René Pischel

René Pischel was born in 1959 in Halle/Saale, Germany and grew up in Berlin. He studied mathematics in Kharkov, now Ukraine (former USSR), specialising in mathematical physics. At the Institute of Space Research in Berlin he received his PhD in the field of image processing.
Since 1992 René Pischel was affiliated with the German Space Agency (DLR) Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration in Berlin, from 1994 as a Section Head. His professional career was closely tied to Mars exploration and in particular to the German High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) which was developed for the Russian Mars 96 mission and was flown later on the Mars Express mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). For this planetary mission he was seconded by DLR to ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk with the responsibility of supporting the coordination between all instrument science payload teams and the ESA project science team.
René Pischel joined ESA in 2007 and became Programme Activities Coordinator in the ESA Moscow Office in August 2007. Since 2009 he has been representing ESA in Russia in his position as Head of the ESA Permanent Mission in the Russian Federation.

Reports:

Plenary Session «Developing Satellite Navigation Systems. New Business Models, Navigation and Digital Technologies in the Logistics of People and Things. National Technology Initiative»
«Welcome Address»