The NewSpace programme at TNO aims to work on a number of low TRL technologies with potential high future gain and high visibility within the Space domain where TNO has a knowledgebase. Topics, a.o. include: Components manufacturing with simulant Lunar regolith, Interplanetary Internet Protocol, Effects of Suborbital Flight on Human Safety and Performance, Low-cost access to Space using Suborbital Vehicles as an initial stage and the DARPA 100 Year Starship Study.
We intend to do small feasibility studies (30-40 keuro) and build prototypes of enabling technologies as much as possible. We started this year with the programme. Next year, the programme scope will be extended to, a.o., Small Satellite technologies and applications, SBSP and food printing.