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2019
22 JAN

Greenland ice melt accelerating dramatically

New study shows that the melt process reacts surprisingly quickly to changes in the atmosphere and the waters around Greenland.

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
21 JAN

Violent stellar explosion provides new knowledge about the universe

Researchers from DTU Space have helped identify a phenomenon rarely observed, originating from a giant stellar explosion far out in the universe. The new discovery has...

Space research Astrophysics
10 JAN

DTU Space to develop virtual space tour for youngsters

With EUR 282,000 of funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation , DTU Space is to head the development of a virtual learning environment for schools and youth education...

Space research Earth sciences
02 JAN

New ESA Business Incubation Centre to be anchored at DTU

An ambitious nesting ground for the space industry will provide help, advice, and financial support for Danish growth companies and entrepreneurs.

Earth sciences Information technology Space research Transport and logistics
2018
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
30 OCT

DTU tests super precise positioning system

The Testbed in Aarhus for Precision Positioning and Autonomous Systems (TAPAS) is being made available to businesses and public authorities wanting to develop new concepts...

Information technology Satelittes
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
18 SEP

Extreme starburst mapped

It is a bit of a mystery what happens when a star 100 times more massive than the Sun explodes in a sea of lights in the far universe.

Space research Astrophysics
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...

Space research
28 AUG

Prize completes historical mapping of the universe

Researchers receive prestigious prize for their significant scientific contribution to the European Planck mission.

Space research Astrophysics
21 JUN

The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast

An international study published in Science and lead by DTU Space finds that the bedrock below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising surprisingly fast which reveals...

Climate change Polar research Earth observation
13 JUN

Antarctica has suffered massive loss of ice since 1992

New research show that accelerating ice loss from Antarctica have increased sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992. DTU Space has contributed to the study mapping 25 years of...

Ice research Climate change Earth observation
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
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
14 MAY

Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

Researchers at DTU are conducting comprehensive climate, environmental, and marine research using data from ESA’s Sentinel satellites. With a new launch, a large part of...

Marine research Ice research Mapping and surveying Satelittes Space research
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...

Space research Astrophysics Satelittes
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
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
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...

Space research
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
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
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
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
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
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
17 JUN

Bulgarian science talents wins space contest in Denmark

A team of talented young Bulgarians secured a ticket to the finals of the European youth space contest Odysseus II after winning the regional semi finals in Denmark...

Space research
13 JUN

European space science talents to compete in Denmark

DTU Space sends 27 talented young people to the Odysseus Space Contest at Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Science Centre i Soroe, Denmark. They compete for a ticket to the finals...

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...

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...

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
02 MAY

DTU to test balloon communication with Swiss colleagues

DTU Space has developed a system for ground-to-ground communication via balloons, which is to be tested over a distance of 1,000 km in collaboration with the technical...

Space research Telecommunication
03 APR

DTU assesses research-related tasks for ESA

DTU Space has been chosen to head the work of selecting new projects for the European Space Agency, ESA , which are to ensure that the large volumes of data from the...

Earth's magnetic field Earth sciences Space research
01 MAR

Solar storms trigger surprising phenomena close to Earth

New research from DTU shows that eruptions on the Sun’s surface not only send bursts of particles into Earth’s atmosphere, but—contrary to previous belief—also remove...

Space research Astrophysics
Photo: NASA
03 FEB

New knowledge about thunderstorm effects on the climate

For the first time researchers are able to describe thundercloud activity in the stratosphere. The research is based on videos captured by ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen...

Space research
2016
08 NOV

Oxygen and chemicals for the first refuelling station on Mars

When astronauts first set foot on Mars in the 2030s, a ‘petrol station’ will be ready for them, with oxygen and fuel for the trip home. DTU researcher Chris Graves is one...

Space research Energy Chemistry
03 OCT

DTU-ESA Facility upgrade

DTU Elektro has signed a 300,000 EUR contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for upgrade of the microwave instrumentation at the DTU-ESA Spherical Near-Field Antenna...

Electromagnetism Microwave technology Space research
Photo: Joachim Rode
14 SEP

Countdown to Denmark’s biggest European space project

The instruments for the largest Danish-led European space project to date,  ASIM (Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor), are now being dispatched from Denmark, before...

