Loureiro Tiago - Gaia
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European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
Tiago Loureiro is the Data Handling and TT&C operations engineer in the Gaia Flight Control Team at ESOC.
He comes from Portugal and he worked for a software company prior to moving to ESOC, where he got involved in the MetOp-A launch. He has also been working in Science and Astronomy missions operations, like LISA Pathfinder and Herschel/Planck.
He is currently responsible for the preparation of the operations of the data handling and communications subsystems on board Gaia. At present, this mainly means developing the operational procedures to fly Gaia, supporting the ground segment validation, and keeping an eye on the Gaia spacecraft development.
He is interested in safe and efficient flight operations.
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