Space Science

Technologies for space missions and ground-based astronomy demand the utmost opto-mechanical precision and stability. TNO delivers breakthrough opto-mechanical technologies that contribute to finding answers to the 'Cosmic Vision' questions.

TNO's multi-disciplinary design process means that our instruments can reflect extreme specifications imposed by hostile operating environments and ultra-high accuracy and stability.


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

Metrology developed by TNO crucial in 1st data release of Gaia satellite

14 September 2016
On September 14th, ESA will release data that has been obtained during two years of the Gaia-mission. The goal of this mission is to compose a three dimensional map of our Galaxy containing information... Read more

First Light for the Four Laser Guide Star Facility on ESO's Very Large Telescope

28 April 2016
On April 26, 2016, ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile hosted an event to mark the first light for the four powerful lasers that form a crucial part of the adaptive optics systems on ESO's Very Large Telescope.... Read more

Space & Scientific Instrumentation

mr. Matthew Maniscalco MSc, JD, LLM


mr. Matthew Maniscalco MSc, JD, LLM


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