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     Date Submitted:21-03-2011
     Last Modified:21-03-2011 (12:06)
    Job information
     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

    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.




    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




    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.



    French (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)



    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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