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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2013
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     Current job:Satellite Applications Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS Applications, Remote Sensing, Ground Segment
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    Native speaker

    Highly advanced written and speaking skills

    Advanced conversational Skills, medium reading and writing skills.

    Goethe Institut Freiburg B2/1 certification acquired.

    Profile

    I am a satellite applications engineer with a MSc. in Earth oriented space science and technology from the Technical University of Munich. I have acquired work experience in the areas of project management, technology assessment as well as research and development. I have good interpersonal and group oriented work skills.

     

    Work

    Experience

    • ¬ Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (German Aerospace Center) (September 2012 – December 2012) Werkstudent (Student employee).
      • o Implemented new GNSS receivers tracking loop for the new civil signals to be transmitted by the new European Galileo Satellite Constellation.
    •  Advanced Navigation Solutions GmbH. (April 2012- Jannuary 2013). Master Thesis – R&D Student.

      • o Performed research and development of a joint GNSS and INS heading estimation. The system used low cost GNSS and INS equipment and worked jointly with the aid of Artificial Neuronal Networks.
    • ¬ MDM Securities Inc. Smart Controls Division (May 2008 – February 2010). Automation engineer.

      • o Home automation and Industrial Buildings automation systems consultant and designer. 
      • o Project manager in home automation systems installations 
    • ¬ Technological University of Panama (March 2007 – March 2008). Student assistant-laboratory instructor.

      • o Practical laboratories instructor in the fields of:

        •  basic circuits, automatic control systems, digital control systems, and optoelectronics
    • ¬ Panama Canal Authority. Marketing Division, Corporate Planning Department (January 2006 – April 2006). Student Assistant.

      • o Marketing information researcher and general assistant.
    • ¬ Panama Canal Authority. Accounting Division, Technical Support Unit. (January 2004 - April 2004). Student Assistant.

      • o General Troubleshooting assistant for the accounting division network.
    • ¬ Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Punta Culebra Visitors Center (January 1999 – April 1999). General assistant

      • o Tourist guide, local wildlife classification assistant.

    Education

    • ¬ Master of Science in Earth Oriented Space Science & Technology (ESPACE) (October 2010 – January 2013). Technische Universität München. Munich, Germany.

      • o Master Thesis: “Joint heading estimation with low cost GNSS boards and inertial sensors”.
      • o International master program  in satellite applications engineering 
      • o Multidisciplinary program encompassing fundamentals of spacecraft engineering as well as earth system science, remote sensing, satellite navigation and numerical methods.
      • o Project work: Mission design of an earth observation satellite; analysis of ENVISAT altimetry data using MATLAB, CubeSat design workshop in October 2011.
      • o Specialization in Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
    • ¬ Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. (March 2003 – December 2007). Technical University of Panama. Panama City, Panama.

      • o High-level studies program in different fields of electronics, from analogue to digital electronic systems, going through simple circuit design up to virtual circuits design.
      • o Wide-range telecommunications expertise acquired through networking labs and classes, microwave data links planning and general Communications Systems designs.
    • ¬ High School Diploma in Science Letters and Philosophy. Colegio Javier. Panama City, Panama.

    Other Courses 

    • ¬ Summer School 2011 CubeSat Design. (October 10-14 2011). Lehrstuhl Raumfahrttechnik, Technische Universität München 
    • ¬ Intensive Language Course “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” (April 2010-September 2010). Goethe Institut Freiburg.
    • ¬ Alerton BAS Systems. Alerton Corp. (September 2008) Mexico DF, Mexico. 
    • ¬ Control4 Tech I. Control4 Corp. (July 2008). Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
    • ¬ Student Professional Projection Course. (February 2004) Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (Panama Canal Authority). 

    Software Skills

    • ¬ MATLAB 
    • ¬ Xilinx, VHDL and graphical circuits programming
    • ¬ Circuit Maker, and livewire circuit board design
    • ¬ Assembler language programming for microcontrollers.
    • ¬ Windows and MAC OSX user. MS Office

    Awards and Recognitions

    • ¬ Professional Excellence Scholarship Program. SENACYT-IFARHU-DAAD.

      • o Joint Panamanian and German scholarship program with aim of performing Graduate studies in Germany.

    Other Activities.

    • ¬ President, 2nd Annual Telecommunications Congress. Technological University of Panama
    • ¬ Main Speaker, seminar on “Motorola’s HC08 Microcontrollers Family”. (May 2007). Technological University of Panama.
    • ¬ Head coordinator, special project assigned by the Explora Digital Children’s Museum.
    • ¬ Hobbies: Gardening, soccer, reading and strategy-based video games.

     

    Personal References

    • ¬ Mr. Rodolfo Sabonge. Vice President of Planning and Commercial Development. Panama Canal.
      • Email: rsabonge(at)pancanal.com
    • ¬ Dr.-Ing. Patrick Henkel. CEO of Advanced Navigations Solutions. Research and Teaching assistant . Technical University of Munich.
      • Email: patrick.henkel(at)tum.de, patrick.henkel(at)anavs.de
    • ¬ Dr. Hector Montes. FORTUNA Project Head Researcher. Lecturer in Control Systems. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
      • Email: hector.montes1(at)utp.ac.pa


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