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.

Fly your thesis togheter with LTU!

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is now looking for KTH students that would like to collaborate on an experiment proposal for the parabolic flight campaign in ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2018 call. The purpose of this proposal is to validate a new gauging method for measuring the remaining fuel within electric propulsion propellant tanks, in particular xenon, into on-orbit conditions: microgravity environment and thrust/external accelerations scenarios. This work is the continuation of a National Research Founding Project (NRFP-3) that ended in 2016 and whose results where successfully published in January 2017.

Click here to read more about the ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2018 call 

Click here to read more about the experiment

This experiment was pre-selected in the previous parabolic flight campaign ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2017 where the LTU team received a valuable feedback for future submissions that is being taken into account in the current proposal. Thanks to it, the experiment is more developed and complete than usual in this stage, and some team members have already an experience in the entire selection process. The experiment submission deadline this year would be on September 10th 2017; the Selection Workshop at ESTEC on November 2nd/3rd 2017, where the teams must defend their project in front of a panel of experts; and the final flight campaign in Autumn 2018.

This project is a great opportunity for university students to participate in a real project throughout all their stages from conception to final flight. The students' profiles that we are looking for are mainly those with Electronics and Control Engineering backgrounds. However, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, as well as Physics backgrounds would be considered too. The students should have completed at least 3 years of university studies, ideally they should be currently at their 4th year of studies or at first year of a master program.

. Click here to read the general campaign criteria for participants 

We will be looking for students until June 30th 2017. Applications should be sent to alvaro.tomas.soria.salinas@ltu.se and with rymdcenter@sci.kth.se put in copy to the email.  

Life on Earth and in the Universe

On the 16-18 October a conference on astrobiology will be held in Umeå by the Swedish Astrobiology Network (SWAN). PhD students can receive credits for their participation, the deadline for registration is on the 15th of August 2017. 

Click here to read more and to register

Public lecture at MOP2017

New course - Astronomy for Engineers

Are you interested in astronomy? In the spring of 2017 we are offering a new basic-level course in astronomy suitable for all students at KTH. The course provides an introduction to topics such as planets, stars and galaxies as well as telescopes and instruments.  

Click here to read more about the course Introductory Astronomy for Engineers

New book about remote sensing

The book Multitemporal Remote Sensing, edited by professor Yifang Ban at KTH, is now published by Springers and up for sale!

8th European CubeSat Symposium

The student satellite MIST was represented at the 8th European CubeSat Symposium by Jiewei Zhou working with the attitude determination and control system and Shreyas Chandrashekar working with thermal control of the satellite. It was a very successful event and many like minded CubeSat enthusiasts were present from all over the world sharing their thoughts about CubeSats.

Congratulations Prof. Yifang Ban and Dr. Jan Haas!

On July 6, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) presented an award to Prof. Yifang Ban in appreciation and recognition of the outstanding contribution to the success and achievements of the MOST/ESA Dragon 3 Cooperation 2012-2016’ at the Dragon 3 Final Symposium and Dragon 4 Kick-Off in Wuhan, China. During the same conference Dr. Jan Haas, a research scientist at the Division of Geoinformatics, received the Best Poster Award for his poster entitled ‘Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Urban Ecosystem Services with Sentinel-2A MSI Data’.

Click here to read more about the awards

PoGO+ is launched

In the early morning on the 12th of July, the PoGO+ telescope was launched from Esrange in order to study polarized gamma rays from the Crab Nebula.

Click here to watch the video from PoGO+

The space science summer school

During the coming two weeks a summer school focusing on space science and technology will take place here at KTH. The event is arranged by the Swedish Astronomical Youth Association (Astronomisk Ungdom) in cooperation with OHB Sweden and KTH Space Center. We welcome the 36 high school students that are enrolled in the program!

ASE Planetary Congress XXVIII - videos from UR Samtiden

The ASE Planetary Congress XXVIII in Septemeber 2015 when more than 100 astronauts visited KTH was filmed by UR Samtiden and a large number of presentations and discussions are now available online on their website. 

Click here to go to the videos from ASE Planetary Congress XXVIII


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