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Aerospace engineer and planetary scientist working for the European Space Agency, specialized in solar system missions. Now focusing on Mars exploration as manager of the Mars Express mission science ground segment, in coordination with ExoMars and other international projects. 15 years experience working for the European Space Agency, with more than 100 contributions to scientific journals and conferences. Interdisciplinary background in space science and engineering, coordinating international teams for mission operations, data processing and scientific research. Since 2017, coordinator of the Spanish Planetary Science and Solar System Exploration Community, supporting and promoting the collaboration between research and technology institutions and industries in Spain. PhD in Space Science and Technology, a Masters Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and participated in several international education programs (Brazil, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, etc).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Alejandro Cardesin-Moinelo

Citation names

  • Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro
  • Cardesin, A.
  • Moinelo, A. C.
  • Cardesin-Moinelo, A.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
C817-DB5C-F64F
ORCID iD
0000-0001-8932-9694
Google Scholar ID
zlB3YkUAAAAJ
Scopus Author Id
23027072600

Telephones

Telephone
  • (+34) 918131454 (Professional)

Addresses

  • European Space Astronomy Centre, Camino bajo del Castillo s/n, 28692, Villafranca del Castillo, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain (Professional)

Websites

  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alejandro_Cardesin-Moinelo2 (Scholar)
  • https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/personal-profiles/alejandro-cardesin (Professional)
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/acardesin (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Physical Sciences - Astronomy
  • Engineering and Technology - Mechanical Engineering - Aerospace Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Spanish; Castilian (Mother tongue)
Galician (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Italian Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
French Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Portuguese Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2007/01/01 - 2010/04/16
Concluded
PhD in Space Science and Technology (Doctor)
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
"Study and Implementation of the End-to-End Data Pipeline for the Virtis Imaging Spectrometer Onbaord Venus Express: "From Science Operations Planning to Data Archiving and Higher Lever Processing"" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1998 - 2006
Concluded
Telecommunications Engineering (Master)
Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Affiliation

Science

2018 - Current Visiting Researcher (Research)
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Portugal
2008 - Current Science and Technology Management
European Space Astronomy Centre, Spain
2008 - Current Visiting Researcher (Research)
Istituto nazionale di astrofisica, Italy
2007 - 2010 Researcher (Research)
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
2006 - 2008 Science and Technology Management
Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Italy
2005/02 - 2006/04 Science and Technology Management
European Space Research and Technology Centre, Netherlands
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2015 - 2018/02 UPWARDS-Understanding Planet Mars With Advanced Remote-sensing Datasets and Synergistic Studies
H2020-UPWARDS-633127
H2020-UPWARDS-633127
Science and Technology Management Fellow
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain
European Research Council

Contract

Designation Funders
2016 - Current Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera Scientific Research
ESA/PO/4000118461/16/ES/JD
Supervisor
European Space Agency, France

Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
European Space Agency
2013 - Current ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter Science Ground Segment
ExoMars
ESA/SCO-09-34-01
ESA/ExoMars2016/TGO/SGS
Science and Technology Management Fellow
European Space Agency, France
European Space Agency
2008 - Current Venus Express VIRTIS - Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer
VIRTIS VENUS-EXPRESS
Researcher
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
2008 - Current Mars Express Science Ground Segment
ESA/SCO-09-34-01
ESA RT 4962-074 (SOO)
MEX
Supervisor
European Space Agency
2011 - 2016 Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer Mission
JUICE
Technical development
European Space Agency, France
European Space Agency
2011 - 2015/06/30 Solar System Science Operations Laboratory (SOLab)
ESA/PO/5001005527
ESA/PO/5001008790
Supervisor
European Space Agency, France

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales SA, Spain
European Space Agency
2005 - 2006/04 Rosetta International Mission
SOP-RSSD-SoW-008
Technical development
European Space Agency, France

