The cosmos could be seen as a system with an order and pattern, measured, mapped, and made in the image not only of Science but also of Capital. In this building, outer space is researched and made into a territory for wealth extraction; an asset for successful modern warfare and surveillance. Let’s have a glimpse of the satellites that enable Europe’s eyes and ears to function anywhere on Earth, day and night, and in all conditions.
1. Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk (TNO), in use since 1967. Location: Oude Waalsdorperweg 73
2. Sentinel 1, mission part of Copernicus. Provides continuous mapping of the Earth through C-band synthetic aperture radar imaging