About Antoine Charpentier
Antoine Charpentier is a spacecraft operation engineer and Atos consultant with a background in space ground segment and flight dynamics. He was involved in several space programs, like Rosetta, for which he developed the monitoring tools of the Science Operation and Navigation Center, and participated in Philae's comet landing, as well as the research campaign of the lander. Antoine is currently working on Curiosity, the latest NASA's Martian rover, and Microscope, a CNES satellite testing the principle of equivalence (a pillar of the theory of general relativity).
Articles posted by Antoine Charpentier
Going Out with a Bang: The Final Days of the Rosetta Space Mission
Lasting 12 years, six months and 28 days, the Rosetta Space Mission didn’t just provide a detailed study of the Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet, it also pushed the boundaries of space exploration as we know it. Rosetta was a mission of firsts: the first spacecraft to orbit a comet nucleus, the first…