ESA Study Team

During the Assessment Phase of the Athena mission a number of ESA experts from different technology discipines will support the study. The ESA study team includes:

Frederic Safa, (acting) Study Manager

Martin Linder, Payload Study Manager and cryogenics

Mark Ayre, Spacecraft Study Manager

​​Alex Stefanescu, Payload Study Manager

Marcos Bavdaz, Ivo Ferreira, SPO program

Matteo Guainazzi, Study Scientist

Erik Kuulkers, Telescope Scientist

Matthias Ehle, Science Operations Study Lead