Our research activities focus on upstream engineering topics closely related to missions, but we also work on downstream applications such as scientific analyses of mission data obtained on various planetary bodies. Below we list these activities and involved staff, related to space missions and ongoing research projects.

Missions and instrumentation

The Planetary Radio Interferometry and Doppler Experiment (PRIDE) on the JUICE mission.

Systems Engineer Vidhya Pallichadath

Spectropolarimeter for planetary exploration (SPEX)

Daphne Stam

Research Projects

Planetary and ExoPlanetary Science – II (PEPSci-II)

Bart Root, Stephanie Cazaux, Daphne Stam, Dominic Dirkx, Matthew Kenworthy

3D-Earth – A dynamic planet (ESA) ESA project to determine a model for the crust and upper mantle of the Earth from satellite data

Bart Root, Wouter van der Wal

Europlanet 2024RI Transnational Access – Planetary Field Analogues (PFA) and Distributed Planetary Simulation Facility (DPSF)

Sebastiaan de Vet