Imagine a place where decades of knowledge, world class testing facilities and innovative start-up companies come together to shape the future of space.
The national government, the Province of Zuid-Holland and the Municipality of Noordwijk will invest over € 25 million in the development of Space Campus Noordwijk. ESTEC, the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) and the Space Business Incubator Centre 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.
Near ESTEC, the technical heart of ESA
Access to the completely new international meeting facility for space professionals, to be built on the ESTEC site and available for Space Campus Noordwijk companies and institutions.
Collaboration on new initiatives on Campus such as a virtual laboratory to support space engineering, down-stream activities combining Earth Observation and Navigation and a state-of-the-art makerspace for prototyping and small-scale production.
Part of the innovative Dutch Space Ecosystem
Partnerships with top institutes in the direct vicinity such as Delft University of Technology with Europe’s largest Aerospace Engineering faculty, Leiden University, TNO, SRON and NLR.
Located in a vibrant space tech region in the province of Zuid-Holland, near the main space actors in Noordwijk, Leiden and Delft.
Business opportunities with front-row players in new space technology and production, and with new start-up companies.
Easy access to a pool of young talent from Delft University of Technology, the ESA “Academy” with 120 graduates per year looking for a job in space technology, the Leiden Instrument Makers School delivering the best fine mechatronics technicians, and top PhD researchers from Leiden and Delft.