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Maarten Schippers benoemd tot CEO van Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands

Leiden, 17 september 2019 – Maarten Schippers (1978) is benoemd tot Chief Executive Officer van Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands. Met de benoeming, effectief per oktober 2019, draagt Schippers de verantwoordelijkheid over de overall organisatie van Airbus Nederland en de activiteiten die voortvloeien uit de verschillende productgroepen van het ruimtevaartbedrijf, zoals zonnepanelen, lanceerstructuren en instrumenten. […]



Airbus Netherlands and TNO partner for development of next-generation gigabit optical ground station

Oegstgeest, 9 November 2018 – At the inaugural event of the new Airbus production facility for space technology, Airbus Netherlands and TNO announced their cooperation for the development of a next-generation optical ground stations in the gigabit range. This is an important step towards the realisation of optical satellite communication. Almost all the data connections […]



New Airbus Netherlands facility for production of space technology officially opened by Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

Oegstgeest, 8 November 2018 – Today, Dutch Prime Minister Rutte officially opened the new production facility of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands in Oegstgeest. In the 5,000 sqm smart factory, which is equipped with industry 4.0 capabilities, the Leiden-based site of Airbus develops, builds, tests and qualifies the engine frames for the lower and upper […]



Sentinel-5P successfully launched to monitor world’s pollution

13/10/2017 – The Airbus built, pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has been successfully launched on a Rockot from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia at 09.27 GMT today. Read the Press Release.



Airbus DSNL supports student team in quest for Mars colonization

Leiden University students are contributing to future Mars colonization. With this topic a team of 13 students has officially announced their participation in iGEM 2016, the international competition for synthetic biology (‘Genetically Engineered Machines’). Mars soil contains about 1% perchlorate, which is very toxic and makes the soil unsuitable for use in e.g. agriculture. In […]



Orion spacecraft’s solar array successfully put to the test

Airbus Defence and Space’s qualification model of the solar array for the Orion spacecraft operated flawlessly during a deployment test Solar array with bird-like movement enables special task of powering the crewed Lunar mission Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered the qualification model of the solar array for the European Service Module (ESM) […]



The Netherlands deliver Earth Observation instrument Tropomi

Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands rondt bouw- en testfase succesvol af Tropomi definitief verenigd met Europese aardobservatiesatelliet Sentinel 5 Precursor Analyse testfase bevestigt: toekomstige metingen door Tropomi zeer nauwkeurig Leiden, 11 juli 2015 – Na een succesvolle afronding van de bouw- en testfase is het Nederlandse aardobservatie-instrument Tropomi de afgelopen weken op de Sentinel 5 […]



Successfully launched Sentinel-2A satellite colors the earth

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Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands signs contract for second batch production European launcher

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Satellites Galileo 7 and 8 with Dutch solar pannels ready for launch

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