Exciting things are ongoing at IRF SpaceLab in Kiruna
Test services are performed continuously at IRF SpaceLab this winter despite the pandemic. High-altitude tests were performed for a swedish industry customer in parallel with the IRF’s internal test campaigns (thermal vacuum and detector testing for the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission).
The IRF SpaceLab test facility at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna, Sweden, offers industry and research groups a comprehensive opportunity to test and qualify space-related hardware for satellites, rockets, balloons and ground-based technology.
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The picture shows the thermal vacuum chamber and IRF research engineer Atakan Sirin.
Photo: Philipp Wittmann, IRF