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NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid worries about additional delays in commercial crew flights. SpaceNews.com
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An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a secondary payload on the upcoming Falcon 9 launch of a commercial communications satellite and lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is now emphasizing speed in its lunar exploration plans, including seeking to fly payloads on commercial lunar landers before the end of this year as it works with industry on lander concepts. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:37:20 +0000
During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space, he pointed out that under the proposed reorganization the lines of authority could become a little blurred. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:36:31 +0000
Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where we are." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:15:46 +0000
We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a new military branch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:36:41 +0000
Fleet Space Technologies will begin raising money next week from investors in a Series A financing round after service launch immediately filled its four cubesats with customers. SpaceNews.com
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Small launch vehicle developer Relativity has added three people, all of whom previously held key positions at SpaceX, to its leadership team as it refines the technologies it will use on its rockets. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:51:59 +0000
NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins of solar systems, galaxies and the universe. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:46:59 +0000
NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:18:56 +0000
SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:30:50 +0000
Lawmakers are calling for an independent review of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts and its strategy to acquire launch services in the coming years. Why? SpaceNews.com
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Russia plans to conduct six Proton launches this year, as well as a second flight of the Angara 5A, according to Khrunichev, the manufacturer for both rockets. The Angara 5A mission is scheduled for December 2019. The rocket […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:54:15 +0000
The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:55:36 +0000
CEO Yona Ovadia said Gilat had $104 million on hand as of Dec. 31 and will have sufficient resources for significant financial plays even after subtracting the dividend. SpaceNews.com
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Spanish power company Red Eléctrica announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite operator Hispasat for 949 million euros ($1.08 billion). SpaceNews.com
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Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced Feb. 12 his intent to run for a United States Senate seat in Arizona. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:00:36 +0000
Starburst Aerospace and Techstars announced plans Feb. 12 to begin accepting applications for a new space-focused accelerator based in Los Angeles and backed by the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and Israel Aerospace Industries. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:15:25 +0000
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:32:46 +0000
DoD memo: The 2020 budget is a “starting point." The budget plan does not include “mission growth that may be needed to meet the evolving threat.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-01-2013
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     Current job:Hardware/Firmware Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Space Tourism
     KeywordsDigital electronics, Analog electronics, FPGA, PCB, Altium, ACTEL, XILINX, ISE, VHDL, Hands on hardware
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    Firmware and Hardware Enginner specialiced on design and implementation of digital and analogue hardware. Hardware design from concept through to production including component selection, test, prototype build and debug. Experienced with CAD tools – Altium Designer and OrCAD – for schematic capture, simulation and PCB layout.

    Digital design using Hardware Description Language and one or more of: VHDL, Synplify synthesis, Behavioral modeling, RTL modeling. FPGA design using Xilinx and Actel. Digital processing understanding state machine design, multiple clock domains, skew and propagation delay, metastability, synchronous design techniques, fixed and floating point design, pipelining.

    Discrete level design of switching and linear circuits using transistors , resistors, capacitors, Op-amps, transimpedance amplifier , instrumentation amplifiers, differential amplifiers, integrators, differentiators, Analog to Digital Converters, Digital to Analog Converters.

    Hands on hardware development experience: hardware design tools, power supplies, oscilloscopes, signal generators, frequency counters, soldering stations (thru-hole and SMD).

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    December 2015 - October 2017

    Electronics Spacecraft Engineer

    National Institute for Aerospace Technology.

    Space Programs and Space Sciences Department.

    Payloads and Technique Area

    Madrid, Spain

    Development, integration and validation of space grade front end electronics (firmware and hardware) for NASA and ESA projects.

     

    March 2015 -August 2015

    Electronics Engineer

    Erzia Technologies

    Santander, Spain

    VHDL firmware design: signal processing and radio

    frequency control systems for military projects.

     

    April 2013 - January 2015 

    Electronics Engineer

    Paul Scherrer Institut

    Laboratory for Particle Physics

    Proton Irradiation Facility

    Villigen, Switzerland

    Characterization and optimization of the Front End Electronics and Central Trigger for POLAR-spaceborne instrument measuring polarization of gamma-ray bursts.Improvement and implementation of test algorithms and parts of firmware for FEE/CT operation and qualification. Qualification and tests of FEE and CT subsystems on laboratory level. Characterization of

    POLAR FM model before delivery. Development and implementation of the firmware and software for NGRM and RADEM project.

     

    January 2012-  February 2013

    Electronics Spacecraft Engineer

    National Institute for Aerospace Technology.

    Space Programs and Space Sciences Department.

    Payloads and Technique Area

    Madrid, Spain

     

    Digital and analog electronic design at The Two Towers, a radiation monitor payload (< 5Kg) on board a polar satellite.

    VHDL SEL supervision circuits and OBDH designs over two RTSX FPGAs. COTS Digital Signal Controller, from Microchip,

     test and validation. Analog and digital electronic design&implementation EM, QM and FM.  

     

    March 2011-December 2011

    MEIGA Project Trainee

    National Institute for Aerospace Technology

    Space Programs and Space Sciences Department.

    Payloads and Technique Area

    Madrid, Spain

    Mars Environmental Instrumentation for Ground and Atmosphere. Magnetometer and MetSIS VHDL code programming collaboration,

    schematics and layout prototype design&develop for martian sapce applications. 

     

    August 2009- July 2010

    Research Fellowship. End of Degree Project

    Systems Signals and Radiocommunications Department

    Visual Telecommunications Application Group

    Madrid, Spain

    Design and Implementation of a processor for High Definition 3D Stereoscopic Television with a VIRTEX II FPGA. 

    HD video signal processing with VHDL code. Honors.

     

    October 2007- May 2008

    Assistant Scholarship at Electrical Engineering Department 

    High Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering

    Madrid, Spain

    Intelligent and Wireless Security Network with Zigbee Devices via ATM commands. Signal processing hardware implementations

    and design. 

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    2012

    Instrument Level Design for Radiation Hardness Assurance in The Two Towers monitor. , V. Apéstigue, J. Martinez-Oter,

    C. Fernandez, J. Rivas, I. Traseira, J.A. Dominguez, B. Martin, I. Arruego. INTA

    RADECS 2012 (Biarritz, France 2012).

    The electrical architecture of a complex radiation monitor is presented. It mixes Space-level parts, COTS, and different hardening techniques, to provide high reliability and Radiation Hardness Assurance levels while offering huge performance.

     

    EDUCATION 

    2002-2010

    Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)

    High Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering

    Master Degree , Telecommunication Engineer

    Major in Electronics

    2012

    EUROPLANET-RI NA2 Science Networking

    Tallinn, Estonia.

    2011

    Handbook of Techniques for Radiation Effects Mitigation in ASICs and FPGAs assistant. The European

    Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of ESA. 

    Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    2011

    European Conference on Radiation Effects on Components and Systems. 

    RADECS 2011 Short Course and Technical Sessions.

    Seville, Spain

    2011

    Mars and Society

    Summer Course. Complutense University of Madrid

    Madrid, Spain

    2007

    Athens Paris Tech Course: Medical Imaging (TA4)

    Université Polytechnique Paris

    Paris, France   

     

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish Mother Language

    English Fluent level, written and spoken

     

    OTHER TRAININGS

    Skills 

    VHDL, Verilog, C, C++

    I2C, SPI, CAN, RS-422/485/LVDS,UART, SpaceWire, JTAG

    Tools 

    Libero IDE

    Synplify

    ModelSim

    Xilinx ISE

    Vivado Design Suite

    Pspice

    Altium Designer: Capture, Layout

    Microchip MP_LAB IDE (dsPIC30F)


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