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What I use Linkedin for:
Publication of research highlights and networking
Number of Followers:
Education & Academia
Who am I:
I hold the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin and try to inspire students and researchers to use technological advancements for the sustainable development of space infrastructure that helps to improve our understanding of the processes on Earth and Moon.
What I do:
1) distributed sensor networks: We would like to help to understand atmospheric and climate processes by contributing with connected satellite networks that provide data in a high timely and spatial resolution.
2) in-space manufacturing and assembly: Developing and testing robotic capabilities in space will enable us to build, maintaining, and repairing spacecraft in orbit. Using this technology, completely new types of spacecraft and applications are possible. We could further try to stabilize the space debris environment by performing robotic debris removal missions. We are focussing on that framework on robotics with NanoSats / CubeSats. In that framework, we developed a biologically inspired docking mechanism that was tested on ISS last year.
3) lunar exploration: Additive manufacturing will be a key technology for lunar exploration and the establishment of a permanent outpost on the Moon. The focus is on ins situ resource utilization, and we are following (powder feed) fused deposition modeling and (mobile) selective laser melting techniques, which can be performed by rovers. We already performed additive manufacturing under lunar gravity (in a drop tower), which is a world-first to my knowledge.
Why you should follow me on Linkedin:
The Chair of Space Technology has more than 30 years of experience in the development and operations of satellites. It has already successfully launched 27 satellites during that time, which makes us one of the leading universities in satellite development. Only in 2021, we launched 5 Satellites between 330 g and 20 kg. I use LinkedIn to publish recent advancements, new projects, research highlights, and job opportunities.
Who I follow on Linkedin
I mostly follow universities and research institutions to get first-hand news on new developments.
Enrico’s Favorite Post
We successfully launched four 0.25U satellites earlier this year, each weighing about 330 g. It’s a very interesting technology that shows that picosatellites can be operated as a network and has great potential, e.g. for IoT applications.