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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:03-07-2013
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     Current job:Senior Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEarth Observation, C, C++, Matlab, Python, Remote Sensing, Ground Segment
    CV

     

    Education

    2011-2013

    MSc in Sciences and Technologies from Space, University of Alcalá

    2001-2009

    MSc in Telecommunication Engineering (5-year degree, BSc + MSc equivalent), University of Alcalá

     

     

     

    Complementary Education

    2007-2008

    Upper-Intermediate certificate (British Council)

    July 2008

    “From Global to Local Business” summer course at Denmark, Copenhagen University College of Engineering (Ingeniørhøjskolen i København)

    August 2008

    Intensive English Course (Hyland – Madrid)

    2009

    Remote Sensing Course(2 months, Deimos Space)

    2009-2010

    First Certificate English course at IH-Madrid

    2010

    Earth Observation course(Deimos Space)

    2010-2011

    Advanced English course at IH-Madrid

    2011

    Course on XML Technologies(Deimos Space)

    2012

    Introductory course to NVIDIA CUDA and OpenACC, Autonomous University of Madrid

     

     

     

    Professional Experience

    May 2009 - Currently

    Senior Engineer at Deimos Space (http://www.deimos-space.com/en/)

    Project engineer of SEOSAT IPF (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite Instrument Processing Facility)

    • Software development for data processing in C++
    • Scripts development using python
    • Performance optimization using HPC (High Performance Computing) profiling tools
    • Debugging in Linux environments
    • Involvement in the software design
    • Development of unit tests and system tests
    • Development of technical notes to evaluate different approachs to solve a technical problem and present them to the European Space Agency.
    • Requirements definition and management with IBM DOORS
    • Support to the project management

     

    Project engineer of "Sentinel 3 Optical Ground Processor Prototype"

    • Software development in C under Linux environment
    • Software debugging under Linux environment (gdb, ddd)
    • Development of unit tests and system tests
    • Use of Matlab to debug the code and to test the algorithms
    • Performance optimization using OpenMP
    • Development of bash scripts and installers

     

    Project engineer of “Open Simulation Framework”

    • Migration of an existing C library to Matlab and Fortran 77

     

     

     

    October 2008 – May 2009

    Internship at Deimos Space (http://www.deimos-space.com/en/)

    Project Engineer for AIPC (Autonomous Image Processing Chain)

    • Development of multiplatform software (Linux, Windows, Mac) in C++
    • Development of unit tests and system tests
    • Debugging of code under Linux environment
    • Optimization of software performances
    • Development of graphical installers

     

    March 2008 – May 2009

    Researcher at University of Alcalá Electronics Department, CABINTEC Project (www.cabintec.net)

    • Design and development of biomedical instrumentation hardware to acquire several signals from a driver
    • Development of embedded software for an ATMega microcontroller
    • Development of software to process the acquired data using LabWindows and Matlab
    • As a result of the investigation we wrote two papers and participate in the Workshop of Physical Agents at the University of Vigo

     

     

     

    Skills

    SSOO

    Linux: broad experience in Linux environments as developer, administrator and user.

    Windows: broad experience as user. Experience as developer using Visual Studio.

    MacOS: broad experience as user. Experience developing software in Python, C/C++ and Ruby.

     

     

    Programming languages

    C: broad experience as developer under Linux environments (more than 5 years of experience). Also, experience under Windows environments.

    C++: broad experience as developer under Linux environments (more than 3 years of experience).  Also experience under windows using MFC.

    C#: experience as developer under Windows environments (less than 2 years)

    Python: experience as developer (development of daemons, sockets, threads…). Some self-taught Google App Engine knowledge.

    Ruby: some knowledge acquired  in a self-taught way.

    Bash: broad experience developing bash scripts (more than 5 years of experience).

    Markup languages

    HTML, XML

    Compilers and debuggers

    GCC: broad experience (more than 5 years of experience)

    GDB: broad experience debugging code under Linux environments (more than 5 years)

    Valgrind: broad experience using Valgrind (more than 5 years)

    Visual Studio: less than 2 years of experience developing software in C,  C++ and C#

    Software

    Matlab: broad experience acquired during more than 4 years.

    DOORS: broad knowledge of DOORS acquired during 1 year of usage.

    Maple, LabWindows

    Software Engineering

    Subversion: more than 5 years of experience using SVN

    Git, Redmine,

    Continous Integration: Jenkins and Buildbot

    Space

    AGI Satellite Tool Kit

    HPC

    OpenMP: broad experience parallelizing code using OpenMP.

    HPCToolkit: one year of experience performing performance analysis and optimizations.

    CUDA y OpenACC: introductory course of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Self-taught knowledge of CUDA.

    Office Software

    Office: broad experience using Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    LaTex

    Hardware

    DSPs (Sharc, TigerSharc, Blackfin)

    Microcontrollers (ATMega, Motorola  68HC11)

    Networks

    TCP/IP, Sockets

     

     

     

    Publications

    June 2008

    “Sistema detector de fatiga en la conducción”, Workshop Agentes Físicos 2008 Universidad de Vigo,  J. L. García, E. Rogado, R. Barea, L. M. Bergasa, E. López, M. Ocaña y  D. Schleicher.

    2008

    “Driver Fatigue Detection System”, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Bangkok, Thailand), E. Rogado, J.L. García, R. Barea, L.M. Bergasa and E. López.

     

     

     

     

     

    Languages

    English

    Reading (Advanced)
    Writing (Advanced)
    Speaking (Conversation)

    Several Advanced level courses since 2010

    Upper-Intermediate at British Council (2007-2008)

     

     

     

    French

    Reading (Beginner)
    Writing (Beginner)
    Speaking (Beginner)

    Elementary studies at the high school IES José Luis Sampedro as a second language

     

     

     

    Other Qualifications

    Driving License

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