SpaceUp NL 2015 will be held at Space Expo, Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 3rd of October, 2015. The Pre-Event will be held on the 2nd of October, 2015.

All time slots in the Session Grid are 15 minutes long. The Ariane hall and Astronauts hall are both equipped with A/V for slide presentations. On the Moon we welcome participants to think out of the box and lead stimulating breakout discussions on topics of interest.


Our pre-event will start at ESA/ESTEC* with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour (limited spots). If you would like to join the ESTEC tour, please send an email to Please ensure you are at the ESTEC entrance by 12pm at the latest, and remember to carry your ID!

The rest of the pre-event will take place on the TU Delft campus. Please ensure that you are at Aerospace Engineering† by 4pm. If you can only join later, the rest of the program will take place at the Sports and Cultural center‡§ on campus.

* ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2201AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
† Collegezaal D, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, 2629HS Delft, The Netherlands.
‡ Bar, Sportcentrum, Mekelweg 10, 2628CD Delft, The Netherlands.
§ Theaterzaal, Cultuurcentrum, Mekelweg 10, 2628CD Delft, The Netherlands.

12:00 - 14:10
Behind-the-scenes tour at ESA/ESTEC (limited)
TU Delft
16:00 - 17:00
Presentation of Aerospace Engineering
17:00 - 18:00
Networking drinks (own expense)
18:00 - 19:00
Pizza dinner
19:00 - 21:00
Movie & debate night

SpaceUp NL @ Space Expo

 Astronauts hallAriane hallOn the Moon
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:40
10:45 - 12:40
Session grid
Session grid
Session grid
12:45 - 13:25
13:30 - 16:05
Session grid
Session grid
Session grid
16:10 - 16:40
Networking drinks
Doors closed
18:00 - 23:00
Group dinner (not included in ticket; own expense)

Session grid

Below you will find a digital version of the Session grid for SpaceUp NL 2015. During the event, this grid will be kept up-to-date, as and when time slots were filled.

 Ariane hallAstronauts hallOn the MoonPlanet Earth (outside)
10:45 - 11:00NetworkingNetworkingNetworking
11:05 - 11:20NetworkingNetworkingNetworking
11:25 - 11:40French Guiana - Land of Water & Space (Juan de Dalmau)Astrodynamics interactiveMoon village
11:45 - 12:00Space development in Central AmericaPlanetary protection & human landings on Mars: what should give? (Artemis Westenberg)Moon village
12:05 - 12:20Space research - inside view of bedrest studies (DLR)MEGA constellations - opportunity or threat (Johan Lijetens)Screw mankind - motivations for space exploration (Andreas Kleinschneider)
12:25 - 12:40Mars analog missions - what they are and why we do themHow to survive in space for longer timeInternational Space University: Scholarships! (Nassim Bovet)
13:30 - 13:4550 shades of ****ed up researchCubesat development in Costa RiceShould we go into space, make a sustainable civilization on Earth, or both?
13:50 - 14:05Asteroid impact missionSpace architecture - missing up and down (Katri Pulli)How do I get a Space job?
14:10 - 14:25Open-sourcing the Space FrontierUniversity satellites: do or don't? (Niels van der Pas)Ariane program & rocket propulsion (near Ariane model)
14:30 - 14:45First human landing on Mars: should we pick a site that has historical significance? (Artemis Westenberg)How to use social media to communicate spaceHow much Space for law in Space? (Dimitra)Build more model rockets for fun & education (Volker Augustin)
14:50 - 15:05Funk & Space robotics (Shubham)Space remote sensing for hydraulic fracturing: "tracking fracking" (Remco Timmermans)Ways to coordinate space policies better: your perspective (Eliza)

UNOOSA & Space treaty: where do we stand (VIshal)
15:10 - 15:25Should we ban commercial spaceflight (Johan Leijtens)Opening up the final frontier through entrepreneurial action (Magni)Youth in spaceflight (Constanze)
15:30 - 15:45A tour of Columbus mission control (Laura Zanardini)KSP interstellar Are space mission competitions between countries to put them in 1st place or should they be used for the benefit mankind (Sukanth)Science centres and museums: how to attract people who don't know Space is cool? (Antonina)
15:50 - 16:05History: Russian space patches (Jacob Terweij)Hammer of God: hunting asteroidsSpace beer

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