Mario holds three degrees in Electrical Engineering: the Laurea degree from the Politecnico di Milano
, Milan, Italy,
the Master and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester
, Rochester, New York, USA.
Dr. Mario Merri is the Head of the Mission Data Systems Division at the Ground System Engineering Department of the European Space Agency, ESA.
Since 1989, he has been with the ESA
at the European Space Operations Centre
Germany where he is responsible for the design, development, deployment, operation and maintenance of mission
data systems for most ESA missions, this includes Mission Control Systems, Mission Planning Systems and Spacecraft Simulators. He is also responsible for Service Data Centres for the European Space
Situational Awareness (SSA) Preparatory Programme.