By Ian Grosner
Bruno Sarli is a PhD Aerospace Engineer with 13 years of experience, most recently focused on space flight dynamics for the past seven years. After graduating in Aeronautics in Brazil and Space Engineering in Europe, he moved to Japan where he obtained a PhD in Engineering while working for ISAS/JAXA as a researcher. In 2016, Bruno joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where he focused on mission design and planetary defense. Bruno worked in mission design and system analysis for four Japanese missions, NASA DART and MAVEN missions, and the Mars Sample Return (MSR) Campaign.
He served as the lead flight dynamics engineer for the Venus Flagship Mission, Geochronology mission, and Venus Equatorial Merged Concept, as well as provided flight dynamics support for the Lunar Geophysical Network, Centaur Orbiter and Lander planetary decadal studies.
The conversation, among other topics, was about how to pursue a successful international career: the importance of learning new languages, living with different cultures and having a well-built network of contacts. lso a topic of conversation was the Capture, Containment and Return System (CCRS) for NASA Mars Sample Return mission. Bruno explained how the mission is unique in many ways and how it will impact all future missions to the red planet.
This Space Café Brazil, held on 7th December 2022, was hosted by Ian Grosner, correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global in Brazil. SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.
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