VOL: July 12th | Exclusive "behind the scenes" visit at ESTEC


We are excited to announce that once again the Kring Amersfoort/Utrecht can invite all VCV members for a unique visit to The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk.

ESTEC is the European Space Agency's main technology development and test centre for spacecraft and space technology. The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability. And ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA's programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries.

During this visit ESTEC will facilitate a number of presentations about their programmes and tours, including access to facilities that are usually not open to visitors. This special opportunity is open to a maximum of 32 participants and can only be joined by VCV members. Sign-up fast because full = full! 


The programme on Friday afternoon July 12th will be as follows:

13:30 Check in at ESA

14:00 Welcome and Introduction 

14:05 Presentation: Overview ESA ESTEC

14:40 Tour of Erasmus Highbay and Planetary Robotics Laboratory

15:05 VR tour of the International Space Station

15:30 Presentation: SkyfloX, an ESA 'spinoff' developing ORCA, a novel constellation concept using commercial aircraft as an alternative platform for Smallsat-like Payloads

16:00 Presentation: ESA Earth Observation programmes

16:30 360 virtual tour of the Satellite Test Centre

17:00 End of the visit


How to join:

To join this exclusive visit to ESTEC, you need to be a VCV member, sign up [below] and pay the registration fee before June 30th. Registration will only be confirmed after receipt of the payment. Participation will be granted on a first come, first serve, basis.


To be paid to:

Account name: J. Vlaar en/of T. Dirks

Account number: NL62INGB 0651819989

or by payment via the payment link you will receive, as long as payment has been made by June 30th latest.


Other information:

All information, communications and lectures will be in English. 

When the maximum number of participants has been reached, others who still have interest to join can sign up for the waiting list by sending an email to: schulte.jessica.m@gmail.com

Due to the unique nature of this visit, it is very important that in the unfortunate case one has to cancel participation, that this is communicated as soon as possible. This way we can ensure others will still be able to join. Cancellations after July 5th will not be refundable. 


We hope you are as excited as we are to visit the ESTEC facilities and we look forward to seeing you on the 12th of July!

Jocelyn, Frans, Taco, Iris and Jessica


Event start: 
12 Jul 2019 - 13:30
ESA/ESTEC gate house (Noordwijk)
Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk
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Not member: 
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