At the Delft University of Technology, we are working bottom-up with our Delfi Space program: step by step we are increasing the capabilities of nanosatellites. Our partners in industry use the developments and demonstrations for commercialization of systems as well as implementation in operational missions on short to medium term.
At the same time, TU Delft is also investigating applications for small satellites on the long term. This is a top-down approach in which we carefully investigate the case and identify the technologies which need to be developed. These very ambitious and innovative technologies are then transformed into a roadmap, such that building blocks can be implemented and demonstrated on Delfi satellites.In this section, these advanced concepts are explained.