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     Date Submitted:14-08-2013
     Last Modified:14-08-2013 (07:28)
    Job information
     Current job:Columbus Operations Coordinator / Ground Support Personnel Instructor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsCAD, Monitoring, Commanding, Human space flight, Training, Instructor, Simulation





    Matrimonial status:



    To be confirmed

    Date of Birth:

    18 February 1974



    Willingness to relocate






    Spacecraft and Manned Space Flight mission operations monitoring, coordination, planning and troubleshooting.


    Member of Columbus Flight Control Team since 2008


    Procedure creation and modification


    Space mission simulation generation




    01/04 - current

    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Germany

    01/08 - current

    ColumbusOperation Coordinator and Planner / Flight Control Team Instructor


    DLR, Oberpfaffenhoffen, Germany

    Duties & responsibilities:


    Monitoring and command activities for each of the payload on-board Columbus in coordination with the other members of the Columbus Flight Control Team (Col FCT), the User Support and Operation Centres (USOC) and the FCT NASA counterparts.


    Involved in the preparation of the near real time activities (up to 14 day prior to the activities) and in charge of the near real time planning (up to 7 days prior to the real time).


    Interface and co-ordinate with the European Research Centres (USOC) to plan and execute the activities needed on-board the ISS.


    Involved in the preparation of the simulation (timeline creation) to support the European and International simulations.


    In charge of different payloads during each increment.


    Supporting the daily real time activities and/or team meetings.


    Supporting Anomaly Report meetings and the recovery troubleshooting activities.


    Simulation timeline generation from 2008 until 2010.


    Increment 19/20 OC Lead Back-Up.


    Development of a detailed lesson development process document


    Development and preparation of new GSP Ops Training according to the documented lesson development process.


    Update and maintenance of GSP Ops Training according to the documented lesson development process.


    Certification of GSP Ops Training lessons and instructors for it according to the documented lesson development process.


    Periodic re-evaluation and improvement of training content based on trainee feedback and latest ops development.


    Provision of GSP Ops Training lessons every 6 months (2 semesters) for an average of 24 trainees /year


    Organization and logistics of the training execution (catering, room booking, schedule, printing of material, …)


    Support during and testing of ISS self-study training


    Performing candidate testing, feedback and qualification (including Columbus Operations Readiness Board (CORB) support)


    Develop, organise and perform SME training


    Support in the simulation definition, execution and evaluation processes


    Support in the administrative coordination of externally provided training sessions


    Support to Col-CC operational product development in terms of feed-back collected during training and preparation of training material


    11/04 - 12/07

    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Germany


    Space Mission Controller


    EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

    Duties & responsibilities:


    Monitoring and command activities for each of the 5 satellites (S/C overall checks, Real-time, time-tagged and scheduled commanding.


    Earth scans monitoring, OOL monitoring and recovery actions.


    Manoeuvre and eclipse monitoring and malfunction recovery actions.


    Ground segment activities (Antenna swaps and configurations, TM/TC-, RI-, DCP- and Dissemination-chain swaps as well as configuration, Ranging, Network and tracking control, OOL monitoring and recovery actions, Malfunction recovery actions).


    Involved in preparing the daily tasks and weekly schedule for the spacecraft and ground segment commands and procedures using the dedicated Mission Planning System.


    Server and workstation switches.


    Earth scan performance documentation.


    Interface and co-ordinate with the Ground stations, Comms, image archiving facility and other departments.



    CUS Habitat, Strasbourg, France


    Vocational Training Executive

    Duties & responsibilities:


    Studies of the training needs in the company and organization of the training sessions (internally or externally after contacting training companies )


    Organisation of the travel for training purposes


    2003 - 2004

    SARL Symbol Seven, Strasbourg, France


    Logistical and Data Processing Engineer Manager

    Duties & responsibilities:


    Stock management


    Data processing and IT hardware/software management


    Company manager deputy




    07/03 - 09/03

    International Space University Summer Program Certificate of completion, InternationalSpace University, Strasbourg, France

    09/00 - 10/01

    Space Technologies Applications Master’s degree, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. Master thesis: see publication

    09/99 - 06/00

    Industrial Systems Engineering Master’s degree, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. Master thesis: see publication. Titre d'Ingénieur Maitre.




    Since 2008

    Columbus Operations Coordinator and Planner position, ESA – Columbus Control Centre

    ColumbusPayload Training, ESA - EAC

    ColumbusUser Level Training, EAS - EAC

    Instructor Training Course, ESA - EAC

    Human Behaviour Performance, ESA – Columbus Control Centre


    Project Management – Modul 1, Berlitz Business Seminare, Frankfurt





    Mother tongue


    Fluent (TOEIC: 825/990)








    Operating Systems & Tools

    DOS, Windows 98/2000/NT/XP, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, …).

    Programming languages

    C, XML, Pascal, Turbo Pascal.

    Software Applications

    MS Office, AutoCAD, FEM software (CASTEM 2000, Nastran, Abaqus, SDS98), CAD (DMT 2D & 3D, Autocad), CPS and OPDCS.

    Norms & Standards



    SQL, Access.







    InternationalSpace University Alumni Conference, Strasbourg

    “Thermal Protection Systems for Reusable Launch Vehicles”


    InternationalSpace University Summer Session Team Project, Strasbourg

    “METZTLI, An International Space Station Approach to Lunar Exploration”


    Space Technologies Applications Master Degree, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg/ National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan, Tokyo

    “Establishment of a basic methodology dealing with non-linear stress-strain behaviour of NUSK-CMC”


    Space Technologies Applications Master Degree, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg

    “From Science-Fiction to reality, or how authors influence the space domain”


    Industrial Systems Engineering Master Degree, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg/ OSRAM, Molsheim

    “Studies and modifications of the procedure for supplier’s raw materials deficiency”

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