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Fri, 29 May 2020 03:34:18 +0000
Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd. of Australia completed its acquisition May 28 of Silicon Valley startup Audacy and announced plans to spend approximately $1.2 billion Australian dollars ($800 million) to create the EOSLink satellite communications constellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:57:40 +0000
The headquarters of former Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs will be phased out. The Space Force HQ is being stood up in the Pentagon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:44:25 +0000
Viasat says it is open to building a constellation of nearly 300 satellites in low Earth orbit if it can qualify for some of the $20.4 billion in broadband subsidies the U.S. Federal Communications Commission intends to dole out under the Rural Digital Opportunities Fund.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 28 May 2020 22:07:08 +0000
Rocket Lab will resume launches of its Electron small launch vehicle in June as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic ease at its New Zealand launch site. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 28 May 2020 20:42:31 +0000
Baldridge said that in addition to the 300 layoffs, Viasat furloughed some employees, froze salaries for a large number of workers, and brought hiring to a virtual standstill in an effort to curb costs.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 28 May 2020 10:34:03 +0000
China is preparing to carry out 11 missions in two years to construct a space station and will soon select a new batch of astronauts for the project. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 22:11:53 +0000
Gen. Murray: “It’s about figuring out what capabilities they can provide, and what vulnerabilities do they have?" SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 20:55:47 +0000
The first human orbital spaceflight from the United States in nearly nine years came within 17 minutes of launch May 27 before weather conditions postponed the launch. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 20:40:59 +0000
Col. Eric Felt, director of the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, talks with SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger about the R&D investments the directorate is making to help the U.S. military maintain a technological advantage in the space domain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 19:43:37 +0000
The FCC pushed back on new criticism from the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 19:35:14 +0000
OneWeb told the FCC May 26 that it wants to increase its constellation size to 48,000 satellites despite having filed for bankruptcy over an inability to fund a smaller broadband megaconstellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 16:51:17 +0000
The astronauts who will fly the first Crew Dragon mission say they understand and accept the risks of a new spacecraft, which they believe can’t be boiled down to a single number. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 16:32:58 +0000
SpaceX has decided to add sunshades to future Starlink satellites to reduce their impact on astronomy, having opted for constellation-wide implementation of the reflective hardware.  SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:09:32 +0000
NASA intends to gain access to Earth observation data gathered by Airbus Defense and Space satellites through the Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 03:09:46 +0000
As NASA and SpaceX complete final preparations for the first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, the agency is already looking ahead to the spacecraft’s next mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 27 May 2020 02:00:56 +0000
Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC’s chief executive, said the company wants to have the satellites in orbit in 2024 to provide Ku-band coverage to Russia’s Far North. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:54:25 +0000
On the eve of the first crewed orbital flight from the United States in nearly nine years, both the current NASA administrator and his predecessor agreed that credit for the ultimate success of the commercial crew program should be shared. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:02:21 +0000
Roccor has completed radio frequency testing of the antenna scheduled for launch later this year on the satellite housing Viasat’s Link 16 military communications terminal. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:15:17 +0000
The U.S. Army will experiment using Starlink broadband to move data across military networks. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 26 May 2020 01:59:39 +0000
NASA and SpaceX officials said after a final pre-launch review they had no major issues about the upcoming Demo-2 commercial crew launch beyond one over which they have no control: the weather. 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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