04 Feb 2014
The ESA Award gives recognition to some of the Agency’s remarkable achievements attained through collective work.
Two-thirds of the ESOC Cluster Team is composed of LSE Space engineers, i.e. four Spacecraft Operations Engineers and one Analyst. LSE Space has supported Cluster since 2001.
The ESOC Cluster Flight Control Team faces every day the challenges of a long-life mission that continues delivering important scientific data thanks to very complicated operations. Solar array power is constantly decreasing and operations have to be planned long in advance. With only three operational batteries from an original twenty power can sometimes cause restraints. One could say there is no routine in the Cluster operations and great teamwork is the key success factor of this long-lasting mission.
Read more about ESA’s Cluster II mission.