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     Date Submitted:05-10-2011
     Last Modified:17-03-2018 (08:06)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Operations / Mission Analysis
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations / Mission Analysis / Software design. Working experience with ESA & ESO & JAXA & DLR.

    General information

    Nationality: Dutch

    Date of Birth: 3 Jan 1986

    Gender: Female



    9/2007 – 10/2010 Delft University of Technology

    Master degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Space Engineering, Space Mission Analysis & Design

    Courses: Astrodynamics I & II, Hypersonic aerodynamics, Mission geometry and orbit design, Planetary sciences, Precise orbit determination, Rocket motion, Spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, Space instrumentation, Space system engineering.

    Thesis subject Design for base set-up on lunar South Pole, optimisation of lunar descent trajectories and design of accompanying guidance schemes. Design software architecture for generic flight simulator.

    Date of graduation: October 2010


    9/2004 – 9/2007 Delft University of Technology

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Average grade: 8


    9/2004 – 9/2005 Delft University of Technology

    Propedeutic degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Graduated cum laude


    1998– 2004 Atheneum, Ashram, Alphen a/d Rijn

    Examination subjects: Dutch, English, History, Mathematics B, Physics and Chemistry


    Working experience

    09/2015 – now Iternational Space Station Columbus Operational Spacecraft Engineer

    DLR Oberpfaffenhofen / LSE Space Spacecraft Operations

    Main task: DMS, COMMS, Environmenal control, TCS, Power. Mission Data Base maintanance.

    09/2014 – 09/2015 MSG4 Spacecraft Analyst

    ESA ESOC, Spacecraft Operations

    Main task: responsible for S/C database on mission control system, training spacecraft controllers, checking spacecraft health, groundstation data flow and sending commands to the spacecraft during the LEOP


    09/2013 – 09/2014 Traineeship Astronomy

    ESO, Chile


    Main task: data reduction and analysis of exoplanet occultation (photometry) and circumstellar dust disks of post-AGB stars (interferometry)


    12/2011 – 07/2012 MSG3 Spacecraft Controller

    ESA ESOC, Spacecraft Operations

    Main task: responsible for checking spacecraft health, groundstation data flow and sending commands to the spacecraft during the LEOP


    10/2010 – 11/2011 Young Graduate Trainee

    ESA ESOC, Mission Analysis

    Main task: design of stationkeeping strategy and distant retrograde orbits around Ganymede for ESA's JGO mission


    1/2009 - 3/2009 Internship at JAXA, Japan

    Main task: design tool for the preliminary analysis of asteroid sample-and-return missions and participation in ESA’s Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition


    4/2008 SpaceTech Program Officer

    Delft University of Technology

    Main task: responsible for schedule, logistic and communication during the educational program at ESA ESRIN


    8/2007 - 4/2008 & 8/2006 - 4/2007 Student-assistant/tutor

    Delft University of Technology

    Main task: responsible for guiding 20 first year students in their projects and advice them in their study



    8/2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, "Stationkeeping strategy for Laplace-JGO science phase around Ganymede"



    9/2007 – 9/2008 Study Tour Committee, 6 hours/week

    Society of Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’

    Organisation of an intercontinental study tour to the United States and Brazil for 33 students and 4 professors

    The university awarded a 2-month scholarship for this position


    9/2007 – 9/2008 Faculty Student Council, 1 hour/week

    Delft University of Technology

    Quality assurance of education and service at the faculty and representing the interests of the students by monthly meetings with the dean

    The university awarded a 3-month scholarship for this position


    9/2006 – 9/2007 Space Department, 6 hours/week

    Society of Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’

    Organisation of excursions, lectures and small study tour abroad for 17 students and 1 lecturer of the faculty

    Highlights: lecture by Buzz Aldrin, March 13thand Symposium ‘Space 4 Society’, March 16th

    The university awarded a 2-month scholarship for this position


    9/2006 – 9/2007 Bachelor Committee, 1 hour/week

    Society of Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’

    Quality assurance of courses given at the faculty by meetings with lecturers


    9/2005 – 9/2006 Freshmen’s Weekend, 3 hours/week

    Society of Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’

    Organisation of an introduction weekend for 230 first year students of the faculty

    The university awarded a 1-month scholarship for this position


    Knowledge of languages

    Native: Dutch

    Fluent: English, Spanish

    Moderate: German, French


    Computer Skills 









    MS Excel

    MS PowerPoint

    MS Word

    Pro Engineer




    Hobbies and interests

    Hobbies: Dancing, skating, drawing, painting

    Interests: Astronomy, history, palaeontology

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