European Space Research and Technology Centre, Netherlands
European Space Agency

Universidade de Vigo
Outputs

Publications

Conference abstract
  1. Marín-Yaseli de la Parra, Julia; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Merritt, Donald; Breitfellner, Michel; Castillo Fraile, Manuel; Grotheer, Emmanuel; Sitjà, Marc Costa í.; et al. "Challenges for the New Science Campaigns in Mars Express future Mission Extensions". 2020.
  2. Ravanis, Eleni; Hernández-Bernal, Jorge; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Wood, Simon; et al. "From engineering to science: Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera's first science data release". 2020.
  3. Machado, Pedro; Valido, Hermano; Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Gilli, Gabriella. "Mars Atmospheric Wind Map Along the 2018 Global Dust Storm". 2020.
  4. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Tom; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; González-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express science highlights and future plans". 2020.
  5. Voelker, Martin; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Martin, Patrick. "The Melting Mountains of Mars? - Mud Flows in a Montane Environment, Terra Sirenum". 2020.
  6. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Piccioni, Giuseppe; Migliorini, Alessandra; Grassi, Davide; Cottini, Valeria; Titov, Dmitri; Politi, Romolo; Nuccilli, Fabrizio; Drossart, Pierre. "Venus nightside atmosphere maps: cloud opacity, particle size and cloud top temperature seen by VIRTIS/Venus Express". 2020.
  7. Sanchez-Lavega, Agustin; Garcia-Morales, Josu; Hernandez-Bernal, Jorge; delRio-Gaztelurrutia, Tersa; Hueso, Ricardo; Ravanis, Eleni; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; et al. "Patterns in textured dust storms in Mars North Pole". 2020.
  8. Hernandez Bernal, Jorge; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; Del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Ravanis, Eleni; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Wood, Simon; Titov, Dima. "A long term study of twilight clouds on Mars based on Mars Express VMC images". 2020.
  9. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Thomas; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; Gonzaìlez-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express Science Highlights and Future Plans". 2020.
  10. Hernandez Bernal, Jorge; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Ordóñez-Etxeberria, Iñaki; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Ravanis, Eleni; et al. "Dynamics of the extremely elongated cloud on Mars Arsia Mons volcano". 2020.
  11. del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; Hernández-Bernal, Jorge; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Ravanis, Eleni; Martin, Patrick; Wood, Simon; Titov, Dmitri. "Dynamical phenomena in the atmosphere of Mars imaged with the Visual Monitoring Camera onboard Mars Express". 2020.
  12. Ravanis, Eleni; Hernández-Bernal, Jorge; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Wood, Simon; et al. "The Webcam around Mars: Supporting Science with the Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera". 2020.
  13. Grotheer, Emmanuel; Manaud, Nicolas. "New search capabilities based on observational geometry for Mars Express data in the ESA's Planetary Science Archive". 2020.
  14. Voelker, M.; Hauber, E.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Martin, P.. "Talus Deposits on Mars - Proxies for Lithological Properties?". 2020.
  15. Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; López-Valverde, M. A.; Titov, D.; Svedhem, H.; Mars Express Center; ExoMars 2016 Science Operations Centre. "Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter: Mission Status and Recent Scientific Highlights". 2019.
  16. Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Piccioni, G.; Migliorini2, A.; Virtis-Vex Team. "Venus Nightside Atmosphere Mapped in the Infrared Atmospheric Windows and Thermal Emission as Seen by Virtis on Venus Express". 2019.
  17. Voelker, Martin; Hauber, Ernst; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Martin, Patrick. "Quantifying the Latitudinal Distribution of Landforms on Mars' Southern Hemisphere, Terra Sirenum". 2019.
  18. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Thomas; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; González-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express science highlights and future plans". 2019.
  19. Sanchez-Lavega, Agustin; Hernandez-Bernal, Jorge; del Rio-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Titov, Dmitri; Wood, Simon; Delcroix, Marc. "The onset and expansion of the 2018 Martian Global Dust Storm from ground-based and VMC/MEx imaging". 2019.
  20. Ravanis, Eleni M.; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Hernandez-Bernal, Jorge; Almeida, Miguel; Wood, Simon; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; Titov, Dima; et al. "Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera: New Operations and Data Processing for more Science". 2019.
  21. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Geiger, Bernhard; Lacombe, Gaetan; Ristic, Bojan; Costa Sitjà, Marc; Titov, Dmitri; Svedhem, Häkan; et al. "One year of combined observations of Mars' Atmosphere by ESA's Mars Express and Trace Gas Orbiter". 2019.
  22. Hernández-Bernal, Jorge; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; Del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Ravanis, Eleni M.; Titov, Dmitri; et al. "Dynamics of the extremely elongated cloud on Mars Arsia Mons volcano". 2019.
  23. Marín-Yaseli de la Parra, Julia; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Merritt, Donald; del Castillo, Manuel; Breitfellner, Michel; Sitjà, Marc Costa i.; Grotheer, Emmanuel; et al. "Mars Express Science Ground Segment evolution along 15 years of mission, new challenges and future perspectives.". 2019.
