News from DTU Space

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2016
Odysseus_II_Winner_2016
02 AUG

Winners found in European youth space contest

Contestants from five European countries have won top honours at the 2016 international final of the EU’s Odysseus space science contest. A new round is coming up...

The Solar system Earth observation Space technology and instruments Satelittes
Foto Thorkild Christensen
05 JUL

Rufus Gifford med til at fejre Juno-missionen

USA’s ambassadør i Danmark var på pletten, da DTU Space fejrede Junos ankomst til Jupiter.

Astrophysics Space technology and instruments The Solar system
NASA
01 JUL

After travelling three billion kilometres, Juno reaches Jupiter

One of the biggest missions that DTU has ever participated in reaches its destination—Jupiter—on 4 July. 

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
Photo: Joachim Rode
23 MAR

"My heart will always belong to NASA"

Mariann Albjerg spent 30 working on NASA’s Space Shuttle programme and has climbed higher in the NASA organization than any other Dane to date. Her 30 years of service...

Space research Space technology and instruments
2015
Illustration: NASA
07 APR

Why space probe Juno took photos of Earth and the Moon

Star cameras developed and hand-built by DTU Space supplied NASA with unique footage of Earth and the Moon seen from space. However, the Danish scientists had an ulterior...

Space technology and instruments Satelittes Earth observation
Illustration: NASA, JPL, Caltech, MSSS
02 APR

Star camera may revolutionize navigation in space

A new way to use star cameras may help make savings in space mission budgets.

Space research Space technology and instruments Satelittes Earth observation
The fours vessels on the MMS mission each consists of two decks: one for scientific instruments and one for power and navigation equipment— which is where the star camera from DTU is mounted. Illustration: NASA
09 MAR

New NASA mission with DTU star cameras

Four NASA spacecraft are to study the Earth’s magnetic fields. Star cameras from DTU will be used to handle the navigation

Space research Cosmic radiation Space technology and instruments
Black hole. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech
04 MAR

New discovery sheds light on black holes

An X-ray telescope has, for the first time, observed powerful energy-rich winds emitted from black holes, providing new knowledge about the relationship between black holes...

Satelittes Space technology and instruments
2014
Little Smart Things' Cumulus One drone
19 DEC

Space DroneCenter creating an export success

Drones with maritime applications and danish technology will be an export success

Earth observation Space technology and instruments
Mosaikbillede fra JEM-X instrumenterne på ESA INTEGRAL satellit viser området tæt på Mælkevejens centrum med to nye røntgen kilder
26 NOV

Busy astrophysicist discovers two new x-ray sources

September and October were very busy months for Jérôme Chenevez, an astrophysicist at DTU Space.Hidden in recent data from ESA's INTEGRAL satellite he discovered...

Astrophysics Satelittes Space technology and instruments
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAO/NOAO
10 OCT

Voracious neutron star discovered

Astronomers have discovered a neutron star—a pulsating dead star which emits X-rays with an energy equivalent to around 10 million suns. The discovery was published...

Space research The Solar system Space technology and instruments
24 SEP

NASA honours researchers behind film from space

Star cameras developed by researchers at DTU Space have ensured unique footage of Earth and the Moon seen from space. Now NASA has honoured the researchers behind the successful...

Space research Satelittes Space technology and instruments Earth's magnetic field
Photo: NASA
21 FEB

Satellite with Danish technology solving supernova riddle

NASA has been using the NuSTAR satellite to study the remains of an exploded star, thus obtaining new knowledge about supernovas.

The Solar system Space research Astrophysics Cosmic radiation Space technology and instruments
2013
13 DEC

Unique footage of the Earth and the Moon

DTU’s star camera has captured the Moon’s orbit of the Earth on film for the first time.

Space research Earth observation The Solar system Space technology and instruments

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