ESA’ space exploration and its positive impact

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ESA’ space exploration and its positive impact

October 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



ESA’ space exploration and its positive impact

The presentation will give an overview of the ESA planetary exploration missions from the past, present and near-future. It will highlight more details on missions in which the speaker was actively involved: Venus Express, Bepi Colombo, Rosetta Mission. Each mission presentation will also explain why ESA’ space science and exploration is so important for the development of European fundamental sciences, industry and education.Mr. Hoofs will present the topic using examples from the Rosetta and the Bepi Colombo missions which he has worked on.

About the lecturer

Raymond Hoofs

Raymond Hoofs was Science operations engineer on Rosetta spacecraft. He was part of the team that landed the spacecraft on the surface of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in September. He also worked on the Venus Express mission and is currently working on the BepiColombo mission to Mercury.

About “Space For Bulgaria” project:

Space4BG is developed by Association Tsiolkovsky in cooperation with European Space Agency. It aims to increase the awareness about space technologies and applications of European Space Agency (ESA) as well as to bring basic space science and technology knowledge to the region.

  • Day 1 October 28, 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Raymond Hoofs

Raymond Hoofs European Space Agency (ESA)

Raymond Hoofs worked at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, the Brazilian Space Agency and last 15 years at European Space Agency (ESA). Raymond Hoofs started working as Science Operations Engineer on Rosetta Spacecraft development in 1999 until Rosetta Launch and in orbit commissioning in 2004. After that, he worked on Venus Express (to Venus) and Bepi Colombo (to Mercury) before returning to Rosetta for the arrival and Landing on the Comet.


October 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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