ESA has sites in several European countries, but the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is the largest. ESTEC is the TECHNICAL HEART.
ESTEC develops and manages all types of ESA missions: science, exploration, telecommunications and human spaceflight. Decades of knowledge, world-class test facilities and innovative companies come together at NL Space Campus to form the future of space.
Providing all the managerial and technical competences and facilities needed to initiate and manage the development of space systems and technologies. Settling your business at NL Space Campus provides proximity to new commercial opportunities and turning ideas into business.
Unique connection to European space industry and network with other organisations, such as universities, research institutes and national agencies from ESA Member States as well as connecting with international partners/space agencies. With more than 2200 high-tech professionals and 100+ PhD’s, ESTEC at the NL Space Campus in Noordwijk is an international hotspot for space research and innovation.