Royal NLR – Space R&D for society

Royal NLR works closely with both industry and government on developing satellite, payloads an launchers systems and subsystems, such as thermal control systems, electronics and antennas. We also offer unique capabilities in the area of aerospace qualified light-weight composite structures and multi-metal additive manufacturing, and on the effective use of earth observation and satellite navigation data for both civil and military use.

As an independent R&D centre for aerospace we are known for our practical approach and innovative solutions. Based on our expertise combined with facilities we can support companies and government in the whole development chain from concept development to prototype and small series production. We develop hardware from sensors to launcher components, up to software and information products derived from multiple source data. For these developments NLR has a wide range of test facilities available with which we can test, verify and validate products. This includes environmental and structural testing and also wind tunnel testing, up to (zero and low-gravity) flight testing.

Royal NLR can support you in the following areas

Space applications

- Satellite navigation

- Earth observation

- Cyber security assessment

- Space Situational Awareness

Satellites & Launchers

- Concept development

- Space avionics

- Antennas

- Thermal control

- Structures and materials


- AR/VR expertise

- Electromagnetic compatibility expertise

- Prototyping

- Low gravity flights

- Testing & qualification

Contact: May Kerstens



Space Technology