The webinar will explore the peculiarities of the ESA ExoMars mission, focusing on the technical challenges that a mission of this kind presents. In addition, starting from the question “As students, are we really aware of complexities of interplanetary space mission?” the tasks performed as a young graduate will be illustrated, together with the difficulties and challenges that characterise the transition from being a student to become an engineer.
Francesco Garrone obtained his MSc degree in Space Engineering in 2020 with a thesis in Chemical Propulsion.
He is currently employed at EPFL as Swiss National Trainee and works in the ExoMars Engineer Team at ESA, ESTEC, supporting the System Engineer for what concern system and verification engineering. His background is: spacecraft systems, spacecraft propulsion, system integration and verification.
He is at his first professional experience after graduation. He previously took part in several student activities, such as a micro-sat constellation for Earth Observation phase A study, and the development, integration, testing and launch of a microgravity scientific payload at the ZARM drop-tower.