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Det nordiske optiske teleskop, NOT,  på La Palma i de Kanariske øer. (Foto: Jyri Näränen/Nordic Optical Telescope)

photo: JYRI NÄRÄNEN/NORDIC OPTICAL TELESCOPE)

SPACE AND EARTH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

We are Denmark's largest space research institute and a recognized international institution. With space as the starting point, we develop new technology, conduct research, educate engineers and PhD candidates, and provide advice, innovation and collaboration nationally and internationally. We use satellites, spacecraft, drones, aircraft, and in situ measurements on the ground and at sea to study phenomena on Earth and in space. We work in three areas: Space Science, Earth Observation and Space Instrumentation and Technology Systems. Through our activities, we contribute to Denmark's green transition and UN's goals for sustainable development (SDG).

Go to overview of our five research divisions
Research areas

Research areas

We cover three research areas: Space Science, Earth Observation and Space Instrumentation and Technology Systems. We have five research divisions: Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, Measurement and Instrumentation Systems, Geomagnetism and Geospace, Geodesy and Earth Observation, and Microwaves and Remote Sensing. We provide research based advice. (Image: NASA)
Missions and projects

Missions and projects

DTU Space participates in many space missions and space-related projects. We work with national and international institutions such as SDFE in Denmark and ESA, NASA, MIT, Caltech and Airbus Space. This page describes some examples of current projects and missions we are part of, from exploring galaxies in the universe to monitoring climate change on Earth. (Photo: DTU Space/R. Forsberg)
DTU Space centres

DTU Space centres

We host three centres, all based on our research and technology development. Security DTU is our security and defence technology research centre. ESA Business Incubation Center Denmark (ESA BIC) supports start-up companies based on space technology and space data. DTU Space Drone Center works with autonomous systems. (Photo: DTU Space)
Space contribute to the green transition

Space contribute to the green transition

Many of our space activities support the green transition in Denmark. We conduct climate change research, build instruments for the purpose and develop technologies and systems that contribute to the green transition and mapping and mitigating climate change. We focus in particular on the Arctic region and Denmark. Read more about our green activities here. (Photo: DTU Space)
Nustar er en højenergimission opsendt i 2012, som DTU Space deltager i. (Illustration: NASA)

ILLUSTRATION: NASA

WE HAVE OVER 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPERIENCE

We have more than 50 years of experience with space and space related  science. We have participated in more than 100 international space missions. We work with both ESA and NASA and a number of national space organizations, universities and private companies. We are about 190 employees at DTU Space. Each year we contribute to about 200 scientific articles and publications.

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