From the 29th of May to the 2nd of June Matteo participated to the “10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems” in Salzburg. Here he presented the project during the poster session.


Presentation of PACMAN Experiment and the Fly Your Thesis! Programme and ESA Education hands-on activities of the past years during the “Engineering Week” at Padova University.

Engineering Week


Presentation of PACMAN Experiment and the Fly Your Thesis! Programme to the students of Aerospace Engineering at Padova University.

Training Week


Training Week at ESA Academy in Redu. It was an amazing experience that enhanced our professional knowledge broadening our horizon and allowed us to meet new Friends.



Delegation of PACMAN team with the italian astronaut Luca Parmitano (left), and his wishes (“To Matteo, a big “break a leg!”) for the development of the experiment.



PACMAN, Mars, Exomars, Dreams and Schiaparelli… These (and many more) were the main topics presented during a lesson held at Istituto Cavanis Possagno.
Thank you very much to Rotaract Asolo e Pedemontana del Grappa for the event! 


First ESA Conference Call: they ply us with information!

ESA Telecon
Development Plan & Updates


Meeting to discuss PACMAN development plan: new ideas about the  launch systems, data-capture improvements, hardware, electronic boards & preliminary test about magnetic field… ok, we’re all set!


Today we had a productive meeting concerning the control/navigation requirements of PACMAN. We discussed how to develop the control system and what is the best hardware to use!

Navigation & Control meeting


Official kickoff meeting!
The whole team has officially presented the preliminary design of PACMAN subsystems to some professors and students, the development plan and the first internal milestones. 


Breaking News!

The whole PACMAN Team is really proud to announce that PACMAN Experiment has been selected by ESA Selection Board to participate to the next Fly Your Thesis! 2017 campaign.
We are enthusiastic for the achievement and grateful for the chance we have, ready for this new challenge!


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