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DTU Space

DTU Space

The National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark, also known as DTU Space (Danish: Institut for Rumforskning og Rumteknologi), is a Danish sector research institute and a part of the Technical University of Denmark.[2][3] It has a staff of 169, including researchers, engineers, and technicians.[4]

DTU Space
Agency overview
Formed1 January 2007
TypeSpace agency
AdministratorKristian Pedersen
Annual budgetDKK 59 million (2011)[1]

The Institute conducts research in astrophysics, Solar System physics, geodesy, and space technology. To conduct the research, the Institute collaborates with the Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Geophysics and Physics.

It came about as a result of combining the Danish Space Research Institute with the geodesy part of the National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark on 1 January 2005 to form the Danish National Space Center (DNSC). In 2007, the DNSC merged with the Technical University of Denmark, and in 2008 changed its name to DTU Space.

The Institute currently leads Swarm, a project to investigate the properties of the earth's magnetic field.[5]

See also


  1. (in Danish) DTU Space - 2011 report.
  2. "History". DTU Space. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. "Vores historie rækker mere end 50 år tilbage i tiden". DTU Space. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  4. DTU Space - All Staff Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.(in Danish)
  5. McDonald, Andrew (23 June 2014). "ESA satellites reveal weakening of Earth's magnetic field". The Space Reporter. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

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