Organization

The MIST project is organised as part of the KTH Space Center which coordinates and promotes space-related activity at several KTH departments, with an overarching objective of establishing KTH as a “Space University” and a hub for Swedish space research and technology.

The director of the KTH Space Center is Dr Christer Fuglesang, astronaut (Space Shuttle flights STS-116 and STS-128) and professor of Astronautics at KTH.

MIST is managed by Dr (h.c.) Sven Grahn, a KTH engineering physics graduate (1969) and veteran of Swedish space activities.

The students are organized in sub-teams. The supervisors of these sub-teams are:

Dr David Broman, Associate Professor at KTH at the department of Software and Computer Systems is coordinating the onboard computer system work, together with the sub-team supervisors Ms. Saranya Natarajan, PhD student at KTH, M.Sc. student John Wikman and students Elias Johansson and William Stackenäs that also do coding.

Mr Fredrik Unell, a recent graduate from KTH and an employee of OHB Sweden, supervises the thermal control work.

Mr Federico Raiti, another recent graduate from KTH, supervises work on attitude control.

Ms Agnes Gårdebäck, a KTH engineering physics student, is a teaching assistant in the project and supervises the work of the system engineering and mechanical subteams.

Mr Theodor-Adrian Stana, electronics engineer from KTH’s astroparticle physics group supervises the electrical sub-team.

Dr Gunnar Tibert, KTH associate professor of mechanics, supervises the finite element modelling work.

Ms Linda Eliasson, a PhD student, supervises the B.Sc. students working on magnetic dipole moment measurements.

The student team consists of students that work in the project for academic credits, normally 15 credits over two semesters.

Students have mandatory plenary meetings every Wednesday at 12-13 local time. Nowadays carried out by on-line methods.

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