We are the European Space Agency
, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. Established in 1975, we now have 22 Member States and for more than 40 years we have promoted European scientific and industrial interests in space. We make space work for everyone. We build and launch rockets and satellites, train astronauts, watch over Earth, explore space and try to answer the big science questions about the Universe.
The team from the European Space Agency
that are at FedCon
are all real scientists and engineers that spend their days flying a fleet of spacecraft across the solar system and are here to add a little of the excitement of science fact to the science fiction. The seven scientists and engineers that you can meet at FedCon
this year are:
Armelle Hubault & Chris White
- Armelle and Chris are operations engineers working on the ExoMars mission. ExoMars is ESA's
latest Mars mission - it only just arrived in its final orbit at Mars last year and now has a busy science schedule investigating faint gasses in the Martian atmosphere.
- Jana works in Product Assurance for a whole range of different missions across ESOC
. Her work is critical to ensure that no details are missed and that the teams at ESOC
follow proper procedures and standards to ensure our missions are safe and successful.
- Thomas is an operations engineer working on the EarthCARE mission. EarthCARE is still preparing for launch and is part of ESA's
Earth Observation programme - a series of missions ensuring that the best and most up to date information about our planet and its health is available to all.
- Cassie is an ESA
scientist who specializes in measuring planetary phenomena using space-based radar. From Martian glaciers to Earth oceans, her work spans a number of missions and planets. Her primary focus is on Sentinel-1, an Earth-observing radar satellite mission with a variety of applications.
– Corinna is part of the FedCon
family – this will be her 10th year! Last year she joined the ESA family too as a Young Graduate Trainee. She works on building the next generation of software for controlling our spacecraft
- Simon is an operation engineer working for the Mars Express flight control team. Mars Express is ESA's
first Mars mission and has been orbiting the red planet since 2003. It still delivers amazing science every day and Simon and the Mars Express team are working to ensure it continues as long as possible.