Sebasthian is an analog Astronaut (Mission Asclepios), automotive/satellite engineer, and aspiring astronaut. He graduated from both Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Politecnico di Torino (double degree). He currently works as an automotive engineer in Turin, Italy. He is also Head of Technology of the Swiss startup Sensing Concepts (https://sensing-concepts.com), for the development of technologies for erosion monitoring. In the past, he has contributed during years to the testing and integration of ESA’s satellite EUCLID, designed to study dark energy and dark matter. He aspires to become the first Chilean in space.
He has been involved in research for experiments for analog space missions. He proposed, developed, and executed an experiment called Astro_Casco in Mission Asclepios II, with the objective to transmit analog astronaut’s telemetry remotely and in real-time during EVAs to the base and MCC.
Sebasthian has a strong interest in science outreach in social and formal media, taking into account the social impact of science on education in South America. At the beginning of 2022, he organized and led the First Space Conference in Antofagasta, Chile, and currently leads the organization of the 4th ISSC. He is also a scuba diver, private pilot and, poliglot. http://astro-ogalde.cl