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Rather than waiting for international consensus on measures to mitigate the problem of space debris, space agencies and companies should take immediate action, said Jan Woerner, European Space Agency director general. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:26:30 +0000
Boeing said Nov. 18 that a report issued last week by NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding the commercial crew program, including claims that the company considered withdrawing from the program, was inaccurate. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:11:16 +0000
Sweden, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Portugal and Norway all have spaceport ideas being discussed, OHB CEO Marco Fuchs said Nov. 19 at Space Tech Expo Europe here. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:38:24 +0000
The European Commission is recommending an increase in its annual space budget of more than 5 billion Euros to 16.2 billion Euros annually from 2021 through 2027 from the current level of 11 billion Euros during the seven-year cycle from 2014 through 2020. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:50:22 +0000
NASA announced Nov. 18 that it was adding five companies to a contract to perform commercial deliveries of payloads to the surface of the moon, a group that ranges from small ventures to Blue Origin and SpaceX. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:42:51 +0000
BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run a public auction of C-band spectrum instead of allowing a consortium of satellite operators to sell it directly to 5G wireless operators.  Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat, acting as the C-Band Alliance, have been lobbying the Federal Communications […] SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:26:35 +0000
GAO said in a statement that the agency on Nov. 18 sustained the protest filed by Blue Origin on Aug. 12. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:24:39 +0000
Gen. Raymond said U.S. SPACECOM intends to influence DoD's budget priorities SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:19:48 +0000
Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat on Nov. 15 detailed how they would calculate the proceeds they have pledged to contribute to the U.S. treasury if the Federal Communications Commission accepts their proposal to privately auction C-band spectrum sought by 5G network operators.  SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:10:29 +0000
A group of planetary defense advocates is asking European governments to fund a mission to a near Earth asteroid, three years after a similar mission failed to win approval. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 23:42:07 +0000
Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting said the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities can't happen until Commerce gets the necessary resources. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:36:16 +0000
The 10-year contract is for operations and support of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System constellations. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:51:17 +0000
Exos Aerospace said the failed launch of a reusable suborbital sounding rocket last month was caused by a structural failure of the rocket shortly after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:28:02 +0000
NASA’s inspector general warned in a new report that, because of commercial crew delays, utilization of the International Space Station will drop sharply in 2020 and that NASA runs the risk of losing access entirely by next fall. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:52:00 +0000
EchoStar has ordered two tiny S-band satellites from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to jumpstart a low-Earth-orbit constellation using spectrum gained through its October acquisition of IoT startup Helios Wire.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:06:27 +0000
NASA paid Boeing nearly $300 million more than originally planned in its commercial crew contract in part because of agency concerns that the company might drop out of the program, a new report claims. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:47:58 +0000
SDA is the new term replacing Space Situational Awareness, according to an Oct. 4 memo from Air Force Space Command. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:29:46 +0000
Loft Orbital has raised a fresh $13 million to continue development of a constellation of small satellites purpose-built to carry a mix of payloads for customers who don’t want to fly their own satellites.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:19:54 +0000
With growing bipartisan skepticism that NASA’s current plan to return humans to the moon by 2024 is achievable, members of the House Science Committee used a Nov. 13 hearing to advocate for a different, and arguably more conventional, approach. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:04:44 +0000
SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a similar test resulted in the loss of another spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:25-04-2012
     Last Modified:29-04-2012 (03:36)
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     Current job:Operations / R&D Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAmbitious, self-motivated, quick adjusting
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    Operations Engineer: 90 % of my duties consist of working at the User Support & Operations Center (USOC) , supporting European payloads on the International Space Station (ISS)

    • Operations Engineer, working in a 24/7 team supporting ISS payloads; European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF), ERB-2, FOCUS, KID and the European Drawer Rack (EDR).
    • Experiment Activity Manager for the Miller-Urey Payload; Lead Coordinator for Operational Products of the payload ranging from procedure development (PODFs) to End-to-End testing (Experiment Sequence Testing). Direct Interface and P.O.C. to NASA Payload Operation & Integration Centre (POIC).
    • Work Packet Manager Training Coordination: Training Coordinator for new Operators at the USOC; Responsible for setting up courses and training for new Operators, setting up new training/simulation scenarios, support to coordinating new simulations between the different European USOCs and European Astronaut Center (EAC), developing training methodology for new payloads. Organizing Internal Knowledge Transfer. Support to EAC in Astronaut training.
    • Work Packet Manager Hardware & Configuration Control: Responsible for all Hardware related issues and Configuration Control at the USOC
    • Support to different types of acceptance/validation tests on several Payload Engineering Models (EuTEF, PCDF, FOCUS, ERB-2 and EDR)
    • Support to management of the Erasmus USOC Clean Room and USOC Infrastructural issues

     

    R&D Engineer: Worked on several smaller assignments on other projects

    • APLA project: Requirements development of a future Astronaut electronic trainer aid system.
    • Documentation of Cone-Express CX2 requirements
    • Galileo Monitoring and Uplink Control Facility (MUCF) documentation
    • Support to programming of European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF) Simulator Models
    • X-ROB project: STK mission analysis for robotic missions to the Moon and Mars

     

    August 2006 – Present    

    Volunteer teacher mathematics and astronomy at IMC weekend school; a supplementary education school for children, ages ten to fourteen, from underprivileged neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. http://www.weekendschool.nl/

     

    January 2006 – April 2006

    SENER Ingenieria Y Sistemas, Madrid, Spain.

    Position: Internship, Worked on the Functional Model Hardware & Software testing of the Qualification Model of the Planck Scientific Satellite. During the internship I developed a tool using MATLAB to process and analyze the telemetry data from the Planck model and the space simulator. Besides this I also worked on other smaller assignments as estimating pointing accuracies of the satellite’s sensors.

     

    May 2004 – August 2004

    TU Delft, faculty of Aerospace Engineering

    Position: Member of Design Synthesis Group (as student). Worked on the preliminary design of a fly-by-wire control system for the Euro/Enaer Eaglet

     

    Master Thesis

    For my Master’s thesis project I worked on a design of High Thrust - Solar Thermal Propulsion unit for a Mars mission. This project was proposed by me and two other colleges; it was approved by our supervising professors.

    The main focus was the research and design of a cryogenic propellant storage and feeding system, thermal energy storage and a collector and optical transport system for solar energy. During the course of this project I learned to apply and combine most of my knowledge on a wide range of fields.

     

    Practical Experience 

    • Flight Tests: I have done several flight dynamics test practical in a Cessna Citation II, in which I learned to apply flight dynamics/performance techniques in an actual flight test using MATLAB/Simulink.
    • Subsonic, Supersonic wind tunnel testing
    • Metal Working/CNC Machining

     

     

    Skills

    Computer Skills

    • Operating Systems: Windows (All Versions), MS Dos, Unix/Linux, MAC
    • Graphical Programs: Adobe, Coral Draw, Auto-CAD, different CAD programs, 3D Studio Max, etc
    • Scientific Programs: Derive, Maple, MATLAB (incl. Simulink), STK (Satellite Tool Kit), MSC Pro-Engineer, Visual Basic, Patran/Nastran for Finite Element Analysis. C programming language, Office and Projects

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