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     Date Submitted:13-09-2012
     Last Modified:13-09-2012 (04:35)
    Job information
     Current job:Astronaut Support Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsInternational business development, language skills, quick understanding of technical subjects, high personal organisation and team work


     Responsibility and self-organization, international work experience, leadership, teamwork, language skills


    Career history


    Astronaut Support Engineer - employed by MEDES seconded to European Space Agency (ESA), European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany

    • In cooperation with NASA and Russian partners, development and implementation of crew support for European astronauts during long duration space flights to the International Space Station (ISS).  Areas of responsibility:
      • Space food: menu development and supervision of manufacturing process of European food
      • Clothing: selection of the suppliers, coordination of certification process and provisioning via cargo vehicles
      • Crew web page: daily uplink to the ISS of  content per crew preference
      • Crew conferences: scheduling and implementation of weekly video conferences with families, friends and colleagues
      • Crew care packages: coordination with families of items to be delivered onboard
      • Launch and landing campaigns: coordination of ESA delegation and of crew support on site in Russia and Kazakhstan
      • Onboard personal data, personal items, comfort equipment
    • In cooperatiom with NASA, provision of crew support during STS-128 and STS-134 Space Shuttle launch campaigns




    Project Manager – employed by MEDES seconded to French Space Agency (CNES), Toulouse, France

    •  ‘’Vibrio” - an international project involving countries of Mediterranean basin based on the use of satellite tools for cholera epidemics outbreak prediction, management and prevention.
    • “SAFE” - use of satellite technologies for health early warning systems and epidemics management, e.g. tuberculosis, crisis medicine. Establishment of an operational model and performance of cost and benefit analysis.
    • Feasibility study of the use of space tools for natural resource management
    •  Writing of proposals in responce to European Commission and European Space Agency requests



    2006 –2007


    Business Engineer -  employed by MEDIAS seconded to French Space Agency (CNES), Toulouse, France

    • Space technologies licensing: establishment of marketing strategies; interface with inventors, partners and potential clients; contract negotiation.
    • Spin-off project management: development of new products and services based of space know-how. Technology transfer to small and medium size companies



    2004 – 2005


    Business Engineer - Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), Toulouse, France

    • Development of national and international markets for monitiring of fishing vessels via satellite
    • Participation in establishment of marketing and sales strategy
    • Expansion and coordination of retailer network
    • Lobbying with ministries other public institutions
    • First level help desk for clients and retailers
    • Collections follow-up
    • Interface with CLS offices abroad



    2000 - 2003


    Scientifique guide (part time) - Cité de l’espace, Toulouse, France

    • Guided tours in French, English and Russian


    Education and languages

    2003 - 2004


    Master’s Degree in International Trade,University of Toulouse II, France


    2000 - 2003


    Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade, University of Toulouse II, France


    1993 - 1998

    Graduate diploma in French language and literature, State University of Lviv, Ukraine


    Russian - native

    Ukrainian - native

    French - expert

    English - expert

    Italian - expert

    Spanish - intermediate

    German – intermediate


    Personal information



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