KTH now operates in “remote” mode as much as possible, including lectures. Me, the project manager of MIST is much older than 60, so KTH has more or less told persons like me to work from home and health authorities in Sweden have told elderly persons (like me) not to leave the home! Does this mean that work on MIST grinds to a halt. Of course not. The majority of tasks can be done remotely. Only some tasks may require work on hardware, but they are quite limited and the necessary equipment items have been brought from the lab to students’ homes – now that students will not have access to KTH’s premises (starting on 18 March 2020 all lectures will be run “remotely”). Project meetings will be run in “remote” mode. So will meetings between supervisors and students. AND – for those who want to join MIST in the fall semester, interviews will also be run “remotely”. So – APPLY!
As for myself, I keep working on technical tasks, but also on procurement of hardware for the ground station and other areas of the project. All possible to do from my keyboard!
I am so proud of all the students in the project who carry on despite the present difficulties.
MIST project manager