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Dutch Space is the largest space company in The Netherlands. In de past 30 years it has contributed to major international space projects.
Nederlands ruimte instrument Tropomi klaar voor laatste testfase_

Leiden, 18 juli 2014 - Voor Tropomi, het Nederlandse aardobservatie instrument dat per 2016 onze atmosfeer vanuit de ruimte monitort, breekt morgen de laatste fase van de ontwikkeling en bouw aan. Het meetinstrument wordt dit weekend vanaf Dutch Space, het Nederlandse bedrijf dat hoofdaannemer is van Tropomi, vervoerd naar Centre Spatial in het Belgische Luik, waar het in de komende maanden uitvoerig wordt getest en gekalibreerd.


Leiden, 2 December 2013 -Dutch Space and the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands (NLR) will present the 'Embedded Combat Aircraft Training System' (ECATS) at the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida, from 2 to 5 December 2013. ECATS is a training simulation program that will be built as standard feature into the F-35.

Te lanceren ATV-4 uitgerust met zonnepanelen van Dutch Space_

Leiden, 5 juni 2013 - Vanavond om 23:52 (Nederlandse tijd) staat de lancering gepland van 'Albert Einstein', het vierde Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4) met zonnepanelen van Dutch Space. ATV-4, vervaardigd door het Europese ruimtevaarttechnologiebedrijf Astrium, wordt vanaf Kourou gelanceerd met een Ariane 5 raket en zal de bemanning van het International Space Station bevoorraden met voedsel, water, kleding, reserveonderdelen en brandstof.

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.


Highlights at Dutch Space


 Vega Launch (128px)

Dutch Space is responsible for the development of the Vega Interstage 1-2, the new European small launcher. Monday 13 Februari 2012 the 'maiden flight' was successfully lanched from Kourou.

Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)
 Ozone Hole by OMI (128px)

Since 2004 the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) is collecting data on the global concentration of atmospheric ozone on a daily basis, and it does this with a so far unsurpassed resolution. This information is useful for the prediction of the (local) intensity of ultra-violet radiation and smog formation.

The OMI instrument - part of NASA's EOS-AURA satellite - was developed by Dutch Space and TNO.


Dutch Space is preparing its robotic team to work on the so-called ERA launch preparation phase. ERA, the European Robotic Arm will be launched by a Proton launcher to the Russian part of the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012.


Solar Arrays
In the solar array business, Dutch Space has a non-failure track record. Currently, all solar arrays are successfully deployed on more than 50 orbiting satellites. Today Dutch Space continues to provide state-of-the-art in high-performance, cost effective deployable solar arrays.
Dutch Space is contributing to the Ariane 5launcher with the so called Engine Frame for the first and second stage. Dutch Space is also responsible for the design the interstage for the new small European Launcher: VEGA.
Dutch Space has a track record of developing and building scientific instruments. Example of this is the involvement of Dutch Space in Sciamachy, OMI and MIPAS. Each of these instrument belong to the best of their kind.

KEMA logoDutch Space holds several certifications for its Quality Management System: ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100C, ISO 14001:2004 and complies to the requirements of AQAP 2110