Thomas Giannakakis is an aerospace engineer working for Hellas Sat’s Flight Dynamics Department since 2007. He is responsible for the orbital stationkeeping of the Hellas Sat II geostationary satellite, ensuring the satellite is always in the proper position to provide services to its customers. Thomas holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University. During his studies Thomas received the A. Onassis Foundation scholarship, and in 2006 he was awarded a Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) position at ESA to work on the Galileo navigation system. In the past he has worked for AleniaAeronautica as a Flight Mechanics engineer.
Hellas Sat is the first Greek & Cypriot, privately held, company to operate and utilize a commercial geostationary satellite. After more than a decade of in orbit operations, and all the gained experience from operating Hellas Sat II, the company is undergoing a major expansion with the purchase of 2 new satellites carrying cutting edge technology equipment. This presentation will include information on the next generation of satellites coming ahead, the ground equipment necessary to safely fly these spacecrafts, the services offered and an overview of the technologies orbiting the earth inside Hellas Sat’s satellites.