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Brilliant Minds – Francesco Castellini

Francesco Castellini is an engineer at the European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt. He calculates flight maneuvers for space probes and is taking part in the Rosetta and ExoMars missions. For him, it's a dream come true.

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There he deals with all the calculations for flight maneuvers by space probes, for example. Right now he's mainly working on the Rosetta mission. His next project will be ExoMars - a scientific satellite scheduled to land on Mars. The 32-year-old Italian scientist has fulfilled his childhood dream.