  24. Grotheer, Emmanuel. "New MEX-MARSIS Subsurface and AIS data released in the ESA's Planetary Science Archive". 2019.
  25. Hernández-Bernal, Jorge; Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; Del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesín-Moinelo, Alejandro; Ravanis, Eleni M.; Titov, Dmitri; Wood, Simon; Dias Almeida, Miguel. "The 2018 Martian Global-Scale Dust Storm over the South Pole studied with VMC onboard Mars Express". 2019.
  26. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Thomas; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; González-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express science highlights and future plans". 2019.
  27. Voelker, M.; Orgel, C.; Ramsdale, J. D.; Séjourné, A.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Martin, P.. "Quantifying the Latitudinal Distribution of Landforms on Mars' Southern Hemisphere, Noachis Terra - Preliminary Results". 2019.
  28. Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Hernandez-Bernal, J.; del Rio-Gaztelurrutia, T.; Hueso, R.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Titov, D. V.; Wood, S.; Dia-Almeida, M.; de Burgos-Sierra, A.. "The 2018 Martian Global Dust Storm Over the South Pole Studied with VMC Onboard Mars Express". 2018.
  29. Del Rio Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hernandez-Bernal, Jorge; Sanchez-Lavega, Agustin; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; de Burgos-Sierra, Abel; Titov, Dmitri; Wood, Simon; Dias Almeida, Miguel. "Clouds in the night side of Mars: an analysis using Mars Express VMC". 2018.
  30. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Thomas; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; González-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express: 15 years of hard work and discoveries". 2018.
  31. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Geiger, Bernhard; Costa Sitja, Marc; Titov, Dmitri; Svedhem, Hakan; Breitfellner, Michel; Castillo, Manuel; et al. "Coordinated Science Opportunities around Mars: Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter". 2018.
  32. Marín-Yaseli de la Parra, Julia; Cardesín, Alejandro; Merritt, Donald; Castillo, Manuel; Breitfellner, Michel; Sitjà, Marc Costa i.; Grotheer, Emmanuel; Martin, Patrick; Titov, Dimitri. "Mars Express Science Ground segment evolution along 15 years of mission, new challenges and future perspectives". 2018.
  33. Muñiz, Carlos; Cardesin, Alejandro; Marin-Yaseli de la Parra, Julia; Sitjà, Marc Costa i.; Merritt, Donald; Castillo, Manuel; Breitfellner, Michel; et al. "Mars Express going Gyroless - Impact on science operations systems". 2018.
  34. Hernandez Bernal, Jorge; Sánchez Lavega, Agustín; del Río Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesín Moinelo, Alejandro; de Burgos Sierra, Abel; Titov, Dmitri; Wood, Simon; Dias Almeida, Miguel. "Clouds in the night side of Mars: an analysis using Mars Express VMC". 2018.
  35. Marín-Yaseli de la Parra, J.; Martin, P.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Merritt, D.; Breitfellner, M.; Castillo, M.. "Mars Express Science Ground Segment overview: A study about the mission's evolution, new challenges and future perspectives". 2017.
  36. Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Garro, A.; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T.; Hueso, R.; Ordoñez-Etxeberria, I.; Chen, H. Chen; Cardesin-Moinelo, A.; et al. "A singular double baroclinic vortex on Mars". 2017.
  37. Geiger, B.; Ashman, M.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Frew, D.; García Beteta, J.; Muñoz Fernández, M.. "Long Term Science Planning for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter". 2017.
  38. Titov, D.; Bibring, J. P.; Cardesin, A.; Duxbury, T.; Forget, F.; Giuranna, M.; González-Galindo, F.; et al. "Mars Express science highlights and future plans". 2017.
  39. Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Vallat, Claire; Altobelli, Nicolas; Frew, David; Llorente, Rosario; Costa, Marc; Almeida, Miguel; Witasse, Olivier. "Early development of Science Opportunity Analysis tools for the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission". 2016.
  40. Altobelli, Nicolas; Cardesin, Alejandro; Costa, Marc; Frew, David; Lorente, Rosario; Vallat, Claire; Witasse, Olivier; Christian, Erd. "The Science Operations of the ESA JUICE mission". 2016.
  41. Sanchez-Lavega, Agustin; Chen, Hao Chen; Ordoñez-Etxeberria, Iñaki; Hueso, Ricardo; Cardesin, Alejandro; Titov, Dima; Wood, Simon. "Limb clouds and dust on Mars from VMC-Mars Express images". 2016.
  42. Cardesin Moinelo, A.; Frew, D.; Metcalfe, L.; Martin, P.; Manaud, N.; Villacorta, A.; Brumfitt, J.; Witasse, O.. "Design of a Science Operations Centre for the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter Mission". 2014.
  43. Cardesin Moinelo, A.; Sitjà, M. Costa i.; Altobelli, N.; Almeida, M.. "Science Operations Support Activities for the Definition Phase of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)". 2014.
  44. Cardesín Moinelo, A.; García Muñoz, A.; Piccioni, G.. "Lightning on Venus? Searching for optical evidence with VIRTIS on Venus Express". 2013.
  45. García Muñoz, A.; Cardesin Moinelo, A.; Piccioni, G.. "A full Earth orbit as viewed from Venus". 2013.
  46. Witasse, O. G.; Cardesin-Moinelo, A.; Jakosky, B. M.; Grebowsky, J. M.; Lillis, R. J.; Opgenoorth, H. J.. "Plans for coordinated measurements around Mars with the Mars Express and MAVEN spacecraft". 2012.
  47. Tréguier, E.; Schmidt, F.; Schmidt, A.; Moussaoui, S.; Dobigeon, N.; Erard, S.; Cardesín, A.; Pinet, P.; Martin, P.. "Investigating Martian and Venusian hyperspectral datasets through Positive Source Separation". 2010.
