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David Gomez Otero

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David Gomez Otero is the head of the space segment section inside the directorate of Connectivity and Secure Communications (CSC) of the European Space Agency (ESA). David has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and space systems and has contributed to the design and development of a hand-full of space missions (e.g. GAIA, GALILEO, METEOSAT, QUANTUM) across different roles in industry and public institutions.  In his current role, David supports a wide range of on-board technology and product developments related to telecommunications satellite systems and services, as well as the initiation of new telecommunication concepts and missions.

Over the past years, David has been leading the technical preparatory work for ESA’s Moonlight initiative, an ambitious project to bring telecommunications and navigation capabilities on the moon, which will support future lunar settlements and maybe become a steppingstone towards human deep space exploration.

David holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC).