Colangelo Giovanni - Gaia
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European Space Agency
Giovanni Colangelo is the Spacecraft System Engineer for Gaia responsible, within the project team, for establishing and managing the overall Gaia system requirements and coordinating the interfaces between all mission elements. Giovanni obtained his degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1991, and worked for several years for Alenia Aerospazio before joining the European Space Agency in 1997. At ESA, he has also been system engineer for many of the Agency's science missions during their assessment study phases (Solar Orbiter, Eddington, Storms) and for several micro-gravity payloads for the International Space Station. Giovanni completed a Master of Space System Engineering (Delft University) in 2004.
Giovanni is not working for Gaia since the 1st April 2012.
[Published: 02/05/2005 | Updated: 03/04/2012]
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