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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 […]



Maarten Schippers benoemd tot CEO van Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands

September 17th, 2019 - 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

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 […]



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