Operation Training & Simulation Unit (TSU)
Argotec has a long and recognized history in various aerospace industry areas, including training and mission operations for the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as other industries or European agencies. Its certified instructors train the astronauts at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne and they also instruct the ground crew (the so-called flight controllers) in regards to voice protocol, ISS operations, control centres on Earth and flight rules.
Argotec aims to create new service opportunities within the space business, but also to develop many training and educational activities outside this area. Furthermore, the company provides strong expertise in systems engineering, for example designing and implementing various ground segment facilities for several operations centres and agencies.
The company provides engineering expertise in:
Argotec provides training solutions for technical training and academic learning environments. Our training skills and training techniques were acquired in several years of experience from space and defence business.
We assist our clients in selecting, developing and implementing the most effective training solutions. Argotec is able to provide expert instructors certified by NASA and ESA. We bring together traditional as well as technology based training approaches to construct blended solutions that make possible individual evolvement and contribute to overall performance. Argotec has extensive experience in space business, namely in managing simulations used to train International Space Station (ISS) controllers.
We have also developed training programs for the European Astronaut Centre (EAC). Our training methods encompass Formal/Informal Lectures , Demonstration Performances and On-Job Training Support & Evaluation.
Argotec capability covers the entire training and simulations spectrum:
- Requirements Analysis
- Definition and development of training solutions
- Project definition and scheduling
- Course delivery to Flight Controllers as well as to Astronauts
- Concept definition and implementation of Simulation
- Students evaluation and Flight Controllers Certifications
The services provided by Argotec to support operations cover:
- Ground and Flight Operations processes definition
- Operations concept definition
- Real-Time Console Operations execution
- Ground and Flight Procedures development and validation
Argotec has extensive experience and expertise in control center operations for manned space missions. Our personnel have supported a wide range of human spaceflight missions, some of them: Marco Polo Mission, Odissea Mission, Cervantes Mission, Delta Mission, Eneide Mission and Astrolab long duration Mission.
Argotec engineers built up the experience while designing and implementing various ground segment facilities for several operations centres and agencies.
Currently our services cover the following areas:
- System requirements definition
- Ground Segment :
- systems definition for flight control
- systems procurements and management
- systems deployment and configuration
More specifically, our competence consists in designing, developing, deploying, and managing following systems:
- IT infrastructure
- Data, Telemetry, Command and Control
- Data Archiving
Additionally our expertise can be provided in integration, customization, and configuration of the above mentioned systems. Our engineers, in various occasions, have been providing support to the International Space Station (ISS) through ground segment Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV), as well as systems operations validation.
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We are so proud to announce that Argotec has been selected to receive the “2017 Innovation in Technology Development and Demonstration Award” for the ARTE project. On July 20th, our Managing Director David Avino accepted the award at the “ISS Research and Development Conference” in Washington DC organized by the American Astronautical Society. Argotec has been […]
Quanta tecnologia italiana nello spazio. On July the 1st David Avino, Argotec managing Director, took part in “A spasso nello spazio” a Focus event organized during the Bari leg of the Panorama d’Italia Tour.
We are so proud to announce that Argotec will be one of the speakers in the first Campus Party Milan edition! Surrounded by a number of companies, universities and communities, Argotec will describe to an audience of talented people the challenge laying behind the design and the assembly of a nanosatellite for deep space. Our […]
Oggi Argotec ha avuto il piacere di ospitare nella sua sede di Torino l’astronauta italiano Paolo Nespoli. In vista della missione VITA, che nei prossimi mesi lo porterà per la terza volta nello spazio, l’astronauta Paolo Nespoli ha visitato i laboratori aziendali e si è confrontato con il team di ingegneri che ha ideato e […]
ArgoMoon, the nanosatellite designed by Argotec, has been selected by RDS Tecnologia as one of the key players of 2016 in the technology field.
On November the 23rd and the 24th Anna Frosi, ARTE System Engineer, explained ARTE project to Paolo Nespoli during the presentation of the VITA Expedition at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana in Rome.
On November the 16th David Avino, our Managing Director, took part in “Technology and Food Innovation: a Shared Transatlantic Challenge“, a conference organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington.
On October the 22nd David Avino, our Managing Director, has been invited at “Panorama d’Italia” in Milano to speak about space, innovation and astronauts training. L’astronauta che andrà su Marte è già nato
On July the 22nd David Avino, our Managing Director, took part to closing ceremony of the Agrogeneration, an event organized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forestry Policies, in Catania. Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali (22.07.2016)
On July the 8th Cinecittà World has inaugurated a new scientific attraction called “SpaceExpress”. SpaceExpress has been realized in partnership with ESA, ASI, Argotec, AVIO and Thales Alenia Space. Agenzia DIRE (08.07.2016)
On May the 30th Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, has visited our offices in Turin. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (30.05.2016)