Imagine a place where decades of knowledge, world class testing facilities and innovative start-up companies come together to shape the future of space. At a location just a stone’s throw away from the largest research facility of ESA: ESTEC. With world renowned partners like the Technical University Delft, Leiden University, TNO, SRON and NLR around the corner. That place is Space Campus Noordwijk.
The central government, the Province of Zuid-Holland and the Municipality of Noordwijk will invest over 25 M€ in the development of Space Campus Noordwijk. ESTEC, the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) and the Space Business Incubator Centre of ESA are partners in the project, as are many Dutch companies and institutions.
In addition to everything ESTEC and GRC can offer, the campus will house dedicated facilities for testing small satellites and space instruments, a centre for earth observation data applications and training, a virtual laboratory in support of space engineering and a state-of-the-art makerspace for prototyping and small satellite production. For meetings, campus companies can use a completely new international meeting facility for space professionals, to be built on the ESTEC site.
The best facilities and brightest people combined, Space Campus Noordwijk will become a vibrant community and a breeding ground for many innovations in space.