John Leif Jørgensen

John Leif Jørgensen

Professor and Head of Measurement and Instrumentation

National Space Institute

Measurement and Instrumentation

Technical University of Denmark


Building 327, room 122

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Fax +4545 88 71 33
ORCID 0000-0002-0343-239X

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DTU news

News from DTU

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 mission.

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
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
06 SEP

NASA and DTU make big discovery on Jupiter

According to new research from the Juno mission published in Nature with participation from DTU Space , the dynamo forming the magnetic field around Jupiter is much stronger and more uneven than what has been observed on the other planets of the solar system.

Space research
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 within the next few days.

Climate change Earth observation Space technology and instruments
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
23 APR

Search for ‘Earth-sized’ exoplanets

NASA’s TESS mission takes the next big step in the exploration of exoplanets in the Milky Way with help from DTU. The purpose of the project is to locate planets that revolve around the brightest stars and determine their atmospheric composition and size.

Space research Astrophysics Satelittes
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
11 SEP

DTU equipment on board Taiwan’s first satellite in space

Taiwan has launched its first domestically designed satellite which will be used for Earth observation. DTU has supplied the three star trackers which are used to precisely navigate the satellite.

Earth observation Satelittes
28 JUN

I’d like to be a space tourist

Five events have influenced the carreer of John Leif Jørgensen from DTU Space . Read how he experienced the Apollo launch and became inspired by Danish adventurer Troels Kløvedal, Einstein, and the night sky.

Space research
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 and an exciting scientific task.

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
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 published in the esteemed scientific journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters .

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
Foto Thorkild Christensen
06 JUL

Rufus Gifford joins Juno mission celebrations

The United States ambassador to Denmark was present when DTU Space celebrated Juno’s arrival at Jupiter.

Space research
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
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 motive with the photo shoot.

Space technology and instruments Satelittes Earth observation
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
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
05 JAN

DTU Space leads Danish research results in 2014

The Danish technical monthly 'Ingeniøren' (The Engineer), has named two research projects from DTU Space amongst its top five research results of 2014, and it was a DTU Space project that was crowned the research breakthrough of 2014.

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 film with an Award.

Space research Satelittes Space technology and instruments Earth's magnetic field
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
29 NOV

Successful launch of Swarm satellites

A swarm of satellites is now voyaging through space, carrying a range of Danish equipment.

Space research