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The latest news about Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands, our products and our projects can be found below.

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Rob Postma new CEO of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands

February 9th, 2021 - Leiden, 9 February 2021 – Rob Postma is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands BV, effective 9 February. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the operational management of the Leiden-based space company. Read the press release.



Swedish Space Corporation and Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands to Collaborate in Optical Communication

January 21st, 2021 - Leiden, January 21st 2021 – Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands (Airbus DS NL) have signed a memorandum of understanding for collaborative activities regarding ground equipment for space-to-ground optical communication. The agreement will accelerate the development of commercially viable optical ground stations that will be offered by Airbus DS NL and […]



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 […]



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