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:
EPIC. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0
What is your team name?
What does your team name stand for?
European Planning and Increment Coordination
What do you do?
We are responsible for coordinating and planning the activities on the timeline for European payloads and for providing messages and procedures in support of daily operations.
EPIC develops the mission timeline in coordination with all other teams, conducts real-time replanning, and supports procedure/message readiness review and uplink. The Columbus Operations and Message Execution Timeline Engineer, COMET, runs the real-time planning and message uplink processes with support from the Columbus Lead Increment Planner, CLIP, and the Increment Lead Operations Controller (IL OC) in the Operations Planning Support Room. The CLIP, IL OC and team planners continually refine timelines before execution and support message/procedure readiness.
A typical timeline but with only three astronauts onboard. For iriss there are nine! Credits: ESA/NASA
What does your work typical day look like?
A typical day for EPIC team members involves coordinating with ...