Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Jan Englund: En intervju av Johan Gärdebo 18 januari 2018
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.
2018 (Swedish)Data set
Physical description [sv]

En intervju inom projektet "50 år i rymden"

Abstract [en]

The interview treats Jan Englund’s experiences of working at Esrange from the 1960s until 2001. Englund studied in Uppsala and worked during the summers with building roads in Norrbotten. Through this work, Englund eventually received offers to work at Esrange, which at the time was operated by the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO). In the 1970s, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) took over and nationalised Esrange, which meant that Esrange became a smaller working place for several years to come. Englund worked closely with the CEO Fredrik Engström to expand operations and facilities at Esrange, for example balloon activities, satellite data, rocket launches. Over time, Esrange became one of the sites in Sweden that received formal visits from politicians and royalty. SSC also based many of the expansions at Esrange on funding from theSwedish Government and regional financing from the County Board of Norrbotten. Kiruna in general attracted environmental research from all over the world, which increased the international profile of Esrange. Englund recalls negotiations from the early 1990s between the employees at Esrange and the SSC management in Solna. Esrange in turn had continuous negotiations with the Sami villages regarding reindeer herding on land around Esrange. By late 1990s, Esrange had received more international investments and also contracts with the Swedish Defence. This also changed the character of Esrange towardsmore security facilities.

Place, publisher, year
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2018.
Keywords [sv]
Esrange Special Project, ESRO, Rymdbolaget, Fredrik Engström, Jan Englund, ballongverksamhet, satellitmottagning, raketuppskjutning.
National Category
History of Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-239586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-239586DiVA, id: diva2:1266211
Projects
50 år i rymden: Ett dokumentationsprojekt om svensk rymdverksamhet
Funder
Swedish National Space BoardVinnova
Note

QC 20181129

Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2020-03-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Gärdebo, Johan
By organisation
History of Science, Technology and Environment
History of Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 98 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf