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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:53:36 +0000
Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2013
     Last Modified:15-09-2013 (05:08)
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     Current job:Management Support Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProject Engineer, Team Leader, Project Manager, Management Support, Project Controller, Schedule Engineer, Business Development


    * From Feb 2013 --> Management Support Engineer for the particle accelerator FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research). GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany.
    FAIR is an international accelerator facility that will be ready for operation in 2021. Currently, the project is in phase B (Definition). I am a member of the Management Support Team reporting directly to the Project Manager of FAIR, focusing mainly on schedule and cost. I am also the liaison between the machines (accelerator) and the experiments to be installed at the particle accelerator. Tasks:
    * Responsible for the coordination of the approximately 200 MS Project plans that define the accelerator. This involves an interface role between the machines, and between the whole system and the Project Manager. I must also supervise the experiment plans, to be linked to the accelerator.
    * Preparation of reports and feedback for board/ministerial meetings.
    * Supervision of the coupling between SAP and MS Project for cost controlling.

    * Mar 2008 - Jan 2013 --> Information manager of the European Space Agency “Gaia” mission. European Space Agency (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
    Gaia is a scientific mission that will be launched in October 2013. I was a member of the Project Scientist Team responsible for the liaison between the European Space Agency and the scientific community involved in Gaia and distributed all over Europe. I was involved in the mission during the phase C/D (Design and Development). Tasks:
    * Support the Project Scientist in the organisation of the scientific community. This also involves participation in meetings and reviews, preparation of reports and feedback for meetings.
    * Support the Gaia scientific community (which is in charge of developing the mission data reduction software) in the interaction between the different teams, ESA and Industry. This also involves coordinating all the tools that helped them to do their work (databases, wiki, website, distribution lists, repositories, bug debugging tool, documentation).
    * Coordination of Gaia related outreach.

    * Oct 2002 - Feb 2008 --> Project manager and Support astronomer of a NASA project. Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Madrid, Spain.
    In the project we were making use of a 34m antenna located at the NASA’s satellite tracking station in Madrid (MDSCC). As the project manager, I was the communication hub between all the parties involved in the project, responsible for budget, negotiation for funding, planning, etc. As a support astronomer I was in charge of setup and testing, characterisation of antenna parameters, software for the antenna control and data analysis and training courses on how to use the antenna.

    * MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2008), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
    * BSc Physics (2002), Universidad Auntonoma de Madrid, Spain.
    * Computer Engineering Degree, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.

    * Spanish --> mother tongue
    * English --> fluent
    * German, French --> intermediate

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