  48. Migliorini, A.; Grassi, D.; Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Cardesin-Moinelo, A.; Virtis-Venus Express Team. "Thermal Structure in the Venusian Atmosphere: Results after More than Two Years in Orbit of Venus-Express Mission". 2009.
  49. Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Piccioni, G.; Migliorini, A.; Drossart, P.. "Global Mapping of Venus' Atmosphere Using Accumulated Projections of Virtis Venus Express Observations". 2008.
  50. Wirth, Kristin R.; Cardesin, A.; Barthelemy, M.; Diaz del Rio, J.; Zender, J.; Arviset, C.. "Rosetta Planetary Science Archive (PSA) Status". 2006.
Conference paper
  1. Hernández-Bernal, J.; Sánchez-Lavega, A.; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T.; Ravanis, E.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Connour, K.; Tirsch, D.; et al. "Dynamics of the extremely elongated cloud on Mars Arsia Mons volcano". 2020.
  2. Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Piccioni, G.; Migliorini, A.; Grassi, D.; Cottini, V.; Titov, D.; Politi, R.; Nuccilli, F.; Drossart, P.. "Venus atmospheric cloud opacity, particle size and cloud top temperature mapped in the nightside with VIRTIS Venus Express". 2020.
  3. Cardesin-Moinelo, A.; Titov, D.; Svedhem, H.. "Recent Scientific Highlights from Mars: Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter". 2019.
  4. Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; López-Valverde, M. A.; Mars Express Centre; ExoMars Science Operations Centre. "From Mars Express to ExoMars: Two missions working together around Mars". 2019.
  5. Geiger, Bernhard; Muñoz, Claudio; Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Frew, David; Aberasturi Vega, Miriam; Ashman, Mike; Garcia Beteta, Juan Jose; et al. "Long Term Planning for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Mission: Opportunity Analysis and Observation Scheduling". 2018.
    10.2514/6.2018-2608
  6. Ashman, Mike; Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Frew, David; Garcia Beteta, Juan Jose; Geiger, Bernhard; Metcalfe, Leo; Muñoz, Michela; Nespoli, Federico. "Science Planning Implementation and Challenges for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter". 2018.
    10.2514/6.2018-2580
  7. Merritt, Donald R.; Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Marin Yaseli de la Parra, Julia; Breitfellner, Michel; Blake, Rick; Castillo Fraile, Manuel; Grotheer, Emmanuel; Martin, Patrick; Titov, Dmitri. "Mars Express Science Operations During Deep Eclipse: An Example of Adapting Science Operations On Aging Spacecraft". 2018.
    10.2514/6.2018-2354
  8. Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Geiger, Bernhard; Costa, Marc; Breitfellner, Michel; Castillo, Manuel; Marin Yaseli de la Parra, Julia; Martin, Patrick; et al. "ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter and Mars Express Coordinated Science Operations Planning". 2018.
    10.2514/6.2018-2352
  9. Munoz Fernandez, Michela; Frew, David; Ashman, Michael; Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Garcia Beteta, Juan Jose; Geiger, Bernhard; Metcalfe, Leo; Nespoli, Federico; Muniz Solaz, Carlos. "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Instrument Modelling Approach to Streamline Science Operations". 2018.
    10.2514/6.2018-2351
  10. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Thomas; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; González-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express science highlights and future plans". 2018.
  11. Titov, D.; Bibring, J. -P.; Cardesin, A.; Duxbury, T.; Forget, F.; Giuranna, M.; González-Galindo, F.; et al. "Atmospheric Observations by Mars Express". 2018.
  12. Cala, A.; López-Valverde, M. A.; Grotheer, E.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Upwards Team. "A software pipeline for delivery of scientific results as PDS4". 2018.
  13. Sánchez-Lavega, A.; Garro, A.; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T.; Hueso, R.; OrdoñezEtxeberria, I.; Chen, H. Chen; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; et al. "Sanchez-Lavega_A". 2018.
  14. Cardesin-Moinelo, A.; Geiger, B.; Costa, M.; Titov, D.; Svedhem, H.. "Preliminary analysis of possible coordinated observations between Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter". 2018.
  15. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Mars Express Operations Centre; ExoMars Science Operations Centre. "Re-use of Science Operations Systems around Mars: from Mars Express to ExoMars". 2017.
  16. Titov, Dmitrij; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Thomas; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; González-Galindo, Francisco; et al. "Mars Express recent findings and future plans". 2017.
  17. Lorente, Rosario; Altobelli, Nicolas; Vallat, Claire; Munoz, Claudio; Andres, Rafael; Cardesin, Alejandro; Witasse, Olivier; Erd, Christian. "The ESA JUICE mission: the Science and the Science Operations". 2017.
  18. Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Sánchez-Lavega, A.; Almeida, M.; Titov, D.; Wood, S.; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T.; Chen Chen, H.; et al. "A "New" Scientific Camera around Mars, Getting Science with Visual Monitoring Camera onboard Mars Express". 2017.
  19. Titov, D.; Cardesin, A.; Martin, P.; Duxbury, T.; Forget, F.; Giuranna, M.; González-Galindo, F.; et al. "MARS EXPRESS: Mission Status, Recent Findings and future Plans". 2017.
  20. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro. "No lightning detection in Venus Atmosphere as seen from VIRTIS Venus Express Visible channel". 2016.
  21. Titov, Dmitri; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Cardesin, Alejandro; Duxbury, Tom; Forget, Francois; Giuranna, Marco; Holmstroem, Mats; et al. "Mars EXpress: status and recent findings". 2016.
