Meet the Experts: Designing space missions


Space missions are complex and require input from many specialists. The Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) is where most of ESA missions are conceived and conceptually designed. In this episode of Meet the Experts, Massimo Bandecchi, the founding father of ESA’s CDF, explains Concurrent Design (CD) and some of the missions studied using this methodology.

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  1. Como boas pessoas realizadas a nível profissional, a inspiração do Universo, a ambição de inovar e explorar indo cada vez mais longe …Estes são factores para a grande criatividade e assim fazer grandes máquinas!! Adorei a sintonia com a orquestra que resulta de um conjunto que executam um acto/efeito de compor as diferentes partes para ser executada pelos diversos departamentos e instrumentos científicos, na música para não desafinar e na ciência para não fracassar!! Incrível ESA adorei…

  2. Hey, i have a suggestion. Please read the full comment.
    So, you are making the Service Module for Orion, right? Well, i'd think this gives at least a few european astronauts the possibility to go to the Moon. An astronaut i would especially recommend for such a mission is Luca Parmitano. You see, he has experience of surprising situations in space. (That one incident when he was conducting a spacewalk on the ISS, and then water leaked into his helmet.) Please take this comment seriously? Thanks.

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