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     Date Submitted:24-06-2014
     Last Modified:17-05-2020 (06:33)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Operations Engineer
     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

    Sex Male

    Nationality Germany


    1 Nov 2015–Present

    Spacecraft Ground System-Network Engineer

    German Space Operations Center (DLR)/ Telespazio VEGA, Munich


    ▪ Anomaly investigation,analysis and resolution
    ▪ overseeing a multiple spacecrafts'mission in orbit on a daily basis
    ▪ Multi-Missions is a multiple Spacecraft Projects Geo/LEO Satellite.
    ▪ Providing technical support,preparation and LEOP execution
    ▪ In charge of all ground stations connections with Spacecrafts
    ▪ Ground Support for European LEOP's Satellite Projects
    ▪ American/ German spacecrafts, Grace1,2, Grace follow-ON1,2
    ▪ DLR spacecrafts, TandemX,TerrasarX
    ▪ European Spacecrafts, TET,EDRS, EUTELSATBOiS, and SarLuppe

    ▪ Space operation system monitoring tools


    3 Mar 2014–31 Oct 2015

    Spacecraft Flight Engineer (Flight Team)

    German Space Operations Center (DLR)/ Telespazio VEGA, Munich


    ▪  preparing,validating and operating flight procedures for AOCS subsystems including the following: ▫ Manoeuvres and solar array re-positioning
    ▫ Miniaturized Inertial Momentum Unit MIMU testing/ recalibration of gyros

    ▪  Report & communicate to the German military headquarters

    ▪  Maintain and reconfigure the TT & C for optimum performance

    ▪  ECLIPSE season's sun/ moon interference with the spacecraft

    ▪  Duties are built on flight procedure a ground procedure by ESA

    ▪  Determine intervention is appropriate and procedure escalation

    ▪  Backup telemetry and data archiving applied method Tools
    ▪ SCOS2000 commanding system and MOIS procedures



    28 Apr 2012–28 Feb 2014

    ISS/ ATV ground system Engineer

    German Space Operations Center (DLR)/ Columbus Control Center/ Telespazio- VEGA, Munich

    ▪ Real-time operations' coordination with NASA and Russia
    ▪ Validating the operations procedure
    ▪ Configure Columbus and ATV real-time telemetry (Ku, S-band)
    ▪ Data handling to Moscow, for Soyuz and Progress docking/ undocking ▪ support ATV3 March 7th, 2012

    ▪ support ATV4 June 5th, 2013
    ▪ DaSS (data handling System), MCS (Commanding System) ▪ IGS(Networking Subsystem)


    16 Sep 2011–27 Apr 2012

    ISS/ Columbus Increment team lead

    German Space Operations Center (DLR)/ Columbus Control Center/ Telespazio- VEGA, Munich

    ▪ Increment- lead Expedition 29/30 ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers.

    ▪ Supporting and participate high-level SVT increment milestones ▪ Coordinating and increment tasks among the Ground Team
    ▪ POC responsible person of all ground subsystems issues

    ▪ follow up DRs and NCRs reporting systems to the GOM
    ▪ simulations and test validation in coordination with the sim team ▪ Ground procedures validations
    ▪ Ground segment configuration support the security policy
    ▪ G/S subsystems interfaces configuration
    ▪ End - to - end data flow between the participating USOCs centers

    ▪ NCR/ DR and SPR for SVT


    1 Apr 2010–16 Sep 2011

    ISS/ Columbus ground system Engineer

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

    ▪  Col-CC second Ground point of contact with EU USOCs

    ▪  Real- time operations' coordination with NASA and Russia

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

    ▪  Support the commanding availability for experiments on-board

    ▪  Validating the operations procedure

    ▪  Coordinating Columbus interconnection ground subsystem (IGS)

    ▪  Processing and transmitting telemetry to Columbus FCT Tools
    ▪ DaSS (data handling System)- MCS and IGS


    1 Jun 2006–31 Mar 2010

    Senior System Engineer Exchange

    Multiple International Companies, Munich
    01.06.2006 - 30.09.2008 (ifo Institute for Economic Research) 01.10.2008 - 31.03.2010 (Microsoft Partner)
    ▪ Responsible for Project Planning and executing UC/OCS Projects

    ▪ implementing remote support our completed infrastructure
    ▪ Installing network Infrastructure Migrating Exchange 2003/2007

    ▪ Analyzing Errors and get a solution for Network Infrastructure
    ▪ Solutions complex for customer issues Tools
    ▪ WAN network Infrastructure- Exchange 2003/ 2007

    ▪ Active Directory Network Infrastructure




    1 Mar 2016–Present

    Astronaut Scientist Candidate

    Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere, Daytona, FL (United States)

    IVA Spacesuit Flight, 0-+4g Aerobatic Flight Training, Hypoxia Lab, Spaceflight Physiology, High Altitude Training, Crew Resource Management, ECLASS


    1 Mar 2016–3 Mar 2016

    Suborbital Missions Operations

    Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida (USA)
    Three continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Suborbital Mission Operation given by:

    the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences College of Aviation Daytona Beach, Florida, Campus


    12 Oct 2011–16 Oct 2011

    Spacecraft Operations

    German Space Operations Center DLR, Munich

    Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning, Satellite Operations, Human Spaceflight Mission Operations, Space Environment, Satellite Design, ATV Operations - Interplanetary Mission Operations, Ground Station Networks, Ground Station Design & Ops, Satellite Control Center


    12 Sep 2011–16 Sep 2011

    Astronaut Columbus User Level

    European Astronaut Centre (EAC), Cologne

    Increment Specific Training for ISS/Columbus, covering Off-nominal situation management, failure analysis, recovery/repair activities, astronaut training for experiments/docking of new modules


    7 Nov 2012–12 Nov 2012

    Hazard Communication and Emergency Response

    NASA JSC, Munich (Germany)


    1 Aug 2002–29 Aug 2004

    Post graduate Masters of Management

    American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo (Egypt)


    1 Mar 1998–28 May 2002

    Bachelor of Management Technology

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

    Major: Computer Science and Business Administration


    9 Dec 2002–28 Jun 2003

    System Engineer /Computer Networking Scholarship IBM, Cairo (Egypt)


    Organisational / managerial skills

    ▪ Recognized leadership, working with a comprehensive professional multinational-teams of experts, as well as a good team player and coordinator as well as Good Time management and organization abilities with a good equal of creativity.

    ▪ Gained professional behavior during my Astronaut trainings


    Job-related skills


    ▪ Leadership Space Engineering Operations
    ▪ IT and Network Telecommunication and Spacecraft technologies


    Driving licence B, BE




    ▪ The Institution of Engineering and Technology UK (IET) ▪ International Astronautical Federation IAF

    ▫ Co- Chairman IAF- African committee
    ▫ Committee for Liaison with developing nation (CLIODN) ▫ Work force Development/ Young Professionals Program


    Honours and awards 2016

    International Astronautical Federation Distinguished Service Award




    United Nations Bonn UNSPIDER 2019 Presenting SWEET Satellite


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