  22. Abildgaard, Sofie; Cardesin, Alejandro; Garcia Múnoz, Antonio; Piccioni, Giuseppe. "A search for optical evidence for lightning on Venus with VIRTIS on Venus Express". 2015.
  23. Gondet, Brigitte; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Montmessin, Franck; Giuranna, Marco; Hoffmann, Harald; Cardesin, Alejandro. "The Mars Express limbs observations database". 2015.
  24. Costa, Marc; Altobelli, Nicolas; Almeida, Miguel; Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro. "The Solar System Science Operations Laboratory: A Planetary Science Lab Simulator supporting the JUpiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) science operations development". 2014.
    10.2514/6.2014-1912
  25. Nazarov, Vladimir; Heather, David; Frew, David; Eismont, Natan; Manaud, Nicolas; Ledkov, Anton; Nazirov, Ravil; et al. "Coordinated ground system for joint science operations for the ExoMars2016 TGO mission.". 2014.
  26. Sitjà, M.C.; Cardesín, A.; Altobelli, N.; Almeida, M.. "Solar system science operations tools supporting the definition phase of the Jupiter Icy moons explorer (JUICE)". 2014.
  27. Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Martin, Patrick. "Evolution of Science Operations after 10 years of the Mars Express Mission". 2013.
  28. Witasse, Olivier; Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro; Costa, Marc; Salah, Sophia ID; Jakosky, Bruce; Grebowsky, Joseph; Lillis, Rob; et al. "Plans for coordinated measurements with the Mars Express and MAVEN spacecraft". 2013.
  29. Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Sanchez Portal, Miguel. "INSA Virtual Labs: a new R+D framework for innovative space science and technology". 2012.
  30. Witasse, O.; Opgenoorth, H. J.; Andrews, D.; Lester, M.; Fraenz, M.; Morgan, D.; Withers, P.; et al. "Mars Express aeromomy and solar wind observation campaigns: Overview and selection of results". 2012.
  31. Almeida, M.; Costa, M.; Cardesín, A.; Altobelli, N.. "Solar System Operations Lab for constructing optimized science observations". 2012.
    10.2514/6.2012-1295153
  32. Sitja, M.C.; Cardesin, A.; Almeida, M.; Altobelli, N.. "Constructing optimized observations - The solar system science operations laboratory". 2012.
  33. Schulster, J.; Gondet, B.; Witasse, O.; Denis, M.; Griebel, H.; Ormston, T.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.. "Support to the CO2 Cloud Observations by Mars Express with the VMC Visual Monitoring Camera". 2011.
  34. Migliorini, A.; Grassi, D.; Piccioni, G.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Drossart, P.. "Investigation on the thermal structure of Venus mesosphere, as observed by VIRTIS, on board Venus Express mission". 2009.
  35. Cardesín Moinelo, Alejandro. "Calibration pipeline of VIRTIS-M onboard Venus Express". 2009.
    10.1109/WHISPERS.2009.5289087
  36. Migliorini, A.; Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Virtis-Venus Express Team. "Hydroxyl nightglow on Venus observed by VIRTIS on Venus-Express". 2009.
  37. Migliorini, A.; Grassi, D.; Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Cardesin-Moinelo, A.; Virtis-Vex Team. "Thermal Structure in the Venusian Atmosphere: Diurnal and Annual Variations". 2009.
  38. Migliorini, Alessandra; Zasova, Ludmila; Piccioni, Giuseppe; Drossart, Pierre; Cardesín Moinelo, Alejandro. "Variability and local distribution of oxygen airglow on Venus". 2008.
  39. Politi, Romolo; Piccioni, Giuseppe; Drossart, Pierre; Cardesín Moinelo, Alejandro; Khatuntsev, Igor. "Study of the Venus Southern polar vortex as seen by VIRTIS on Venus Express". 2008.
  40. Wirth, Kristin; Dhiri, Viney; Koschny, Detlef; Diaz del Rio, Jorge; Zender, Joe; Schwehm, Gerhard; Solaz, Ruben; Cardesin, Alejandro. "Rosetta Planning Concept for Pre-Comet Scenarios Illustrated with Deep Impact Observations". 2006.
    10.2514/6.2006-5887
Journal article
  1. J. Hernández-Bernal; A. Sánchez-Lavega; T. del. Río-Gaztelurrutia; E. Ravanis; A. Cardesín-Moinelo; K. Connour; D. Tirsch; et al. "An Extremely Elongated Cloud over Arsia Mons Volcano on Mars: I. Life Cycle". Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (2020): https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JE006517.
    10.1029/2020JE006517
  2. Voelker, M.; Hauber, E.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Martin, P.. "Quantifying the latitudinal distribution of climate-related landforms on Mars' southern hemisphere". Icarus (2020):
    10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113806
  3. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro. "Global maps of Venus nightside mean infrared thermal emissions obtained by VIRTIS on Venus Express". Icarus (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113683.
    10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113683
  4. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro. "First year of coordinated science observations by Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter". Icarus (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113707.
    10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113707
  5. Sánchez-Cano, Beatriz; Lester, Mark; Witasse, Olivier; Morgan, David D.; Opgenoorth, Hermann; Andrews, David J.; Blelly, Pierre-Louis; et al. "Mars' Ionospheric Interaction With Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring's Coma at Their Closest Approach as Seen by Mars Express". Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) (2020):
    10.1029/2019JA027344
  6. J. Hernández-Bernal; A. Sánchez-Lavega; T. Río-Gaztelurrutia; R. Hueso; A. Cardesín-Moinelo; E. M. Ravanis; A. Burgos-Sierra; D. Titov; S. Wood. "The 2018 Martian Global Dust Storm Over the South Polar Region Studied With MEx/VMC". Geophysical Research Letters 46 17-18 (2019): 10330-10337. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084266.
