ESA Study Team

During the Assessment Phase of the Athena mission a number of ESA experts from different technology discipines will support the study. Initially the mission design baseline will be elaborated in the ESTEC Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), with the support of many sub-system experts from the Technical and Quality Management Directorate. Subsequently the study will be carried out in industry by two competitive parallel contracts. The ESA study team includes:

Mark Ayre, Study Manager

Matteo Guainazzi, Study Scientist 

Ivo Ferreira, System Engineer

Martin Linder, Payload Study Manager and cryogenics

Matthias Ehle, Science Operations Study Lead

Jakob Livschitz, System Engineer (Athena & LISA Science Ground Segments)