The Life of an European Space Agency Project Manager

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Technical lecture
01 May 2018 18:30 - 20:00
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Description

Kevin McMullan was the Project Manager on the European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P satellite system.
Launched on October 13, the satellite is part of the ESA's Copernicus programme, the world's largest single earth observation programme to date. 
He will give a very brief introduction to ESA then move on to the design description of a typical Low-earth Orbit satellite/ground segment using Sentinel-5 Precursor as an example. This will illustrate the 
ESA Project Structure and Project Schedule/Challenges again using S-5p as an example, including some of the mechanical tests involved.
Then move on to describe some of the unique atmospheric chemistry measurement data from S-5p in orbit that is available.
He will give information on some of the more interesting measurements from the other satellite programmes he has worked on over the years: ERS-1/2, Meteosat Second Generation (European Weather Satellite) and SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Mission.

Speaker(s)

Kevin McMullen who hails from Cork leads the European Space Agency (ESA) team currently managng the Sentinel-5P satellite. Kevin has been involved in the project from its design right through to its launch into orbit.

Address

Engineers Ireland Headquarters
22 Clyde Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Dublin
D04 R3N2
Ireland

Contact Details

Paul Dillon
+353 86 8963973
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
ITT Dublin
Insitute of Technology Tallaght Dublin
Dublin 24
Tallaght, Ireland
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