ESA Flight Director working alongside DLR German Aerospace Center and industrial mission controllers at ESAs Columbus Control Centre.
ESA’s Columbus Control Centre (Col-CC) supports the European Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station. Col-CC is situated at the DLR facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, Germany.
The Control Centre is the direct link to Columbus in space. Its main functions are to command and control the Columbus laboratory systems, to coordinate operations of the European payloads on the Station and to operate the European ground communications network.