TU Eindhoven

With advanced quality research, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) contributes to the progress of technical sciences and thus the development of technological innovations. The TU/e wants to give significant impetus to knowledge-intensive industries and sectors with a high or rapidly evolving technology-intensity. Sectors like the space industry.

The TU/e participates in several innovative space projects, from developing laser-based communications between satellites to flying OLFAR, a swarm of hundreds of small satellites working together in lunar orbit to form one giant radio telescope for astronomical research.

The TU/e puts emphasis on knowledge valorisation: to translate research results into successful innovations and serve as a basis for creating new products, processes and enterprises. Always on the lookout for new opportunities, the TU/e is a logical academic partner for space projects in The Netherlands and abroad.

Contact: Mr. Mark Bentum

Email: Bentum@astron.nl


Hundreds of small satellites in lunar orbit acting together as one giant telescope to unravel some of the Universe’s best kept secrets!

The Netherlands the most logical place to develop OLFAR’

Using a software-based transponder in a satellite is like updating your smart phone.

Software based satellite transponder updates like a smart phone

Earth Observation