The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is the space agency of the Dutch government. NSO’s task is to advise upon and realize Dutch space policy. With the available budget we aim to realize the maximum potential for society, science and economy. We do that by 1) stimulating new discoveries and possibilities in space; 2) promoting the use of satellite data in the Netherlands; 3) strengthening the international position of the Dutch space sector and 4) communicating about the benefits of space for society, science and economy.

These activities are executed by around 30 professionals with backgrounds in for example (Aerospace) Engineering, Remote Sensing and Astrophysics. NSO is a member of the European Space Agency (ESA) and is active in its programme boards. We are also in close contact with the European Commission and other international entities.

For students and young professionals interested in making an impact in space from within the Dutch government we offer unique internship opportunities!