Dr Max Pastena

Future Missions / Earth Observation Programmes (EOP-ΦM) – European Space Agency, ESTEC Noordwijk

June 2020

Massimiliano Pastena is a PhD in Aerospace Science and Technologies and holds a post graduate certification in Technology Management at the Open University and a micro master in Business leadership at University of Queensland. At the European Space Agency he takes care of the development of technologies for the future missions of Earth Observation for the Agency and Technical leader for the development of PhiSATs, and for most of the cubesat missions of the Earth Observation Directorate of the European Space Agency.

Before joining the Agency, he worked for more than 20 years in the space industry, pioneering the small satellite developments in the early ’90s and then cubesat development in the second half of the 2000s.

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