This month, another member was welcomed to the Orbital Eye Team! We are happy to have Stijn Hoefsloot on board as an R&D intern. Below you can find a nice introduction by Stijn!
“Most people call me Stijn and I have been wandering around on this beautiful planet for about 26 years now. After finishing my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente, some side routes here and there, I am now close to obtaining my MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis on Spaceflight at the TU Delft.
I am a product of Dutch soil and grew up in the suburbs of Wageningen Metropolis where chirping birds, swirling rivers, and flourishing forests were key elements in forming the person I have become today. Although I might not be the nimble hind I so often dream about, I do like to dance, hike, break my legs on a kiteboard, pick elderflower blossoms, you name it.
In the last couple of years I have been indoctrinated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially regarding climate change, preservation of nature, and affordable clean water supplies everywhere in the world. It’s not always easy to link the above mentioned to the often abstract and non-environmental friendly Space Industry.
At Orbital Eye I have found a vibrant learning environment where state-of-the-art‘ space technology’ is being applied to leave a positive societal and environmental impact on our beloved Earth. In the coming months, I will be working on automating and optimizing the optical tasking of high-res satellites. ”