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 […]


New Nordic Space Innovation partnership (in Swedish)

The main players in the Nordic Space Innovation industry met at Esrange Space Centre outside Kiruna to discuss strategic cooperation for the nordics to become the foremost space region in the world. Participants are the ESA BIC incubators from Norway, Finland, Denmark – on its way to start, Sweden and Estonia. Anna Rathsman, Director General […]



The Institute for Space Physics joins RIT2021

The institute for Space Physics, IRF, joins the RIT2021 project together with the other space actors in northern Sweden. IRF participates in numerous space projects to explore the solar system as well as improving the unique Northern Lights research through various ground-based measurements. And now the institute joins RIT2021 project in collaboration Luleå University of […]


Advancing real world applicability of spacecraft formation flight

Onboard Space Systems at Luleå University of Technology, the research group of professor Reza Emami, is working in the field of Multi-spacecraft formation flying with an aim of advancing of the real world applicability of the spacecraft formation. –  One of the group’s active research areas is development of new strategies and control algorithms for formation flying and operation of […]


The university continues to invest in space

Luleå University of Technology continues to strengthen and develop its role as Sweden’s leading Space University. The project Rymd för innovation och tillväxt, RIT, got new funding. – Now we have the opportunity to establish earlier initiatives. We will get lasting results and a sustainable development effort, says Johanna Bergström-Roos, project leader for RIT 2021. […]



RIT noted as successful regional development project

Region Norrbotten, one of RIT’s chief financial backers, has written an article about the merits of the RIT project as a regional developer now that the project is nearing its closure. The article is a lengthy interview with the project leader Johanna Bergström-Roos regarding the results of the RIT-project and the necessity of a project […]


New center of excellence in Space Technology Inaugurated

Three years of the RIT project culminated in the inauguration of the new center of excellence in Space Technology at the event Space Innovation Forum – A center of excellence gives us stability and a dedicated resource to work with company cooperation. It also creates credibility for our partners and strengthens the space profile for […]


NanoSat Lab inaugurated at Space Campus

NanoSat Lab is Luleå University of Technology’s lab for design, testing and development of space systems onboard different types of spacecrafts. In the lab, which was inaugurated in April 2018, small satellites, so-called cube satellites, will be designed, developed, manufactured and tested. The aim is to be able to send up whole “fleets” of cube […]