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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...
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...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Though an emerging market, the global nanosatellite market is highly competitive, with major players competing against each other to make a mark in the global market. The companies are adopting both organic and inorganic market strategies such as business expansions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, product launches, and acquisitions, among others, to strengthen their position in the market. The high growth of the nanosatellite market is unprecedented for the satellite industry and will...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin's significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin's multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses. The MM Array ...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million. U-Class payloads are miniature space research satellites that ty...
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     Date Submitted:21-03-2011
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     Current job:Project manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsVersatile, motivated, AOCS responsible, in orbit support
    CV

    Engineering consultant in the Attitude and Orbit Control Subsystem department of ALCATEL ALENIA SPACE and then THALES ALENIA SPACE for 7 years, thanks to his motivation, his autonomy and his search of knowledge, Philippe has evolved from a hardware bench-test designer to an AOCS responsible on several telecommunications programs in accumulation of another responsibilities like AOCS designer or technical responsible of the after sales service for a part of the fleet, also in the AOCS domain.

     

    In order to gain complementary experiences, Philippe has been also a project manager / sales agent for TECNILAB SERVICE up to now.

     

    Education

     

    2000 – 2003                        L’Ecole polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille

    Master degree in electronic systems, specializing in telecommunications

     

    1998 – 2000                        L’institut Universitaire de Technologie de Marseille

           DUT (technological University Degree) in Electronics and industrial computing

     

     

    Skills

    Ø  Computing Skills

    Operating systems                            UNIX, Windows 98, XP, NT

    Programming languages   C, VBA, ADA95, UNIX

    Software Applications                      Microsoft Office 98, 97 and 2010

     

    Ø  Engineering Skills

    5+ years of track record in designing, developing, and in-flight analyzing in AOCS domain

    Strong research and problem-solving skills

    Versatile and self – starter

     

    Ø  Management Skills

    3+ years as AOCS responsible on telecommunication programs

    1 year as project manager

     

     

    Career history

     

    Ø  April 2010  – now                  TECNILAB FRANCE,  Regional manager,  Nord / Pas-de-Calais

    Regional manager upon the automation of officinal pharmacies. TECNILAB is an industrial group specialized in the automation of Pharmacy (robot and automate).

     

    Ø  Sept. 2003  – April 2010                     ASTEK SE,  Consultancy in Technology : Senior Consultant

    Assignment for Alcatel Space – In-Orbit Support Department and AOCS Service (Attitude & Orbit Control Subsystem) – Cannes (France).

     

    o       As an AOCS responsible, i worked closely with the client organization and requirements, conducted analyses, evaluated and validated AOCS components, as well as verified and checked the needed specification and then, had successfully led the acceptation of the AOCS subsystem.

     

            Among the AOCS responsible task:

    -              To check the trend analysis of all AOCS units at provider side and to perform the incoming of the units like AOCS expert at procurement side.

    -              To validate the good performance of them, to check any mismatching with our references documents (thermal environment, EMC susceptibility, and mechanical chock and vibrations aspects) and to cross validate at system and customer level any discrepancies.

    -              To participate with any domain implicated by the AOCS (thermal, mechanical, RF and electrical) to perform system analysis (pointing budget, AOCS thermal and power budget, LEOP optimization, …)

    -              To cross-validate any procedure where the AOCS domain is involved.

    -              To check the behavior of the equipment’s during all the in ground test phases (SPT1&2, thermal vacuum and vibration) for nominal and contingencies tests, to perform the trend analysis for all the AOCS equipment’s.

    -              To check the behavior of all the simulated and tested AOCS phases.

    -              To certify the performance of the AOCS subsystem before the launch phase.

    -              To manage any AOCS operation phases (Launch and Early operation Phases (LEOP) and in-orbit phase (IOT)) like AOCS expert.

    -              To prepare the final acceptation of the spacecraft with the customer based on the IOT tests results. 

     

       AOCS responsible for the following programs :

    -              SATCOM BW program(spacebus 3000B2NG platform) – 16 months – up to April 2009

    -              THAICOM 5 program(spacebus 3000A platform) – 14 months – whole program

    -              GALAXY 17  and STAR ONE C1 program (spacebus 3000B2NG & 3000B3 platform) – 1 month each

     

    o      As the AOCS In Orbit Support technical manager for SPACEBUS 3000’s spacecraft, I also followed a part of the fleet. It consists on the follow and the completion of anomalies (which contains the validation of new software patches), the writing of yearly reports and the support of new anomalies in hot line level.

    o      I also participated on the design phase for spacebus  4000’s spacecraft and set several AOCS internal control loops for SPACEBUS 4000 programs for the following modes: sun acquisition mode, earth acquisition mode, orbit raising mode, station keeping mode and normal mode.

     

    Languages

    French (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

     

    Publications

    No publications

     

    Professional Memberships

     No memberships

     

    Training courses

    Ø  2003  – 6 months                  ALCATEL SPACE,  AOCS service, Cannes

    Design, realization and validation of an optical test bench for the SODERN SED16 star tracker based on an MIL-STD-1553 interface. This test campaign has led to the setting and the calibration of the first units launched with the first 4000 spacecraft, AMC12.


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