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     Date Submitted:31-08-2014
     Last Modified:21-04-2017 (12:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Flight Dynamics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpace Systems Engineering Flight Dynamics Space Debris




    Flight Dynamics Engineer

    Deimos Imaging, an Urthecast Corp. Company, Boecillo (Spain)

    Flight Dynamics Engineer in the operations department responsible for:

    - Deimos-1 spacecraft operations (routine operations and on-call service), coordinating a team of spacecraft operators

    - Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 flight dynamics software maintenance and improvement

    - Mission analysis (manouvre planning, long-term forecast, coverage analysis, among others)

    - Collision avoidance service for Deimos-1 and Deimos-2

    - 24/7 emergency service for Deimos-1 and Deimos-2


    Stress Engineer

    Aernnova Engineering Division, S.A., Derio (Spain)

    Stress Engineer in the stress department responsible for:

    - Dimensioning of the A350-1000 mid fixed trailing edge.

    - Support to A350-1000 MFTE finite element modeling and update

    - Implementation of loads for the IFEM model from CFD input.

    - Results obtaining and post-processing for the stress department

    - MFTE IFEM validation



    GMV Aerospace and Defence, S.A.U., Tres Cantos (Spain)

    Intern in the Flight Dynamics & Operations Business Unit responsible for:

    - Analysis of conjunction detection and collision risk assessment for space debris, aiming to improve the algorithms of the software by GMV closeap.

    - Analysis and implementation of new filtering methods, in order to reduce the time needed to detect conjunctions out of a catalogue of 14,000 objects.

    - Implementation of non-linear methods to assess the collision probability between objects.

    - Comparison of the obtained results with the tests found in the literature.



    Technical University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    Collaborator in the Department of Applied Physics of the School of Aeronautical Engineering of the Technical University of Madrid responsible for:

    - Elaboration of a massive (> 1ton) debris database, using the ESA database DISCOS and the JSpOC’s database space-track.

    - Collaboration in the development of an orbital propagator, studying the SGP4 propagator and comparing it with the proposed one.

    - Collaboration in the development of various research papers, concerning active space debris removal.



    GMV Aerospace and Defence, S.A.U., Tres Cantos (Spain)

    Intern in the Flight Dynamics & Operations Business Unit responsible for:

    - Preliminary analysis of the mission JMAPS of USNO, aiming to obtain a star catalog to update the HIPPARCOS catalog (1997).

    - Analysis of optimum observation strategies to cover the whole sky in a short period of time.

    - Implementation of a matlab-based simulator to evaluate the sky coverage of the mission along time.



    University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom)

    Collaborator in the Aerospace Engineering Department responsible for:

    - Design of structure and harness of the mission of ESA "European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO)"





    MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering


    Cranfield University, Cranfield (United Kingdom)

    MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University:

    - Space Systems Engineering, Mission analysis, Spacecraft Design.

    - Group Design Project (16 people): “Space Weather Diamond” mission, elaboration of a space weather alert system. Responsible for thermal subsystem design.

    - Thesis: “Analysis of conjunction detection and collision risk assessment for space debris”. Performed during my internship at GMV.

    - Awards: “Vega Space Systems Engineering Prize for Excellent Performance in Dynamics Related Subjects”


    MSc Aerospace Engineer


    Technical University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    MSc Aerospace Engineer from Technical University of Madrid specialized in Space Vehicles:

    - Mathematics, Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Fluid Mechanics, Electronics, Aerodynamics, Mechanical Vibrations, Airport Engineering, Flight Dynamics, Manufacturing Processes.

    - The MSc course at Cranfield University was done within a double degree program thanks to a bilateral agreement between the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Cranfield University. As stated in the agreement the MSc thesis was my final project at my home University in Madrid too.

    - Spacecraft design project (8 people): Preliminary design of an earthquake alert mission. Project manager.

    - Missile design project (8 people): Preliminary design of an anti-missile missile. Responsible for flight dynamics.




    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish, Basque

    Other language(s)

    English, French,German

    Communication skills

    - Teamwork spirit, practised in various works, collaborations practical lessons throughout my degree.

    - Good communication skills, developed thanks to my experience while I completed my studies on Aeronautical Engineering, living in a hall of residence (Colegio Mayor Universitario Méndel) with multiple activities in collaboration with other halls of residence in my university district: theatre, dance contests, conferences, etc.

    - Capacity to adapt myself to multicultural environments; thanks to my work experience in Glasgow and my master course in Cranfield, living with people all over the world; and travels abroad to make my languages better (summer 2006 in Connecticut USA and exchanges with different families in France).

    Organisational / managerial skills

    - Sense of organization: I was vice-president of IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) in my faculty.

    - Leadership: I was student representative in my last Bachelor course and I ruled a discussion group, as an activity, in my hall of residence.

    Digital competence

    Languages (FORTRAN 95, MATLAB, Python, Microsoft VBA, Unix/AWK), Microsoft Office, STK, ESATAN TMS, NASTRAN/PATRAN, Hypermesh

    Driving licence






    - Pisabarro, P., Carballo, M., Iturri, A., Bueno, I., Mazzoleni, A., Luengo, M., Bravo, F.A, Santos, J.A. and Pirondini, F., "Satellite Operations Strategies and Experience in DEIMOS-1 and DEIMOS-2 Missions​", presented in the AIAA 14th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2016)​. Daejeon, Korea. May 2016.​

    ​- Mazzoleni, A., Luengo Cerrón, M., Santos Wybenga, J.A., Iturri Torrea, A., Bueno Serrano, I., Pisabarro Marrón, P. and Pirondini F., "Collision Avoidance Operations of DEIMOS-1 and DEIMOS-2 Missions​", presented in the AIAA 14th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2016)​. Daejeon, Korea. May 2016.​

    - Bombardelli, C., Merino Martínez, M., Ahedo Halilea, E., Pelaez J.,​ Urrutxua, H. ​Herrera Montojo, J. and Iturri Torrea, A., “Electrodynamic Tethers for Space Debris Removal", published in the Space Debris Mitigation Workshop. ISTC Moscow. 26-27 April 2010 (oral presentation).

    - Bombardelli, C., Herrera Montojo, J., Iturri Torrea, A. and Pelaez J., “Space Debris Removal with Bare Electrodynamic Tethers", presented in the ASS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. San Diego, CA, USA. February 2010.

    Interests and Hobbies

    - Sports: Karate, Surfing, Amateur football with friends

    - Societies: Astronomy sessions in “Arantzadi” society

    - Charity: Volunteer at the local food bank

    - Others: Travelling and Tourism

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