The 5th of February the Norwegian Forum for Space Activities (NIFRO) arranged
their annual Space Dinner. This is an arrangement where the whole Norwegian
space community gathers, with a mix of leaders, researchers, politicians and
scientists from the Norwegians space industry, the department of Trade and
Industry and relevant organizations.
New this year was the NIFRO Price, which is awarded the student writing the
best space related master's thesis in Norway. The price went to Marianne
Bakken, who wrote her thesis about image processing for the infrared camera
on-board NUTS. The thesis dealt with signal processing to mitigate motion blur
on gravity wave images, as well as compression algorithms needed to transmit
the images to the ground. Marianne got to be one of the speakers at Space
Dinner, presenting her thesis. Another topic discussed during Space Dinner was
satellite communications in the Arctic, where geostationary satellites lacks coverage.
Read more, including the jury statement, at NAROM
(Norwegian). Image credit: Norsk Romsenter.