The Department of Space Engineering provides premier European education and research in space engineering. It runs an integrated research programme comprising miniaturization, distributed space systems, mission analysis and orbits, space propulsion, ascent and re-entry, and planetary exploration. The Department consists of two sections: Astrodynamics and Space Missions and Space Systems Engineering. The Department operates a cleanroom facility for the design, integration, and verification of assemblies up to entire satellites. It is an active member of the TU Delft Space Institute.