Published: April 25, 2023

Eberhard GillEberhard Gill
Chairholder of Space Systems Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Byram Distinguished Visiting Professor, Smead Aerospace
Friday, Apr. 28 | 11:45 a.m. | AERO 120

Abstract: The Delfi Space program at the Delft University of Technology realizes education and research by the end-to-end engineering of space missions of high relevance and impact using very small satellites.

The talk will address objectives, challenges, design, and achievements of several space missions which are part of the Delfi-Program, covering also the Delfi-C3 satellite, a triple-unit CubeSat, which has been launched already in 2008 and still is operational after almost 15 years.
The focus of the talk will be on technology demonstration enabled by the Delfi satellites as well as the program’s role in education. An outlook will be given to planned missions.

Bio: Prof. Eberhard Gill obtained his PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the Eberhard-Karls-University in Germany. He was a researcher at the DLR from 1989 to 2006 in the field of precise orbit determination, autonomous navigation and formation flying.

Dr. Gill was Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator on several international missions, including Rosetta. Since 2007, he holds the Chair of Space Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Delft.

Dr. Gill has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and conference papers and four text books. He holds three patents on GNSS applications, attitude control systems and Formation Flying. In 2014, he was appointed the full member of the IAA.



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