    10.1029/2019GL084266
  7. Voelker, M.; Hauber, E.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Martin, P.. "Quantifying the Latitudinal Distribution of Volatile-Related Landforms on Mars' Southern Hemisphere, Terra Cimmeria". LPI Contributions (2019):
  8. Titov, D. V.; Bibring, J. -P.; Cardesin, A.; Duxbury, T.; Forget, F.; Giuranna, M.; González-Galindo, F.; et al. "Mars Express Science Highlights and Future Plans". LPI Contributions (2019):
  9. Giuranna, Marco; Viscardy, Sébastien; Daerden, Frank; Neary, Lori; Etiope, Giuseppe; Oehler, Dorothy; Formisano, Vittorio; et al. "Independent confirmation of a methane spike on Mars and a source region east of Gale Crater". Nature Geoscience (2019):
    10.1038/s41561-019-0331-9
  10. A. Sánchez-Lavega; A. Garro; T. Río-Gaztelurrutia; R. Hueso; I. Ordoñez-Etxeberria; H. Chen Chen; A. Cardesín-Moinelo; et al. "A Seasonally Recurrent Annular Cyclone in Mars Northern Latitudes and Observations of a Companion Vortex". Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123 11 (2018): 3020-3034. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005740.
    10.1029/2018JE005740
  11. Metcalfe, L.; Aberasturi, M.; Alonso, E.; Álvarez, R.; Ashman, M.; Barbarisi, I.; Brumfitt, J.; et al. "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) Science Ground Segment (SGS)". Space Science Reviews (2018):
    10.1007/s11214-018-0511-8
  12. López-Valverde, Miguel A.; Gerard, Jean-Claude; González-Galindo, Francisco; Vandaele, Ann-Carine; Thomas, Ian; Korablev, Oleg; Ignatiev, Nikolai; et al. "Investigations of the Mars Upper Atmosphere with ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter". Space Science Reviews (2018):
    10.1007/s11214-017-0463-4
  13. Sánchez-Lavega, A.; Chen-Chen, H.; Ordoñez-Etxeberria, I.; Hueso, R.; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T.; Garro, A.; Cardesín-Moinelo, A.; Titov, D.; Wood, S.. "Limb clouds and dust on Mars from images obtained by the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) onboard Mars Express". Icarus (2018):
    10.1016/j.icarus.2017.07.026
  14. Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Abildgaard, S.; García Muñoz, A.; Piccioni, G.; Grassi, D.. "No statistical evidence of lightning in Venus night-side atmosphere from VIRTIS-Venus Express Visible observations". Icarus (2016):
    10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.027
  15. Pasewaldt, A.; Oberst, J.; Willner, K.; Beisembin, B.; Hoffmann, H.; Matz, K. D.; Roatsch, T.; et al. "Astrometric observations of Phobos with the SRC on Mars Express. New data and comparison of different measurement techniques". Astronomy and Astrophysics (2015):
    10.1051/0004-6361/201525957
  16. Witasse, O.; Duxbury, T.; Chicarro, A.; Altobelli, N.; Andert, T.; Aronica, A.; Barabash, S.; et al. "Mars Express investigations of Phobos and Deimos". Planetary and Space Science (2014):
    10.1016/j.pss.2013.08.002
  17. Migliorini, A.; Piccioni, G.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Drossart, P.. "Hydroxyl airglow on Venus in comparison with Earth". Planetary and Space Science (2011):
    10.1016/j.pss.2010.05.004
  18. Migliorini, A.; Altieri, F.; Zasova, L.; Piccioni, G.; Bellucci, G.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.; Drossart, P.; et al. "Oxygen airglow emission on Venus and Mars as seen by VIRTIS/VEX and OMEGA/MEX imaging spectrometers". Planetary and Space Science (2011):
    10.1016/j.pss.2010.05.019
  19. Cardesin Moinelo, Alejandro; Piccioni, Giuseppe; Ammannito, Eleonora; Filacchione, Gianrico; Drossart, Pierre. "Calibration of Hyperspectral Imaging Data: VIRTIS-M Onboard Venus Express". IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2010):
    10.1109/TGRS.2010.2064325
  20. Grassi, D.; Migliorini, A.; Montabone, L.; Lebonnois, S.; Cardesìn-Moinelo, A.; Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Zasova, L. V.. "Thermal structure of Venusian nighttime mesosphere as observed by VIRTIS-Venus Express". Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets) (2010):
    10.1029/2009JE003553
  21. Piccioni, G.; Zasova, L.; Migliorini, A.; Drossart, P.; Shakun, A.; García Muñoz, A.; Mills, F. P.; Cardesin-Moinelo, A.. "Near-IR oxygen nightglow observed by VIRTIS in the Venus upper atmosphere". Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets) (2009):
    10.1029/2008JE003133
  22. Gilli, G.; López-Valverde, M. A.; Drossart, P.; Piccioni, G.; Erard, S.; Cardesín Moinelo, A.. "Limb observations of CO2 and CO non-LTE emissions in the Venus atmosphere by VIRTIS/Venus Express". Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets) (2009):
    10.1029/2008JE003112
  23. Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Zasova, L.; Migliorini, A.; Gérard, J. -C.; Mills, F. P.; Shakun, A.; et al. "First detection of hydroxyl in the atmosphere of Venus". Astronomy and Astrophysics (2008):
    10.1051/0004-6361:200809761
  24. Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Hueso, R.; Taylor, F. W.; Wilson, C. F.; Grassi, D.; et al. "South-polar features on Venus similar to those near the north pole". Nature (2007):
    10.1038/nature06209
  25. Drossart, P.; Piccioni, G.; Gérard, J. C.; Lopez-Valverde, M. A.; Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Zasova, L.; Hueso, R.; et al. "A dynamic upper atmosphere of Venus as revealed by VIRTIS on Venus Express". Nature (2007):
    10.1038/nature06140
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Cardesin-Moinelo, Alejandro. "Study and Implementation of the End-to-End Data Pipeline for the Virtis Imaging Spectrometer Onbaord Venus Express: "From Science Operations Planning to Data Archiving and Higher Lever Processing"". 2010.

