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What do you do if your spacecraft doesn’t respond? by Karlie Yeung


Karlie Yeung from Rhea Systems is giving a talk at the School of Applied Computing this Wednesday February 26th at 2pm in room MH303.

The talk is titled: What do you do if your spacecraft doesn’t respond?

Karlie Yeung works for Rhea Systems supporting the software used to manage communications between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the recently-launched GAIA  spacecraft. She’ll be talking about life working in scientific and research computing as an alternative to working within the commercial sector.

RHEA is an independent Space Engineering Consulting and Software company that offers knowledge-based services and innovative solutions to the space industry. (1)

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, with 20 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a staff of more than 2,000 with an annual budget of about €4.28 billion / US$5.51 billion (2013). (2)

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. (3)


Karlie has been working at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) for four years on software to support mission operations. This has given Karlie experience working with the satellite flight control teams on all phases of the missions from launch preparation to decommissioning. She currently works on the Manufacturing and Operations Information System (MOIS) software suite used for operations preparation and satellite control automation.

If you would like to join us for Karlie’s fascinating talk please come along to the  School of Applied Computing this Wednesday February 26th at 2pm, room MH303, Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea.

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