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Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
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A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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    • Sep 1996 – Dec 2002: Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain

     

    Universitat Jaume I, UJI, is currently the leading higher education and research centre in

    Valencia, Spain. UJI was the first academic institution in Spain to become part of the WWW and is also the first University to have a Centre for Education and New Technologies, CENT, which is currently taken as a reference in Europe.

     

    B.Sc, M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering (B.Sc + M.Sc rolled into one program of 4000 hours)

    Subjects: Software Engineering, Networking, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, Architecture of Computers, Compilers, Programming Languages, Data Structures, Algorithms, Database Management Systems, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Business Administration. Degree score 7/10 done in 6 years out of which 1.5 were spent abroad doing specific work (thus not passing exams of attending lectures). Notice that 7/10 is a very high score considering the Spanish grading system.

     

    Master Thesis: “Design and development of the data acquisition system of the ALICE experiment” at the European laboratory for particle physics, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Degree score 10/10 awarded with merits.

     

    • 1994 – 1995: West Lafayette High School, Indiana, USA

     

    CAREER experience

    October 2012 – present: European Space Agency, INTEGRAL Scientific Operations Senior Software Engineer, Madrid - Spain

    Maintenance of:

    - Mission planning software (Java J2SE / Swing / Hibernate / Spring / Oracle)

    - Proposal submission software (Java J2SE / Swing / Hibernate / Spring / Oracle)

    - Proposal evaluation/acceptance software (PHP / MySQL)

    - Deployment/Build/Configuration control system (Python)

    - Mission portal (Spring MVC, Java J2EE)

     

    Design and development of bespoke tools for the scientific community (data analysis/visualization)

     

    July 2011 – October 2012: CameronTec, Senior Software Engineer, London – UK

    - Architectural design of distributed, real time server configuration (100s servers, JMX, Java, GWT)

    - Project and team leading, supervising the work of 3 staff

    - Core product maintenance, bug fixing

    - Java coding wizard, providing expertise at senior level and improving coding standards

    - Approached 3rd party and organized strategy meeting to evaluate business collaboration

    - Assisted marketing with translations and multi-cultural aspects for global campaign

     

    September 2010 – June 2011: MedImmune, Senior Software Engineer, Cambridge – UK

    - Designed/Implemented various software components for Cell line development (Java/Oracle)
    - Designed/Implemented a Documentum integration widget for use with in-house software (Java)
    - Translated/re-engineered a hair pin structure detection software based in hidden Markov models (C to Java)
    - Maintained various existing systems (Java, Oracle)
    - Organized and imparted training in the Groovy and Jython programming languages

     

    March 2010 – August 2010: Accelrys, Solutions Consultant, Cambridge – UK

    - Involved in the design of multi-tier large-scale enterprise solutions
    - Estimated effort levels required to implement projects for customers
    - Worked on system integration projects
    - Provided technical leadership
    - Prepared and provided training to clients on Accelrys products and custom solutions

     

    March 2009 – February 2010: MedImmune, Senior Software Engineer, Cambridge - UK

    - Designed/Implemented scheduling software for the ABI 3700 DNA synthesizer (Java, Oracle)
    - Implanted above system in DNA Chemistry department and trained 3 staff
    - Implemented driver API for the BRADY thermal printers (Java)
    - Successfully implanted thermal BRADY printers to replace manual labeling of aliquots
    - Worked on various system integration projects
    - Implemented sequence liabilities detection system for existing sequencing software (Java)

     

    May 2007 – December 2009: ORC Software, Senior Software Engineer, London - UK

    - Provision of FIX connectivity via the CameronFIX product
    - Responsible for the EMEA support team, 4 staff, with over 350 customers
    - Various development projects related to the core product (Java, JMS, JDBC, Spring, JMX)
    - Involved in the sales process preparing POCs and performing product demonstrations

     

    November 2004 – May 2007: European Bioinformatics Institute, Software Engineer, Hinxton - UK

    - Integration the USA's National Library of Medicine as part of the services offered by the EBI
    - Development of tools/methods to connect the scientific literature with public domain databases
    - Implementation of an indexing engine (Java, lucene, LSF cluster, Python)
    - Implementation of a retrieval API (Java, lucene)
    - Implementation of a pipeline of text mining components (Java)
    - Design/Implementation of http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Rebholz-srv/ebimed (Struts, Java, Python)
    - Design/Implementation of http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Rebholz-srv/pcorral (Struts, Java, Python)
    - Participated in several scientific publications
    - Speaker at international conferences
    - Responsible for the research infrastructures and software of the Text Mining group
    - Participated in the hiring of 2 staff members and their training

     

    Jan 2003 – November 2004: Universitat Jaume I, Inbiomed-IRIS Assistant Director, Castellon - Spain

    - Coordination of technical activities of the IRIS node, managing 3 staff
    - Software analyst, worked in close contact with the user community
    - Implementation of a DNA sequence compressor based in Huffman trees (Java)
    - Implementation of an aliquot database (MySQL)
    - Implementation of various data collection web forms (Struts/MySQL) for epidemiological studies
    - Evaluation/Purchasing of equipment
    - Liaison officer with other nodes

     

    June 2001 – Dec 2001: CERN, Helpdesk 2nd level Analyst, Geneva - Switzerland

    - Provided 2nd level support to the user community at CERN (+15000 users)
    - Shift manager supervising 4 staff
    - Responsible for the SLA
    - Reporting to the Head of IT
    - Documented the standard operational procedures of the Help Desk
    - Provided expertise with shell scripting, Java, CGI, PHP, JSPs, MySQL and Oracle

     

    Nov 1999 – Nov 2000: CERN, Technical student, Geneva - Switzerland

    - Worked on development of the data acquisition system for the ALICE experiment (DAQ)
    - Designed/Implemented balancing software for high volume traffic network in C++
    - Implemented a real time, distributed, state driven model of the DAQ with a CASE tool
    - Validation and extensive integration testing of the DAQ
    - Produced UML documentation
    - Participated in a scientific publication of high impact
    - Helped +10 students to apply and obtain a similar contract at CERN
    - Obtained Honors recognition for my Master thesis


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