LiS students set foot on NL Space Campus to learn about space instrumentation
Last week, students from the Leidse instrumentmakers school (LiS) visited the space campus in Noordwijk. As part of the course Instrumentation for Space, the students made an excursion to NL Space Campus to find out first-hand about designing and developing instrumentation for the space industry.
At the Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk (SBIC) the students were welcomed by guest lecturer Johan Leijtens, founder of Lens Research & Development. With his company, Johan successfully took part in the ESA BIC programme in Noordwijk. Lens R&D recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary and now sells world-class and unique sun sensor for space applications. After a class on documentation and configuration control, the students went on to visit different space companies on campus such as Clemessy, SCN Avatar, HDES Service & Engineering, and Stellar Space Industries.
In the afternoon, the group returned to the SBIC building to meet our Community Manager Maaike Smelter and Content Creator Corneel Bogaert. The students were informed about the present activities and future plans for the campus, as well as the opportunities for space entrepreneurship provided by SBIC. To end an intense day of learning, the students were invited to the terrace for drinks and some early spring sunbathing. The drinks were provided by Clemessy and offered a good opportunity for networking between the students and the organisations who offered a presentation.
About the Leiden school of instrument makers
The LiS is a vocational school that has been teaching students to become independent (research) instrument makers, for over 100+ years. In the last year of their study, students will spend most of their time on projects. Within those projects, students get to work on a real-life case and gain practical experience in manufacturing a product or prototype. In short: they work on the entire process in real life from problems to creating a working system. The LiS is always looking for new projects and internships. For more information about (submitting) projects, or if you want to visit the LiS, please contact Frank Molster (email@example.com) Do you want to visit the NL Space Campus? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org