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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 […]

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.