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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:09-01-2011
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     Current job:Ground Segment Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsGround segment system and software engineering Earth Observation engineering Navigation Systems engineering
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    Ground Segment System Engineer

     

    Personal data

    • 34 yrs. old, French

    • Marital life, 1 Child

    • Mobility: International

     

    Professional skills

    • Earth observation ground segment engineering (8 years experience)

    Programming centers interfaces handling and Satellites acquisitions scheduling,

    Telemetry analysis and image production, archive and catalog

    • Navigation ground segment engineering (2 years experience)

    Processing chain (computation of navigation and integrity information)

    Dissemination chain (generation and up-link of navigation and integrity information)

    • System engineering

    Complex systems realisation (1 year experience)

    Integration, qualification and validation - IVQ (4 years experience)

    • Software engineering

    Software designer and developer on UNIX/Linux/Windows platforms (6 years experience)

    Software team leader (3-4 developers, 3 years experience)

    • International working environment (3 years experience)

     

    Technological skills

    • Languages: JAVA, C/C++, UML, XML/XSL, SQL, CSH, KSH, BASH, AWK

    • ORB: RMI, CORBA

    • Tools: ANT, JNI, JAI, JAXB, Maven, Clearcase/SVN, Rose, ClearQuest/Jira, XmlSpy, DOORS

    • OS: UNIX, LINUX, Windows

    • Network protocols: UDP, TCP/IP, SNMP, IRIG, NTP, ARP, FT

     

    Language skills

    • French: Mother tongue

    • English: Fluent

    • Spanish: School level

    • German: Basic level

     

    Higher education

    Masters degree (MA) in Image Engineering (University Bordeaux I, 1999)

     

    Miscellaneous

    • Swimming, Trekking, Climbing, Skiing

    • Dance (salsa,rock)

    • Guitar

    • Earthenware sculpture

     

    Working Experience

    Since

    Oct. 2008

     

    IVQ System Engineer – Galileo Ground Mission Segment (GMS)

    Employer: Thales Division Services & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Client: Thales Alenia Space, Toulouse/France

    Location: Thales Defense Deutschland GmbH, Pforzheim/Deutschland

    Project: integrate, validate and qualify the Ground Mission Segment (GMS) of the Galileo system, in the frame of the In-Orbit Validation (IOV) implementation phase. GMS is the key segment for the generation of the messages sent to the satellites to offer the users the Galileo services. The Processing Chain is part of the GMS, mainly in charge to acquire and process the Signal-In-Space, and to generate the Galileo System Time and the Galileo message.

    Duties:

    • Review of the GMS Processing Chain element installation and operator manuals

    • Test witnessing and support to the GMS elements follow-up

    • Installation/configuration of the IVQ Processing Chain Platform and related GMS elements

    • Definition of the IVQ operating procedures for the Processing Chain Platform

    • Creation of tools or adaptation/improvement of the existing IVQ tools to the Processing Chain needs

    • Preparation, execution and finalisation of the integration and verification test procedures.

    • Investigation, follow-up and retesting of anomalies

     

     

     

     

    Jan. 2006

    Sept. 2008

     

    Software Engineer - PLEIADES Image Processing Unit (IPU)

    Employer and location: Thales Division Services & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Project: design, develop and validate the unit of the PLEIADES system, responsible for the telemetry analysis, cataloguing and archival, and for the image production.

    Duties:

    • Client requirements analysis

    • Design, and development of the telemetry analysis software

    • Integration and validation of the telemetry analysis software

    • Contribution to the definition, design and development phases of the PLEAIDES sub-systems development processes and configuration environment

    • Expertise in earth observation ground segment softwares

    • Support to the client (CNES)

    Achievements:

    • PLEIADES telemetry analysis softwares

    • Dataflow framework for IPU telemetry inventory and high level image production softwares

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sept. 2002

    Jun. 2003

     

    IVQ System Engineer - Malaysian Archiving and Processing ground System (MAPS)

    Employer: EADS Defence & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Location: EADS Defence & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES), Temerloh/Malaysia

    Project: assemble and provide to the Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES) the first Malaysia's satellite ground receiving station, including the reception and the processing the image data from SPOTX, RADARSAT1 and LANDSAT-7 satellites.

    Duties:

    • Development (scripting) implementing internal dataflow and workflow between elements composing the system

    • System Integration and validation in factory

    • Software installation and system acceptance tests campaign on site

    • Definition, writing and maintenance of operational procedures

    • Operator training (theoretical and hands-on trainings) on site (Temerloh)

    • Support to client

     

     

     

     

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    Jan. 2006

     

    Software Engineer – Multiple Satellite Station Softwares (SMS)

    Employer and location: EADS Defense & Security Systems, Toulouse/Labège

    Project: develop and provide softwares in the frame of earth observation ground segment for various optical and radar image satellites. SMS offers facilities from telemetry synchro-decommutation and analysis to image archival and cataloguing, from user ordering to image production and edition.

    Duties:

    • Requirements analysis and specification from external or internal EADS clients

    • Development, validation and maintenance of SMS softwares

    • Documentation writing (specification, design document, operator manuals)

    • Team leading (1-4 persons), schedule and budget management, advancement reporting

    • Software evolution costing

    • Team leading, schedule and budget management, advancement reporting

    • Client support

    • Software evolution costing, contribution to the evaluation of industrial proposals

    • Interface with the maintenance and project teams using Multiple Satellite Station softwares

    Achievements:

    • Multi-satellite acquisitions preparation and monitoring softwares

    • Multi-satellite technical data and products storage software

    • RADARSAT, LANDSAT-7, ENVISAT-1 MERIS & ASAR, ROCSAT-2/THEOS instruments satellites telemetry analysis softwares

    • Image processing libraries for SPOT-5 production software

    • JAVA benchmarks (in comparison to C, on various OS and architectures), aiming to assess the feasibility of a JAVA telemetry inventory softwares


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