Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands is well known as manufacturer of solar arrays for spacecraft. The solar array programme ranges from telecom and science, to earth and observation applications.
Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands is the EADS Astrium subsidiary in the Netherlands. This leading space engineering company is located in Leiden, close to several high tech companies and the University of Leiden
The company, originally a member of the Fokker group, has about 220 employees and a turnover of 50 million Euro’s (in 2007).
Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands is an important player in the Netherlands space industry. Over the last thirty years the company has built up a comprehensive package of expertise, services and products in the context of its space activities in segments like earth observation, telecommunication, space science and space infrastructure. Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands applies its capabilities and technologies in non-space segments as well, like defense and civil industry.
The main activities are in the field of solar arrays, structures for launchers and space craft, earth observation instruments and data processing, precision airdrop and landing systems, real time simulation and verification systems, and small satellite developments.
Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands has its own facilities for development, assembly, integration and testing:
- Thermal testing (temperature cycling chambers, thermal vacuum facility)
- Integration rooms
- Very large solar simulator (VLASS)
Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V.
P.O. Box 32070
2303 DB Leiden