Team Aster

Team Aster

Team ASTER is composed of 16 students of the Luleå University of Technology, studying at the space campus in Kiruna in the North of Sweden.

The team members are students of three different programs.
These three programs are the Spacecraft Design Master, the Joint Degree Space Science and Technology and the Master Program in Civil Engineering.

Team Members

Team Leader

Ric Dengel

Ric is the student team leader. Thus, he is responsible for the top level management and priorities of team ASTER as well as supervising the outreach team. Furthermore, he is the Systems Engineer for the ADCS being responsible for the development of this subsystem.

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Space Science and Technology at LTU. Previously Ric completed his B.Sc. in Aerospace Computer Science.

Project Controler

Diane Delley

Diane is the Project Controller and thus she has the overview of every team member’s individual tasks and current status. Therefore, she is responsible for the detailed schedule and management of the team. Furthermore, she responsible for managing the teams outreach program and the team website.

Currently she is pursuing a M.Sc. in Space Science and Technology at LTU. Previously Diane completed her B.Sc. in Physics.

Lead Engineer

Björn Dierks

Björn is the Lead Engineer and thus, responsible for the overall design. This includes technical schedule, final technical decisions, subsystem interfacing and the organisation of the work environment. Furthermore, he is part of the electrical engineering team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystem On Board Data Handling (OBDH).

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Björn completed his B.Eng. in Mechatronics.

Mechanical Department

Jonathan Lange

Jonathan is the leader of the mechanical design team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystems ADCS and Structure.

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Jonathan completed his B.Sc. in General Engineering Science.

Elena Fernández Bravo

Elena is part of the mechanical design team. Within the team, she is mainly working on the subsystem RMU.

Currently she is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Elena completed her B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering.

Cornelis Peter Hiemstra

Cornelis is part of the mechanical design team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystem ADCS.

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Cornelis completed his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

Flavia Pérez Cámara

Flavia is part of the mechanical design team. Within the team, she is mainly working on the subsystem Recovery. Furthermore, she is in charge of the academic outreach program.

Currently she is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Flavia completed her Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering.

Andreas Wolnievik

Andreas is part of the mechanical design team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the thermal design and analysis.

Currently he is pursuing a Bachelor/Master program in Space
Engineering with specialisation in Space and Atmospheric Physics at LTU.

Electrical Department

Paloma Maestro Redondo

Paloma is the leader of the electrical engineering team. Within the team, she is mainly working on the subsystem ADCS. Furthermore, she responsible for the social media platforms for public outreach.

Currently she is pursuing a M.Sc. in Space Science and Technology at LTU. Previously Paloma completed her Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering.

Miguel Llamas Lanza

Miguel is part of the electrical engineering team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystems Electrical Power System and Recovery.

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Space Science and Technology at LTU. Previously Miguel completed his Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering.

Erik Lindström

Erik is part of the electrical engineering team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystem Recovery. Furthermore, he is responsible for the general public outreach program.

Currently he is pursuing a Master program in Space Engineering at LTU.

Software Department

Anne Hartmann

Anne is the leader of the software team. Within the team, she is mainly working on the subsystems Recovery and the simulations for ADCS.

Currently she is pursuing a M.Sc. in Space Science and Technology at LTU. Previously Anne completed her B.Sc. in Physics.

Noel Janes

Noel is part of the software team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the software and electronics for the subsystem Communication including the ground station. Furthermore, he is in charge of the teams public outreach identity.

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Noel completed his B.Sc. Physics with Astrophysics.

Tõnis Peeter Kull

Tõnis is part of the software team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystem On board Data Handling and general concept of Payload.

Currently he is pursuing a M.Sc. in Spacecraft Design at LTU. Previously Tõnis completed his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering.

Henning Isberg

Henning is part of the software team. Within the team, he is mainly working on the subsystem ADCS.

Currently he is pursuing a Master program in Space Engineering at LTU.