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.

The OneWeb Innovation Challenge 2021

There is now an innovation challenge from OneWeb, where the prize is attending the launch of a satellite in person!

You can read more here:

From Big Bang to future settlements on Mars - Event at Chalmers

Chalmers will on the fourth of May give a seminar over Youtube and Zoom. Do not miss it!

From Big Bang to future settlements on Mars
Chalmers Area of Advance Production is inviting you to a “brain tickling afternoon” seminar, to celebrate the international Star Wars day - May the Fourth. The seminar Production in Space features talks on various space related topics, such as conditions to produce in and for space, satellite production priorities and human presence on Mars that is Earth independent.
Sweden is a prominent space nation, and Chalmers is an important partner with a wide range of space research in various disciplines. Join us if you have an interest in space, satellites, innovative production or efficient resource usage.

You can read more about the event here.

New vacancy as assistant professor in Space Technology

There is a new vacancy as assistant professor in Space Technology that you can apply for here at KTH. Click here  to apply!

Work in a real space project and earn academic credits

KTH Space Center offers students the opportunity to work in a real space project for two semesters and earn academic credits in the student satellite project MIST. Right now MIST is looking for student to work in the following technical fields:

  • System engineering
  • Mechanical integration and test
  • Thermal analysis and test
  • On-board software development and test
  • Functional testing and flight simulations
  • Attitude control
  • Ground station integration and test
  • Mission planning

For more information on the project MIST and how to apply, visit their website:
Information about MIST and how to apply!

Apply before the 4th of April, 2021

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!


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.

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