About the Organizers

The VSV ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’, established in 1945, is the study society for students of the TU Delft Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. The VSV organises many activities for students by students, intended to enrich their time at the university, in all aspects: career, education, and social. Events regularly organised by the society include lectures, excursions, networking events, and parties.

One of the largest events organised annually by the VSV is the symposium. This symposium is organised alternatingly by the RVD (Ruimtevaartdispuut, or Space Department) and the LVD (Luchtvaartdispuut, or Aviation Department) sub-committee. Next to the work done in organising the symposium, these departments make a year long commitment to organise lectures and excursions for students interested specifically in spaceflight or aviation.

This year’s symposium, Defying the Dark: Engineering for Human Life in Space, is organised by the 38th Space Department:

Timo Burggraaf


Pepijn Jeukens


Eric van Pijlen

Commissioner of Aula Affairs

Jules van Loon

Commissioner of Workshops and Innovation Floor

Ruth Euniki Vraka

Commissioner of Technical Affairs

Diede van Rheede

Commissioner of Promotion

Wouter Offringa

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