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2019
07 JUN

DTU Space appoints head of new Geo-division

Michael Schultz Rasmussen has been appointed Head of Division for the new Space Geodesy Division at DTU Space. He comes from a position as manager at COWI A/S.

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change Mapping and surveying Earth sciences
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
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
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
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
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
02 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
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
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
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
2016
22 DEC

DTU researchers find river of molten iron in the Earth’s core

Deep down in the Earth’s core a massive river of molten iron is moving westward under Alaska and Siberia at increasing speed. The remarkable movement have been detected...

Earth's magnetic field Satelittes
Photo: Uni Bul
09 DEC

Flying expeditions supplements satellite images

Measurements taken from aircraft ensure improved monitoring of the changes in inland and sea ice. However, this method will soon be supplemented by the use of large drones...

Polar research Ice research Satelittes
Zachariae Isbræ Northeast Greenland. Photo: Anders A Bjørk
21 SEP

The Greenland ice sheet has raised sea levels by over 4 metres

A new study in Science Advances has shown that the melting ice sheet is responsible for a much bigger rise in global sea levels than previously assumed.

Ice research Geology Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Earth observation
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
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
09 MAR

New theory about the weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field

The Earth’s magnetic field, which protects the planet and its 1,300 satellites against particles from outer space, is becoming weaker and weaker. A DTU researcher may...

Earth's magnetic field Earth sciences Space research Satelittes
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
11 MAY

Greenland Article the most read among IOP journals

A couple of weeks after publication of his article "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: a review" DTU Space researcher Abbas Khan, and his internation colleagues, had the...

Earth observation Climate change
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...

Space research Satelittes Space technology and instruments Earth's magnetic field
15 SEP

Juno Earth flyby

 

Space research Space technology and instruments Earth's magnetic field
15 SEP

Juno Earth flyby

Denne time-lapse sekvens er taget af stjernekompasset på Juno-rumsonden, mens den nærmer sig Jordens tyngdefelt. Billederne er taget i løbet af 4 dage med 5 minutters mellemrum...

Space research Space technology and instruments Earth's magnetic field
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
17 MAR

Northernmost section of the inland ice now melting

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are now affecting even the northernmost reaches of the inland ice. This is one of the findings revealed by new measurements of the North...

Space research Polar research Climate change
2013
24 JUN

New web portal delivers current information about Arctic ice

DTU, DMI and GEUS have launched a joint web portal that conveys the latest observations and the newest knowledge on the development in the Arctic ice and climate.

Polar research Ice research Climate change Earth observation
18 MAR

Dr. John E.P. Connerney: "Mars Crustal Magnetism: Through The Lens Sharply"

Mars Crustal Magnetism: Through The Lens Sharply By Dr. John E.P. Connerney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA Abstract Mars has no global magnetic field of internal...

Space research Earth's magnetic field The Solar system Astrophysics
2012
18 JUN

Forgotten images shed light on Greenland's glaciers

Satellite images combined with a forgotten photo archive shed light on the melting of Greenland’s glaciers.

Polar research Ice research Earth observation