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Projects

A space project is a team endeavour. Among others, I have contributed to - and learned a lot from - the following missions (click images to access the mission's website):

JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)

JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)


An L-class ESA mission with a planned launch date in 2022 and arrival at Jupiter in 2029.
It will make detailed observations of Jupiter, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa.
The thermal control system has to take into account the high radiation levels in the jovian system, and the opposing (cold) cruise phase and (hot) Venus GAM.

ICEYE X1

ICEYE X1


The X1 is the first in ICEYE's SAR constellation to provide timely and reliable Earth observation data.
As with any SAR satellite, the main thermal design driver is the power-hungry SAR antenna.

Solar Orbiter

Solar Orbiter


It is ESA's first M-class mission.
Solar Orbiter will approach the Sun as close as 0.28 [au] with an orbital inclination relative to the solar equator of 25[deg]. The solar heat flux constitutes the main thermal design challenge.


BepiColombo

BepiColombo


ESA's first mission to Mercury and one of the first missions I worked on.
The extreme temperatures expected in orbit around Mercury led to specific developments in space thermal analysis software.


EnMAP

EnMAP


Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program.
My contribution for the mission concerned the VNIR spectrometer, actively cooled by a thermoelectric cooler (TEC).