Christian Lange

Canadian Space AgencyDeputy Director, Space Exploration Strategic Planning

Christian Lange has Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology, Graz, Austria. He is with the Canadian Space Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada since 2001. Dr. Lange has spent several years as a Robotics Researcher, multibody system dynamics. Since 2009 he works on technology and strategic exploration planning of CSA’s Space Exploration Branch and is involved in the development of the key Canadian space exploration strategies and planning documents for Canadian contributions to future mission. In his function as Deputy, Space Exploration Strategic Planning, he also supports the management of the directorate and provides active support to the Director in the coordination of planetary science and space astronomy activities with the respective Program Scientists. Christian is CSA’s lead delegate to the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG), participates actively in several ISECG working groups, including the Exploration Roadmap Working Group and the Technology Working Group. He is the co-chair for the latter. He is also the chair of CSA’s Technology Planning Working group and CSA delegate to the Exploration Utilisation Board of the European Space Agency’s Program board for Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration Programme Board. Christian is also the Section Councillor of the Astronautics Section of CASI, the Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute, a non-profit scientific and technical organization for people interested in aeronautics, space and remote sensing.