Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESA
Mr Andrea Accomazzo has been a staff member at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) since 1999. He has served the agency in the Mission Operations Department of the Operations and Infrastructure Directorate for the Rosetta and the Venus Express missions as Spacecraft Operations Manager. In his professional career he has been involved in the early design of the guidance, navigation, and control system for the ESA Vega launch vehicle and in the design of the Active Descent System of the Rosetta lander Philae. He is the Head of the Solar and Planetary Missions Division at ESOC, as such also responsible for the design and conduct of the flight operations of the Rosetta mission on behalf of the ESA Science and Exploration Directorate.