Space electronics systems
Contact: Chris Verhoeven
In April 2008 the Delfi-C3 nano satellite was launched successfully. It remains fully-functional, relaying scientific data to the ELCA groundstation on a daily basis. Delfi-C3 is the fourth Dutch satellite in space and the first launched by a university. Delfi-C3 is recognized as a flagship of professional nano-satellite design.
To support Delfi-C3, a satellite ground station has been established on the 22nd floor (roof) of the EWI building. The ground station receives and transmit at VHF, UHF and S-Band, and is part of the ESA coordinated GENSO network used to track and operate multiple satellites.
Projects under this theme
PIPP OLFAR: Breakthrough technologies for Interferometry in Space
Combine multiple satellites into one single scientific instrument: a radio telescope in space