IRF scientists in the media – experiment with a sounding rocket

On March 23, a sounding rocket carrying a scientific experiment from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna was launched from the Esrange space center. Below you find interviews with the IRF scientist Tima Sergienko, Principal Investigator of the experiment and IRF scientist Johan Kero. 

Thanks to the collected data, the IRF’s space scientists can study conditions in near-Earth space, the ionosphere. The information contributes to a piece of the puzzle in aurora research that can enable better space weather forecasts.

AFP, The Local on March 24: Sweden’s sky lights up with northern lights research

CBC, Quirks & Quarks on April 6: Scientists map Earth’s ionosphere with artificial auroras

Photo: Carl-Fredrik Enell

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