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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:09:00 +0100
Transported aboard a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo airliner that touched down at Félix Eboué Airport near the capital city of Cayenne on Friday, the SSL-built (Space Systems Loral) satellite was then transferred via road to the Spaceport’s payload preparation facilities. EUTELSAT 65 West A began initial pre-launch processing during the weekend, including a fit-check with the adapter that will serve as its interface with Ariane 5. Based on the SSL 1300 satellite de...
Tue, 9 Feb 2016 22:05:00 +0100
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space is celebrating today the signing with the European Space Agency (ESA), for the contract worth EUR450 million, to build the Sentinel-3C and D environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellites for the European program Copernicus. Thales Alenia Space is once again prime contractor for these two new satellites, as for the Sentinel-3A and 3B satellites, with responsibility for design, development, integration and testing. These satellites are compatible with the European l...
Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:30:00 +0100
Both ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 class satellites are geostationary satellites and operate in the high capacity Ka-band frequencies. ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 will each weigh approximately 6,400 kg at launch, and will be injected into geostationary transfer orbit by the Ariane 5 ECA, respectively, during the first quarter of 2017 and by late 2019/early 2020. Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, Calif. is the build partner on both satellites. These launches will take place at the Guiana Space Center,...
Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:00:00 +0100
Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites , today announced that the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, designed and built for Eutelsat , one of the world's leading satellite operators, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana , where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace . The advanced high throughput satellite will be used by Eutelsat to provide new broadcast and broadband services in Brazil and across Latin America ....
Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:30:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, will exhibit a wide range of the company's products and advanced capabilities during the Singapore Airshow 2016. The biennial airshow takes place at the Changi Exhibition Centre, February 16-21, 2016. The show has become an increasingly important platform for the global aerospace and defense industry in the Asia Pacific region. The Orbital ATK display is located in the U.S. Pavilion, stand Q79. Participation ...
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 19:35:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force today completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force. Since the first launch on May 27, 2010, the GPS IIFs have advanced the Air Force's Global Positioning System modernization program by improving accuracy and security whi...
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 19:00:00 +0100
United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches GPS IIF-12 Satellite for U.S. Air Force CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched its first mission of the year with an Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m. EST . GPS IIF-12 is the final satellite in the IIF-block of satellites, whic...
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:50:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed integrated hardware to today's successful launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket and the GPS Block IIF satellite payload from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite is the twelfth and final GPS IIF satellite in the constellation. The dozen Block IIF GPS satellites replace older, first-generation GPS satellites and provide improved accuracy, signal strength and ...
Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:47:00 +0100
Moments after Sentinel-3A separates from its rocket, a team of European mission control specialists will assume control, shepherding the new spacecraft through its critical first days in space. Carrying a suite of cutting-edge instruments, Sentinel-3A is set to join the Sentinel-1A radar satellite and the Sentinel-2A high-resolution optical satellite in orbit to monitor the health of our planet. This latest multitalented mission will measure Earth's oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to moni...
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:42:00 +0100
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope. "Scientists and engineers have been working tirelessly to install these incredible, nearly perfect mirrors that will focus light from previously hidden realms of planetary atm...
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:16:00 +0100
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0100
There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA's Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery. Comets are the icy remnants left over from the formation of the planets 4.6 billion years ago. A total of eight comets have now been visited by spacecraft and, thanks to these missions, we have built up a picture of the basic properties of these cosmic time capsules. While some questions have been answered, others have b...
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 20:00:00 +0100
Engineers at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently proved their design for the world's most powerful Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience on orbit. On December 23, Lockheed Martin's first GPS III satellite for the U.S. Air Force completed system-level Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) testing, validating the design of the entire assembled satellite. TVAC is a rigorous test designed to prove a satellite's integrity and operational ca...
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:32:00 +0100
ESA's Expose facility was retrieved today from outside the International Space Station by cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Sergei Volkov, who were completing a spacewalk to place new experiments on the outpost's hull. Expose is a series of chemistry laboratories that place samples in the harsh environment of space unprotected. Subjected to vacuum, radiation, temperature differences and the full blast of our Sun's energy, 46 species of small organisms and over 150 organic compounds have returne...
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0100
The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NASA Orion team has secured the 2,700 lb. Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) Orion crew module into its structural assembly tool, also known as the "birdcage." The crew module is the living quarters for astronauts and the backbone for many of Orion's systems such as propulsion, avionics and parachutes. "The structure shown here is 500 pounds lighter than its Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) counterpart," said Mike Hawes, Lockheed Martin Orion vice president and ...
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:21:00 +0100
With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the 'to do list' and the propulsion team is already decontaminating their equipment before returning home. Official confirmation of the new launch date had to come before the team could start this delicate operation. The hydrazine fuel is extremely toxic so only a few specialists remained in the cleanroom during ...
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0100
Cubic Corporation ( NYSE: CUB ) today announced it received final Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory approval and completed its acquisition of GATR Technologies (GATR), a manufacturer of next-generation deployable satellite communication terminal solutions based in Huntsville, Alabama. Cubic completed the acquisition of GATR on February 2, 2016 for a purchase price of $232.5 million. GATR Technologies will operate within the Cubic Global Defense business unit and greatly expands the company's footp...
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0100
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract for JCSAT-17, a satellite based on the A2100 common design. "We've built a number of satellites for SJC and we're honored that they have placed their trust in us again," said Carl Marchetto, vice president and general manager of Commercial Space at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. "And with the sale of an additional A2100, it adds yet another satellite to our healthy backlog." JCSAT-17 is an S band satellit...
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     Date Submitted:02-09-2010
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     Current job:Software and System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsGalileo Search and rescue MEOLUT
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    System and Telecom Engineer

