The Ørsted Satellite Project

Ørsted, Hans Christian. (1777-1851).
Danish physicist, professor at the University of Copenhagen. Discovered that current flowing through a wire can deflect a magnetised compass needle, a phenomenon which inspired the development of electromagnetic theory.

In 1932 the name Ørsted (Oersted) was adopted for the physical unit of magnetic field strength. In 1993 the first Danish satellite was named after Ørsted

Ørsted projektets danske hjemmeside.

The Ørsted Satellite Mission

The Ørsted Science Data Center

The Ørsted Newsletter

Ørsted Activities

Latest Changes

The Ørsted Project Organization

Join the Ørsted International Science Team

Oersted project and results (PDF file)


A list of relevant and useful links

Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division Homepage

Danish Meteorological Institute Homepage

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Last modified 040604 by Lars Tøffner-Clausen.