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     Date Submitted:20-07-2011
     Last Modified:15-10-2014 (12:29)
    Job information
     Current job:Flight Dynamics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations, Flight Dynamics, logical mindset, team worker, leadership, prototyping, programming


    2004-2010 Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
                         E.T.S.I.A. – Polytechnic University of Madrid.
                         Specialty in Spacecrafts.
    2010            “Cátedra Gamesa” award.
                         Best master’s thesis applied to the design, development, manufacturing or support in service of wind turbines.

    2011 – Present   Deimos-1 Flight Dynamics Engineer at Elecnor Deimos Imaging

    ·         Development of a tool to compute the probability of collision from CSM/CDM messages, as well as generating 2D/3D plots to ease the analysis of the encounter.

    ·         Automation of collision avoidance tasks, in order to generate daily reports with relevant information (miss distances, evolution of the encounters over time, etc.)

    ·         Analysis of CSM/CDMs, encounter risk assessment, avoidance strategy definition and implementation (when needed). Post-maneuver analysis.

    ·         Orbit assessment. Long-term analysis (MSAFE95/50/5) of the orbital parameters, and definition of a strategy to maintain them within mission-specific bounds.

    ·         Development of basic Mission Analysis tools to compute GSD, RC, Revisit Time, Coverage, etc. and other Flight Dynamics utilities.

    ·         Analysis of available δv on-board, impact of firing time on Isp and Thrust, bookkeeping of fuel mass used, troubleshooting of the PS, etc.

    ·         Documentation of available Flight Dynamics source-code.


    2011 – Present   Deimos-1 Operations Engineer at Elecnor Deimos Imaging

    ·         Development, validation and maintenance of operational procedures (nominal, contingency and support ones).

    ·         Detection, analysis and resolution of anomalies detected both in Ground & Flight segments.

    ·         Continued analysis of the status of the different subsystems and components of the satellite.

    ·         Routine payload planning operations: conflict solving, capacity assessment, generation of commands to be uploaded, etc.

    ·         Definition and development of operational tools both on my own (i.e. log parser to detect error messages) or by leading a small team (i.e. web-based application to visualize telemetry data, generate reports, for different input sources and satellites).

    ·         Continuous development of training courses, meetings and informal talks in order to ease the sharing of knowledge between the members of the Operation's Team and strengthen the knowledge required to operate safely.

    ·         On-call support


    2014 – Present   Deimos-2 Flight Dynamics Engineer at Elecnor Deimos Imaging

    ·         Definition of strategy to achieve the nominal orbit after launch, taking into account both operational and S/C constraints.

    ·         Generation of maneuvering-specific commands to be uploaded to the S/C.

    ·         Analysis of GPS data to determine the evolution of the orbital parameters and the effects of individual maneuvers.

    ·         Collision Avoidance tasks (coordination with JSpOC, generation of ephemeris, CDM analysis, risk assessment…).


    2014 – Present   Deimos-2 Operations Engineer at Elecnor Deimos Imaging

    ·         Detection and follow-up of anomalies during LEOP & Commissioning phase, and technical discussion at relevant meetings (LEOP Review, FSAR)

    ·         Co-responsible of the Propulsion Subsystem (Hall-Effect Plasma Thruster): performance analysis, operational mode selection, bookkeeping, troubleshooting, etc.

    ·         Development and validation of operational procedures, routine payload operations, on-call support, etc.

    Programming skills


    ·          Main: FORTRAN 77/90, MATLAB

    ·          Experienced: Python, Perl, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS

    ·          Used in the past: C, MS-DOS batch scripting, ASP

    ·          Interests: ARM ASM, Linux batch scripting

    Paradigms and techniques: Functional programming, Object-oriented programming, Event-Driven programming, Test-Driven Development, MVC Architecture, Database Design, Source control (SVN/Git).


    ·          MATLAB: Strong competence acquired during the realization of the master’s thesis (optimization of control law's for a wind turbine with off-axis wind) and other projects (basic Mission Analysis tools, prototyping, etc).

    ·          DAS: Used to outline possible de-orbiting budgets, estimated orbit evolution, etc.

    ·          Solid Edge: Competence acquired due to the realization of several projects during the degree.

    ·          M. Office: Extensive knowledge of Word (to write technical notes, procedures, etc.), Excel (to analyze data, plot it, etc.) and Power Point (to generate presentations).

    Spanish: Mother tongue.
    English: Written (high) and spoken (high level).
    French: Written (intermediate) and spoken (intermediate level).
    Other data
    Familiar with PSS-04-107/151 standard and CCSDS documentation.
    Specific fields of interest: orbital mechanics, operations, spacecrafts, space exploration, computer science, hardware/software interface, control theory. 

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