Researcher at Uvigo AerospaceTech
Prof. Dr. Fernando Aguado (MSc 1992, PhD 1996) is currently Associate Professor (Full Professor accredited since October 2016) at Signal Theory and Communication Department at Vigo University and since April 2016 is also the CTO and responsible for Space Projects of the recently established Galician Aerospace Centre. Prof. Aguado’s main areas of interest are System Engineering for small satellites, Space communication, and small satellite constellations.
As head of the Space Activities, Prof. Aguado has coordinated: The Xatcobeo CubeSat, the first ever Galician satellite and Spanish Cubesat, developed in collaboration with INTA, and launched on February 2012 the HUMSAT Project and HumSat–D CubeSat (launched in November 2013), which was selected by the Space office of the United Nations to be the core of the BSTI and the Sector B of the Brazilian Satellite SERPENS, launched in September 2015 and second HUMSAT satellite.
Prof. Aguado was also the PI of the concept of operation of Dustcube, selected by the ESA within the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) and the LUME satellite to be developed within the FIRE-RS project financed by the European Union SUDOE-Interreg Programme.
He is currently responsible at the University of Vigo for the project (WiPTherm) within the H2020-FETOPEN programme.