Tio år sedan Rymdcampus i Kiruna invigdes

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Photo: Torbjörn Lövgren, IRF
Kung Carl XVI Gustaf inviger Kiruna rymdcampus, september 2000. (Bild: Torbjörn Lövgren, IRF)

För tio år sedan, den 14 september 2000, invigdes Rymdcampus i Kiruna av Kung Carl XVI Gustaf. De tio åren sedan invigningen har varit framgångsrika i forskningsområdena rymdfysik, rymdteknik och atmosfärfysik för organisationerna på Rymdcampus: Institutet för rymdfysik (IRF), Institutionen för rymdvetenskap (IRV) vid Luleå tekniska universitet, samt EISCAT Scientific Association.

Created 2010-09-14 16:43:01 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2010-09-15 14:01:05 by Rick McGregor

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.