Space and scientific instrumentation

Space plays a crucial role in our daily lives, often without our realising it. Discover the ground-breaking research that we do on satellite communication, Earth observation, and more.

Space and scientific instrumentation

From pioneering climate research and satellites for observation systems to non-invasive medical research, chip manufacturing and satellite communications.

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MilSpace2: Spectrum monitoring dual satellite system

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2 December 2022

The MilSpace2 satellite system will demonstrate the military use of a microsatellite spectrum monitoring system.

SmallCAT laser communication system delivered for integration to Norwegian NORSAT-TD Spacecraft

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26 September 2022

The SmallCAT uses new optical communication technology that uses satellites to send information to Earth. This happens via invisible light signals and enables much faster data transfers than using the radio frequencies currently employed for communication everywhere.

Consortium led by TNO successfully transmits data via laser communication between optical terminals over 10 km ground-to-ground link

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13 September 2022

Successful field test of 10 km optical laser communication link Laser satellite communication uses satellites that send information to earth in the form of invisible light signals.

TNO is awarded conceptual design of the Gemini North Telescope’s Adaptive Optics Bench

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20 July 2022

The Gemini North Observatory is one of the largest and most advanced optical and infrared telescopes in the world. It is located on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, one of the world’s premier astronomy locations. The Gemini North telescope has a twin telescope (Gemini South in Chile) leading to the name ’Gemini’ (twins). Both telescopes have of an 8.1-meter primary-mirror. The twin Gemini telescopes provide almost complete coverage of both the northern and southern skies. The telescope saw first light in 1999 and went into science operations in the year 2000.

Knowledge institutes join forces to research climate change and air pollution using satellites

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3 February 2022

The KNMI, TNO, SRON and Delft University of Technology will collaborate on research and technology development in the field of earth observation. The creation of the ‘Clear Air’ consortium is intended to strengthen the prominent knowledge position of the Netherlands in using satellites to measure emissions and the composition of the atmosphere. Public authorities and companies will be able to use this knowledge to limit climate change, and improve both air quality and biodiversity. The cooperation was formalised today with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and the publication of a vision document describing the partners’ aims.