Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands is a supplier of high quality products and subsystems for the international space industry, and the main player in the Dutch space industry. Since its founding in 1968, the company has contributed to major space programmes and built up comprehensive expertise in space technology for segments like earth observation, telecommunication and space science. Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands is fully owned by Airbus Defence & Space. The portfolio of Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands comprises solar arrays, launcher structures, instruments and verification & simulation. Today, Leiden based Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands employs a team of 230 experienced and passionate professionals.
Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands is Europe’s leading independent solar array manufacturer for spacecraft. The solar array programme ranges from telecommunication and science to earth observation applications. The Airbus Defence & Space Netherlands solar arrays combine heritage (based on the Advanced Rigid Array – ara-concept) and flexibility, resulting in a 100% successful deployment score.