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To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
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In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
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     Date Submitted:14-08-2012
     Last Modified:14-12-2016 (01:03)
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     Current job:Product Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services


    Product Assurance Responsible for CHEOPS ( CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) instrument -ESA mission

    Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    06/ 2014 – present  



    Issue, analysis, verification and implementation of the Consortium PA requirements

    Analysis of the Subcontractor's PA Plan and verification of its implementation

    Review of progress reports and participation to regular Progress Meetings

    Issue, Review and monitoring of non-conformances, Requests for Waiver and Requests for Deviation

    Participation to Test Readiness Reviews, Test Review Boards, Delivery Review Boards etc.

    Witnessing of test (EMC, Vibration, Thermal vacuum) activities as appropriate

    Performing Mandatory Inspection Points (MIPs) and participating to Key Inspection Points

    Participation at Design Reviews / Qualification Review / Acceptance Reviews

    Participation in MPCB (Material and Processes Review Boards)

    Issue DML, DPL, DMPL, DCL list

    Issue and Review of instrument PA requirements / plans

    Issue and review hazard analysis

    Issue and Review of End Item Data Packages

    Support to definition and implementation of QA processes and working practices

    Certification of conformance with the project requirements

    UBE and Consortium configuration control and documentation management

    Preparation and management of shipments


    Product Assurance Manager for MIXS instrument, ESA-Bepi –Colombo Mission

    INTA, Madrid, Spain

    01.2010 – 06. 2014



    Industrial Management Engineering, UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid), Madrid, Spain, 2010-2013

    Aeronautical Engineering, UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid), Madrid, Spain, 2005-2009




    Final Engineering Project “Space project Management Plan”. Nov 2013

    High reliability manual soldering acc. to ECSS standards. Given by INTA. 2012.

    Quality management of test and calibration facilities acc. to UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard. Given by INTA. 2012.

    Environmental tests (Vibration, Thermal Vacuum). Given by INTA. 2012.

    ISO 9001- Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental management systems. Given by INTA.2012

    Space Product Assurance Training Course in accordance with INTA Quality Department training plan. Given by INTA Quality Department.2010

    Internship at Torrejón de Ardoz Spanish military base. Falcon 900 & Airbus A-310 Spanish air-force aircrafts maintenance department (45 group) .2009

    Final engineering project “Coherent structures detection and PIV calibration into a combustor of LPP type” made at ENSMA (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et d'Aerotechnique) in Poitiers at LCD (Laboratoire de Combustion et Detonique) department. Erasmus 2009.




     IT skills:

    MS office: Word, Excel, Power Point

    Non conformances ESA tool


     Language skills:

    Spanish (native)

    English (fluent) TOEIC 875 points (European CEFR - B2 level equivalent)

    French (fluent) TFI 625 points (European CECRL-B2 level equivalent)

    German (basic)


     Other skills:

    Practical knowledge of ECSS Standards

    Practical knowledge in problems related to cleanliness, to materials and processes qualification, as well as Assembly, Integration and Test activities

    Practical experience in Vibration, EMC and Thermal Vacuum tests

    Non Conformance management (Internal and subcontractors)

    Practical experience in Design Reviews, test reviews, acceptance and delivery reviews

    Practical skills related to product assurance activities during the complete life cycle of the project

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