Dr. Harald Hauschildt is the ESA Program Manager for the ARTES ScyLight Program, dedicated to Optical Communication and Space based Quantum Cryptography. In this role Harald is also in charge for the preparation of ESAs HydRON programme to develop and demonstrate a “High Throughput Optical Network” in Space. Furthermore Harald is preparing the “Secure and Cryptographic Mission”called “SAGA” addressing Quantum Key Distribution from Space as well as the extension of the European Data Relay System (EDRS) to provide global coverage.
In his former career life Harald worked at DLR (German Aerospace Centre) in the role of the German Delegate to ESA and was responsible for the German participation in the USA-German Laser Crosslink Program between the US NFIRE and the German TerraSar-X Satellite which was the starting point for ESAs EDRS Programme. Dr. Hauschildt has a PHD in Physics and Astro-Physics from the University Bonn, Germany and has been working at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena (USA) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn (Germany).