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TNO & Airbus DS NL sign MoU to bring terabit Optical Ground Station (OGS) to market

December 4th, 2020 - Leiden, 4 December 2020 – TNO and Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands (Airbus DS NL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It confirms their commitment to work together to commercialise the ground-breaking Terabit Optical Communication Adaptive Terminal (TOmCAT) technology that will enable high-throughput laser communication between ground stations and satellites. By offering broadband connectivity […]



Sparkwing goes virtual at Utah smallsat conference

July 28th, 2020 - The Sparkwing team will be presenting on August 6th The Smallsat.org conference will take place between 1-6 August; this year in virtual form. The Sparkwing team will be presenting on August 6th at 17.00h (CEST time) = 9.00h (MDT time). What will our Sparkwing team talk about? Although solar arrays are usually custom-designed and built […]



Aerosol space instrument SPEXone first spectrum

May 28th, 2020 - SPEXone, the Dutch instrument onboard NASA’s PACE mission, has reached its ‘First Spectrum’ milestone. Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research develop SPEXone to provide the data for aerosol analysis in our atmosphere. SPEXone’s most recent milestone was ‘First Light‘, demonstrating the correct manufacturing and alignment of the telescopes. Now […]



Aerosol space instrument SPEXone sees first light

March 11th, 2020 - Leiden, 11-03-2020 – SPEXone, the Dutch instrument onboard NASA’s PACE mission, has reached its ‘First Light’ milestone. Airbus DS NL and SRON develop SPEXone to analyse aerosols in our atmosphere. First Light marks a small step towards a fully functional instrument, but an important one. To reach this milestone in the development trajectory of SPEXone, […]



NASA and Dutch space sector celebrate cooperation in the Earth’s ecosystem research

October 24th, 2019 - 23 October 2019 – This afternoon NASA and the Dutch space sector celebrated their cooperation in the Earth’s ecosystem research at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington DC this afternoon. SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands, supported by TNO, together develop the aerosol instrument SPEXone that will […]



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