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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:31:00 +0100
Arianespace’s third flight of 2017 is moving into the final phase of preparations, with the lightweight Vega launcher’s basic assembly completed and its Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite encapsulated for liftoff on March 6 from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Underscoring the versatility of Arianespace’s launcher family, this flight follows year-opening missions with the company’s other two launch vehicles: performed February 14 with the heavy-lift Ariane 5 to ...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:33:00 +0100
Rome -  The Nasa SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) observation instrument that uses the Hexapod Pointing System produced by  Thales Alenia Space on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) was launched yesterday from the Kennedy Space Center launch pad by means of the Falcon9 launcher with the Space X Dragon capsule. SAGE III is a NASA instrument produced as part of the EOS (Earth Observing System) programme to measure the components of the Earth’s atmosphere, such as pres...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:00:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, owned and operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites, has two distinct payloads. The JCSAT-18 payload will improve mobile and broadband services for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation customers in Asia Pacific including Far East Russia. The Kacific-1 payload for Kacific Broadband Satellites will provide h...
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:34:00 +0100
Major experiments that will look into a range of scientific disciplines from human health to atmospheric conditions on Earth are on their way to the International Space Station following liftoff at 9:39 a.m. EST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. About 5,500 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the station on the CRS-10 mission. SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0100
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft's orbital period to 14 days. "Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we've received are nothing short of amazing," said Th...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:34:00 +0100
Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand from ESA. The Space Station flies 400 km above our planet at 28 800 km/h, experiencing 16 sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and moonsets every 24 hours. This orbit is lower than most satellites a...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:31:00 +0100
A European Service Module will power NASA's Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018, and now work has started on a second mission, this time to carry astronauts. Set for launch as early as 2021, this will be the first mission since 1972 to take humans out of low orbit - and European hardware will provide propulsion, electrical power, water, thermal control and atmosphere for up to four crewmembers. ESA formalised the contract yesterday with Airbus at the Bremen, Germany, site whe...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month's liftoff. Launched in 2015, ESA's Sentinel-2 mission is using the first of two near-identical 'colour-vision' satellites to deliver sophisticated information that is central to Europe's Copernicus programme. Now, the Sentinel-2A craft is about to be joined by its twin, Sentinel-2B, which will complete the pairing that will cover all E...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:46:00 +0100
Today, ground control in Belgium switched off a package that had been continuously watching the Sun from the International Space Station for nine years. 'Solar' has been measuring most of the radiation emitted by our closest star across the electromagnetic spectrum. Built to run for only 18 months, it was still working until today - exceeding all expectations. Solar's observations are improving our understanding of the Sun and allowing scientists to create accurate computer models and pred...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:20:00 +0100
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S telecom satellites into their planned orbits. Liftoff of flight VA235 was announced at 21:39 GMT (22:39 CET, 18:39 local time) from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana for a mission lasting about 39 minutes. Sky Brasil-1, with a mass at liftoff of 6000 kg, was the first to be released about 27 minutes into the mission. The 3550 kg Telkom-3S was released about 12 minutes later. Sky Brasil-1, operat...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2017, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, has received a follow-on contract for more than $5.5 million from a U.S. military integrator for high-power satellite communication (SATCOM) traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). This is the second installment of a multi-year program for these power ampl...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:27:00 +0100
For the first time, scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have witnessed a massive object with the makeup of a comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a compact star. The object has a chemical composition similar to Halley’s Comet, but it is 100,000 times more massive and has a much higher amount of water. It is also rich in the elements essential for life, including nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and sulfur. These...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:45:00 +0100
NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace for continued spacecraft operations support for the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. The sole source contract has a maximum ordering period of five years beginning March 7, 2017. Ball's engineers designed and built the Suomi NPP satellite vehicle and its Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument, integrated all five of the satellite instruments, and performed satellite-level testing and launch sup...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:01:00 +0100
NASA has awarded the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability (SNPPS) contract to Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado. This is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus fixed-fee contract with the ability to issue task orders. The contract is a five-year effort with a minimum ordering value of $50,000 and maximum ordering value of approximately $9.5 million. Under this contract, Ball Aerospace will continue to provide sustaining engineering services to the Joint...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:56:00 +0100
NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing. "The development of advanced life support technologies will allow NASA to establish improved capabilities for future deep space, long-duration, human exploration missions,...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0100
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are critical tools for industries requiring exact precision and high confidence. Now, Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation, and timing for a range of applications. This innovative research project aims to demonstrate how a second-gener...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:23:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center to provide payload integration and support services for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6). The multipurpose satellite will operationally demonstrate advanced communication capabilities, collect space weather data and support nuclear detonation detection in the Earth's atmosphere or in near space. STPSat-6 is ...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials have formally approved a key construction milestone that will propel the project toward its April 2020 goal for completion. The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which will be built nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, S.D., is considered one of the best bets yet to determine whether theorized dark matter...
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The space sector has been witnessing a transition from being funded mostly by governments to being funded through a recent slew of investments by venture capital firms. Small satellites are increasingly being used for applications pertaining to satellite television, satellite navigation and satellite-based mobile communications, apart from various research related activities. In the coming years, the industry is expected to observe a higher demand for dedicated satellite launch vehicles, relativ...
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:00:00 +0100
Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) contract valued at $113 million. Under the terms of this contract (one-year base period with four one-year options), Vencore will support NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS acquires and manages the nation's operational environmental satellites, operates NOAA 's National Centers for E...
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    Professional Experience

