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IRF tilldelades SSC:s pris på Kirunagalan

SSC:s pris på Kirunagalan gick till IRF (foto: Rick McGregor, IRF)
SSC:s pris på Kirunagalan gick till IRF (foto: Rick McGregor, IRF)


På Kirunagalan i lördags (16 januari) fick Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF, Swedish space corporation, SSC:s pris. Priset delades ut av Lennart Poromaa, chef för Esrange, till IRF med motiveringen att: "Här började Kirunas resa i rymden. I snart 60 år har denna pristagare utvecklat världsledande forskning kring norrsken och andra himmelska fenomen. Nu bygger man instrument till Jupiter och andra planeter i högsta internationella konkurrens."

Created 2016-01-19 15:36:30 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2016-01-19 15:43:40 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.