Welcome to IRF

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute under the Ministry of Education. IRF conducts basic research and postgraduate education in space physics, space technology and atmospheric physics.

IRF has 60 years of experience in developing instruments for space research projects and participates in several major international collaborative projects using satellites and ground-based equipment.

IRF’s areas of research areas provide knowledge that is necessary for understanding the natural world and the global processes that affect people in their daily lives. IRF contributes, for example, with research into processes in the polar atmosphere through observations and analysis of data focusing on the Arctic and Antarctica.

IRF is an experienced and recognized research institute when it comes to developing instruments to send to planets in the solar system. The data the instruments send back to Earth will give the researchers work for many years to come.

IRF has offices in Kiruna, Umeå, Uppsala and Lund. Head office is located in Kiruna.


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