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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 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...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:11-06-2014
     Last Modified:05-06-2017 (07:16)
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     Current job:Satellite Controller
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsI have worked as a satellite controller for more than five years now and have handled different kinds of monitoring platforms as well as driving satellites from different manufacturers.
    CV

    OBJECTIVE

    To enhance my skills and further my career by filling the position of Satellite Controller in well-established organization.

     

    Highlights of Qualifications

    Remarkable experience in Satellite and earth station operations.
    Profound knowledge of ABS Satellites and networks.
    Proficient with STARS, ITACS, EPOCH, G2-IMT and ARES ground system.
    Good understanding of spacecraft subsystems.
    Wide knowledge of attitude control, power, propulsion, communication and payload systems.
    Thorough knowledge of basic spacecraft operations and ground equipment.
    Ability to prepare monthly Journal Entries and other analysis.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Mabuhay Philippine Satellite Corporation

    Satellite Controller

    January 2009 – July 2010

    Job Description:

    24/7 monitoring of State-Of-Health (SOH) to Agila2

    Performs Ranging and Tracking for Offline Analysis

    Conducts execution of command procedures during maneuver andnormal on-orbit operations

    Analyze downlink telemetry and identify anomalous conditions

    Execute commands to safeguard the satellite in case of anomaly during contingencyoperations

    Accomplish call-out procedures during anomalies and contingency operation

    Implement satellite software database updates

    Identify Software/Hardware problems that may occur in the SCF system

    Provide support to Engineering Group

     

    Asia Broadcast Satellite

    Satellite Controller

    July 2010 – November 2015

    Job Description:

    Responsible to safeguard the health of the Lockheed Martin Satellites (on a 24/7 basis.

    Performs Ranging and Tracking for Offline Analysis

    Monitoring and analysis of satellite telemetry data.

    Commanding satellites for all required operations.

    Analyze downlink telemetry and identify anomalous conditions.

    Station keeping maneuvers and guidance of satellites through the seasonal eclipse periods;

    Providing support to and cooperate with other teams for the day to day operations of the satellites.

    Providing required reports on a daily and weekly basis.

    Execute commands to safeguard the satellite in case of anomaly during contingencyoperations

    Accomplish call-out procedures during anomalies and contingency operation

    Implement satellite software database updates.

    Identify Software/Hardware problems that may occur in the SCF system

     

    Es’hailsat – Qatar Satellite Company

    Satellite Control Engineer

    November 2015 - Present

    Job Description:

    Responsible for the monitoring and control of the in-orbit Es’hailSat (DS2000) satellites, working within a shift system to provide 24/7 manning at the SCC.

    Participating in the development of software tools, methods and procedures to improve testing and measurement capabilities.

    Testing and assessing the viability/compatibility of new systems and equipment.

    Participating in the identification and assessment of new technologies.

    Execute all planned operations of the satellites and ground stations according to pre-defined business processes, procedures and planning.

    Perform constant monitoring of the fleet and take immediate corrective action in the event of a satellite anomaly or ground system anomaly.

    Responsible for contacting on-call engineering staff in the event of a satellite or ground system anomaly and assisting in data provision, analysis and recovery.

    Monitor and report all failures associated with the satellite’s performance

    Coordinate with CMC for Payload configuration Requests

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING BOARD EXAMINATION Rating: 87.50%

    Cum Laude

    Technological University of the Philippines

    BSECE Batch 2008

    IECEP Quizzer

    Technological University of the Philippines

    2006 – 2008

    DOST Scholarship

    Department of Science and Technology

    2003 – 2008

     

    EDUCATION

    Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering

    Technological University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

     

    SEMINARS ATTENDED

     

    ABS-1A Satellite and Control Training (May 2012)

    ABS-6 Satellite and Control Training (September 2012)

    ABS-4 Satellite and Control Training (June 2013)

    ABS-2 Satellite and Control Training (November 2013)

    GEO Communication Satellite Operation Training (January 2016)

    User Basic FreeFlyer Training Course (February 2016)

    Es’hail2 Spacecraft Technical Overview Training Course (March 2016)

    Es’hail2 Flight Dynamics System (April 2016)

    EPOCH Satellite Control User Training Course (October 2016)

    EPOCH Database Training (November 2016)

    Monitoring and Control System (November 2016)

     

     

    REFERENCES

     

    Crisanto De Vega

    Satellite Operations Engineer

    Es’hailsat – Qatar Satellite Company

     

    Mark Anthony Lobo

    Flight Dynamics

    Asia Broadcast Satellite

     

     


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