The Dutch space sector is well represented at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Fourteen companies, knowledge institutions and the government will present their capabilities from the well-known and highly recognisable orange NL Space pavilion. The IAC will take place from 18 to 22 September in Paris.
The IAC is the largest annual space congress in the world. It is the moment for Dutch companies and knowledge institutions to show what they are capable of. This year, the spotlight is, among other things, on the Sparkwing solar panel catalogue, the SPEXone instrument built by the Netherlands for the US PACE satellite and the latest innovations in small satellites. In addition, there is also a focus on satellite applications on Earth and SpaceBuzz, an educational programme on space for primary schools, makes an appearance.
After the opening ceremony on Sunday, the NL Space pavilion will highlight the cooperation between the space regions of Bremen and South Holland. On Monday, the Netherlands' ambassador to France will visit the pavilion. And from Monday to Thursday, 'expert sessions' will be organised, among others, by TNO, SRON, CGI, TU Delft, Isis and the Radboud RadioLab.
For the full programme and information about all Dutch participants, visit this dedicated NL Space webpage. More information about the 73rd IAC can be found on the conference homepage.