     

    Personal Profile

     

    I am a qualified Telecom Engineer with 6 years testing experience, including 4 years in the French Telecom industry. My contribution to Telecom companies such as Indra Espacio, Texas Instruments and Philips in particular proved to be a success. I facilitated digital and analogue validation tests of a UMTS modem ASIC by automating the testing environment via GPIB and UART standards. It resulted by a significant gain of time=money to the company. I have gained skills in SIM card connectivity validation of a Low-Cost GPRS ASIC. I possess a scientific, analytic and a proactive mind and I am fond of new technological advancements. After 4 years experience in France, I decided to expand my experience to international markets and enhance my level of expertise as a creative Telecom Engineer. I have worked 1.5 year in a start-up company based in Cambridge, UK. I had the opportunity to work on Wireless USB, which is a new emerging technology. After this first successful experience abroad, I got a second opportunity in space industry in Barcelona, Spain as a Software Engineer. I have well developed interpersonal and technical skills and I am confident in my capabilities in delivering a first class job in whichever capacity I am employed in. My interpersonal and communication skills allow me to efficiently interact with customers or co-worker. I am able to communicate fluently using english, spanish and french languages.

    My ultimate aim is to change my current position to some new management activities for creating and developing innovative projects. I will be an asset to any organisation that employs me and will successfully contribute to the development of both Software and/or Hardware concepts and solutions.

     

    Personal INFORMATION

     

    Nationality: French

    Sex: Male

    Address: BARCELONA 08032

    ESPAÑA

     

    EDUCATION

     

    2002 - 2004: Master’s Degree in Engineering at ESINSA School (Sophia-Antipolis, France) in a work-based Learning-program (Electronic, Telecom, Quality, Management and Communication)

    1999 - 2001: DUT (Nice, France) in electronics and industrial computer science

    1998: Scientific Baccalaureate with AB distinction

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    References available upon request via LinkedIn professional network

     

    May 2008 – Now Software Engineer 

    Indra Sistemas (Barcelona, Spain)

     

    Installation of MEOLUT prototype part of Galileo European program managed by ESA (CNES, France):

    • Hardware installation management: network resources, communication between equipments
    • Startup sequence checking: from start-up of system until shutdown
    • System testing at Software level: On-Site testing in nominal conditions of input data
    • Bug detection and fixing at system level

     

    Validation of geo-localization algorithm on MEOLUT prototype:

    • development of basic tests for SDIO: initialization sequence, CCCR registers, testing and functional testing
    • porting of geo-localization algorithm from Matlab to C
    • improving and tuning of algorithm, defining of nominal/best/worst case scenarios for performance
    • maintenance of system tests, defining of new tests, bug fixing

     

    March 2007 – May 2008 Software Engineer

    Artimi (Cambridge, UK)

     

    Validation of SDIO module of a WUSB solution:

    • development of basic tests for SDIO: init sequence, CCCR registers, testing and functional testing

    • programming of both device and host sides for checking all features and performance of SDIO Device
    • driver layer writing for integration in existing firmware on device side

    WUSB firmware development:

    • long PIN implementation for security

    • connection algorithm

    System testing: throughput measurement, range measurement, USB association

     

    July 2006 – Dec 2006 Software Performance Engineer

    Texas Instruments Ltd (Villeneuve-Loubet, FR)

     

    • 2 Baseband Chipset Solutions: GSM/GPRS (ARM7/DSP C54) Digital and Multimedia/E-GPRS (ARM926/DSPc55.x) Digital Baseband Chipset Solution

       

