Francesca LETIZIA

European Space Agency (ESA)Space Debris Engineer

Dr Francesca Letizia is a space debris engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) Space Debris Office, where her main tasks include the assessment of general compliance to space debris mitigation guidelines and the development of a metric for the contribution of a mission to the space debris environment. Before joining ESA Space Debris Office, Francesca was a mission analysis engineer at OHB System, where she worked on the trajectory design and the collision avoidance strategies for satellites with electric propulsion. Francesca holds a PhD from the University of Southampton where she graduated with a thesis on a model for space debris clouds evolution and worked on the development of a tool to assess the compliance with planetary protection guidelines.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States