ESA/ESTEC (European Space Agency – Noordwijk, The Netherlands) – ESA Education Office
YGT in Space Systems Engineering (Young Graduate Trainee Programme)
Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2013 (2 years)
Position: “Systems engineering on the CubeSats project (CUBS) and the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) ”.
CUBS:Project coordinator for the launch campaign of the seven European CubeSats for the Vega Maiden Flight (launched on the 13th February 2012) assisting the ESA project manager.
ð Work included: AIV (Assembly Integration and Verification) activities performed at ESA/ESTEC and Toulouse, interface with ESA technical and quality experts, review of technical documents, project planning (Microsoft Project), progress tracking, ESA management/technical documentation writing, lessons learned reporting, workshop organisation.
ð Publication: CubeSats launched on the Vega Qualification Flight, 4S Symposium, Portorož, Slovenia, 4-8/06/2012, P.C. Galeone, R. Walker, V. Gupta, A. Kinnaird, V. Vannitsen.
ESEO: Project coordinator. Project entering phase C/D involving nearly 100 students across Europe in the design of the student Earth orbiting micro-satellite.
ð Work includes (on-going): Taking part in initial negotiation meetings, and similar activities than for CUBS except for AIV activities. Activities planned until end of July 2012.
ð Feasibility study of a future CubeSat mission to the Moon (group of 3 people, 1 month).
ð Structural and thermal testing activities on HumSat-D, a Spanish CubeSat (on-going).
ð Verification of the SCDT (Student Concurrent Design Tool) built by the Education Office.
ð Applications screening for NASA Academy pre-selection of ESA sponsored students.
ð Support on requirement definition for the new version of JoinSpace.org, an internal software tool (on-going).
ð Finishing the installation of the Education Office ground station to the GENSO network (on-going).
THALES Services, mission in CNES (Toulouse, France) – permanent contract
Apr. - July 2011 (3 months)
Position : ‘’Data generation for Medium Earth Orbits (MEO)’’. Technical support at CNES for generation of data with the use of MOVIDA (internal CNES software) and Scilab.
Cranfield Space Research Centre (Cranfield, UK) – MSc Thesis
Mar. - Aug. 2010 (6 months)
Subject: “CubeSat around Mars”. Feasibility study of the mission. Evaluation and selection of potential science objectives for a Mars mission. Analysis of high level requirements. System engineering approach to model the interaction between the communication, the power and the data handling subsystems. Use of MATLAB.
Cranfield Space Research Centre (Cranfield, UK) – Group project
Oct. 2009 - Mar. 2010 (5 months)
Subject: “Sample return mission to a near Earth asteroid”. Study based on the ESA–Marco Polo mission to reduce the cost. Involvement in group decisions and discussions on different subsystems. Personal work on the selection of a launcher, the study of trajectory and atmospheric re-entry analysis. Working within a group of 11 people. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk6AcaO9HCM
ONERA Toulouse (Toulouse, France) – Internship
Jul. - Sept. 2009 (3 months)
Subject: “Conception of a Computer Tool for Aircraft Conceptual Design”. Working within an industrial environment. Project involved the development of a computer program (using MATLAB) allowing a simplified 3D aircraft model to be built for preliminary design studies.
Student Aerospace Challenge by Astronaute Club Européen (Paris, Fr) – Competition
Subject: “Feasibility study of two VSH (Véhicule Suborbital Habité - suborbital manned vehicle) launched from an A300 Airbus”. Team work with a theoretical approach for mission analysis, aerodynamics and structure completed with wind tunnel tests of a built-up model.
CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) - ISAE/ENSICA (Toulouse, Fr) – Internship
August 2008 (1 month)
Subject: “Research on selection of space materials according to new environmental laws – application to satellites”. Analysis of the subject and suggestion of a standard selection process.
AKKI Aviation (Turweston Aerodrome, UK) – Internship
July 2008 (1 month)
Subject: “Maintenance on light aircrafts”. Manual work and implementation of aeronautical knowledge in an international environment.
Cranfield University: Master of Science in Astronautics and Space Engineering (Cranfield, UK)
Space system engineering and courses related to space engineering: astrodynamics, space propulsion, space communication , imaging payload, thermal analysis, introduction to aerospace structures.
Elective courses: spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, control systems, multivariable control, space operations.
ISAE/ENSICA: Aeronautical Engineering (Toulouse, France)
Multidisciplinary aerospace engineering courses: flight mechanics, aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, structure mechanics, propulsion, automated systems, electronics, information technology.
Lycée Janson de Sailly (Paris, France)
2004 - 2007
3-year selective post-baccalauréat university level preparatory classes for the competitive entry exams to the “Grandes Ecoles” (Engineering Schools).
Lycée Pasteur (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Baccalauréat S (Science),equivalent to A-levels in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. All grades passed with honors.
French: Mother tongue
English : Fluent (oral, written)
Spanish: Intermediate (oral, written)
Hindi : Intermediate (oral) / Beginner (written)
Environments:Eclipse, MATLAB, Scilab, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
Software:CATIA, Satellite Tool Kit, Simulink, ESATAN
Member of EPI, ISAE-ENSICA (ENSICA Industrial Projects)
Founder and in charge of the ISAE/ENSICA wine-tasting club (2009).
Piano (10 years of classical music), Guitar (initiation).
Sky-diving (6 static line jumps), scuba-diving (1rst level), jogging, badminton, cycling, skiing, sportive dance (2 years), squash.
For 6 years. Tutoring students in Maths/Physics up to high school level.
England/USA (several times), different regions of France, Scotland and India (twice), south Portugal, Barcelona/Madrid (Spain), Kourou (French Guyana – for the VEGA launch), the Netherlands.
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