Eduardo Urgoiti Bolumburu - Gaia
Eduardo Urgoiti Bolumburu
Eduardo Urgoiti is leading the teams at SENER working on two Gaia Technology Development Activities (TDA): the large-size, deployable sunshield, and the secondary mirror refocusing mechanism (M2M).
The sunshield TDA activity covers the development and validation of a demonstrator model. This model is used to verify the ability of the sunshield to maintain a stable thermal environment for the payload, and to demonstrate the performance of the mechanical deployment concept. The M2M development activity will validate a mechanism to move the secondary mirror in five degrees of freedom at very low temperature. This mechanism is used to recover the optical alignment for the Astro telescopes in orbit.
Since 1990, Eduardo Urgoiti has been involved in several ESA programmes, including the International Space Station, Columbus, Hermes, and X-38, as well as ESA's Envisat (ASAR) Earth Observation mission.
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