Space research
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
06 SEP

Russia donated DTU Space bust of Yuri Gagarin

On Friday, September 2, DTU Space was presented with a bust of Yuri Gagarin—the first man in space. The event took place at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of...

Space research
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
06 JUL

Danish expertise essential to European space travel

A unique, free-field laboratory and development of the measurement technology that is now used all over the world to ensure accurate measurement of satellite antennae have...

Space research
05 JUL

The goal is a person on Mars

While space scientists all over the world are eagerly exploring the solar system, their budgets are under pressure. The solution is closer international cooperation, says...

Space research Climate change Polar 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
28 JUN

Global warming may have cumulative effect

The greenhouse effect of CO 2 seems to become stronger with increasing global temperatures. Thus, global warming may have a previously overlooked cumulative effect...

Earth observation Climate change
14 JUN

DTU assists Danish Ministry of Defence with satellite monitoring of the Arctic...

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has signed an agreement to develop, deploy and test a new satellite...

Space research Satelittes Earth observation
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
Illustration: JPL/NASA
02 FEB

Students hunting for life on Mars

Two DTU students are working on developing an instrument for a robot vehicle that is to be sent to Mars as a part of the ‘Mars 2020’ NASA mission. 

Space research Space technology and instruments
2015
Kangiata Nunata Sermia in Southwest Greenland The image shows different lines that marks the extent of the ice at different points in  time. The upper trimline (transition) between the ligther and darker valley sides marks the extent of the glacier during the Little Ice Age, while the lower lines shows the extent at later points in time. The height of the trimline is derived from aerial imagery, and this information is used to calculate the mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the twentieth century. Credit: Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Aarhus Universitet
17 DEC

Dramatic reduction of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 20th century

For the very first time, climate researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark , together with, among others, DTU Space publish...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Satelittes Earth observation
07 DEC

New issue of Technologist is out now

Our own Danish astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, occupies the front cover of the new issue of Technologist, DTU's international magazine, which this time takes a closer look...

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Electronics Electrical engineering Optics Sensors Medical equipment and systems Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
05 NOV

DTU Space helps NASA monitor solar eruptions

When NASA sleeps , DTU takes over and helps NASA monitor solar eruptions and forecast the space weather. This spring, NASA praised the Danish researchers for their input...

Space research
25 AUG

Andreas Mogensen to photograph giant lightning bolts and thunder clouds from space

A lightning experiment at the International Space Station (ISS) will examine what happens in the atmosphere above thunder storms. In addition to providing researchers...

Space research
Photo: Nils Lund
29 MAY

New drone combines helicopter and aircraft capabilities

The prototype of a new hybrid drone has just been unveiled at a conference in Odense, Denmark. The project is headed by DTU Space, and DTU is, among other things, contributing...

Environment and pollution Space research
11 MAY

Thyborøn gets its own Space Centre for Research Days

With the emphasis on social contact and public outreach, a bus full of Masters and Ph.D. students from DTU Space set course for the fishing town of Thyborøn on the west...

Space research Earth observation Satelittes
08 APR

Weightless experiments prevent fires in space

Associate Professor Grunde Jomaas from DTU Civil Engineering is coordinating an international research programme targeted at fire safety in space. It includes what...

Fire prevention technology and safety Space research
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
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
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
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
18 DEC

Keep an eye on the drones

A new centre for unmanned systems—better known as drones—will collaborate with Danish and foreign businesses, authorities and public institutions to develop and apply new...

Space research Robot technology and automation
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 in...

Space research The Solar system Space technology and instruments
Foto: Kaare Smith
26 SEP

Additional diploma for dedicated students

At a recent ceremony, President Anders Bjarklev and Marianne Thellersen, Senior Vice President—Innovation and Entrepreneurship, awarded diplomas to students having made...

Space research Construction and mechanics Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology
18 JUN

Danish satellite to track the routes of migratory birds

A small satellite developed in partnership between the University of Copenhagen and DTU will be listening to radio signals from migratory birds and other animals moving...

Space research
23 MAY

Experience climate change as it happens

The Arctic is the area on the planet where global warming is having the most pronounced effect. Against this background, researchers from the Danish Meteorological Institute...

Space research Polar research