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The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
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China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-10-2013
     Last Modified:11-12-2013 (12:04)
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     Current job:Scientist
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     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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