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Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab said Dec. 16 it will delay its next Electron launch attempt until early 2018. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:03:48 +0000
German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:33:25 +0000
Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:48:52 +0000
AIA CEO Melcher: “I’m very concerned about how our nation has come to accept several anchors that are dragging our industry down" SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:11-09-2012
     Last Modified:06-09-2015 (10:51)
    Job information
     Current job:Procurement Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProcurement, Management, Mechanical Structures, Business, Strategy, Negotations
    CV
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2013 - Present OHB-SYSTEM  Germany
    Procurement Manager
    Subcontractor Management
    • Identifies and contacts potential suppliers for satellite subsystems and units.
    • Prepares RFQ (Request For Quotation) data package for suppliers, working in strong collaboration with cross-functional team (engineering, legal and finance).
    • Leads the evaluation of received proposals in terms of cost, quality and schedule.
    • Negotiates with pre-selected suppliers before contract signature.
    • Supports the financial office in the definition of contract and payment milestone with suppliers.
    • Monitors and reports suppliers’ progress status to final customers.
    Proposal preparation 
    • Prepares deliverables for the proposal related to procurement aspects. 
    • Prepares geo-return distributions compliant with budget and customer requirements.
    • Leads the Request for Proposal campaign with suppliers to build a consistent final proposal.   
     
    2006 - 2010 AIRBUS Defence and Space (former EADS CASA Espacio)  Spain
    Mechanical Engineer Team Leader
    Project Management & Leadership
    • Prepared 6 months schedules and budgets valued over €100,000 for outsourced engineering services. 
    • Prepared and delivered presentations to clients (SES, Eutelsat) on mechanical performance of structures in aerospace projects of €20M budget.
    • Supervised outsourced team of 3 people responsible for antennae mechanical analysis (ASTRA1N, ASTRA3B, Atlantic Bird 7).
    Mechanical Engineering
    • Performed mechanical analyses, working in a cross-functional team (design and manufacturing).
    • Collaborated in R&D projects developing a new material used in antennae structures. 
    • Executed tests on mechanical structures in line with EADS specifications, 100% success rate achieved.
     
    2004 - 2005 ICEX (Spanish Government Foreign Trade Institute) South Korea
    International Trade Agent
    • Prepared market researches on South Korean business.
    • Provided feedback to commercial enquiries from Spanish and South Korean companies.
    • Supported the preparation and follow-up of trade missions. 
    • Prepared reports on South Korean trade and financial information. 
     
    2002 - 2004 ITP (Turbojet Engines) Spain
    Junior Mechanical Engineer
    • Completed R&D tasks on Stealth project to reduce radar detectability on military aircrafts.
    • Collaborated with the design department for the nozzle’s performance improvement in military aircrafts. 
    • Accomplished structural analyses on aeronautical elements to check mechanical reliability. 
     
    EDUCATION
    • 2011 - 2012  INSEAD MBA Class of July 2012  France/Singapore 
    • 2010 - 2011  BFSU (Beijing Foreign Studies University) Mandarin Chinese Certificate  China
    • 2001 - 2002  UPV (University of the Basque Country) Master's Degree in Aeronautical Technologies Spain
    • 1997 - 2002  UPV (University of the Basque Country) Bachelor's Degree in Structural Engineering Spain
     
    LANGUAGES
    • English (Fluent)
    • French (Native)
    • Spanish (Native)
    • Mandarin (Business)
    • German (Basic)
    • Korean (Basic)
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS
    • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook
    • Eclipse software suite
    • Aerospace Analysis Tools (FEM – Nastran and Patran)
    • EMITS tool for ITTs (Invitation To Tender) publishing
     
    OTHER SKILLS
    • Cross-functional team work
    • Communication skills at management and technical levels 
    • Negotiation 
    • Business administration  
     
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    • 2015  ESA (5 weeks)  Germany
    ESA course on Monitoring Climate from Space using data from Earth Observation satellites.
    • 2012  ASTRIUM (1 month)  Singapore
    Member of the winning team in the ASTRIUM Space tourism Business Plan Competition in Singapore.
    • 2011  CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) (1 week)  China
    Attended IESE EMBA China Module   one week intensive course on Chinese business.
    • 2004  ICEX (6 months)  Spain
    Studied an intensive course on International Trade.
    • 2001 - 2002  ESA (European Space Agency) (12 months)  Spain
    Participated in Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiatives, project for a collaboration amongst European Engineering Universities to design an aerospace satellite structure.
     
    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    • Sustainability, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy Technologies
    • Chinese culture and language (studied Chinese for 3 years in Madrid before going to China)
    • Culture: independent music festivals, movies and cultural exhibitions
    • Travelling and experiencing different cultures
     

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