Ian Luca Benecken

Flight Controller (DS) PR + Outreach

Ian is in his 2nd semester of studying aerospace engineering at the FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences. Before he started his studies he did an apprenticeship as an aircraft maintenance mechanic and an internship at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) with the ISS Eurocom flight controller.

He joined the COMPASS team to increase and expand his knowledge in satellite and spacecraft operations in a practical project. He thinks that becoming a flight controller for a small cubesat like COMPASS 2 is a logical next step to fulfilling his dream to one day become a real ISS flight controller himself. He is also looking to intensify his skills in working in a group under pressure and communicating effectively in such an environment.

Email: Ian.Benecken(at)alumni.fh-aachen.de