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StatusJune 21, 2022 - Summer season
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The Rise of Phoenix
May 11, 2022
The rise of the Svalbard SuperDARN radar masts have been completed by our Postdocs and PhD students, also known as the Snowdrift girls. The original radar was hit hardly by extreme icing conditions back in late October 2018. Good job!
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La Professora Partamies!
Mars 11, 2022
We congratulate Noora on becoming a full Professor in Middle atmospheric physics at the Geophysical department at UNIS. She has a long history with us, first as a student back in 96 and now she has become a top dog.
Well done Noora!
Chronicle in Agderposten
Mars 5, 2022
The one and only, our Prof. II Pål Brekke has written a news article about Svalbard’s unique position to study the dayside aurora in Agderposten. One of Norway’s largest newspapers.
Read article here
Night at the Observatory
February 24, 2022
Read Maria Philippa Rossi’s excellent story of UNIS AGF-301 students staying a night at the observatory. Here they learn how to connect-the-dots between space weather and aurora.
Read article here
HSIv6 published!
February 16, 2022
Congratulation to our PhD student Marie Bøe Henriksen. She has published a Do It Yourself (DIY) paper in Optica on the Hyper Spectral Imager (HSI) version 6, which is a prototype instrument for the HYPSO satellite. The journal reports it as one of the 10 Top downloads from February.
Read paper here
HYPSO-1 launched!
January 13, 2022
HYPer-spectral Smallsat for ocean Observation (HYPSO) was launched today at 15:25UT by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite contains a hyperspectral imager that is constructed by students at NTNU AMOS based on a design developed at KHO. Salute! We are now space born!
Info:[Press release] [HYPSO-1] [Launch]
SVALBIRD airborne!
December 16, 2021
Together with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) we congratulate Brandon von Schaik on his Erasmu+ Traineeship at UNIS. He has initiated and evaluated the possibility to use high altitude balloons or drones to detected aurora above the cloud layer of KHO.
Read more here.
FINALLY launched!
December 1, 2021
The C-REX-2A rocket was finally launched succesfully today at 09:25:00 UT from Andøya Space. All twenty of the sub-payloads deployed as planned. Congratulations to the entire team at Andøya, KHO, Svalbard EISCAT radar, Ny-Ålesund and the NASA airplane over Greenland.

See NASA press release.

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