DTU Space

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DTU Space
Established1 January 2007
AdministratorKristian Pedersen
BudgetDKK 59 million (2011)[1]

DTU Space (formally: National Space Institute, Danish: Institut for Rumforskning og Rumteknologi) is a Danish sector research Institute and a part of the Technical University of Denmark. It has a staff of 169, including researchers, engineers, and technicians.[2]

The Center conducts research in astrophysics, Solar System physics, geodesy, and space technology. To conduct the research, the Center collaborates with the Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Geophysics and Physics.

It came about as a result of combining the Danish Space Research Institute with the geodesy part of the National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark on 1 January 2005 to form the Danish National Space Center (DNSC). In 2007 DNSC merged with the Technical University of Denmark, and in 2008 changed name to DTU Space.

The centre currently leads Swarm, a project to investigate the properties of the earth's magnetic field.[3]


  1. ^ (in Danish) DTU Space - 2011 report[permanent dead link].
  2. ^ DTU Space - All Staff Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine..(in Danish)
  3. ^ McDonald, Andrew (23 June 2014). "ESA satellites reveal weakening of Earth's magnetic field". The Space Reporter. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

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Coordinates: 55°46′59″N 12°31′01″E / 55.783°N 12.517°E / 55.783; 12.517