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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:24-06-2014
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     Current job:Spacecraft Controller (Flight Control Team)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsHuman Spaceflight and Operations, Spacecraft commander, Flight team, Space operation, Management, Project Manager, spacecraft operations, AOCS, Flight controller, Spacecraft Controller, Project Management
    CV

    Space Operations

    Microsoft Certified ID: 2970643

     

    Personal Data

    Nationality:  German

    Date of Birth:February 14th, 1981

    Driving license: German type B

    Marital Status:Single

     

    Work Experience, Technical and soft skills

     

    Mar. 14 - Present         

    German Space Operations Center (DLR)/ Telespazio VEGA/  Classified mission

    Flight Spacecraft Controller (Flight Team)

         

    Achievements

    - Flying the spacecraft according to the Attitude and Orbit Control System AOCS

    - Maneuvers andsolar array repositioning station keeping mode precise flight dynamics

    - Report & communicating military headquarter DPCC (devolved Payload control center)

    - Commanding the spacecraft through X-band and S-band for emergencies and FDIRs.

    - Commanding and monitoring telemetry in the frame of spacecraft mission operations.

    - maintain and reconfigure the TT&C system for optimum performance.

    - Radio communication UHF/ B-band and cortex frequencies gate configuration.

    - ECLIPSE season’s sun/ moon interference with the spacecraft and commander reactions.

    - Duties are built on flight procedure as well as ground procedure agreed by ESA.

    - Spacecraft Commanding through the Satellite Commanding Operating System (SCOS)

    - Miniaturized Inertial Momentum Unit MIMU testing and recalibration of the –gyros

    - determine when controller intervention is approbate and perform escalation procedures

    - Backup telemetry and data archiving applied method

     

    Previous Work Experience

     

    April 10 - Feb. 14        

    German Space Operations Center (DLR)/ Columbus Control Center/ Telespazio

    System Controller (SysCon) Columbus and ATV-Spacecraft mission SysCon Increment-lead Expedition 29/30 Crow

     

    Achievements

    - Leadership; SysCon Increment -lead expedition 29/30, support ESAastronaut

    - Communications and Col-CC point of contact with European space centers

    - Real-time operations coordination with NASA Master control center (Houston), Marshall-Datacenter and Space Russian Federation Master control center

    - ESA ground system operations support for ISS Columbus and ESA ATVs mission

    - Configure Columbus and ATV real time telemetry (Ku-Band, S-band and VHF/UHF)

    - GSOC-SysCon provide data and communications support to ESA MEDOPS team for shuttle Trans-Atlantic Landing (TAL) support and the Crow interface coordinator

     - Support/commanding availability for experiments on-board.

     - validating the operations procedure

     - Coordinating Columbus telemetry network interconnection ground subsystem (IGS)

     - Data handling to Master Control Center Moscow, for Soyuz and Progress docking/ undocking as well as ATV cargo and space shuttles flights (all STS)

      - Processing and transmitting telemetry to Columbus flight control team

     

    Oct.08 -  Mar.10         

    Microsoft Partner Network (IQ-GmbH), Munich, Germany

    Senior System Engineer Exchange

     

    Achievements

    - Planning Projects and deliver as scheduled Project successfully customer oriented

    - Migrating Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 with UC integrated

    - Escalating/ distributing duties among team of professionals and trainees      

    - ConsultingCustomers and provide solutions

     - Installing and implementing complex network Infrastructure

     - Planning UC/OCS Projects

    - Analyzing Errors situation and get a solution within the Network Infrastructure (Exchange Server /AD and extern as will as intern routing and documenting all of it.

    - Use trace analysis, source code, and other sophisticated debugging tools to analyze problems and develop solutions to meet customer need

    - Installing and implementing remote support our completed infrastructure

    - Configuring managing and Implementing Exchange 2003/2007 or OCS (Office  communications Service) responsible.

    - TK and VOIP, Messaging and Collaboration solutions

    - Solutions for technically complex or politically hot customer issues

     

    Jun.06 -  Sebt.08        

    ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich, Germany

    System- and Network administrator

     

    - Administrating and migration/ configuration Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2007

    - Managerial skills gained by being IT. Manager deputy

    - Planning and Configuring VPN, Firewall and Security-Solutions

    - Responsible of the Network administration for the locale Network including connections

    - Managing Network Backups Symantec Backup Exec Systems.

    - Administrating Active Directory 2003, Citrix, Ironport, LDAP, Fax Server, Proxy Server, Novell SUSE and Linux Servers

     

    International Work Experience

    Jan. 05-   Mar. 05        

    Siemens Ltd. Cairo, Egypt

    Training in PC-Server Network

     

    Aug. 04-  Feb. 05 

    Vodafone, Cairo, Egypt

    Customer Relations service

     

     Sept. 03 - Jun. 04        

    BM, Cairo, Egypt

    Project Inspectors& Coordinator, EducationDepartment

     

    Universities and scholarships:

     

    1998 – 2002 

    Bachelor of Management, Modern Academy for Computer Science and Management Technology, Cairo, Egypt, Partner University of the University of District of Columbia (UDC), Washington, D.C.USA

     Major:   Computer scienceand Business Administration

    Minor:   Management Technology

    Project Grade:  Excellent

     

    2001 - 2004 

    DiplomaSales & Marketing (SMC), American University in Cairo (AUC)

    Graduation Project: Marketing Plan for Vodafone Live! TV-streaming

     Project Grade:  Good

     

    2007- 2008 

    Master of Business Administration (MBA), FOM, University of Applied Sciencesfor Economy & Management,

    Munich, Germany, 1st Semester and not completed

     

    2002 -2003 

    Scholarship at IBM Egypt

    Information Technology, IT networking and telecommunications Microsoft System Engineer  (MCSE) professional, including Linux administration and TCP/IP protocol.

    Graduation Project:   Remote access and Virtual Private Network (VPN) integrated with Linux operating System

    Project Grade:              83%

     

    Certifications:

    Human Spaceflights and Operations Certifications:

    Oct. 11 - Spacecraft Operations, at the German Space Operations Center DLR

    Sep.11 - Astronaut Columbus User Level, at the European Astronaut Center EAC

    Nov. 12 - NASA JSC hazard Communication and Emergency Response

    MS Technology Specialist:

    Dec. 08 - Office Communications Server 2007    MCTS: OCS 2007

    April 08- Exchange Configuration 2007     MCTS: Exchange 2007

    Microsoft Certification:

    Dec. 08 - System Administrator    MCSA 2003

    Mar. 06 - Systems Administrator: Exchange 2000  MCSA: Messaging

    Mar. 06 - Systems Administrator    MCSA2000

    April 03 - Certified Professional   MCP

     

    Associations andLeadership skills:

    International Astronautical Federation IAF

    Member of Administrative Committee:

    - Committee for Liaison with international organizations and developing nation

    - Workforce Development/Young Professionals Program Committee

    - IAF- Africa committee

     

    Language Skills

    Egyptian/ Arabic: Mother Tongue  English and German  Fluent (written and spoken)

     


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