Pier Bargellini

European Space Agency (ESA)Manager, Copernicus Space Segment Programme

Pier, an Italian national, joined ESA in 1997 after graduating in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Pisa. For 15 years, Pier worked at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. During this period he was involved in the development and operations of a number of Earth observation missions. From 1997 to 2004 he was responsible for the Envisat platform operations. He was then appointed Spacecraft Operations Manager and covered this role for several EO missions, including MetOp-A’s launch and early-orbit phase, ADM-Aeolus and the Sentinels.

In 2012 he moved to ESA’s centre for Earth observation (ESRIN) in Italy, where he was nominated Head of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) Mission Management and Ground Segment Development Division.


International Astronautical Congress 2024

14-18 October 2024

Milan, Italy