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     Date Submitted:12-11-2012
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    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft and Ground Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsAerospace engineering, space systems, AOCS, thermal, structural, systems engineer, space exploration
    CV

     Pablo Anglès Domènech

     

    I am an aerospace engineer whose passion is space exploration and cutting edge technologies that allow us to expand our limits and frontiers in any sense. I am very curious, creative and highly motivated by any problem presenting a good challenge to me, one of the main points I look for in my professional life.

    Education

    2010 – 2012

    Julius Maximilian Univ. of Würzburg (JMUW) – Würzburg, Germany

    Luleå U. of Technology (LTU), IRF Kiruna Space Campus – Kiruna, Sweden

    Paul Sabatier University – Toulouse, France

    Erasmus Mundus SpaceMaster ProgramDual Master’s degree: “Master in Space Science and Technology” and “Master in Space Techniques and Instrumentation”

    CANSAT project: Can-sized satellite, measuring atmospheric parameters via radio link.

    Hands-on experience with spacecraft electronics, EO data and vacuum technology.

    Master thesis in EADS Astrium: Design and optimization of PlaVi’s AOCS.

     

     

    2005 – 2008

    Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

    Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor’s Degree

    Final project: Study of the fluid dynamics of a water tank used in fish breeding

    Work Experience

    Sept. 2014 - Present

    EUMETSAT (contracted by Serco Services GmbH) – Darmstadt, Germany 

    EPS and MTP Spacecraft and Ground Segment Controller

    Operations in the Mission Control of LEO and GEO meteorological spacecrafts.

    Monitoring end-to-end scientific data reception, production and distribution chain.

    In case of anomalies, take necessary corrective actions, applying the established contingency procedures and performing top-level investigation.

     

     

    May – Sept. 2012

    EADS Astrium CASA Espacio Ltd –  Madrid, Spain 

    AOCS engineer: Design and optimization of PlaVi’s Attitude & Orbit Control System Study of the proposed reaction wheel system of a 3-axis stabilized satellite and full design of its Safe Mode, using Matlab/Simulink.

    Modeling of perturbations along the orbit as well as the satellite’s dynamics.

    Optimization process to increase the maximum momentum that the reaction wheel system could withstand.

    Determination of the Safe Mode procedures. Implementation and simulation of these sub-modes in Simulink.

     

     

    May – August 2010

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) –  Lampoldshausen, Germany 

    Thermal engineer: CFD, thermal, structural and life time analyses of thermally loaded walls of rocket engines, by means of Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue tests.

    Participation on different aspects of the preparation and execution of the thermo-mechanical tests.

    Simulation of the tests using a combination of Matlab and Ansys.

    Development of a database adapted to the resulting data.

    2007 – 2008

    Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

    Teacher assistant – Collaboration in department projects. Teacher assistance in labs. Performing Fluent simulations. Completing, expanding and translating (to English) the main documents of different subjects of Aerospace Engineering Bachelor’s Degree.

    Academic Experience

    Feb-Apr 2016

    École polyt. fédérale de Lausanne: Space Mission Design and Operations - Online course

     

     

    March 2014

    NASA’s Survey of Systems Engineering - Online course on space systems engineering

     

     

    February and March 2013

    Barcelona, Spain

    Course on business administration, risk management, marketing and finance

     

     

    May 2012

    Berlin, Germany

    ISS Symposium Berlin

     

     

    November 2010

    Frankfurt/Main, Germany

    International SPACE World Conference & Exhibition

     

     

    December 2009

    Kourou, French Guiana

    CVA (“Community of Ariane Cities”) meeting and visit to the Guyana Space Center

     

     

    Summer 2009

    Augsburg University of Applied Sciences – Augsburg, Germany

    CVA  Summer School (8 ECTS)

    Information technology knowledge

    C/C++, Java, Visual Basic, Javascript, Matlab, Simulink, Labview, STK, SPENVIS, Ansys, Nastran/Patran, Fluent/Gambit, CATIA/ CAD software, M. Office, Access, Artificial Intelligence, Unix, Android development.

    Languages

    English – Fluent

    TOEFL 106/120 (2010) and language courses at the Univ. of Barcelona and ESADE

     

     

    French – Intermediate

    Private lessons, intensive course at the Official Language School (EOI)

     

     

    German – Interm.(B1)

    500h intensive course at ABCHumboldt, private lessons and int. course at EOI

     

     

    Spanish and Catalan –  Native

    Extracurricular activities

    Associations

    Member of the Capgrossos de Mataró, a human castles association (2013 – 2014)

    Treasurer & activities coordinator for the youth club “La Fletxa Negra” (2006 – 2011)

    Member of the leisure activities association “Cau l’Espolsada” (2001 – 2005)

     

     

    Cultural activities

    Music bands: jazz combo, vocal group, soul band and two rock bands (2003 – 2010)

    Classic and modern musical language, harmony and piano studies (1994 - 2007)

     

     

    Sports

    Skiing and diving

           

     


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