The Swedish Intitute of Space Physics (IRF)

Established in 1957 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, it was renamed as IRF in 1987 as it became an independent institution. The research activities at IRF Kiruna include studies of Earth’s upper atmosphere and ground base measurements are performed by using various types of detectors. The Space Campus, located inside IRF Kiruna facilities, is the base where two space engineering masters programmes held by Luleå Tekniska University are run.