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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:51:23 +0000
Commissioners speaking this week at the Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels said the continued reservations of European investors about financing space startups is hampering Europe’s ability to keep pace with similar startup activity in the United States. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:10:23 +0000
A partial government shutdown now nearly five weeks old is affecting a growing number of space companies and organizations as well as the agencies themselves shuttered by the lapse in funding. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:37:14 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan has directed Undersecretary of Defense Mike Griffin to submit a plan by March 1 to stand up the Space Development Agency no later than March 29. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:35:43 +0000
The European Commission allocated another 96 million euros ($109 million) for the European Space Agency to spend on the Copernicus Earth-observation program in the next two years. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:17:50 +0000
OneWeb and its manufacturing partner Airbus Defence and Space have shipped the first six satellites of OneWeb’s broadband smallsat constellation from Toulouse, France, to French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:57:02 +0000
Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle launched on its tenth test flight Jan. 23 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:20:13 +0000
While an unprecedented number of satellites brings with them important benefits to humanity, we must be careful to proceed responsibly and minimize the potential for harming the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment for generations to come. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:13:31 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:47:46 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:11 +0000
ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:22:24 +0000
The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:31:01 +0000
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:31:25 +0000
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:44:05 +0000
QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:51:20 +0000
Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000
The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-08-2013
     Last Modified:05-09-2013 (08:32)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsExpertise in orbital mechanics, optimal spacecraft trajectories, mission analysis and design, scientific software development, scientific computing techniques; strong background in Math and Physics; fair knowledge in computer graphics and scientific vi
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    Expertise in orbital mechanics, optimisation spacecraft trajectories, mission analysis and design, scientific software development, scientific computing techniques; strong background in Math and Physics; fair knowledge in computer graphics and scientific visualisation


    Open to cooperation: a full-time position as an aerospace engineer and/or software developer

    Willingness to relocate: yes

     

    Experience
    Engineering Consultant for Thales Alenia Space in Satellite Navigation, Toulouse, France: November 2012 - April 2013
    Satellite navigation engineer for the European EGNOS program (supplement of the GPS and GLONASS systems): responsible for the operational algorithms involved in the Central Processing Facility subsystem (CPF); served as a technical intermediary between TAS and its subcontractors for the Processing Set and the Check Set subsystems during the V-Model development of the CPF: specify requirements, provide guidance to subcontractors, propose subsystem evolutions, participated in design and release reviews; use of IBM Doors to write requirements; short missions/travels in Europe

    Engineering Consultant for Thales Alenia Space in AOCS flight software, Cannes, France: March 2012 - July 2012
    1) Participated in validating the AOCS module of a satellite platform's flight software: tests' specification, programming and validation. 2) Calibrated the natural frequencies of a geostationary satellite's solar arrays for an AOCS simulation software from in-flight measurements: identification of resonant frequencies by Fourier analysis; analysis and visualisation tools developed in Python with Numpy and Matplotlib packages

    Research ASSISTANT at The University of Texas at Austin with NASA-JSC, USA: 2008 - 2010
    Study and development of a systematic method to calculate Moon-to-Earth return trajectories for a crewed spaceflight that can include several orbital transfers in the Sun-Earth-Moon system; this work was to assist the NASA team at Johnson Space Center, Houston TX, in the mission analysis of the Constellation program; this method would serve as a prototype for autonomous return trajectories for manned missions; complete high-fidelity simulations implemented in C++ with real-time 3D visualisation with the OpenSceneGraph framework; semimonthly teleconferences with NASA

    Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin, USA: 2006 - 2008
    Held office hours, graded students' homework and exams, prepared homework solutions, taught during discussion sessions, administered exams, for the following classes: spacecraft dynamics, linear system analysis, statics, dynamics

    Research Assistant at The Center for Space Research, Austin, Texas, USA: 2004 - 2006
    Computed the Earth's gravity field from data obtained from the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission; work involved the assessment of the validity of the data, producing solutions of the Earth's gravity field that are then sent to NASA-JPL, running and monitoring the programs on TACC supercomputers (IBM Power5 system and Linux cluster)

    Intern at The Côte d'Azur Observatory, Grasse, France: April 2002 - June 2002
    Designed and implemented a differential method to compute with a higher precision the relative state vector of the co-orbiting twin satellites of the GRACE mission: determination of the analytical expression of the relative acceleration of the system, development of the numerical code in Fortran, and testing of the precision of this method

    Intern at EADS Astrium Space Transportation, Les Mureaux, France: February 2001 - July 2001
    Flight dynamics and control of re-entry spacecraft: participated in the design and development of an analysis tool of the dynamic stability and controllability of re-entry spacecraft, based on the HERMES spaceplane program

    Intern at SNECMA rocket engines division, Vernon, France: July 2000 - September 2000
    Study of a H-infinity robust control for Ariane 5 Vulcain rocket engine: theoretical study of the H-infinity control, modelling of the engine and of the uncertainties of its parameters, synthesis of the controller, implementation of the system using SIMULINK; control law computed using MATLAB, with the µ-Analysis and Synthesis toolbox


    Education
    University of Texas at Austin, USA: 2004 - 2011 
    PhD student in Aerospace Engineering: specialisation in Orbital Mechanics, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories
    Passed written and oral qualifying exams; admitted into doctoral candidacy in Spring 2010

    Paris Observatory: University of Paris, France: 2001 - 2002 
    MSc in Dynamical Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics and Space Geodesy

    ESTACA, Paris, France: 1996 - 2001 
    MSc in Aerospace Engineering


    Language skills
    • French: fluent
    • English: fluent
    • Spanish: fluent 
    • Italian: basics
    • Polish: basics


    Computer proficiency
    • Programming languages: C++ w/ STL & template metaprogramming, C, Python, Java, Fortran
    • Object-oriented and generic programming, code optimisation, parallel programming with OpenMP and MPI on multiprocessor architectures
    • Development tools: CMake, Makefiles, Eclipse, Kdevelop, Microsoft Visual Studio, Subversion, IBM ClearCase, code profilers, software debuggers
    • Computer graphics, scientific visualisation; graphics libraries/API: OpenGL, VTK, OpenSceneGraph
    • Software/Libraries: MATLAB-SIMULINK, Numpy, Scipy, Mayavi2, Matplotlib
    • Optimisation libraries: KNITRO, SNOPT, IPOPT
    • Operating systems: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
    • Office and word processing programs: Microsoft and Open/Libre Office, LaTeχ


    Interests and activities
    • Astrodynamics, software design, computer graphics
    • Sports: basketball, volleyball, taekwondo, inline skating, snowboarding, ultimate frisbee
    • Play the guitar, the mandolin and the piano


    Volunteering
    2002 - 2003: One year dedicated to helping and serving the homeless and underprivileged children with the Diocese of Paris
    2000 - 2001: Math, Physics and English tutor for high school students in Paris


    Research
    - Publication in Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2010
    - Presentation at AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2009


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