Space systems engineering
Aerospace plays a crucial role in the daily lives of everyone on Earth. Communication, navigation, and observation satellites as well as their innovative information systems, terminals, and high-tech instruments are becoming a unique part of our planet's infrastructure. We work on aerospace technology together with the Dutch government, companies, institutes, and universities.
The Space & Systems Engineering expertise group develops and supplies optomechatronic instruments and systems for aerospace, ground-based astronomy, and scientific research. Both existing and new technologies are needed to make these instruments and systems. Experts in optics, mechatronics, production, and testing work together to achieve the desired result. This requires a multidisciplinary setting and sound project organisation.
Watch the video below for a glimpse behind the scenes at the Space & Systems Engineering expertise group.
Earth observation: monitoring our planet
TNO has a long legacy in developing instruments that monitor our planet’s atmosphere and allow us to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gases and air pollution.
The Optics expertise group provides world-class technical solutions for high-performance compact optical systems in demanding environments. Discover how.
We develop world-class optomechatronic systems for applications in space, big science, and the semiconductor industry. Discover how.
Laser satellite communication
High-end optics manufacturing
TNO has unique expertise in manufacturing high-precision optical components, so called High-End Optics Manufacturing. Read more.