Welcome to the digital annual magazine 2014-2015 of SRON Institute for Space Research. This magazine provides an overview of the most important developments, scientific highlights, technological breakthroughs, and new instruments in 2014 and 2015.
SRON’s mission is to bring about breakthroughs in international scientific research from space. For this purpose, SRON develops groundbreaking technology and advanced space instruments with which the institute can carry out astrophysical, atmospheric, and exoplanetary research. As a national expertise institute, SRON advises the government and coordinates Dutch scientific contributions to international space missions. SRON encourages the use of space technology in society.
The 188 employees of SRON form a melting pot of top scientists, technicians, and professionals of various nationalities and ages. The institute is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).