    01/2011-Present day
    Freelance work
    Development of tools and mathematical models for Racing Simulations Founder & Member of IRG, international group for Racing Simulations based-Training & Modding Software Developer Physics R&D

    06/2009-12/2010
    Present Technologies - Coimbra
    Quality Management System and Research & Innovation process integration Implementation of the Quality & Innovation integrated system, according to the guidelines of ISO9001 and NP4457 (Portuguese Innovation Norm).
    o Quality&Innovation Manager Project Management in the IT area R&D Manager, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and processes related to Innovative Products and Ideas

    05/2006-02/2009
    Edisoft - Lisbon
    Software Development & Analysis for projects for GALILEO, the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA) and the Faro Airport
    Due to an NDA signed with Edisoft and the State, no details can be unveiled apart from the following: Represented the company in all matters concerned with the project in Barcelona Development and Testing of the Search And Rescue Simulation System – MEOLUT CONSTELLATION-GALILEO Responsible for the development and implementation of communications protocols between different entities and satellite communications systems Work on Mission Support Facility – GALILEO Development within the architecture of a v-database used for managing the entities within in a GALILEO communications sub-network Work on EU Long-Range Identification and Tracking Ship Database application Work on Airport Information Systems

    04/2005-04/2006
    Software Development - Consultant
    Noesis:
    Software Development & Analysis for different projects, acting as a consultant for NOESIS at the following companies: Optimus/Mainroad– Lisbon
    o Responsible for the development of the Hardware Management System for Cross-Platform management Optimus/Mainroad– Lisbon
    o Responsible for the initial development of a Cross-Platform Security System based on the Computer Associates Security Development platform Optimus/WeDo Consulting– Lisbon
    o Development of new modules and interfaces for the Billing System of the Telecommunications company Optimus SACYR VALLEHERMOSO– Lisbon –Estoril
    o Development of Document Management System to be deployed worldwide across companies of the Sacyr-Vallermoso Group

    12/2004-03/2005
    Software Development - Consultant
    Wiz Interactive
    Software Development & Analysis for a Technology Migration Process, from Java & Sun Microsystems infrastructures to Microsoft .Net, acting as a consultant for Wiz-Interactive at VODAFONE - Lisbon

    10/2003-11/2004
    INSTITUTO PIAGET – LISBON
    Software Development & Analysis for the Piaget Management System (PMS) Main Responsibilities:
    o Development and Analysis of Architecture of the MS SQL SERVER relational database at the backend of the PMS
    o Development of .Net Web-Services for remote access to the backend
    o Development of tools (XML Editor, Menu System Editor)
    o Guidance and Training of the junior members of the development team

    08/2002-09/2003
    Freelance work, Lisbon, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim
    Development of applications for small businesses, consultant for the deployment of modules for communication with PHC (Portuguese Software Development company) applications

    02/2001-06/2002
    SIEMENS - Telecommunications Division (R&D) – Lisbon Main Responsibilities
    o Work on the Siemens SDH TNMS (Telecommunications Networks Management Systems), to be used with Siemens Network
    o Development of Setup Modules and Modules for SDH Network Management Systems
    o Error Coordinator for the J2EE-based SDH Network Management System

    07/1999-01/2001
    PHC - Serviços de Tecnologia Industrial / SinProd / Manufactor Solutions – Porto Main Responsibilities
    o Development and Analysis for the SinProd Industrial Management System
    o Software support for PHC applications
    o Network implementation for PHC applications

    03/1999-06/1999
    GlobalSoft - Grupo Mesinfor – Braga
    Development of applications for the company’s core business (City Halls and Regional Directorates: management systems)

    09/1997- 2/1999
    ADINFO - Informatização Administrativa, Lda - Porto Main Responsibilities
    o Development of modules for the company’s Management System application
    o Deployment of modules at the client’s location

    Specific Skills

    Operating Systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional Windows 2003 Server Solaris (SunOS) SCO Unix Red Hat 8 and Red Hat 9 (small programs for University studies), Fedora, Suse/OpenSuse
    Programming Languages: C, VC++ , C# Java (J2SE, J2EE) TCL/TK, Python , PERL, ISScript, Javascript VB, VB.NET, Visual FoxPro, MS SQL, 4GL/iSQL Fortran 99, Pascal

    Education:

    1991 - Studies of Physics - Educational Branch at the Coimbra University, Faculty of Sciences and Technology 2008 - Studies of Theoretical Physics at the Coimbra University, Faculty of Sciences and Technology
    Courses and Seminars: 2001 - Siemens: Telecommunication and Information Handling seminars 2000 - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 course by PHC/Cap Gemini 1999 - Microsoft SQL SERVER Implementing course by PHC/Cap Gemini 06/1997-01/1998 - Systems Analysys and Development course, at Rumos – Formação & Comunicação (Porto)

    Work in Foreign Countries:
    05-2006 – 08-2007 Barcelona, Indra Espacio 1995 – Toronto, Canada, COMPAQ/Digital

    Languages:
    English – Fluent (spoken and written) Spanish – Fluent (spoken and written) Catalan – Regular (spoken) German (re-learning: 4 years in High-School)


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