Next step towards automated balloons at SSC with unique research partnership

Kanika Garg (LTU) in the middle together with the supervisors, opponent and grading committee. In the first partnership of its kind, space researchers at Luleå University of Technology and SSC (Swedish Space Corporation) have explored the potential to automate stratospheric balloons. Kanika Garg is defending her doctoral thesis on 24 Jan. The research collaboration is […]

RIT2021 Newsletter

Dear partners and stakeholders, Time flies and the first year within RIT2021 is soon coming to an end. 2019 has been fruitful, and since the kick-off in February we are up and running at good speed. The aerospace industry is growing and RIT2021 is working hard to strengthen Norrbotten as a strong space region. I […]

RIT2021 Breakfast lecture at Morgonrock

The space industry is growing and requires research, infrastructure but also local companies that can provide high-tech services and products. RIT2021 project manager Johanna Bergström Roos visits Morgonrock in Luleå to talk about the space industry and the big venture RIT2021. The space industry is growing and requires research, infrastructure but also local companies that […]

Full house at Space Innovation Forum in Kiruna  

Nearly 100 representatives from the business, academic and public sectors met in Kiruna last week for two days of lectures and networking at Space Innovation Forum. The theme was testbeds for space and the massive potential for northern Sweden to claim a position as an international hub in this rapidly growing market.  ”There is a growing movement on the space scene in northern Sweden”   The event programme covered a wide range of topics on the theme – from concrete cases to attracting investment, marketing and business strategy successfactors specifically for testbeds.  – My biggest take-away from the Space Innovation Forum is the test capabilities here in northern Sweden, across so many industries and sectors. There is great potential to collaborate and exchange ideas on marketing, business models, funding and much more, said Ann-Christin Uusitalo Eriksson from RiSE Research Institutes of Sweden.   Oscar Linde, GKN Aerospace also highlighted the growth of the […]

Industry and university collaboration for Software Defined Radio for space applications

By replacing traditional hardware for satellite communication with software based systems Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) aims to change the way the telemetry and telecommand is performed in the future.  Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, […]

Students grow tomorrow’s space products

The new business development programme Space Innovation Summer has just started. Students work on expanding new regional product or service ideas for space. Space Innovation Summer runs over nine weeks and is led by LTU Business as part of the highly popular summer programme. Northern lights forecasts, avalanche alerts Rebecka Svensson, Space Technology student at […]