News & activities


Lecture ‘Hubble Repair Man’ Jeffrey A. Hoffman

Faculty of AE
Aula TU Delft

“What Went Wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope, and How Did We Fix It?”

We all know the Hubble Space Telescope from the impressive images it makes of the Universe. The telescope was launched in 1990 but was not an immediate success.  In 1993 Professor Jeffrey A. Hoffman was one of the NASA astronauts who took part in the STS-61 mission during which the astronauts carried out repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope during a number of spacewalks.

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Exam Moment


During this exam moment we will hand-out popsicles to help you cool down during the summer weather.

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Multiple Day Excursion

United Kingdom

During this academic year, the Aviation Department of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ has organised a lot of interesting lunch lectures and excursions. The end of this academic year is approaching fast, and so is our biggest event of this year: the Multiple Day Excursion.

This year we will be going to England from the 8th until the 15th of July to visit leading companies in the Aerospace industry. We can already reveal that we will visit Rolls - Royce in Derby, Airbus Helicopters in Oxford, CAE in London Gatwick and some other interesting companies are still to be announced…

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Tech Tour

MD Apollo
The Netherlands

This year, the Master Department 'Apollo' organises the Tech Tour, a weeklong trip visiting 5 interesting technical companies. From 9 July until 13 July every day will consist of an inhouseday, where you will gain insight in the company through various activities, such as presentations, cases, tours and not to forget drinks with the employees. Every day we will leave from Delft, so you can spend the night at home. These are the companies that we will visit:

KLM Engineering & Maintenance
Airbus Defence & Space

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Freshmen Weekend


The Freshmen Weekend (Dutch: EJW) is organised for first year students that will be studying Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft in the next academic year. It is a chance to start your new life and study in Delft that you do not want to miss. During the weekend you will meet your fellow freshmen to make you feel home as a student. On top of this you will also get to know the Society of Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’. A large part of the aerospace engineering freshmen attend these beautiful four days; so make sure you are one of them!

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About the VSV

Established in 1945, the Society of Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, has grown into a mature society. It organizes many activities for its members, more than 95% of all students at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Currently there are approximately 2300 members, making the Society of Aerospace Engineering Students the largest society of its kind in the Benelux. The Society aims to serve the interests of aerospace students in all aspects of student life. Since 1945, this has been achieved by organizing a wide variety of activities.

Book desk opening hours

Currently we do not sell any books. We will open again for the sale of the first quarter on the 3rd of September. More information will follow in August.

If you want to buy clothing or gadgets, you are always welcome to drop by and if the board is present we can open up the bookstore for you!