project fulfulls our criteria you are welcome to apply for next years prize, more information can be found on the links below:

Information on final degree project - Basic level

Information on final degree project - Advanced level

Multiple project from KTHs Division of Geoinformatics have gained publicity

KTHs Division of Geoinformatics works with the science and technology for collection, management, visualization, analysis and presentation of geospatial data. Some of the divisions many project has gained publicity from The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and made it to their top 100-list 2020 with the theme 'Highlighting research for sustainable development'. With this list IVA aims to highlight research with a connection to sustainability.  And one of the projects on this list is from the KTHs Division of Geoinformatics and uses Earth observation data for realtime monitoring of wildfires. More information on the project can be found below:

EO&AI4Wildfire: Earth Observation Big Data and AI for Near Real-Time Wildfire Monitoring
IVA - EO&AI4Wildfire

ESA and KTH have developed a Water drop antenna

In a collaboration between ESA and KTH, engineers have developed new 'water drop' antennas, named since its shape resembles the ripples produced by a water drops falling on a fluid.

The antenna is designed to direct radio waves. Traditional waveguide lenses use complex dielectric materials to limit unwanted electromagnetic signals, but this new water drop lens directs wanted signals purely due to its curved shape. This results in a much simpler and cheaper manufacturing process and opens up for interesting opportunities.

The article can be read in its entirety here:
ESA article on the Water drop antenna lens