Other

Dataset
  1. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Astrometric observations of Phobos (Pasewaldt+, 2015).
Other output
  1. Pedro Machado; Hermano Valido; Alejandro Cardesin-Moinelo; Gabriella Gilli. 2020. Mars Atmospheric Wind Map Along the 2018 Global Dust Storm. https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2020-221.
    10.5194/epsc2020-221
  2. Eleni Ravanis; Jorge Hernández-Bernal; Alejandro Cardesín-Moinelo; Agustín Sánchez-Lavega; Teresa del Río-Gaztelurrutia; Ricardo Hueso; Simon Wood; et al. 2020. From engineering to science: Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera's first science data release. https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2020-437.
    10.5194/epsc2020-437
  3. Dmitrij Titov; Jean-Pierre Bibring; Alejandro Cardesin; Tom Duxbury; Francois Forget; Marco Giuranna; Francisco Gonza´lez-Galindo; et al. 2020. Mars Express science highlights and future plans. https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2020-720.
    10.5194/epsc2020-720
  4. Jorge Hernandez Bernal; Agustín Sánchez-Lavega; Teresa Del Río-Gaztelurrutia; Ricardo Hueso; Eleni Ravanis; Alejandro Cardesín-Moinelo; Simon Wood; Dima Titov. 2020. A long term study of twilight clouds on Mars based on Mars Express VMC images. https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2020-694.
    10.5194/epsc2020-694
  5. Alejandro Cardesin-Moinelo; Giuseppe Piccioni; Alessandra Migliorini; Davide Grassi; Valeria Cottini; Dmitri Titov; Romolo Politi; Fabrizio Nuccilli; Pierre Drossart. 2020. Venus nightside atmosphere maps: cloud opacity, particle size and cloud top temperature seen by VIRTIS/Venus Express. https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2020-142.
    10.5194/epsc2020-142
  6. Agustin Sanchez-Lavega; Josu Garcia-Morales; Jorge Hernandez-Bernal; Tersa delRio-Gaztelurrutia; Ricardo Hueso; Eleni Ravanis; Alejandro Cardesín-Moinelo; et al. 2020. Patterns in textured dust storms in Mars North Pole. https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2020-141.
    10.5194/epsc2020-141
  7. Dmitrij Titov; Jean-Pierre Bibring; Alejandro Cardesin; Thomas Duxbury; Francois Forget; Marco Giuranna; Francisco Gonzaìlez-Galindo; et al. 2020. Mars Express Science Highlights and Future Plans. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-22390.
    10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-22390
  8. Teresa del Río-Gaztelurrutia; Agustín Sánchez-Lavega; Jorge Hernández-Bernal; Ricardo Hueso; Alejandro Cardesín-Moinelo; Eleni Ravanis; Patrick Martin; Simon Wood; Dmitri Titov. 2020. Dynamical phenomena in the atmosphere of Mars imaged with the Visual Monitoring Camera onboard Mars Express. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-18024.
    10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-18024
  9. Jorge Hernandez Bernal; Agustín Sánchez-Lavega; Teresa del Río-Gaztelurrutia; Ricardo Hueso; Iñaki Ordóñez-Etxeberria; Alejandro Cardesín-Moinelo; Eleni Ravanis; et al. 2020. Dynamics of the extremely elongated cloud on Mars Arsia Mons volcano. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-433.
    10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-433
  10. Eleni Ravanis; Jorge Hernández-Bernal; Alejandro Cardesín-Moinelo; Agustín Sánchez-Lavega; Teresa del Río-Gaztelurrutia; Ricardo Hueso; Simon Wood; et al. 2020. The Webcam around Mars: Supporting Science with the Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-740.
    10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-740
Activities

