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Alessandro Donati, head of ESOC's Mission Control Technologies Unit

ESOC 'Skunk Works' Strong on Innovation

05/07/2005 423 views 0 likes
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Today's audiocast looks at some of the less-widely-known activities taking place at ESOC with a focus on the Mission Control Technologies Unit, sometimes referred to as ESOC's 'Skunk Works.'

Alessandro Donati, unit head, talks about his team's activities and how the unit is using innovation and well-thought-out processes to deliver tools and technologies to make mission controlling more efficient and effective. These include the MUST (Mission Utility Support Tools)-series of software-based flight control tools which allow access to spacecraft flight data from any PC connected to the Internet.

Access the MP3 audiocast here.