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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Looking up at the Moon at night, Earth's closest neighbor appears in shades of gray and white; a dry desert in the vacuum of space, inactive and dead for billions of years. Like many things, though, with the Moon, there is so much more than what meets the eye. Research completed by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center planetary volcanologist Debra Needham in Huntsville, Alabama, and planetary scientist David Kring at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, suggests that billions of ...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:20:00 +0100
Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to haul the quartet to orbit this December. Galileos 21 and 22 left Luxembourg Airport on a Boeing 747 cargo jet on the morning of 17 October, arriving at Cayenne - Felix Eboue Airport in French Guiana on the same day. Resting within distinctive white air-conditioned containers, the satellites were driven to the cleanroom environment of t...
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
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
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
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     Date Submitted:17-07-2014
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     Current job:Space telecommunications junior engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace Communication Systems / Digital Communications / Signal processing / Mobile communications / Network and Telecommunication protocols / Orbits and satellite platforms / Microwave and antennas / Earth stations and terminals / GNSS / Software Defined R
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male| Date of birth 25/03/1984| Nationality Spanish

     

    OCCUPATIONAL FIELD

    Space Communication Systems, Digital Communications, Signal Processing

     

     

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2013

    Specialized Master “Space Communication Systems” (MSc)

     

     

    ISAE (Institut Supérieur d’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) SUPAERO – ENSEEIHT. Toulouse, FRANCE

     

     

    Principal courses:Signal processing / Mobile communications / Network and Telecommunication protocols / Orbits and satellite platforms / Microwave and antennas / Earth stations and terminals / GNSS / Software Defined Radio.

     

    January 2008 – June 2008

    Telecommunications Engineering Master Degree – Erasmus program

     

     

    ENSIMAG – INPGrenoble. Grenoble, FRANCE

     

    Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2009

    Telecommunications Engineering Master Degree

     

     

    ETSETB - UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Barcelona, SPAIN

     

     

    Master Thesis: “IPv6 networking and seamless handover study for mobile communications in Airplanes”. Searching solutions to send IPv6 packets between airplanes. Working on finding a way to keep connections alive when planes change its point of attachment and find solutions to improve seamless handovers between different points of attachment.

     

    September 1990 – June 2002

    Baccalaureate, secondary and primary school

     

     

    La Salle Reus. Reus, SPAIN

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    April 2013 – September 2013

    Space Telecommunications Engineer

     

    Thales Group. 525 Route des Dolines, 06560 Valbone, FRANCE

     

    Design, development and implementation of communications satellites simulators for projects in the private and public sector. Support in communications satellites designs.

    May 2010 - September 2012

    IT Consultant – IT analyst and programmer

    EVERIS Consulting, IT & Outsourcing Professional Services. Diagonal 605, 08028 Barcelona,SPAIN

      Deployment of an information system for Gas Natural Fenosa enterprise.

       • Analysis of functional requirements

       • Design of the technical solution and development of the database

       • Tests development with PL/SQL

    February 2009 - August 2009

    Telecommunications Engineer

     

    TriaGnoSys GmbH. Argelsrieder Feld 22, D-82234 Wessling, GERMANY

     

    Working on aircraft communication mobility, finding a way using satellites to keep TCP and RTP connections alive when planes change its point of attachment. In charge of finding out solutions to improve seamless handovers between different points of attachment. Utilization of Matlab and Java on Linux system.

    July 2007 – September 2007

    Internship as an electronic engineer

    July 2006 – September 2006

    Lear Corporation Holding Spain SLU. Carrer Fuster 54, 43800 Valls, SPAIN

     

    Project support at the electronics department: Support inside the hardware and software development area, in the electronics department. Realization of development studies, achievement of several tests and support in the generation of documentation.

    Summers 2004 and 2005

    Temporal bank employee

     

    “La Caixa”. Carrer Sant Joan, 43202 Reus, SPAIN

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish, Catalan

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C1

    C1

    C1

    C1

    C1

     

    First Certificate in English (University of Cambridge) (2001), TOEFL iBT (97 points) (2012)

    French

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    German

    A1

    A1

    A1

    A1

    A1

     

    Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Technical skills and competences

    ▪  Digital communications and signal processing:Coding and modulation. Continuous Fourier Transform and Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT). Digital and analog filters. Spectrum Analyzer.

    ▪  Networks: OSI Model. Protocols of Communication and Usual Applications. TCP/IP. Physical and network layer.

    ▪  Radio communications:Mobile and satellite communications. Protocols GSM, UMTS, LTE, Broadcast. Microwaves engineering, RF filters, antenna design. Software Defined Radio.

    ▪  Space communication systems:  Satellite platforms and payloads, earth stations and terminals, link budget and orbits. Radio frequency links.

     

    Computer skills

    ▪  Windows and Microsoft Office.

    ▪  Linux

    ▪  Programming Languages: C, C++, Java SE, Matlab, Python, VHDL,  LabVIEW, MySQL.

     

    Other skills

    ▪  Enjoy all sportsparticularly basketball, swimming and skiing. Basketball federated player by Federació Catalana de Bàsquetbol.

    ▪  Love to travel and experience different cultures.

    ▪  Interested in learning foreign languages. I took part in several intensive English language studying programs in UK and USA during the summers from 1998 to 2001.

    ▪  I worked as a sports instructor during 2003 summer for kids under 18 years.

    ▪  Enjoy playing piano.

     

    Driving licence

    ▪  A1, A and B licences.



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