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Mission Team

Venus Express Science Operations Centre (VSOC)

The VSOC is primarily located at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), in Villanueva de la Cañada, a suburb of Madrid, Spain. Some members are based at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The members of the team are:

  • P. Martin (Mission Manager, at ESAC)
  • H. Svedhem (Project Scientist, at ESTEC)
  • C. Wilson (Science Support, UK)
  • M. Breitfellner (Science Operations Engineer, at ESAC)
  • M. Pérez Ayúcar (Science Operations Coordinator, at ESAC)
  • D. Merritt (Science Operations Engineer, at ESAC)
  • D. Heather (Archive Coordinator, at ESAC)
  • J.L. Vazquez (Auxiliary Data Support, at ESAC)
  • S. Remus (VeRA Liaison Scientist, at ESAC)
  • S. Martinez (Archive Scientist, at ESAC)

Principal Investigators (PI)

  • ASPERA-4 PI: S. Barabash
  • Mag PI: T. Zhang
  • PFS PI: V. Formisano
  • Spicav/SOIR PI: J.L. Bertaux
  • VeRA PI: B. Haeusler
  • VIRTIS PI: G. Piccioni, P. Drossart
  • VMC PI: W. Markiewicz

ESA Ground Segment Team at the MOC

The Ground Segment Team, or Mission Operations Centre (MOC), is located at ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. In the list below, FCT is the Flight Control Team, FD is the Flight Dynamics Team. The composition of the MOC team is:

  • Octavio Camino (FCT, Spacecraft Operations Manager [SOM])
  • Adam Williams (FCT, acting SOM)
  • Jörg Fischer (FCT, Payload, AOCS, simulator and Mission Planning Engineer)
  • J. De Bruin (FCT engineer)
  • Tiago Francisco (FCT engineer)
  • Rick Blake (FCT engineer)
  • Michael Mueller (FD Manager - shared)
  • Frank Budnik (FD team - shared)
  • Trevor Morley (FD Manager - shared)


Last Update: 10 December 2013

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