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TU PhD student Otfrid G. Liepack will present NASA's Mars and Saturn missions on June 1, 2005

Otfrid G. Liepack is a NASA engineer and is currently doing his doctorate at the TU Chemnitz. Photo: private

On June 1, 2005, Otfrid G. Liepack, the responsible system engineer for interplanetary missions from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a public lecture at Chemnitz University of Technology. From 9.30 a.m. he will speak in the university section Erfenschlager Straße 73, Building A, Room 111 on the subject of "Unmanned Planetary Missions". All interested parties are cordially invited to the event. Admission is free.

In his lecture, Otfrid G. Liepack presents two rover missions to Mars and explains in particular the systems engineering method, which was used to develop and review new technologies and management structures over a period of around three years. He will also report on the Cassini probe, which reached Saturn after seven years of flight and was successfully deployed. The titanium probe is expected to make an important contribution to research into the Saturn system until 2008. The speaker will describe the flight and the spacecraft of the probe and also present the latest results of this international mission.

NASA engineer Otfrid G. Liepack from the NASA Laboratory for Jet Drives has a special relationship with Chemnitz University of Technology. Here he is currently doing his doctorate at the Professorship of Factory Planning and Factory Operation and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Egon Müller looks after.

additional Information grants Prof. Dr. Egon Müller, Professorship of Factory Planning and Factory Operation at Chemnitz University of Technology, phone (03 71) 5 31 - 52 09, email [email protected]

Alexander Friebel

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