We asked several current and former ESA managers – all of whom have first-hand experience working with the teams at ESOC – for their take on what makes the centre work so well and what they forecast for the future of mission control.
Impressions of ESOC
David Southwood on ESOC Dr David Southwood was ESA’s Director of Science from 2001 to 2011.
Thomas Reiter on ESOC's team spirit Thomas Reiter is an ESA astronaut and former Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations. Today, he serves as ESA's Interagency Coordinator and Advisor to the Director General.
Roger Bonnet: professionalism, talent, dedication Dr Roger Bonnet was ESA's Director of Scientific Programmes from 1983 to 2001.
Last update: 26 June 2017