A space window to electrifying science

Mon 26 Mar 2018, 14:30


Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth’s atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost to the science community. A European detector will take on the challenge of hunting for thunderstorms from space next week. Picture: OTD/LIS/NASA

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Astronaut Andreas Mogensen: “We practice faults and problems”

Fri 23 Mar 2018, 13:50


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 the International Space Station, ISS, from Cape Canaveral to survey thunderstorms. Picture: ESA

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Danish-led space project ready for launch at Cape Canaveral

Thu 22 Mar 2018, 13:47


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 Station, ISS. Picture: Space-X

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Denmark’s next space project ready in March 2018

Wed 22 Nov 2017, 13:43


The ASIM climate observatory will observe and photograph powerful electrical discharges from thunderclouds from space. Denmark’s next major European space project—The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) observatory—is on its way to the USA in preparation for its launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is scheduled for 13 March 2018. Picture: Hasse Ferrold/Terma

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Danish astronaut delivers superb results to DTU Space

Mon 02 Nov 2015, 13:35


Denmark can finally call itself a full member of the international space-faring community with the successful completion of Andreas Mogensen's mission to the Internation Space Station (ISS) in September. Since his return researchers at DTU Space have been busy processing the pictures he took of storm clouds and lightning as part of the Thor project. The results are beautiful to behold and far exceed the research team's expectations. Picture:ESA/Andreas Mogensen/DTU Space

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Catapulted into the eye of a media storm

Fri 16 Oct 2015, 13:32


Torsten Neubert, Senior Executive Officer at DTU Space, landed with a splash in the media spotlight on 2 September, when Andreas Mogensen—the first Danish astronaut—travelled into space to carry out missions including photographing giant lightning bolts and thunderclouds for DTU Space. Here is what he has to say about the hectic days before, during and after the mission. Picture: DTU/Annette Refn

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Danish Astronaut Strikes Gold for DTU Space

Mon 28 Sep 2015, 13:29


September 2015 will be remembered as the month when Denmark completed its apprenticeship as a Space-faring nation. Danish ESA astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, was launched on a 10-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), and not only did the mission proceed with textbook precision, the patient astronaut collected valuable lightning data for DTU Space.

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Andreas Mogensen captures first pictures of thunderclouds and lightning

Mon 14 Sep 2015, 12:54


Andreas Mogensen, Denmark’s first astronaut, has successfully photographed thunderclouds during his IRISS mission on the International Space Station. The images are likely to provide researchers with deep insight into thunderclouds and giant lightning bolts. Picture: ESA.

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Andreas Mogensen to film lightning and thunderstorms from space

Mon 24 Aug 2015, 12:08


During his 10-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Danish ESA-astronaut, Andreas Mogensen will film lightning and thunderstorms from the ISS. He will carry out Project Thor as a pilot experiment for the coming ASIM mission aboard the ISS. See the full story in on the Danish National Space Institute website

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New knowledge about thunderstorm effects on the climate

Tue 03 Feb 2015, 13:39


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 during his time at the International Space Station. The study has just been published in Geophysical Research Letters. Picture: NASA

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