CV: Operations engineer
| Date Submitted:||09-04-2005|
| Last Modified:||19-06-2013 (07:34)|
| Current job:||Operations engineer|
| Employment Term:||Either|
| Job location:||Europe only|
| Date available:||within a month|
| Keywords||spacecraft operations, ground operations, space engineering, flight control team, procedures definition, system validation tests, mission planning, user manual, control center AIV, ISS, columbus payloads|
October 2011 – at present Master online in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Valencian International University (Spain)
March – June 2005 Specialist in Satellite Communications
Postgraduate course composed of 5 modules: space segment, ground segment, satellite link, user segment and orbital mechanics
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (Spain)
1995 – 2001 Telecommunications Engineer – option: communications (antennas, radiocommunications, optical communications, microwaves, signal processing...)
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (E.T.S.I.T.)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
February – July 2001 Final studying project: Execution of a simulator of city over flying
ERASMUS scholarship, in the « Equipe de Traitement des Images et du Signal » of the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et ses Applications » - ENSEA (Cergy – France)
1991 – 1995 High school diploma in Sciences (Bachillerato). I.B. “José de Ribera” in Xàtiva (Spain)
January 2013 - at present Erasmus USOC Operations Engineer & Ground Controller at ESA/ESTEC (The Netherlands) - Space Applications Services
Support to the operations preparation of the new payload Ham Video:
operational products development and validation
review of operations documentation and payload requirements
participate in regular meetings with involved parties (ESA payload management, ESA education, ARISS community)
provide inputs to the payload integration schedule regarding the operational activities
Training in the Columbus Systems and Operations at ESA/EAC
Being trained as a console operator and ground controller to support ISS payload operations under the responsibility of Erasmus USOC
November 2009 - December 2012 ATV Ground Control Engineer
at CNES (Toulouse) – VITROCISET
Support to the preparation and operational maintenance of the ATV Control Center subsystems: acceptance testing, installation, configuration, follow-up of related AR/Rfc
Support to the Assembly, Integration, and Validation (AIV) of the ATV-CC: test procedures preparation, execution and reporting
Technical responsible of the Mission Data Base (MDB) related activities: reception, verification, adaptation to the ATV-CC needs, import into ATV-CC subsystems
Responsible of the Ground Control Procedures maintenance: definition, update and validation
Ground Controller position handling during the Simulation Campaign and all the operational phases of the ATV mission: monitoring and operation of the ground subsystems, interface with International Partners (ISS GC and GSOC GC), technical support to the ATV-CC users
June 2007 – May 2009 Herschel/Planck Operations Engineer at Thales Alenia Space (Cannes) - RHEA group
Preparation of the System FCPs (nominal flight procedures), System CRPs (contingency procedures) and Commissioning procedures.
Revision and updates of the Herschel/Planck Spacecraft User Manual
Support to the System Validation Tests preparation and execution at ESOC (SVT-1 & SVT-2)
Support to the LEOP and Commissioning activities preparation
July 2005 – May 2007 Spacecraft Operations Engineer (Spanish Trainee Programme) at ESA/ESOC (Germany)
Herschel/Planck Flight Control Team (September 2006 – May 2007)
Preparation of the flight control procedures to operate the SREM instrument
Support to the Mission Control System testing (SCOS2000)
SMART-1 Flight Control Team (July 2005 – September 2006)
Ground operations automation: procedures definition, development and testing
Medium and short term mission planning
Routine spacecraft operations: upload of the Mission Timeline, download of telemetry stores and events, satellite performance checking
Training in all the spacecraft subsystems (TTC, AOCS, Power, Thermal, Data handling)
Participation in the lunar impact operations on the 3rd September 2006
April 2003 – July 2004 ESA’s Young Graduate Trainee Programme. ESA - Redu Ground Station (Belgium)
PROBA Operations & Control Team (Earth observation mission) - 11 months
Operations of the 2 main scientific instruments (CHRIS and HRC): user requests reception, planning consolidation and commands generation
Satellite pass monitoring (SCOS II system): transmission of telecommands, reception of telemetry and acquired images, satellite performance checking, manoeuvre checking, detection of anomalies
Data extraction, processing and archiving
Preparation of the weekly status report
In Orbit Testing Team - 4 months
Programming of a routine to monitor the ARTEMIS LLM payload (HP VEE)
Participation in the EUTELSAT e-Bird commissioning and acceptance phase
October 2001 – December 2002 Consulting Engineer. ALTIOR - ALTRAN group, Paris (France)
Spanish / Catalan : Bilingual
French : Fluent
English : Fluent
German : Beginner
Italian : Beginner
Computer Languages : Pascal, Java, C/C++, HP VEE
Operating Systems : Windows 95/98/2000, UNIX, LINUX
Tools : Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Matlab
Specific Space SW: SCOS II and SCOS 2000 control systems, MOIS (Manufacturing and Operations Information System), MUST (Mission Utility & Support Tools)
Co-author of the paper “SMART-1 Ground Operations Automation” (presented at Spaceops 2006)
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