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A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request for an additional $1.6 billion to support plans for a 2024 human return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 16 May 2019 20:34:56 +0000
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Thu, 16 May 2019 19:48:28 +0000
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers little in the way of additional funding for exploration priorities included in the agency’s recent budget amendment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:14:20 +0000
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While most of the debate about establishing a Space Force within the Defense Department has centered on its national security implications, a recent Senate hearing examined how it could bolster growing commercial activity in space. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX shared details about its largely secretive Starlink constellation program March 15, providing updated targets for commercial service, details about satellite design and the thought process behind why the company’s upper target is 12,000 satellites. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:35:20 +0000
The European Space Agency gave contracts to ArianeGroup and MT Aerospace on May 14 to develop a prototype upper stage that could lead to an advanced carbon-composite upgrade for the Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com
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Singtel reported its lowest profit in 16 years, citing increasing competitive pressure in India and Indonesia. SpaceNews.com
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Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. and Iceye, the Finnish company that launched the first synthetic aperture radar microsatellite, announced a memorandum of understanding May 15 to deliver radar imagery to government and commercial customers in South Korea. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 03:14:52 +0000
Eutelsat executives said the challenges getting Konnect Africa off the ground since 2016 are now largely in the rearview, but have nonetheless pushed any material revenue from the growth initiative out to the company’s next fiscal year. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 22:20:52 +0000
A day after NASA unveiled an amended budget request to support a human landing on the moon in 2024, the agency’s leader warned that if Congress provided less than the request it increased the risk of missing that deadline. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-10-2013
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     Current job:Scientist
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace Instrumentation Space Science
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    PROFESSIONAL CAREER

       Oct. 2011 – Oct. 2013       Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)

                     Postdoctoral contract under the Consolider-Ingenio project.

                     Research. Infrared, optical and milimetric imaging and spectroscopy.

                           

       Sep. 2009 – Oct. 2011     European Space Astronomy Centre. European Space Agency (ESA)

                    Fellowship at the XMM-Newton Space Mission.

                    User Support Group tasks. X-ray imaging and spectroscopy.

     

       Mar. 2006 – Sep. 2009      Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC)

                                                      Postdoctoral contract for James Webb Space Telescope/MIRI.

                                                      Leader and liaison of the Spanish Test Team.  

                                                     Verification. Performance. Testing.    (detailed description in Annex)

     

      Oct. 2005 – Feb. 2006       University of Groningen (The Netherlands).

                                                     Scholarship “Ubbo Emmius Bursaal”.

                                                     PhD Student.

     

      Sep. 2001 – Sep. 2005       Space Telescope Science Institute (NASA).

                                                      Scholarship “STScI Graduate Student Research Assistantship”.

                                                      PhD Student.

     

    EDUCATION

    Apr. 2006        PhD in Physics.                                                      U. Autónoma de Madrid

    Feb. 2006       PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences.      U. Groningen (Netherlands)

          Jun. 2000        B.Sc./M.Sc. Physics.                                               U. Autónoma de Madrid

     

    LANGUAGES

    • Bilingual: Spanish - English
    • French: Proficient.
    • German: Basic.
    • Dutch: Basic.

     

    SCIENTIFIC MERITS

    34 publications in international journals, 20 as first author, 17 with peer reviews.  (link)

    30 oral presentations (5 invited) in international conferences.

    12 observing proposals accepted  in competitive selection international telescopes.

    Organization of 7 international conferences as Scientific and Local organizing committees.

    Referee of international journals since 2006.

    Active participation in international science outreach activities: NASA, press, expositions…

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    • Proficient with telemetry and monitoring software of space instrumentation.
    • Proficient with IDL (object oriented language), Python, shell scripting, Fortran, Cecil.
    • Advanced user of operating systems: Unix, Linux, Mac OSX, Windows, DOS.
    • Proficient with astronomical software and databases.

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    • ANECA certification.                         Spanish Dept. of Education                                       2013
    • Physics Laboratory.                                 U. Salisbury (USA)                 Fall 2009, 2011, 2012
    • Supervision of 2 Trainees.               European Space Agency               Summer 2009, 2011
    • Physics Laboratory.                             U. Autónoma de Madrid           Sep. 2000 – Jun. 2001
    • Support teacher of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.                                   1996 – 2000

                                       

    AWARDS

         2009    ESA-XMM Research Fellowship.                                          European Space Agency

         2005    Ubbo Emmius Bursaal.                                                           The Netherlands

         2001    STScI Graduate Student Research Assitantship                     NASA

         2000    Ayuda de tercer ciclo.                                                              U. Autónoma Madrid

         2000    Summer student fellowship.                                                   LAEFF-INTA

     

    OTHER JOBS

    • Assistant in language courses in New Zealand, for Kells College. July 2001.
    • Assistant in language courses in Ohio, USA, for Kells College. July 1999.
    • Volunteer in Navarra, Spain. Archeology and restoration. July 1997
    • Volunteer in Caerphily, Wales, UK. Assistant. United Nations. July 1996.

     

    ANNEX I     -     Duties as Test Team Leader for JWST/MIRI

     

    From March 2006 to September 2009, I led and coordinated the Spanish Test Team for the James Webb Space Telescope – Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI), and was involved in the tasks of the Operations and Science Working Groups. My duties included performing and designing tests for the Verification and Flight Modules, verifying instrument requirements and scientific performance, test planning and scheduling, telemetry and data analysis, developing and maintaining simulation software, writing reports and documentation (including operation plans and procedures). I was also responsible for the coordination with other teams across Europe and the USA, as well as presentation of our results to the MIRI engineering and scientific community. All tasks were carried out successfully and ahead of schedule. Furthermore, our team was several times acknowledged for exceeding expectations.

          

     


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