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- 22 May 2023: - I featured prominently in a 41-minute NTR Focus special documentary, a Science program on Dutch national TV (NPO 2), about "War from Space".

- 10 Mar 2023: - I was interviewed by Nieuws en Co (NPO Radio 1), a news backgrounds program on Dutch national radio, for an item about Space debris (item starts at 00:17:00 in the program).

- 28 Feb 2023: - My conference paper "Tracking the Dark Side on a Shoestring Budget" from the 2nd NEO and Debris Detection Conference in Darmstadt, Germany, 24-26 January 2023, co-authored by Cees Bassa and Ted Molczan, is now on-line.

- 11 Feb 2023: - I was interviewed by Eenvandaag (NPO 1), a news backgrounds program on Dutch national television, for an item about Space debris (item starts at 19:38 in the program). On Feb 6th, I also have been interviewed Live in the radio edition of the program, on the same topic.

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At the Palindo megalith, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Welcome to the website of Marco Langbroek

I am a multidisciplinary scientist and science educator. Originally trained as an archaeologist, I am currently a Lecturer in Space Situational Awareness at the department of Astrodynamics and Space Missions of Delft Technical University in the Netherlands.

My research topics include Military Space ("spy satellites"), Palaeolithic archaeology, meteorites, and asteroids.

RTL Late Night I am a Dutch scientist with a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology (Leiden University 2003) but currently academically working in the field of Space Situational Awareness (satellites).

I am active in multiple fields of science, including asteroids (of which I discovered several) and meteorites. I track classified military satellites ("spy satellites"), analyse their behaviour, and blog about that on my SatTrackCam blog. My archaeological research has a focus on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic, with a secondary interest in megaliths. In 2007, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) to study spatial behaviour and cognition of Neandertals.

I have previously worked as an academic researcher and consultant (archaeology, meteoritics and Space Situational Awareness) at Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Dutch National Museum of Natural History).

I am currently a Lecturer in optical Space Situational Awareness at the dept. of Astrodynamics and Space Missions of Delft Technical University, the Netherlands. I have a guest affiliation with Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the former Dutch National Museum of Natural History) on meteorites.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek