I am an experienced Spacecraft engineer and project manager with a strong international track record of delivering outstanding consulting services. My work has significantly contributed to the success of more than 28 satellite programs and launches. In my 13 years of experience in the space industry, I have earned the recognition of: customers, colleagues and manufacturers. I have strong problem solving and leadership skills, as well as a deep understanding of business practices and cultures around the world.
Freelance Consultant 2011 – To date Ottawa, ON Canada.
Spacecraft Engineer Specialist. 2001 – 2011 Ottawa, ON Canada.
Telesat, Space Consulting Division.
Spacecraft Mechanical and Thermal Engineer 1998-2001 Córdoba, Argentina.
Instituto Universitario Aeronautico
Master in Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Project Management, Leadership and Strategy. Norwich University. Vermont, USA. (2008-2010)
Effective Structural Verification for aerospace programs: Canadian Space Agency. (2006)
Formal project management training and considerable experience managing international satellite and launch vehicle projects.
Providing independent monitoring of spacecraft construction, including coordination among parties involved (customer, manufacturer, sub-contractors and launch vehicle agency).
Mechanical and Thermal design, analysis and testing of the spacecraft structure and spacecraft components:
Extensive experience designing and testing for the following environments: Vibration, Acoustics, Shock and Thermal.
Deep experience in the design and testing of propulsion subsystems, including: Monopropellant, bi-propellant and electric systems.
Procurement for spacecraft and launch vehicle:
Extensive experience in the different phases of spacecraft and launch service procurement process: Request for proposal, proposal evaluation, selection of manufacturer and contract negotiation.
Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle Studies:
Broad experience in both Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle feasibility and cost studies. These studies were prepared for entities such as: Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency and Canadian Department of Defence.
Developed and delivered training programs on topics such as: Spacecraft design, advanced propulsion, thermal and mechanical testing, etc.
Many years of experience offering technical expertise and consultancy support to insurance companies, including processing claims, participating in launch and in-orbit failure investigations and anomaly analyses
I have participated or managed numerous international satellite programs and interacted with the following spacecraft manufacturers, launch agencies and satellite operators (customers):
Satellite Program Customer Country Prime Manufacturer Launcher
Nimiq1&2 Telesat Canada Lockheed Martin Proton M
Nimiq 4, 5 & 6 Telesat Canada Loral Proton M
Anik F2 Telesat Canada Boeing Ariane 5
Anik F1R & F3 Telesat Canada Astrium Proton M
Hellasat Hellasat Greece Astrium Atlas V
Telkom 2 Telkom Indonesia Orbital Ariane 5
Thor 5 Telenor Norway Orbital Proton M
Arabsat 4A &4B Arabsat Saudi Arabia Astrium ProtonM
Nigcomsat Nigcomsat Nigeria China Great Wall Long March 3
Nigeriasat 2 Nigeria Nigeria Surrey Dneper
Palapa D Indosat Indonesia Thales Alenia Long March 3
PakSat 1R Pakistan Pakistan China Great Wall Long March 3
Vinasat 1 & 2 Vietnam Vietnam Lockheed Martin Ariane 5
Nilesat 201 Egypt Egypt Thales Alenia Ariane 5
Rascom 1R Rascomstar North Africa Thales Alenia Ariane 5
Turksat 4A & 4B Turksat Turkey MELCO HIIA
Telstar 11N & 14R Telesat Canada Loral Proton M
Azersat Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Orbital Ariane 5
Mexsat 3 Mexico Mexico Orbital Ariane 5
ETRI ETRI SouthKorea Astrium/ETRI Ariane 5
Eligible to work with ITAR
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