ESA General Director Aschbacher signed together with Prof. Dr. Schilling as President of Zentrum für Telematik (ZfT) a "Memorandum of Cooperation" to initiate an ESA_Lab@ZfT .
ESA organizes with the "ESA_Lab@"-program a network of european top research institute to support international competitiveness. In the ESA_Lab@ZfT ESA addresses together with the Center for Telematics in Würzburg future space technologies in the focus research fields pico- and nano-satellite formations, advanced satellite operations (Autonomy, AI, adaptive controlls, Quantum technologies) and robot supported satellite products. SaTec-students benefit via ZfT from joint thesis cooperation, easier access to ESA facilities and lectures / workshops organized together with ESA.
Lecture Highlight from ESA_Lab@ZfT
On 9th, 16th and 23rd of June in the context of ESA_Lab@ZfT the former Head of ESA's Mission Operations Department, Paolo Ferri , will present in the ENB-program "Satellite Technology" lectures on "advanced operations" of spacecraft. Paolo Ferri had as Flight Director for ROSETTA responsability for observation and landing on comet Churjumov-Gerassimenko. This complex control of cometary landing was one of the biggest success stories in European spaceflight, received significant international recognition. Paolo Ferri was selected as personal member in the "Hall of Fame" of the International Astronautical Federation.
This photo was taken at ESA’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, some 90 minutes before radio contact with Rosetta was lost forever © Esa/J. Mai