GUSTO arrived on Antarctica

NASA’s GUSTO balloon observatory has arrived on Antarctica onboard the Wallops C-130 airplane. It is scheduled for launch around the 15th of December. GUSTO is equipped with three 8-pixel far-infrared cameras delivered by SRON and TU Delft and will carry out the first large-scale survey with velocity-resolved imaging of the spectral lines emitted by three … Continued

DSI project call 2022/23 is OPEN to all TU Delft employees

Closing date: February 1st, 2023. Funding: 200k Euro + co-funding. An interfaculty setting is mandatory. A multi-disciplinary setting is mandatory. Project Duration (1st phase): March 2023 –December 2024. This call is open to TU Delft employees only. Guidance for applicants: DSI’s Theme Leaders will provide instructions, the application form and guide all proposals. Contacts: Space … Continued

TU Delft Space Institute Seed Grants

The Board of the Delft Space Institute is happy to announce that these 4 projects have been awarded the DSI Seed Grant 2022 GPU-accelerated Memory-constrained Background Subtraction for Terabyte-sized METIS ELT Imaging Time Series Roger Moens, 3ME faculty Progress Project Hundred colors of galaxies validating ultra-wideband sub-mm spectroscopy Matus Rybak, EEMCS faculty Progress Project Space … Continued

NEW subsidy round 2022-1 of the programme ‘Use of space infrastructure for Earth observation and planetary research

Dear reader, Since last week, the Call for Proposals and application form for the new subsidy round 2022-1 of the programme ‘Use of space infrastructure for Earth observation and planetary research’ / ‘Gebruik van ruimte-infrastructuur voor aardobservatie- en planeetonderzoek’ (GO) are online. The documents and more details can be found here: CALL OPEN: Use of … Continued

TU Delft and partners to create superhighway for digital data

TU Delft researchers from the TU Delft Space Institute and the Dutch Optics Center and 20 partners will develop reliable and safe wireless broadband connections using light instead of radio waves. They anticipate that this technology will allow us to securely send and process digital data at high speeds, with low latency. For this research … Continued

Miguel Bessa and Richard Norte of TU Delft have been awarded the Interstellar Initiatives Grant

Miguel Bessa and Richard Norte, researchers at the TU Delft at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering have been awarded an Interstellar Initiatives Grant from the Limitless Space Institute.The award is for their research ‘Origami Photonic Crystal Sails with Machine Learning’. Their research focus is about the development and demonstration of nanoscale origami … Continued

Online TU Delft Space Institute-TNO-SRON ‘Innovate Your Space’ symposium ‘Smart Space’

With more than 100 participants, the 2020 edition of the DSI-TNO-SRON ‘Innovate Your Space’ symposium themed ‘Smart Space’ on December 8th 2020 was again a success, even in an online environment. The theme of this symposium, “Smart Space”, sparked new perspectives and insightful discussion points on the needs, technologies, and approaches for Artificial Intelligence and … Continued

Successful Delft Space Institute-TNO-SRON ‘Innovate Your Space’ symposium on December 8th 2020

Miguel Bessa and Richard Norte, researchers at the TU Delft at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering have been awarded an Interstellar Initiatives Grant from the Limitless Space Institute.The award is for their research ‘Origami Photonic Crystal Sails with Machine Learning’. Their research focus is about the development and demonstration of nanoscale origami … Continued

Terahertz detectors by TU Delft and SRON in the NASA GUSTO project

Three terahertz arrays for GUSTO mission GUSTO is a balloon telescope that will simultaneously map three types of material in the gas and dust between stars. TU Delft and SRON develop all three detector arrays for this NASA mission.  The final two flight arrays have recently passed their pre-shipment review and are shipped to the … Continued