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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:27-12-2013
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     Current job:Looking for a new opportunity in the Space Industry
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Business Services
     KeywordsGIS, software, google maps api, cartography, remote sensing, satellite, sar data, optical data, linux, cloud computing, virtual machines, javascript
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    02 May 2012 – 30 April 2014

    Portuguese National Trainee

    European Space Agency (ESA), Frascati (Italy)

    Developing WebGIS applications for Vegetation Models visualization.

    Cloud Toolbox development and testing for the Helix Nebula Project

    Linux Operation System and bash scripting

    WebGIS Google Maps API JavaScript developed for providing services to the Geohazards Community

    FTP server configuration

    Database Management for Raster and Vector data

    SAR data processing

    Scripts in bash for InSAR processing

    Elaboration of tutorials and users case

     

    19 January 2010–30 April 2012

    Portuguese Officer

    Portuguese Army, Lisbon (Portugal)

    Paratrooper Officer and responsible for a platoon

    Missile and Radar Systems coordinator and instructor

    Innumerousformations in the Military field with emphasis for leadership, human resources and mathematical principals of Missile and Radar Systems.

     

    14 October 2009–18 January 2010

    Secondary education teaching professional

    Escola Salesiana de Manique, Cascais (Portugal)

    Geography Teacher and coordinator of the Geography class with emphasis to GIS

     

    August 2009–November 2011

    GIS Consultant

    World Institute for Conservation & Environment, (United States)

    Project for Land Cover classification in El Salvador with the following tasks:

    GIS classification

    Statistical analysis

    Cloud Removal algorithms

    Plugins for the GIS software (ILWIS) developed

     

    August 2009–January 2010

    Freelancer in the area of Cartography and GIS

    Cascais (Portugal)

    Developing and management of Databases in PostgreSQL

    Creating of WebGIS applications in Google maps JavaScript

    Producing Statistical Models for the presence of Malaria in Mozambique

    Creation of FTP servers

     

    02 July 2001–13 December 2009

    Courier

    Telepizza, Portugal, Cascais (Portugal)

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    23 January 2014–27 February 2014

    Astronomy Basic Observer

     

    Associazione Tuscolana di Astronomia, Frascati (Italy)

    Astronomy Principles

    The Earth rotation model and time

    Distances measurements

    Kepler Laws

     

    September 2008–December 2012

    Master Degree

     

    Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território (IGOT), Lisbon (Portugal)

    Remote Sensing

    GIS

    Statistics

    Neural Networks

    Transport Analysis and Urban Development

    Cartography production

    WebGIS applications

    Spatial Modelling and analysis

     

    September 2004–July 2008

    Barchelor

     

    Faculdade de Letras - Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)

    Geostatistics and Statistics

    Remote Sensing

    Urban Principles and Modelling

    Physical Geography

    Spatial Analysis

    European Geography

    GIS

     

    October 2010–October 2010

    Metadata Manager

     

    Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP), Lisbon (Portugal)

    HTML and XML configuration

    Inspire directives

    ISO directives for metadata producer

     

    September 2009–September 2009

    GIS Analyst

     

    Paul da Tornada Associação PATO (Portuguese Association), Caldas da Rainha (Portugal)

    Statistical methods

    Species modelling distribution

    GIS analysis

    Neural Networks and parametric models

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Portuguese

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C2

    C2

    C1

    C1

    C1

    Italian

    B2

    B2

    C1

    B2

    B1

    Spanish

    B1

    B1

     

     

     

    French

    A1

    A2

     

     

     

     

    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    Excellent communication skills gained during the time I work in the Portuguese Army and during the presentations that I made in ESA (English).

    Excellent interaction with people from different nationalities gained during my working time in the international Environment in ESA.

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Leadership as an Officer platoon commander in the Portuguese Army.
     

    Excellent management skills and organizational gained during my working time in the Portuguese Army.

    Good team spirit obtain during the 3 years as a federated football player and as JiuJitsu practitioner.

    Good organizational skills gained in ESA with a conference organization.

    Proactive and enterprising, gained during the Freelancer working time.

     

    Computer skills

    Excellent Skills in the following Software:

    ArcGIS; ILWIS; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) ;Quantum GIS.


    Intermediate Skills in the following Software:

    Tas GIS; SPSS; Statistica; Idrisi; Tiberius Data Mining; Office (Access); PsPad; SuperGeo; Diva GIS; Beam/Visat; Nest SAR Toolbox; White Box GIS.


    Optical user skills in the following software:

    HTML; BBcode; PHP; SQL; Open Office and LibreOffice; MapInfo; SciDavis; Envi-met; Rayman; GvSIG; OpenModeller; SO Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS versions); MapServer; Orfeo Toolbox; PostgreSQL and Postgis database; Google Maps API V3 Java Script; Gamma SAR and R.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Presentations

    ​2nd Trainees and Fellows Conference in ESA/ESRIN: Models of Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) for Africa - New forms of classification and displaying Geographical information.

    3rd Trainees and Fellows Conference in ESA/ESRIN: Models of Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) for Africa - New forms of classification and displaying Geographical information.

    4th Trainees and Fellows Conference in ESA/ESRIN: Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories Initiative.

    5th Trainees and Fellows Conference in ESA/ESRIN: Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories Initiative. I was also the organizer of the conference.​

     

    Publications

    ​Co-author of "Why should schools use SASIG" presented at the III Conference SASIG in Lisbon (2011).

    Exhibition poster at the 8th Meeting of Users of ESRI in 2010 entitled: "Interpolation Methodologies tropospheric ozone: Surfaces of estimation in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon"

    ILWIS a successful story: From proprietary software to Open Source. Published online in the journal FOSSGIS (2012).

    Capability of Projection and Reaction: Stinger and Mistral. Published in the Bulletin of the Antiaircraft Artillery RAAA1 (2011).

    Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery of BrigRR – Capability of Projection. Published in the journal Green Berets (2011).

    The AAA in Vietnam. Published in the Bulletin of the Antiaircraft Artillery RAAA1 (2012).​

     

    Conferences

    ​Seminar presentation ESRI ArcGIS version 9.3.1.

    VII National Meeting in Open Technology.

    Environmental characterization of Huila Province, the plan for the development of Huila Province - Angola.

    Geomarketing y inmobiliario market.

    Conference "Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians".

    Helix Nebula Workshop.

    Sentinel-3 OLCI/SLSTR &Meris/(A)ATSR Workshop.

    GlobWetland III user Consultation Workshop.

    Sentinel -3 Validation Team Workshop.

    7th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall.

    Big Data from Space.

    ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013 in Edinburgh.​

     

    Projects

    ​Construction of tutorials to support the use of the GIS software ILWIS.

    Developing statistical models related with invasive species distributions.

    Development WEBGIS applications.​

     

    Memberships

    Open Source Geospatial Foundation (member since 2010).



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