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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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Swedish research satellite approved for funding!

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

  • 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

  • Space and Plasma Physics hosts 2012 SRS meeting

    Published Dec 20, 2011
    The 2012 meeting of SRS (Svenska Rymdforskares Samarbetsgrupp) will be held at KTH, 13-14 March.

  • KTH hosts 39th EPS jointly with 16th ICPP

  • Student rocket project

    Students from the LAPlander project in the lab.

    Published Jul 26, 2010
    The sound of the rotors rises to a roar as the helicopter lifts towards the sky. On board are Christian Westlund and Joakim Sandström, who are studying vehicle engineering and electrical engineering, respectively, at KTH. They will be dropping three test probes as part of the first experiment within the scope of the LAPLander (Light Airbag Protected Lander) project.

  • Students to fly rocket probe from Kiruna in 2010

    Prototype of the rocket probe’s inflatable structures which protect it during descent.

    Published Feb 16, 2009
    Six students from the Department of Space and Plasma Physics have been selected by ESA’s REXUS programme to fly a rocket probe from Kiruna. Now they must undertake a year’s training in space quality, design review and construction of the experiment.

  • Rymdsondflygning från Kiruna?

    Outer space

    Published Jan 21, 2009
    Sex studenter från Rymd- och Plasmafysik kan få flyga sondraket från Kiruna 2010. De har nämligen gått vidare till sista urvalsrundan i ESA:s årliga REXUS-program.

  • Hannes Alfvén 1908-2008

    Published Aug 25, 2008
    Skolan för Elektro- och Systemteknik firar 100-årsminnet av en pionjär. Läs intervjuerna med Hannes Alfvéns kollega och vän Carl-Gunne Fälthammar, Rymd och Plasmafysik.

  • Space and Plasma Physics hosts IPELS 2009

    Published Feb 17, 2008
    Space and Plasma Physics will host the 10th International Workshop on the Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in Laboratory and Space (IPELS),

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