Research projects

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  • Solar Orbiter Mission

    Solar Orbiter Mission

    Solar Orbiter is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It was selected as the first medium-class mission of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme.

  • Space

    Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

    Radboud Radio Lab has a supporting role in the SKA project as part of the NL-SKA roadmap, where Radio Lab is contributing with two projects: 1) Image Analysis Software Design, 2) Single Antenna Element-Based Quality Control and Calibration.

  • Stratos payload

    Stratos Payload

    Stratos II+, a rocket built entirely by students of Delft University of Technology, was launched October 15th, 2015 from INTA launch site in Spain. Stratos II+ rocket held a ~50cm long antenna to intercept radio signals below 30 megahertz.

  • space rocket

    PR 3/4

    In summer 2017, RRL and Electronic Systems group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have started a joint student rocketry program, so that students from both universities can put innovative ideas into practice.

  • Pierre Auger Observatory

    Pierre Auger Observatory

    Cosmic Rays (ionized atomic nuclei) are the only matter from beyond our solar system or even from extragalactic space, that we can directly investigate. Up to energies of 10^17 eV they most likely originate in our Galaxy.

  • Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer (NCLE)

    The Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer - NCLE, is a low-frequency radio experiment for the Chinese Chang'e 4 mission that will go in a Lissajous orbit around the Earth-Moon L2 point in 2018.

  • NEMO – Near-UV European Moon Observatory

    NEMO, which stands for Near-UV European Moon Observatory, is a concept to put a near-UV telescope on the Moon. It has been submitted to ESA in July 2020 in response to their call for "Ideas for exploring the Moon with a large European lander".

  • NCLE

    Low-Frequency Space Interferometry

    Studying the Universe at low radio frequencies can teach us a lot about astrophysics, but we cannot observe below about 30 MHz from Earth as the ionosphere effectively blocks this frequency band.

  • LLAMA Project

    Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA)

    The Radboud Radio Lab is collaborating with the engineers from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) on the control of the telescope. The includes all aspects of the operation of the telescope, from initial calibration procedures to the execution.

  • BlackHoleCam

    BlackHoleCam is a EU-funded project to finally image, measure and understand astrophysical black holes. Our research will test fundamental predictions of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity (GR). The BlackHoleCam team members are active partners.

  • sky with stars


    In the “Astrometrix” project, the Radboud Radio Lab aims to import radio astronomical techniques into digital signal processing world.

  • Hipersense logo


    Hipersense is a combination of high-end data processing with its own renewable energy supply, consisting of a container, 133 solar panels and an 8 meter high windmill.

  • Telescope under the night sky

    Africa Millimetre Telescope

    Astronomers from Radboud University have teamed up with the University of Namibia to realise a millimetre-wave radio telescope in Africa, to provide an essential link in the network of telescopes around the globe known as the Event Horizon Telescope.

  • BlackGEM telescope array

    BlackGEM telescope array

    When neutron stars and black holes collide, gravitational waves are released and a hot luminous ring of gas is created. BlackGEM is a series of telescopes that helps researchers to more accurately determine where a collision has occurred.

  • Milky Way


    Researchers from the MAGALOPS research project will measure the Milky Way’s magnetic field by using the optical polarisation of starlight. The final model will help in understanding the interplay between the magnetic field, gas and dust.

  • Picture of black hole M87

    Polarisation around Black Holes

    The Event Horizon Telescope is a global effort to construct an Earth-sized virtual radio telescope array that can be used for making pictures and films of two neighbouring supermassive black holes. Detailed theoretical models of black holes will now be needed to correctly interpret these new...