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2019
Simulation of a TGF event generated by researchers at the ASIM Science Data Centre (ASDC) at DTU Space - Denmark's National Space Institute (Illustration: DTU Space).
11 DEC

ASIM data becomes available for lightning researchers

Data on lightning phenomena in Space near Earth captured by the Danish Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM), on board the International Space Station (ISS), have...

Space technology and instruments The Solar system
Photo: Diane Juncher/NOT
25 AUG

DTU and NASA to look for new planets from the Canary Islands

Experts from DTU Space have been working in the Canary Islands this summer. They have upgraded the Nordic telescope on the island of La Palma, and it is now tuned to look...

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
Med et 'Boarding Pass' til Mars-2020-missionen, kan man få sit navn med til Mars, lover NASA. (Illustration: NASA/MGA/DTU Space)
28 MAY

DTU equipment on board NASA’s next big mission to Mars

NASA will soon launch its Mars 2020 mission to the red planet with DTU equipment on board. Already now NASA is offering people across the planet a boarding pass for the...

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
ASIM was launched in April 2018 and is mounted on The International Space Station (ISS) about 400 km above the Earth. (Photo: ESA)
09 APR

New knowledge about giant lightning bolts in space

Measurements from the large ASIM space project shows a firework of blue lightning and X-ray radiation above thunderclouds.

Earth observation Space technology and instruments
Senior Scientist at DTU Space, Irfan Kuvvetli, is in charge of DTU’s work on the cancer detector system. Here a part of the system is being tested in a DTU Space lab. (Photo: DTU Space/M.G. Andersen)
29 MAR

DTU Space to develop cancer scanner with English company

DTU Space and UK company Kromek have started a collaboration to develop a new advanced scanner that have a huge potential for improving breast cancer diagnosis.

Medicine and medico technology Space technology and instruments
2018
Photo: NASA
12 DEC

Measuring the world’s forests from space

NASA has now initiated a new space mission to measure Earth’s forests and other biomass with razor-sharp precision through the help of DTU Space.

Earth observation Space technology and instruments Climate change
The PIXL instrument is coated in gold to protect it from harmful radiation from the sun and to maintain the right temperature. Photo: Jeppe Mølgaard.
13 NOV

DTU has completed technology for Mars mission

After many years of development, researchers from DTU Space celebrate their completion of the technology that will search for signs of life on Mars on NASA’s upcoming...

Space research Space technology and instruments
Illustration: NASA/WIkipedia
24 OCT

ESA launches spacecraft on 9 billion kilometre journey into space

DTU Space was at the launch, when ESA’s unique mission to Mercury was sent into space on Saturday morning on a journey to map the planet.

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
Photo: ESA/DTU Space
29 MAY

ASIM observatory captures first giant lightning

DTU scientists have analysed the first amazing images of a violent thunderstorm over the Earth captured by the ASIM observatory at the International Space Station...

Space research Space technology and instruments Earth observation
Illustration: NASA
18 MAY

DTU on high-precision climate mission in space

DTU is playing a major role in the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) climate mission which NASA is scheduled to send into space from California...

Climate change Earth observation Space technology and instruments
Photo: NASA
23 APR

TESS launched to find new planets in the Milky Way

NASA’s TESS mission, in which DTU participates, was launched safely into space on Thursday to explore exoplanets in the Milky Way.

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
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
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
2017
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
Illustration: NASA
08 JUN

DTU Space launches new technology on the hunt for neutron stars

NASA’s recently launched NICER mission—which is to obtain new knowledge about extreme stars in the Milky Way—includes new Danish navigation technology...

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
Illustration: NASA/JPL
30 MAY

DTU helps NASA map Jupiter's magnetic field

Jupiter’s magnetic field is very different to what was previously assumed. This is evident from new scientific findings from the Juno mission, which are now being...

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
Forskere og eksperter fra DTU Space tildeles hæder af NASA. (Foto: Morten Garly Andersen/DTU Space)
07 MAR

NASA hædrer DTU Space for bidrag til udforskning af Jupiter

Forskere og eksperter på DTU Space høster flot anerkendelse fra NASA for arbejdet med Juno-missionen, der i øjeblikket undersøger planeten Jupiter...

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system

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