Earth Observation

Information generated by satellites is key for communication, navigation and determining terrestrial sources. This information plays a crucial role in establishing and predicting threats, like natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, climate change and pollution, to Earth and its inhabitants.

TNO has designed, developed and tested a variety of spectrometers and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) for ESA and leading European space primes.


Small satellite PEASSS takes big step in space technology

02 August 2017
Demand for compact, lightweight satellites that are cheap to produce is growing fast. Satellites the size of a carton of milk, or CubeSats as they are known, are now an integral part of the space industry.... Read more

European satellite with Dutch high-tech ready for launch

20 July 2017
The Sentinel-5P satellite containing the Dutch space instrument Tropomi is ready for launch. From space Tropomi will monitor the planet’s air quality and the spread of greenhouse gases with an unprecedented... Read more

MSI-VNS: TNO delivers one of the instruments for the ESA EarthCARE mission

17 May 2017
On Tuesday 2 May TNO has received formal approval from ESA to deliver the VNS Flight Model Instrument to British company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The VNS instrument will be integrated together... Read more

Space & Scientific Instrumentation

Dr. Andy Court

  • Space
  • Earth Observation
  • Business Development


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