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WIA-E Leiden invites to event hosted by S[&]T on Launcher Technologies

Dear members,

WIA-E Leiden would like to invite you, on the 12th of April, to a special evening event highlighting Launcher technologies in three parts: a presentation about an ESA project Demise Observation Capsule (DOC), a workshop on AIT (assembly, integration and testing) and a presentation from DARE, the Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering student group. The event is kindly hosted by S[&]T in Delft.


  • 17.00-17.30 Registration
  • 17.30 Welcome Women In Aerospace
  • 17.40 Demise Observation Capsule
  • 18.00 AIT presentation by Trevor Watts (20-30min)
  • 18.30 DARE presentation (20-30min)
  • 19.00 Drinks

Demise Observation Capsule (DOC) DOC is a re-entry capsule that is envisaged to fly on the upper stages of launchers. It is an ESA project developed with S&T as a prime. In a nut-shell, the capsule will be attached to one of the upper stages of the rocket. When those upper stages re-enter, the capsule will collect data and fly alongside the stage (continuing to collect data) while the stage of the launcher breaks up/demises.

AIT by Trevor Watts An introduction to the assembly, integration and testing process in the space industry, and the launching experience in Kourou. Trevor Watts, a formal naval officer, has had an extensive career (40+ years) including significant time as an AIT manager and project manager in the space industry.

DARE is the acronym for the Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering group (affiliated with the TU Delft). They have held the altitude record for student rockets for many years and are currently working on getting it back. They are going to be presenting the technology and process with which they plan on doing this.


Olof Palmestraat 14,
2616 LR Delft

We are welcoming all members and non-members of WIA-E Leiden. We have room for about 45 participants.

Contact Person ā€“ Sarah Lammens (S[&]T ā€“ WIA-E Leiden group)


Registration is free but mandatory – Please register until 4th April .

Entering your name on this doodle:Ā https://doodle.com/poll/t65cebs99gwz5irx

Please no last minute cancellations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

WIA Local Leiden group

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