European Space Agency (ESA)Head of Galileo G1 System Engineering Service

Dr. Jörg Hahn studied Radiophysics and Electronics at the Belorusian State University in Minsk and graduated in 1993 with a MSc degree in physics and mathematics. He was then scientific collaborator in the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen working on timing aspects for future satellite navigation systems. In 1999 he obtained a Dr.-Ing. degree in engineering sciences from the University FAF in Munich-Neubiberg. Dr. Hahn joined the European Space Agency (ESA / ESTEC) Galileo Project Office as System Engineer in 2000. He started with Galileo System timing, System performance and general System Engineering. Here was the first Galileo System engineer to work on Galileo Search and Rescue. Later he became System Engineering Manager and Head of the Galileo System Procurement Service in charge of Galileo System Engineering and System Integration / Verification. He was essentially involved in starting the early Galileo 2nd generation (G2) System activities.

Dr. Hahn worked on all the study, experimental, design, development and deployment phases of Galileo. This led through the Galileo System Testbed with the experimental satellites GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B, the In-Orbit Validation (IOV) Phase with its first 4 IOV satellites in which the first stand-alone Galileo position fix was successfully achieved, deployment of the full Galileo System which consists right now of 26 Satellites in orbit and the associated Ground Segment and which is in its Initial Service. Starting with his career in ESA Dr. Hahn was involved in the major bilateral meetings on Compatibility and Interoperability of the EU and ESA with other GNSS providers. He regularly contributes to the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) of UNOOSA. Dr. Hahn is now fully dedicated towards the completion of Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC). He is the Galileo Chief Engineer and Head of the Galileo 1st generation (G1) System Engineering Service and ensures the design integrity and consistency between G1 and future generations systems under development. Dr. Hahn manages a team of ESA engineers supported by System support contracts with major European space industries.


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates