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     Date Submitted:30-04-2008
     Last Modified:12-10-2015 (11:20)
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     Current job:Ground System controller Columbus/ISS
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     Keywords5 years experience in space industry as ground system controller responsible for operation, coordination testing and planing support for ground system of columbus module ISS. Double degree student under the EuMAS program specialize in space technology

    Work and Research Experience


    2009 - Present      















    * Telespazio Deutschland GmbH at DLR-GSOC-Oberpfaffenhofen as Columbus Ground System Engineering (GSOC-SYSCON) responsibilities include

    -   Point of contact for all ground activities affecting Columbus facility ISS and ATV

    -   Coordinate with NASA (Houston and Huntsville), Russian (Moscow) and other European countries for Columbus and ISS activities (Ex. ATV, Soyuz and Progress docking, PAO events and Payload experiment

    -  Creating, verify and maintain operation procedures and documents for nominal, contingency, support and recovery situation.

    -  Initiate and troubleshoot anomalies affecting ground system to ensure the best condition for an operation.

    -  Design and conduct system test plan, test strategies, provide supporting document.

    -  Execute, integrate and validate newly developed system. Provide the feedback and tracking functionality of the system.

    -  Real-time monitoring and control Columbus ground system. (Data service, Data Storage, Voice communication, Video broadcasting, Network)


















    * Master thesis and internship in Space technology at Spanish User Support and Operation Centre (E-USOC), UPM, Madrid.

                Subject: VIFLU experiment for Columbus module, ISS. Behavior of fluid dynamics under the microgravity und several conditions: It is planned to install in the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) in Columbus module. My responsibility included:

    -   Analysis of the system under microgravity in order to determine the optimum conditions for VIFLU experiment.

    -   Setting up the VIFLU experiment to obtain the optimum result.

    -   Writing a proposal to European Space Agency (ESA) for VIFLU experiment to be ready as a new experiment for FSL

    -   Experiment Container design with Catia V5


    * Mission Analysis Project on Permanent Manned Lunar Base at UPM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Including space environment analysis, moon environment analysis, permanent base concept, orbital analysis, communication and navigation system, Space vehicle, Launching and LSS.


    * Modeling of Space Environment Project at UPM focused on effect of space environment on the orbital calculation. 














    * Semesterarbeit (semester project), TU München “Human Respiration Model for an ECLSS simulation”.

    Model using Simulink the human respiration system, interfacing with other physiological systems in human body and environment.


    * Project member to design a Solar Sail Container through Catia V5. The solar sail has the   size of 40x40m square shape after deployed and incorporated with Kayser Threde GmbH. 


    * Project modeling and FEM analyze of space satellite with simple load and constrain using PATRAN and NASTRAN software.


       * Trajectory analysis for ramjet rocket at ESTACA, France.











    * CAD engineer in NS-Tecseed, Bangkok, Thailand:
    Responsible to create 3D models (drawing and assembly) and 2D sketch for Automotive using Unigraphics software.


    * Final year Project in Kasetsart University, Thailand.
    Subject: Design an artificial fin for disable sea turtle. Including the design of the fin,application of fluid dynamic on the fin and algorithm of motion.


    * Research in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan.
     Worked on tip vortex (Circulating air which is left behind a wing as it generates lift) experiment.Member of the group Micro Aviation Vehicle (MAV) development project.






    2006 – 2008







    *Double Master degree in Aerospace Engineering under EuMAS program (European Master in Aeronautics and Space Technology), funded by the European Commission, specializing in Space Technology, with first year in Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany, and second year in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain.


    *Six months study Computer Aided Engineering and Design International Program in Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA), Paris, France.


    2001 - 2005


    *Four years undergraduate study in Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand, and graduated with B.Eng degree, First Class Honors in Aerospace Engineering.


    1998 – 2000


    *High School education, Suankularb School, Bangkok, Thailand.






    * Columbus Payload Training, European Astronaut Training Center DLR Cologne, Germany

    * Project Team Coordination, Munich, Germany





    * Columbus User Level Training, European  Astronaut Training Center DLR Cologne, Germany


    * Advance Level Linux Training, Schöll AG, Darmstadt, Germany



    * Beginner Level Linux Training,, Schöll AG, Darmstadt, Germany


    Extracurricular Activities










    * Participated in cultural and social activities with exchange students from France and   Australia.


    * President of the AERO Club. An organization from Kasetsart University in order to provide basic understanding about aeronautic and space to Thai community.


    * Honda econo power contest, sponsored by Honda.
    Goal of the contest is to travel as far as possible on a set amount of fuel.








    * Participant of Human Space Flight workshop from EADS during Berlin Airshow, ILA 2008. The workshop focused on a group discussion on relevance of Europe and Human Space Flight.


    * Member in EuMAS Alumni Association meeting, Pisa, Italy.
      Createting a network between EuMAS students in order to share the
      experience and knowledge among EuMAS students.



    Software knowledge


    Matlab and Simulink

             Good knowledge


             Good knowledge

    Catia, Patran and Nastran

             Good knowledge

    ANSYS, Gambit, Fluent, Solid Works, Solid Edge, ADAM, Fortran

             Basic knowledge



    Spoken Languages & Skill level



    Mother Tongue


    Fluent in reading, writing and speaking


    Intermediate level


    Intermediate level


    Beginner leve


    Interests and Hobbies


    Basket Ball, Football, Badminton


    Reading, Cooking


    Language Class, Traveling, Camping



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