|Arnaud de Jong nieuwe CEO Dutch Space_|
Leiden, 1 februari 2013 – Arnaud de Jong (43) is per 1 februari de nieuwe Chief Executive Officer van Dutch Space. Hij krijgt daarmee de verantwoordelijkheid voor de verdere groei van het ruim veertig jaar bestaande Nederlandse ruimtevaartbedrijf, dat zich met de ontwikkeling van producten en subsystemen richt op wereldwijde bouwers van satellieten en raketten. De Jong vervangt Bart Reijnen, CEO van Dutch Space sinds 2006, het jaar waarin Europa's grootste ruimtevaartonderneming Astrium het Leidse bedrijf overnam.
|Dutch Space and NLR deliver F-35 Embedded Training System to Lockheed|
Leiden, The Netherlands, 12 July 2012 - Today Lockheed Martin officially took delivery of the Embedded Training System for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) which provides realistic and effective in-flight mission training for fighter pilots with the use of virtual entities. This software product is based on E-CATS (Embedded Combat Aircraft Training System) which is a joint development of Dutch Space and NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory).
|ATV-2 continues its journey to ISS with successfully deployed solar panels|
Leiden, 17 February 2011 - The last night successfully launched spacecraft ATV-2 can continue its journey. Immediately after the launch a battery provided the Automated Transfer Vehicle with electricity for the first two hours, right now the space vehicle is solely powered by its solar panels. During the launch the four solar wings were folded against the cargo capsule in the Ariane rocket. At 0:27 am this morning, about one and a half hour after launch, the Dutch Space solar arrays on ATV-2 deployed precisely as planned.
In about one week, on Thursday afternoon February the 24th, ATV-2 will dock onto the ISS. At that moment, both will be travelling through orbit at a speed of 28,000 kilometres per hour. After the docking, the more than 7,000 kilograms of cargo can be delivered.
|200th Ariane rocket counting down for launch of ATV-2 to ISS|
Leiden/ Kourou, February 15, 2011 - Tonight at 23.08 hours (CET) the launch is scheduled of the 200th Ariane launcher having on board the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-2). A double milestone for space company Dutch Space that is responsible for the building of the engine frame of the European launcher Ariane 5 and the production of the solar arrays of ATV. The launch which takes place in Kourou, French Guiana, marks the departure of the heaviest European space mission to date.
|Dutch Space signs space contracts to a value of more than 50 million euro|
Noordwijk, 13 December 2010 – Under the watchful eye of Minister Verhagen, Dutch Space signed two large space contracts this afternoon, together worth more than 50 million euro.
|Spare robot arm developed by Dutch Space to set off for Space Station|
Leiden/ Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 12, 2010 - Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for liftoff on Friday May 14th, will deliver ESA's spare hardware for the European Robotic Arm (ERA) to the International Space Station. The ERA hardware, including the spare elbow joint of the arm, will be launched as payload on the Russian-built Mini Research Module MRM-1. Bringing the ERA spare to ISS is a significant step towards the launch of the actual flight model of the robotic arm, scheduled in 2012, providing a robotic servicing system that will be used in the operation of external payloads on the Russian segment of the ISS.