Satellite services: Utilizing data and services provided by satellites for purposes such as weather forecasting, Earth observation, global positioning and communication.
Aerospace Delta Space Cluster
The Aerospace Delta is one of Europe’s leading hubs for space science, research, development, manufacturing and talent. Situated in the Zuid-Holland river delta, approximately 80% of all space activities in the Netherlands take place in this dynamic region. With over 100 active companies and organizations in the space and satellite industry, it accommodates a workforce of more than 5,000 space experts. About 2,500 students receive specialized education and training in space systems engineering, along with related fields like mechatronics and precision engineering.
We distinguish four significant subclusters:
Upstream space activities involve the use of space-related data, services, and technologies for various applications on Earth or in space:
Activities in the downstream space sector primarily encompass the research, development, and deployment of the hardware, infrastructure, and technology necessary for space missions and satellite development:
This cluster of companies operates in a dynamic and highly specialized industry that serves a wide range of applications, from global telecommunications and broadcasting to disaster management and environmental monitoring. In these region services tailored mostly to the needs of the maritime industry. These services include specialized terminals and antennas designed for marine environments, ensuring stable and reliable connections even in rough seas, providing connectivity, safety, and efficiency for vessels ranging from small fishing boats to large container ships and oil tankers.
With increasing commercial space activities, through the use of satellites in space and the exploration of the moon and celestial bodies, knowledge of international law related to developing these activities in space is becoming increasingly important.