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Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)

Institutet för rymdfysik (IRF) is a governmental research institute with 100 employees. Its primary task is to carry out basic research, education and associated observatory activities in space physics, space technology and atmospheric physics. The main office of IRF is located in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E).


PRESS GALLERY

ASPERA-3 and Mars Express
Double Star

CarlFredrik'sPSCbild

Mother-of-pearl clouds (polar stratospheric clouds, PSCs) over Kiruna. (Photo: Carl-Fredrik Enell)

blowup_pia2a

Auroral image from the PIA instrument
on board the Swedish microsatellite Astrid

Aspera_instr._launch_199807

Particle instrument ASPERA was developed for the Soviet mission Phobos and measured electrons and positive ions round Mars in 1989. ASPERA-3 is on its way to Mars on ESA:s Mars Express mission 2003.

EcoColumn

The Eco-Column - research in the natural sciences in the Kiruna area

Mars_X-ray

X-ray image of Mars (Image: Mats Holmström, IRF)

IngridsAurora01

Aurora - the Northern Lights. (Photo: Ingrid Sandahl, IRF and KRM)

ESR1&2

EISCAT Svalbard Radar (ESR 1 and 2). (Photo: Ingemar Wolf, IRF)

EbiharaAuroraSummary

Red aurora over Kiruna. (Photo: Yusuke Ebihara, NIPR, Japan)

 

SheilasPSCbild

Mother-of-pearl clouds (polar stratospheric clouds, PSCs) over the old firestation in Kiruna. (Photo: Sheila Kirkwood, IRF)

MuninWalle

IRF's nanosatellite Munin (6 kg)

MuninNanosatellite

Nanosatellite Munin was launched in Nov. 2000

MuninVibeTest
Nanosatellite Munin for measurements in the auroral zone

MuninContact1_JP_Walle_Leif

Students and engineers analysing data from Munin

IRF_Oct_2000

IRF has its head office at the Kiruna Space and Environment Campus 6 km from the centre of Kiruna in northern Sweden

IRF_mar2001

Kiruna Space and Environment Campus


Photographs may be used for non-commercial purposes. Photographs should be credited to the individual photographer or to the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF).

More information: Rick McGregor, Information Officer: tel. +46-980-79178, <rick.mcgregor "at" irf.se>


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Box 812
SE-981 28 Kiruna
SWEDEN

0980-790 00
+46-980-79000

0980-790 91
+46-980-79091

<irf "at" irf.se>

Internet
http://www.irf.se


Updated by <Webmaster "at" irf.se>
2004-08-10