The Netherlands is one of the primary architects of space activities in Europe and has always played a leading international role in space science research.
As a high-tech country, the Netherlands has a sound knowledge infrastructure within specific areas of local expertise. This allows the Dutch space industry to create and capitalise on opportunities, to distinguish itself and to play a leading role worldwide. Dutch space companies and institutions are recognised for delivering reliable technology and ground-breaking science. In addition, they develop satellite applications for everyday life on Earth. Thereby contributing to improved safety, food security, a better environment and a sustainable future. To raise their profile and increase the visibility of their activities internationally, space companies and institutions in the Netherlands have joined together under the umbrella of NL Space.