Ground to Space - Stuttgart students visit the ESA Control Centre ESOC in Darmstadt.
As part of the yearly lecture on Space Stations 20 Stuttgart students could take a deep look behind the scenes of satellite control. Dr. Florian Renk - himself alumnus of IRS - explained the different types of missions flown fromout ESOC and the challenges of controlling satellites in remotest places on their long journeys.
Image: Students and Prof. Ewald in the main control room.
Whether in the Main Control Room (MCR, see photo) - were history has been made with missions like ROSETTA - or in one of the back rooms, the students learned a lot about their potential future role in competent teams with cutting edge operation methods.
Image: Students during the ESOC tour.