On October 4th, QinetiQ celebrated its new cleanroom in Kruibeke, Belgium. Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne opened the €3m facilities at an event that also included representatives from local and national authorities, the European Space Agency (ESA), and QinetiQ staff.


  •  New €3m cleanroom in Kruibeke, Belgium, will support growth in satellites and docking systems production.
  • Frank De Winne, first European commander of the International Space Station, inaugurated the facilities.


The new cleanroom environment provides conditioned, purified air at an overpressure to ensure that even when the doors are opened, normal air is unable to enter the facility. The new facility complies with process specifications and requirements for the manufacture of space equipment and is large enough to support the production of several satellites and docking stations.

You want to know more ? Please find here the press release from QinetiQ.