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

November 9th, 2018 - 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

November 9th, 2018 - 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

October 13th, 2017 - 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

May 3rd, 2016 - 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

February 29th, 2016 - 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) […]



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