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2020/03/02 - 2020/10/02 Convener for Europlanet Science Congress session "European Exploration of Mars: from Mars Express to ExoMars and beyond" (2020/09/27 - 2020/10/02)
Congress (Co-organisor)
Europlanet Society, Switzerland

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain
2018 - 2018 Mars Science Workshop: "From Mars Express to ExoMars" (2018 - 2018)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
European Space Astronomy Centre, Spain
2017/06/06 - 2017/06/08 V Meeting of the Spanish Planetary Sciences and Solar System Exploration Community (CPESS-5) (2017/06/06 - 2017/06/08)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
European Space Astronomy Centre, Spain

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2017/10/09 - 2017/10/09 Scientific support to the Guggenheim Chasmata Artistic exhibition organized for the XXth anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Cross-disciplinary cooperation with a group of artists working with scientific data from ESA missions to planet Mars.
Exhibition
Guggenheim Chasmata
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

European Space Agency, France

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2018 Board member for PhD Evaluation on Venus Research Francisco JAvier Perez Invernon (PhD)
Universidad de Granada, Spain

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2019 - Current Europlanet Society
2019 - Current International Astronomical Union
2019 - Current European Astronomical Association
2015 - Current Sociedad Española de Astronomia

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2019 - Current VI Meeting of the Spanish Planetary Sciences and Solar System Exploration Community INTA-CAB
2018 - Current Mars Science Workshop: "From Mars Express to ExoMars" IAA-ESA
2017 - 2017 V Meeting of the Spanish Planetary Sciences and Solar System Exploration Community (CPESS-5) ESAC

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2016 - 2018 Master's course in AeroSpace Engineering and Structures ESA Solar System Exploration Missions and Spacecraft Systems Engineering (Master) Universidade da Coruña, Spain
2016 - 2016 XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics Solar System Exploration Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain
2015 - 2015 COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop: Planetary Sciences, Mars and Venus Exploration Planetary Mission Data Analysis (Postgraduate Certificate) Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

International Science Council Committee on Space Research, France
2013/05/13 - 2013/05/13 Masters Seminar on European Mars Missions Geophysics and Meteorology (Master) Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2010 - 2020 Multiple national and international press and media interviews Aerospace science and technology
2016 - 2016 National Geographic Documentary Mars Exploration
2016 - 2016 Documentary on Mars Research Mars Research

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2018/09/01 - 2021/09/01 co-Mentor of Mars Research Fellow Martin Voelker
2018/09/01 - 2020/09/01 Mentored Young Graduate Trainee at the European Space Agency Eleni Ravanis
2018/02/18 - 2018/06/01 Mentored for Astrophysics Master's Traineeship, Universidad Complutense de Madrid at the European Space Agency Abel de Burgos Sierra
2014/09 - 2015/04 Mentored Student Traineeship, University of Aarhus (Denmark) at the European Space Agency Sofie Abildgaard
2014/07/15 - 2014/07/24 Engineering Tutor on Alpbach Summer School of Space Missions for Geophysics of the Terrestrial Planets Group of 15 students
2013 - 2014 Mentored Aerospace Master's Degree Thesis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid at the European Space Agency Pau Hebrero Casasayas
2011 - 2012 Mentored Aerospace Master's Degree Thesis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid at European Space Agency Marc Costa Sitja
Distinctions

Award

2013 ESA Team Award for Teamwork Excellence
European Space Agency, France

Title

2017 Coordinator of the Spanish Planetary Science and Solar System Exploration Community
Comunidad Española de Ciencias Planetarias y Exploración del Sistema Solar (CPESS), Spain