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An Overviews of Space Activities in the Netherlands

An Overviews of Space Activities in the Netherlands

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An Overview of Space Activitiesin the Netherlands
by Joost van Kasteren
HSR-27
November 2002
a
 
ii
Short Title
:
 Netherlands Space Activities
 Published by
:ESA Publications DivisionESTEC, PO Box 2992200 AG Noordwijk The Netherlands
 Editor:
R.A. Harris
 Price
:
10
 ISSN 
:1683-4704
 ISBN 
:92-9092-353-3
Copyright 
:© 2002 The European Space Agency
 Printed in
: The Netherlands
 
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Contents1Prologue
...............................................................................................................................1
1.1Mapping the Universe
.........................................................................................................1
1.2Looking at Earth Itself 
........................................................................................................1
1.3Peaceful use
...........................................................................................................................1
1.4Embryonic organisation
......................................................................................................2
2First Steps
...........................................................................................................................3
2.1Founding father
....................................................................................................................3
2.2Attitude control
....................................................................................................................3
2.3Useful experience
..................................................................................................................4
3Growing Up
.......................................................................................................................5
3.1Space plan
..............................................................................................................................5
3.2National enthusiasm
.............................................................................................................5
3.3Scientific interest
..................................................................................................................5
3.4Deadline
.................................................................................................................................6
3.5Out of orbit
............................................................................................................................6
3.6Capability
..............................................................................................................................6
3.7Education
...............................................................................................................................6
3.8Satellite laser ranging
..........................................................................................................7
3.9Another satellite plan
...........................................................................................................7
3.10Benefits
...................................................................................................................................7
3.11Commercial involvement
....................................................................................................8
3.12Spectacular
............................................................................................................................8
4Coming of Age
..................................................................................................................9
4.1Dwindling
...............................................................................................................................9
4.2Practical use
..........................................................................................................................9
4.3No third satellite
...................................................................................................................9
4.4Dismay
..................................................................................................................................10
4.5New objectives
.....................................................................................................................10
4.6Formalisation
......................................................................................................................11
4.7From GROC to SRON
......................................................................................................11
4.8National Space Agency
......................................................................................................11
4.9Technology development
...................................................................................................12
4.10National Remote Sensing Board
......................................................................................12
4.11Commercial interests
.........................................................................................................12

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