Technical University of Denmark


The National Space Institute merged with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2007. This led to an increase of staff to more than 130 today. Hence, DTU Space continues as an independent space research institution (since 1968) with the objective of conducting space research programmes. Most of the Institute's projects are carried out in co-operation with other research organisations worldwide and with ESA and NASA. DTU has participated in several EU projects and ESA projects and has taken active part in approximately 15 satellite missions in the past. DTU Space is currently heavily engaged in several ESA missions including Integral, Planck, Cryosat 2, GOCE, SMOS, and Swarm, where DTU Space is the lead proposer. DTU Space has significant activities within the areas of positioning and surveying, especially in applying GNSS for a variety of geodetic tasks. The main focus is on the use of GPS and GLONASS for realisation of reference frames in the establishment of new reference networks in Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands. DTU Space also has significant activities within the area of navigation, which include kinematic use of GNSS equipment in challenging GNSS environments, for instance related to Road Pricing. The activities are also related to GPS and Galileo receiver technology for satellites and wireless indoor/outdoor localisation applications. DTU Space is the scientific and technical advisor for the Danish Survey and Cadastre Authority (KMS), Danish Ministry of the Environment.