Price: 1000 €
This session will provide our attendees with an overall summary of the various specific characteristics of the space environment and related constraints (module 1), along with the engineering concepts required to understand the technical fundamentals of a space mission (module 2). Based on these background elements, our attendees will go through each component that make up a satellite communications system (module 3) and a satellite Earth observation system (module 4).
4 hours (240 mn)
Module 1.1: ~60 mn (including Q&As)
Module 1.2: ~60 mn (including Q&As)
Module 1.3: ~60 mn (including Q&As)
Module 1.4: ~60 mn (including Q&As)
November 9, 2022 (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CET)
This session has been designed as an overview of space engineering for attendees with no particular technical background or alternatively as a general introduction to more advanced courses in space engineering for attendees with a technical background.
● Mr. Frank AIROLDI, Satconsult (modules 1.1 to 1.4)
Frank AIROLDI is a Senior Space Systems Expert with over 40 years of experience in space program management and development. He has spent all his carrier in Airbus Group, from Matra to Airbus Defence & Space through Matra Marconi Space, Astrium, and EADS Astrium.
Frank’s latest position was Senior Project Manager at Airbus Defence & Space, leading transversal projects aimed at improving the performance of satellite development programs. Previously, Frank has been leading for nearly 14 years, as President & CEO, Intespace, the largest European environmental test center for space programs. Prior to Intespace, Frank acted as VP Industrial Director for EADS Astrium’s Telecommunication Satellites Business Unit. Before that, he spent nearly 10 years of his career in managing positions in payloads and satellites Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) activities for Matra Marconi Space, ending as Head of the overall AIT Division in France and the United Kingdom. Before that, Frank held different positions in Matra Espace in on-board avionics development. In parallel with the above industrial responsibilities, Frank delivers lessons on Supply Chain Management and Environmental Tests for Spacecraft qualification at University of Montpellier (France) for an advanced Master in Space Engineering.
Frank holds an Electrical Engineering degree from “Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité” (now Centrale-Supelec) complemented by a CPA (HEC/Lagardère Group).