ASIM-mission ready for launch at Kennedy Space Center, Florida 2018. (ESA/ DTU Space/Terma).

Research - DTU Space is part of the international elite

DTU Space is engaged in both basic research and technology development activities, and the Institute is characterised by strong interaction between technology and science.

DTU Space consists of six research divisions and a division that provides research based innovation and consultancy services. All divisions contribute to research, teaching and outreach within the different areas of expertise at the institute. Mechanical and electronic workshops as well as clean room facilities support functions are integrated in the divisions.

We use satellites and space probes to study phenomena on Earth and in space. The institute is engaged both in developing, building, and testing technology for international space projects and in analyzing and interpreting scientific data from missions and publish science results. Each year we publish about 150 pieces of scientfic work.

We are a part of an international elite. Space research and technology is an international field of research, and most of the Institute’s space projects are carried out in cooperation with other national research institutions around the world, as well as with ESA and NASA.

Our research at DTU Space centres cover four general categories: The universe and the solar system. The Earth’s physics and geodesy. The climate and environment. Instruments, systems, methods and technologies. There is usually strong cooperation between the institute’s basic research and it's technology development activities, and many projects therefore cover both areas.

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