    • Power Consumption Test Cases (ECTEL TW09 DRX2/5/9, GSM) on Agilent Network Simulator
    • Measurement of consumed memory (Flash, Ext/Int RAM), comparison to targets defined by marketing.
    • Communication with all SW layers teams for identifying root cause of issue
    • (defects raised, Testing of new release / patch)
    • Interaction with Marketing and Architecture Teams (interpretation of results)
    • Automation of Power Measurement Test Bench (RTD, results recuperation, logs)

     

    Jan 2005 - July 2006 Hardware Validation Engineer

    Texas Instruments Ltd (Villeneuve-Loubet, FR)

     

    • GSM/GPRS (ARM7/DSP C54) Digital Baseband Chipset Solution
    • Silicon Validation Unitary Modules Testing (C/Assembler coded) DMA, I2C, RHEA, SPI, UART, Camera Core, VSP, DSP API, TPU DRP, CLKM, INTH
    • Full validation of USIM I/F (validation plan built with functional spec, validation report)
    • Bugs Tracking about security tasks, BOOTROM access, power management / wakeup (Bugs replication, tracking of correct implementation of fix)
    • External Memory Interface Characterization (max/min timing function of temperature and voltage)
    • Pre Silicon RTL Verification (Use Cases using several block units)
    • ModelSIM simulation (dataflow debug, chronograms analysis)

     

    Sept 2001 - Oct 2004 HW Validation Engineer Trainee

    Philips Semiconductors (FR) Ltd

     

    • Silicon Validation - Unitary Modules Testing on GSM/UMTS chipsets solution (RAM access, power consumption), FPGA programming
    • Analogue Signals measurement on development board
    • Fully developed Automation Project of digital and analogue tests for an UMTS platform (Requirements specification, functional specification definition (UML), SW development, coding HMI with LabWindows/CVI
    • Download of test cases among available test cases on local disk
    • GPIB controlling of NI-DAQ card for DAC/ADC measurements
    • RS232 control via Hyperterminal (built emulator in HMI)
    • Validation Team Training

     

    Sept 2000 - Sept 2001 Automation Trainee Engineer

    Siemens Automation SAS, Nice La Plaine

     

    • 3rd level Supervision Project with a communication interface: IP21 from AspenTech
    • S7-400 Automate programming with STEP7/Simatic Manager SW Suite (Graphcets, Functional blocks)
    • Development on WinCC Supervision SW (synoptic, graphics analysis)
    • Processing Data picked-up via OPC I/F
    • Processing Data stored under Excel via DDE link

     

    LANGUAGES

     

    French native language

    English fluent level, written and spoken (6 years study + TOEIC + 1 year in England)

    Spanish fluent level (2 years in Barcelona)

    German common level (8 years study)

     

    COURSES

     

    Professional courses in France: ESD, GPRS/EDGE, CMMI

     

    SKILLS

     

    Protocols/Norms:

    TCP/IP, GSM, UMTS, WiMAX, GPRS, PCI, USB, IEEE1394, HDLC, TCP/IP, I2C, UART, ECTEL TW09

    Linux, Solaris, Windows, Office applications.

    C/C++, VHDL, HTML, PERL, Assembler, Shell/ Secured Shell scripting,

    Test planning, Feasibility Study, Requirement Specification, Documentation.

     

    Strongest Skills: GSM, SAR, HW Validation, Test Bench Measurement and Automation, Linux.

     

    Strongest Qualities:

    • committed
    • willing to learn
    • open towards new technologies
    • working both individually and in teams
    • open towards engineering

     

    TOOLS

     

    Computer Science: PC Windows NT, Windows 98, 2000, XP, LINUX, UNIX

     

    Langages: Assembleur, C, C++, JAVA, HTML, VHDL, Perl, PHP.

     

    CAD: Code Composer Studio (CCS), Lauterbach Trace32, MENTOR GRAPHICS (ModelSIM), XILINX (M1, Foundation, Alliance, BaseX), ALTERA (MAX+II), MATLAB, LABWINDOWS, Design Sync, Rational Clearcase, CVS

     

    Processors: INTEL (Pentium), ARM7, ARM9, DSP c54x

     

    Compilers: Borland C++

     

    Components: XILINX (VIRTEX), Lattice
     

    Protocols/Norms: GSM, UMTS, GPRS, PCI, USB, IEEE1394, HDLC, TCP/IP, I2C, ECTEL TW09
     

    Instrumentation: LABWINDOWS/CVI, Spectrum Analyzer, signal generator, RF Probes
     

    Frequency Bands: GSM, UMTS, UWB, S Band
     

    Methodologies: V Cycle, UML (Rational Rose), ISO 9001

     

     

    NON-PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

     

    European Driving Licence (car and motorbike).
    Sports: Kitesurfing, surfing, water sports, running, squash.
    Hobbies: Travels, cinema, music, museums.


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