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ASIM observatory now installed on space station and operating. Photo: ESA/P. Thomsen
20 APR

ASIM observatory now installed

DTU is looking forward to receiving data from the ASIM space observatory, which was installed on the International Space Station (ISS) last weekend.

Space research Space technology and instruments Earth observation
Screenshot from NASA TV
10 APR

The Dragon module carrying ASIM has arrived at the ISS

The Dragon spacecraft with the Danish ASIM project on board has reached the International Space Station. Andreas Mogensen helps guide the spacecraft from the NASA control...

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
ASIM was launched successfully by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral 2 April 2018. (Photo: NASA)
03 APR

ASIM launched successfully from Cape Canaveral

The ASIM-observatory has been launched for the International Space Station, ISS, 2 April 2018. ASIM will observe gigantic lightning and Gamma-ray flashes powered by thunderstorms...

Climate change Space research Space technology and instruments
ASIM is placed outside ISS. From that position there is a perfect view down towards the thunderstorms on the top of the clouds and up to 100 km above the Earth. (Illustration, credit: DTU Space, NASA)
27 MAR

Thunderstorms in space holds climate information

From it's position at ISS 400 km above the Earth ASIM will look into phenomena in the atmosphere powered by thunderstorms.

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
Photo: ESA
23 MAR

Astronaut Andreas Mogensen: “We practice faults and problems”

The countdown to the launch of Denmark's next large European space project ASIM has begun. Astronaut Andreas Mogensen is part of the ground team when ASIM is send to the...

Space research
ASIM will be transported to the ISS with a Dragon module launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX 2 April 2018. (SpaceX)
22 MAR

Danish-led space project ready for launch at Cape Canaveral

The last preparations are well-underway at Cape Canaveral in Florida leading up to the launch of the space project ASIM to survey thunderstorms from the International Space...

Space research
 After detecting the first exoplanets in the 1990s it has become clear that planets around other stars are the rule rather than the exception and there are likely hundreds of billions of exoplanets in the Milky Way alone. The search for these planets is now a large field of astronomy. (Illustration: ESA/Hubble/ESO/M. Kornmesser)
15 FEB

DTU scientist leads discovery of almost 100 new exoplanets

An international team of scientists lead by a PhD student at DTU Space have just confirmed finding nearly 100 new exoplanets.

Space research Astrophysics
The Ulloriaq satellite. Photo: GomSpace
05 FEB

Unique Danish satellite in orbit around the Arctic

A new Danish satellite has been launched into space to test the monitoring of ships and aircraft in the Arctic region. This is a joint project between DTU, the Danish Ministry...

Satelittes Earth observation Space technology and instruments
ASIM ready for launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: ESA/DTU Space/Terma.
15 JAN

DTU part of six significant space missions this year

At regular intervals in 2018, a mission to which DTU contributes will launch into space.

Space research Climate change Satelittes
2017
Rink Glacier in Greenland. Photo: NASA/OIB.
21 DEC

Unique climate mission to end as an impressive shooting star

DTU Space has made a big scientific contribution to NASA’s climate research mission GRACE, which is now ending after 15 years.

Space research Satelittes Climate change Ice research
Cosmic rays interacting with the Earth's atmosphere producing ions than can turn small aerosols into cloud condensation nuclei – seeds on which liquid water droplets form to make clouds. It is cascades of secondary particles that ionize molecules when traveling through the air. (Illustration: H. Svensmark/DTU)
20 DEC

New study connect exploding stars, clouds and Earth climate

New research from DTU Space provides better understanding of how cosmic rays can influence Earth´s cloud cover and climate.

Cosmic radiation The Solar system Climate change
VirtuelGalathea3Frontpage
27 NOV

10 years with Virtuel Galathea 3

Virtuel Galathea 3 is a website containing teaching resources based on the tour around the world of the Galathea3 expedition in 2006-2007. The project is coordinated by...

Wind energy
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen unveils a 1:1 model of the 314 kg observatory. Photo: Hasse Ferrold.
22 NOV

Denmark’s next space project ready in March 2018

The ASIM climate observatory will observe and photograph powerful electrical discharges from thunderclouds from space.

Space research
 Photo: Bax Lindhardt
17 NOV

New test facility for drones and self-driving vehicles

A new test facility is the first step in a strategy designed to make DTU a leader in research and education relating to autonomous systems.

Robot technology and automation
Picture by Otylia Korczak from Poland who came in the skywalkers junior category in the 2017 Odysseus II contest with this beautiful image called 'Europe in space'. (DTU Space/Odysseus II-contest)
07 NOV

Youngest winners found in European space contest

Children from Austria and France won in the youngest categories in this year's Odysseus II space contest sponsered by the EU, where DTU Space is regional partner. Thousands...

Space technology and instruments Satelittes The Solar system
Photo: Birgitte Røddik
30 OCT

Celebrating the PhD graduates of 2017

Around 170 PhD graduates attended the annual PhD Graduation Ceremony at DTU on Friday, 27 October.

Illustration: ESA 2002/Medialab
18 OCT

DTU researchers involved in historic discovery in outer space

The INTEGRAL space craft has measured signals originating from a collision of two neutron stars. For the first time ever, gravitational waves and gamma rays have been recorded...

Astrophysics
To neutronstjerner roterer om hinanden, støder sammen og bliver én under frigivelse af energi, der sender gravitationsbølger og gammastråling gennem rummet. (Illustration: ESA)
16 OCT

DTU takes part in huge space discovery with ESA

The INTEGRAL satellite where DTU Space is a part of the technical and science team sees gamma blast travelling with gravitational waves for the first time.

Space research
Photo: Astrid Degerbøl
13 OCT

He knows how fast the ice is melting

Abbas Khan has worked at DTU Space for ten years. In his capacity as associate professor, he has provided the world with crucial new knowledge about the fast-melting ice...

Earth sciences Climate change Ice research Polar research
09 OCT

Drone offers new possibilities for climate proofing of watercourses

In future, watercourse measurements will be carried out by drones. Drones will give more precise information for monitoring watercourses and thus better climate proofing...

Earth sciences Mapping and surveying

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