Eurocom on console. To the left Olivier with Andreas to the right. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0
Many people support a mission in space. We invite you to meet the teams that are keeping Andreas Mogensen and the International Space Station safe and running experiments, in their own words:
What is your team name?
Olivier and Andreas on console. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0
What does your team name stand for?
What do you do?
We are the voice of the flight control team: we talk to the crew on behalf of all European Control Centres (Columbus Control Centre and
User Support and Operations Centres). We also represent the crew within the flight control team, trying to bring the crew perspective in any discussion between ground controllers.
What does your work typical day look like?
We usually work during crew wake, so we are always ready to answer calls. Besides the usual timeline reviews, and flight note reviews, we spend a lot of time following what the crew is doing by observing the timeline, the video downlink and the procedures they are executing. By maintaining awareness on where the crew is ...