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. He is assisted by Ms Agnes Gårdebäck, a KTH engineering physics student, who functions as a teaching assistant in the project. She also supervises the work of some of the “sub-teams” (management, mechanical) into which the students are organized.

Other sub-team supervisors are:

Ms Saranya Natarajan, PhD student, KTH Software and Computer Systems, supervises the sub-team for onboard computer software.

Dr Gunnar Tibert, KTH associate professor of mechanics, supervises the attitude control sub-team.

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

Mr Andreas Berggren, a recent graduate from KTH and an employee of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, supervises the thermal control work.

The sixth student team consists of 10 students and a 8 volunteers that work in the project without receiving academic credits. The students are led by a management team of four persons under the student team leader, Ms Annam Tanveer.

Students have mandatory plenary meetings every Wednesday evening.

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