Manuel Wilhelm

Space Transportation & Exploration Officer

Even though his first name sounds Portuguese, Manuel Wilhelm is originally from the south of Germany. The mechanical engineer obtained his training mainly at the Technical University of Darmstadt, but also gathered experience at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, USA. Apart from academia, Manuel got his feet wet working as an intern for Lufthansa Technik at Frankfurt airport. In 2020, he obtained his doctorate at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he conducted research to lower emissions of aircraft engines. As he came to realize over the years, airplane flight altitude is rather limited, so delving into space was naturally the next step for him. At Portugal Space, he is responsible for the field of Space Transport and Exploration. Things that help him to remain down-to-earth nevertheless are running, cycling, and singing in the choir.

Teammates

Ricardo Conde

President

Eduardo Ferreira

Vice-president

Hugo André Costa

Member of the Board

Ana Sousa

Executive Assistant

Carolina Rêgo Costa

Legal Officer

Carolina Sá

Earth Observation Officer

Claudio Melo

Science Officer

Hermínia Saraiva

Communications Officer

Inês d’Ávila

Space Transportation & Space Safety Officer

Joan Alabart

Industrial Relations & Projects Officer

Luís Serina

Industrial Policy & Technology Officer

Marta Gonçalves

Science & Education Officer

Mónica Reis

Internal Operations Manager

Paulo Braga Quental

Space Transportation Officer

Sofia Souto

Junior Earth Observation Projects Officer

Tiago Peres

Satellite Communication & Navigation Officer