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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:01-08-2012
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     Current job:Senior Controls Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
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    Objective
    I am seeking a permanent position in the field of software development involving Object Oriented Design and C/C++ programming. I am especially interested in the following areas: real-time,  embedded systems,  multithreading and High-Performance Computing.
     
    Technical skills
    * Linux, RTAI, LynxOS, Unix. Embedded Linux. Experience tailoring Linux, customizing Linux kernel and file-systems.
    * C/C++, Templates, STL, Boost libraries. Multithreading, PThreads and OpenMP. POSIX, SysV IPC.
    * XML, XSL Transformations.
    * PERL, Python. Motif, GTK+, Modula-2,  Linux shell scripts. 
    * Development of Linux device drivers and user libraries.
    * Full software development life cycle experience.
    * UML, Object Oriented Design, Design Patterns.
    * Agile software development with Scrum, Test-Driven Development.  Extreme programming.
    * Debugging: GDB and DDD. 
    * Testing methodologies. Unit-Testing with Google Test and Google Mock. Continuous integration with Maven.
    * Revision control software: CVS, SVN.
    * Development environments: Emacs, Eclipse.
    * TCP/IP, SPI, CAN Bus, I2C, GSM, GPRS.
     
    Experience
     
    Responsible Software Development 
    Feb 2009 – Present
    CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – Geneva, Switzerland
    * Responsible for the software design and C++ development of the FESA project at the BE/CO/FE section. FESA is the framework used to develop any equipment software for the Controls systems at CERN. 
    * Use of Agile-Scrum software development methodology, Test-Driven Development and UML.
    * Unit-testing (Google Test and Google Mock).  
    * Member of the exploitation team in charge of the 24h support for the controls system of the injectors at CERN 
    * Member of the exploitation team for the accelerator LHC and SPS.
    * Controls Machine Coordinator for two accelerators at CERN (LINAC2 and PSB). Responsible for identifying showstoppers and providing solutions for upgrade and consolidation projects. Main duties were to define and assign tasks in the context of the upgrade of the accelerators, and to provide budget and manpower estimations (2010-2011).
     
    Software Developer  Aug 2008 – Jan2009
    ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) – Reading, UK
    * Working at the Data Handling System department. 
    * Developing software for the client-server application ECFS. This software hides the complexities of accessing data stored in tapes. ECFS manages about 40 million files, appearing to end-users as a very large remote file system. The development was based on PERL and FTP. protocol.
     
    Software Developer  Sep 2005 – Nov 2007
    CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – Geneva, Switzerland
    * Member of the FESA team, developing software in C/C++ for the FESA project at the AB/CO/FE section. 
    * Development and maintenance of software modules for different projects at the Front-End section: software modules to control power converters (PowDF project), signal acquisition systems (OASIS project).
    * Development of real time software under Linux and LynxOS.
    * Member of the exploitation team in charge of the maintenance of the control equipment of the accelerators 24/7.
     
    Software Developer   Feb 2005 – Aug 2005
    Datatronics  – Madrid, Spain
    * Movilcom-Mini-II project: GPS and mobile communication terminal for fleet management and telemetry control. Embedded Linux system based on Xscale architecture (ARM). Building custom cross-compilers. C programming. Kernel drivers (IO, SPI communications…) Linux kernel hacking. 
    * Logestel-II project: Mobile phone based on Xscale architecture (PXA270).  Customizing Linux kernel and root filesystem for the embedded system. Developing software to manage GSM/GPRS and GPS devices (high and low level), Bluetooth connections. Qtopia.
     
    Software Developer   Jun 2004 – Feb 2005
    SEPSA  – Pinto, Spain
    * SME project: Embedded system to measure the energy consumed by trains. Developing software for this Linux embedded system involved drivers for custom acquisition boards, drivers for electronic devices as nvsram and pics, drivers and libraries for GPS devices and GSM/GPRS modems, etc. C, multithreading, IPC System V . Working in a CMM-2 environment
     
    Software Developer  Jun 2001 – Jun 2004
    SUINSA Medical Systems  – Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain
    * Matterhorn Project:  Multi-company project developed by Suinsa and Kodak. Developing software to control a robotic system based on CanBus communication, embedded system, C programming.
    * Argus Project:  Multi-company project. Responsible for the development (analysis, documentation and coding) of the software to control the movement of a nuclear imaging system. Developing drivers to control step motors, using a commercial controller board (API DM-224i) with a serial port interface under Linux. Developing GUI in GTK in order to manage the controller.
    * NOVA Project: Nova is an x-ray tube overhead system. Developing software to control this robotic system. Embedded system based on a SBC (Wafer5820), Compact Flash. Linux environment. GTK graphical user interfaces. Customize Linux, kernel, modules. C Code. Shell Scripts. Python. CVS. Concurrent and Real Time Programming: Pthreads, System V IPC, Xdialog.
     
    Internship May 2000 – Aug 2000
    Excel Data  – Madrid, Spain
    * SIMTEST Project: Developing  version 4.1 of the SIMTEST program. SIMTEST is a user graphical interface in Windows to manage the information of SIM cards ( GSM technology). Win32 API. C code. Borland C environment.
     
    Bachelor Thesis Jun 1999 – Jul 2000
    Carlos III University– Madrid, Spain
    * ROMA Project: ROMA is a climbing robot developed to help in the building industry. Developing the Linux version of the commercial program PMAC Executive, used to control the PMAC multi axis motion controller device which controls all the movements of the ROMA robot. Developing a GUI to control a using a wireless net. Graphical user interfaces in MOTIF. Linux. C coding. IPC SystemV. Communication based on sockets.
     
     
    Education
    Carlos III University Jul 2000 
    Leganes, Spain
    Electronic Engineering – Industrial Automation
    Bachelor Degree
     
     
    Languages
    Spanish - Native Speaker.
    English - Advanced level.
    French - Intermediate level

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