Jose Morales

Head of the Earth Observation Missions Division

Mr Morales has more than 20 years experience in the area of flight operations, working for the European Space Agency (ESA/ESOC)

Mr Morales is currently the Head of the Earth Observation Missions Division within ESA’s Mission Operations Department, in Darmstadt (Germany). He is responsible for flight operations implementation for ESA and the EU Earth observation missions entrusted to the Agency. Responsibilities include directing and executing flight operations in all mission phases, in particular acting as Flight Operations Director for pre-flight simulations, Launch & Early Orbit Phases (LEOP) and for critical and commissioning phase operations.

Previously to this post, he was the Head of ESA’s Copernicus Flight Operations Management Office also located in Darmstadt, managing and coordinating all Copernicus Programme activities in the area of Flight Operations entrusted to ESOC

Before that, he was the Deputy Spacecraft Operations Manager of Rosetta

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