Sentinel Ambassador returns to university
21 May 2018
As part of ESA's Sentinel Ambassadors initiative, Ramón Torres, the Sentinel-1 project manager, returned to his old university, the Technical University of Madrid in Spain, to talk to students about his professional path into the space industry and to offer insight into ESA and Europe's Copernicus programme.
The guest lecture is one in series where ESA project managers working on Earth observation missions hope to inspire students to join the new era of space.
Since each ambassador's former university effectively laid the groundwork for their subsequent careers at ESA, returning to their alma maters provides students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about how a career in the space sector can be realised.
As well as talking about personal experience, the lectures also focus on the Sentinel satellite missions and Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus programme, as well as the Copernicus Masters competition and Space App Camps.