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The team

Today the DISCO-2 team at Aarhus University consists of 9 groups. These groups are Test and Integration, Operations, PR and Communication, Thermals, Harness, UHF ground station, Electronics, the Science team and the Steering Committee. Additionally, we have two teams, S-Band ground station and Secondary Payload (Infrared Camera), from the University of Southern Denmark.

On this site you can read more about each group and their responsibilities. 

Teams at Aarhus University:

Test and integration

The team "Test and Integration" consists of Magnus Sejer, Sebastian Negendahl, Jakob Mogensen, Daniel Olsen, Rasmus Gramstrup and Tara Przyswitt.

The Test and Integration Group is in charge of meticulously assembling and testing DISCO-2's components, ensuring each piece fits seamlessly into the larger puzzle of the satellite's construction.


The team "Operations" consists of Mathilde Blixenkrone-Møller, Kirstine Uttrup, Anton Wernegreen, Noah Nielsen, Tobias Frejo, and Rasmus Trelborg.

The Operations Team is in charge of managing the satellite's day-to-day activities, ensuring smooth operations, and maximizing mission success.

PR and communication

The team "PR and Communication" consists of Lærke Moldrup, Frederick Ulbæk, Anne Thiel, Emil Hansen, Oliver Millinge and Jesper Bertelsen. With occational support from Cecilie Strømsnes and Jacob Thomsen.

The PR and Communication Team is in charge of being the voice of DISCO-2 to the world, crafting engaging narratives, and sharing updates on the program's progress, cultivating excitement and support within the community.


The team "Thermals" consists of Emil Christiansen and Jesper Hesselvig.

The Thermals Team is in charge of guarding DISCO's temperature regulation, designing and implementing systems to keep the satellite within optimal operating conditions, even in the harsh environment of space.


The team "Harness" consists of Lasse Pedersen and Jeppe Don.

The Harness Team is in charge of designing and building intricate wiring harnesses that connect DISCO-2's electronic components, ensuring seamless functionality and durability.

UHF ground station

The team "UHF ground station" consists of Lasse Thamsen, Aleksander Bille, Boas Hermansson, Gustav Balslev Nielsen, Christian Cordes and Mads Krogh Bänsch .

The UHF Ground Station Team is in charge of establishing and maintaining communication channels, enabling data exchange, and transmitting commands between DISCO-2 and Earth throughout the mission.


The team "Electronics" consists of Jonathan Rasmussen, Alexander Platz and Jan Iversen.

The Electronics Team is in charge of architecting DISCO's electronic systems, ensuring their reliability and efficiency in powering various components.

Science team

The Science team consists of Izabella Gosvig-Leach, Maja Chieng, Gustav Skjernov, Sofia Savic,  Anna Vestergaard and Adam Petterson.

The Science Team is focused on analyzing the data obtained from the satellite to understand and utilize its potential applications. 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of Andreas Dideriksen, Cecilie Strømsnes, Christoffer Karoff, Rune Hylsberg, Mads Fredslund, Julian Priest, Claus Melvad, Mads Juul, Mads Frandsen, Simon Vilms, Oliver Millinge, Tobias Frejo, Casper Duangchuai and Jung Min Kim.

The Steering Committee is in charge of overseeing DISCO's strategic decisions, ensuring alignment with project goals and objectives, and fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

Teams at the University of Southern Denmark:

S - Band ground station

The team "S-Band ground station" consists off Alexander Nielsen, Casper Jensen, Nikolaj Forskov, Thomas van der Sterren and Thomas Mastrup Hansen (not present).

This group focuses on developing and maintaining the S-band communication, ensuring reliable sending and receiving of signals in the S-band.

Secondary Payload (Infrared Camera)

The team "Secondary Payload (Infrared Camera) consists off Jonas Mariager Jakobsen and Mads Juul Ahlebæk.

This group works on the infrared camera, focusing on capturing images and processing the.

Students (present and past)

Frederik Doktor Skødt Simonsen
Ali Ahmed Hamdoun
Marcus Spørring
Jonas Folmer Damsgård
Nasser Taqi
Tobias Frejo Rasmussen
Aleksander Brøndum Bille
Jacob Bay Thomsen
Steven James Hughes
Tove Lyck
Astrid Theil
Samuel Grund Sørensen
Anders Skov Pedersen
Emil Asbæk Hansen
Kasper Møller Hansen
Andreas Calonius Kreth
Christoffer R. Søndergaard
Lasse Riis
Robin Søren Bundgaard Hansen
Asbjørn Lybker Christensen
Marc Breiner Sørensen
Magnus Sejer Lind
Kirstine Mose Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
Thomas Hjort Meyland
Magnus Ingerslev Uggerhøj
Jannik Verdoner
Jeppe Theiss Kristensen
Noah Nielsen
Rasmus Trelborg
Mathilde Blixenkrone-Møller
Anton Wernegreen
Kirstina Uttrup
Aleksander Bille
Lasse Thamsen
Jepser G. Bertelsen
Oliver Millinge
Frederick Ulbæk
Emil A. Hansen
Anne Thiel
Lærke Moldrup
Jonatham Rasmussen
Alexander Platz
Jan Iversen
Rasmus Gramstrup
Daniel Borch-Olsen
Jakob Mogensen
Sebatian Negendahl
Tara Przyswitt 
Jeppe Don
Lasse Pedersen
Emil F. Christiansen
Jesper Hesselvig
Sofia Savic
Adam Petterson
Maja Chieng Frisenberg Pedersen
Izabella Gosvig-Leach
Anna Vestergaard
Gustav Skjernov
Alexander Björn Kerff Nielsen
Casper Bjørn Duangchuai Jensen 
Jonas Mariager Jakobsen
Mads Juul Ahlebæk
Thomas Adriaan Joseph van der Sterren 
Thomas Mastrup Hansen 

If you have contributed to the DISCO project and are not mentioned on this list, then please contact cecilie@phys.au.dk.

Employees (present and past)

Mads Fredslund Andersen
Karsten Brogaard
Sebastian Büttrich
Christoffer Karoff
Nestor Javier Hernandez Marcano
Julian Priest
Eric Weiss
Julian Priest
Cecilie Strømsnes
Andreas Dideriksen
Mads Toudal Frandsen
Søren Rysgaard
Rune H. Jacobsen
Claus Melvad
Nikolaj Forskov
Nikolaj Vedel-Smith
Jung Min Kim