Global challenges Netherlands Space Solutions

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.

"From space, I saw a world without borders. There are no borders to the possibilities that space can offer us here on Earth." 

André Kuipers, Astronaut