Sytze Kampen is Head of Technology and Business Unit Manager Instruments and Systems at Airbus Defense & Space in Leiden. He graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1983 and joined what was at that time the Space division of the Fokker Aircraft Company. In his early career, Sytze worked in the fields of Attitude Control, Space Robotics and Optical Instruments for Earth Observation from 2004 to 2009 he was head of the Space department of TNO in Delft, which develops high-end optical and opto-mechanical instruments. He is now responsible for the Airbus Defense & Space’s projects for future Space instruments such as Sentinel 5 as well as for Attitude Control Systems, the European Robotic Arm and for test- and simulation systems. He is also responsible for the company’s technology roadmaps.