Join us on Friday 5th June for Uplink 15 with ESA spacecraft engineers Armelle Hubault and Thomas Ormston! We’ll be live from 2:30pm (BST) / 3:30pm (CEST) here (don’t forget to subscribe).


Currently working as Spacecraft Operations Engineer for ESA’s Operations Engineering division, Armelle Hubault flew the famous Rosetta comet lander, joining the flight control team in 2003 before launch and working on the mission until 2016. Armelle is now part of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) team, a joint mission between ESA and Roscosmos. The ExoMars TGO mission goal is to gain a better understanding of the Martian atmosphere which could help reveal evidence of biological life. The mission will be followed up by the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover in 2021, with the TGO operating as the communication link for the ExoMars lander and rover, as well as providing communication for other Mars surface probes with Earth.


Thomas Ormston works as a Spacecraft Operations Engineer for ESA’s Earth Observation division on the Copernicus Sentinel-1 which monitors the Earth’s land and sea for natural disaster mapping, sea ice observations and ship detection. Thomas also spent eight years working on ESA’s Mars Express space exploration mission which has been successfully performing scientific measurements since early 2004 – such as hi-res imaging and mapping of the Martian surface. Due to its valuable data gathering, Mars Express has been granted several mission extensions and is expected to receive another this year, lasting until 2022.


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