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cosine provides industry perspectives at ESA IPC

Dr Marco Esposito, Manager Director at cosine Remote Sensing, was invited to provide the industry perspectives at the European Space Agency (ESA) Industrial Policy Committee (IPC) meeting held on Wednesday, June 26 at ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands. The meeting brought together representatives from ESA and its member states to deliberate on industrial and technology policy issues, as well as to make crucial decisions regarding ESA procurement and contract proposals.

Dr Esposito contributed to the discussions by providing industry perspectives as part of the Technology Advisory Working Group (TA-WG). In his address, he emphasized the development initiatives of cosine in partnership with ESA and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO), particularly highlighting advancements in spectral and thermal imaging, lidars, and high-energy optics.

Dr Esposito commented: “The TA-WG plays an important role in bridging the gap between industry and the ESA IPC, ensuring that innovative solutions are aligned with ESA’s strategic goals. We work every day within the framework of the policies decided here, so it is important to use our experience and insights to make the best decisions possible. At cosine, we have development for and with ESA in the fields of lidar, high-energy optics, and spectral and thermal cameras, to name just a few. We are happy to contribute and help drive advancements that will shape the future of space exploration and technology.”

The IPC serves as a vital platform for shaping the future of Europe’s space industry by fostering collaboration between ESA, member states, and industry stakeholders. Marco Esposito’s insights into cutting-edge technologies will help contribute to the strategic direction and procurement strategies of ESA, ensuring that Europe remains at the forefront of space innovation.

About cosine
cosine is a leading worldwide company in the development of space instrumentation, such as Silicon Pore Optics for astronomy and remote sensing solutions with onboard analytics for Earth Observation and planetary science. cosine combines physics and technology to bring out-of-the-box solutions to its clients. cosine has been developing and delivering innovative measurement systems for space and industrial applications since 1998. The company operates 1,300 m² of cleanrooms and high-tech assembly facilities to build and test the systems it produces for its customers at its headquarters in Sassenheim, The Netherlands.

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