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     Date Submitted:10-02-2012
     Last Modified:10-02-2012 (08:47)
    Job information
     Current job:AOCS Spacecraft Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAttitude and Orbit Control Subsystem Spacecract Operations Engineer, Flight Dynamics Engineer

    Professional experience

    07/2009 – Present               AOCS Spacecraft Operations Engineer (ESOC)

    VEGA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt

    INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton

    §  Preparation, execution and monitoring of daily mission operations for Attitude and Orbit Control Subsystem (AOCS) and Imager on board INTEGRAL satellite (IBIS), including maintenance calibrations and contingencies recovery and investigation

    §  Analyse and report on platform (AOCS), payload (IBIS) and ground segment performance

    §  Liaise with industry and Principal Investigators for technical and operations matters (for AOCS and IBIS subsystems respectively)

    §  Contribution to the Flight Operation Plan (FOP): maintenance of current AOCS and IBIS FOP procedures as well as new mission operations procedures implementation

    §  Flight Control Team (FCT) representative interface with Flight Dynamics (FD) team

    §  Participation in Mission Control System testing

    §  Preparation and execution of simulation campaigns for team training exercise

    §  On-call support

    §  Back up Spacecraft Operations Engineer for INTEGRAL Radiation Environment Monitor (IREM) and On Board Data Handling subsystem

    §  Back up Spacecraft Operations Engineer for XMM-Newton AOCS and EPIC-MOS



    §  Provide LEOP preparation support for AOCS subsystem. Includes simulation testing and SVT preparation and support.


    08/2004 – 06/2009             Flight Dynamics Engineer (ESOC)

    GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.

    INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton

    §  Mission planning for routine and non-routine operations (AOCS calibrations)

    §  On-call support (anomaly recovery, implementation of target of opportunity)

    §  Representative FD for interface FD-FCT

    §  System validation test preparation and execution for the FD operational platform operative system migration from Solaris 8. to Solaris 10.

    §  Participation in XMM-Newton recovery after the loss of contact on the 18.10.2008

    §  SW development: participation on the AMPOM (Automated Mission Planning for Observatory Mission) project.


    Herschel and Planck

    §  Mission planning



    §  Mission planning

    §  Preparation of the “Gaia FDS-SOC Attitude Data” ICD

    §  Participation in the “GAIA Flight Dynamics Requirements Compilation” review


    07/2003 –08/2003              Traineeship at Alicante airport


    Summer fellowship in the Maintenance Engineering Department



    Summer 2007                     Space Studies Program 2007, International Space University/Beihang University, Beijing, China

    1998 – 2004                         Masters in Aeronautical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.


    Language skills

    Spanish (native), English (fluent), German (good command), Catalan (fluent), Portuguese (basic)


    Computer literacy

    Programming languages          Unix, Linux and shell scripting, used for operational checks automation. FORTRAN, MATLAB, HTML

    Platforms                                       Sun-Solaris, Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Mac OS X

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