Paolo Martino graduated in Space Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and is working for the European Space Agency since 2010. He supported the procurement of major innovative European satellites in all application domains, from Earth Observation to Telecommunication, Navigation and Science.
He is currently managing a number of Small Satellite missions and In-Orbit-Demonstration projects developed within the ESA GSTP Technology programme.
Working on ESA Asteroid Missions since 2012 he is now the Spacecraft Manager of the Hera Planetary Defense mission, whose objective is to validate an asteroid deflection technique with NASA, thus leading
the design and technology developments of the spacecraft, and making sure that it’s ready for launch in 2024 to help defend our planet!