International Space University visits cosine

This week we were pleased to welcome participants of the Space Studies Program SSP18 of the International Space University (ISU) at our premises. A group of 20 participants and 4 staff members of the SSP18 visited cosine to learn about the company’s work in space projects, such as the building of the ATHENA X-ray telescope silicon pore optics and the development of small payloads for remote sensing such as the hyperspectral imager HyperScout.

The ISU was established in 1995 to provide graduate-level training for space professionals and to serve as a platform for the open and transparent collaboration between space researchers around the world. The Space Studies Program is an intensive 9 week program for young space professionals that covers many space topics and includes core lectures, workshops and team projects.

This year the Netherlands was chosen as the location for the SSP in order to profit from the proximity to ESA ESTEC and its New Space ecosystem. The program of 2018 is hosted by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) from the 25th of June to the 24th of August and takes place at the Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC).

More information about the ISU and SSP can be found at