Webinar: Electric Space Propulsion and Career Opportunities in Europe

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The first webinar organised by Horizon 2020 project GIESEPP MP in collaboration with Horizon 2020 project AETHER and initiative for students and young professionals Switch to Space was held on November 17, 2021.

More than 140 participants from 36 countries around the world attended the webinar, representing students, young professionals, and established space professionals who wanted to expand their knowledge on Electric Propulsion in the context of GIESEPP MP and AETHER projects.

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Giesepp mp project

“We are very satisfied with the results from our first webinar. We must admit, that we have also learned many things. In particular, what students and young professionals are interested in, what they would like to learn. Thus, expect our next webinar to be more engaging and enriching”.

GIESEPP MP project partner WIT Berry communication manager, Linda Kimeisa

Soon, the videos and presentations from the webinar will be published on the project’s website. Thus, those who missed the webinar or could not participate due to time difference can learn from the experience and knowledge of the experts.

Some of the webinar’s highlights were Keynote speakers Chiara’s Manfletti (formerly) Senior Advisor at ESA and (formerly) the first president of the Portuguese Space Agency with the presentation on Space Mobility and Propulsion, and a short but inspiring presentation by Jan Woerner, German civil engineer, university professor, and the seventh ESA Director General.

Other speakers

  • Cyril Dietz, GIESEPP MP Project Coordinator Product Line Manager for Electric Propulsion at ArianeGroup GmbH
  • Pilar Valles, Test Engineer at ArianeGroup GmbH
  • Marco Bartali, Test Engineer at AEROSPAZIO Tecnologie s.r.l.
  • Dr. Kristof Holste, Senior Scientist, PhD, laboratory management at JLU Gießen
  • Tommaso Andreussi, Director of SITAEL’s EP technology development team
  • Dominique Tilmans, The Chair of YouSpace and Switch to space

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