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Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
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ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
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The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
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Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
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Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
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QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
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With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
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A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
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In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
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Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
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Amid difficulties for the European launch industry, and with Brexit looming on the horizon, European Space Agency executives face a challenging year ahead. SpaceNews.com
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Relativity, the startup developing a small launch vehicle using additive manufacturing technologies, announced Jan. 17 it has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to build a launch site at Cape Canaveral. SpaceNews.com
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The White House has once again nominated Barry Myers to be administrator of NOAA, as well as four people to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank. SpaceNews.com
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Aireon said it signed the credit facility Dec. 21, and that it used the new funds to pay satellite operator Iridium $35 million before the end of 2018 for hosting its sensor payloads on the Iridium Next constellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:30:44 +0000
Less than a week after laying off 10 percent of its employees, SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it plans to shift work on at least prototypes of its next-generation launch system from Los Angeles to Texas. SpaceNews.com
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DIA report: U.S communications, reconnaissance, navigation and early warning satellites could be among the targets of China's counterspace weapons. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2014
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer & Space Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Space Tourism
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    European Space Agency, Noordwijk  (NETHERLANDS) - Intern

    JUNE 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2016

    Traineeship at ESTEC’s Mechanical Engineering Department, at the Structures Section of the Structure and Mechanisms Division (TEC-MS). Hitherto, my duties as a trainee have included:

    - Performance of static finite element analysis (quasi-static and thermal loads) of E/O satellite structures using Abaqus/Standard.

    - Performance of dynamic finite element analysis (sine and random vibrations) of E/O satellite structures using Nastran/Patran.

    - Assessment of topology optimization tools, such as Abaqus/ATOM, Hyperworks/Optistruct and Hyperworks solidThinking Inspire, for the optimization of structural components. Study of topology optimization algorithms and their application to additive manufacturing processes.

    Current project: Structural analysis of the Optical Instrument Module (OIM) of the Sentinel-4/UVN satellite for the optimization of the isostatic mounts.

     

    West Virginia University,  WV (U.S.A.) - Research Scholar

    SEPTEMBER 2014 - MARCH 2015

    Development of my senior thesis in collaboration with the Mechanical & Aerospace Department.

    Title: “Applicability to a pre-design tool of analytical models on the impact of composite laminates”

    (Summa cum laude).

    Text available here or upon request.

     

    Integral Park Systems, Madrid (SPAIN) - Trainee at Technical Department

    JULY 2011 - AUGUST 2011

    Analysis and application of semiautomatic and robotic parking systems.


    TRAINING & EDUCATION

    International Space University, Strasbourg (FRANCE)

    (Expected) MSc in Space Studies

    SEPTEMBER 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2016

    Scholarship from the European Space Agency (ESA).

     

    Carlos III University, Madrid (SPAIN)  

    MSc & BSc in Mechanical and Structural Engineering

    SEPTEMBER 2008 - MAY 2015

    National scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.


    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Microsoft Office Package and LaTeX                                                               

    Computer-Aided Engineering:                   

    Design, 3D modeling and rendering: AutoCAD, SolidEdge, SketchUp, and Vray.

    Numerical Computing: Matlab, Mathcad.

    Finite Element Analysis : ANSYS, Abaqus.

    Avionics: Mission Planner and APMPlanner2.

    Space mission modeling, simulation and analysis: Systems Tool Kit (STK Certified Level 1)

    Web Application Development: ASP.NET (Visual Studio 2010), C#, HTML, JavaScript.


    LANGUAGES

    Spanish                                                                

    Native speaker

    English                                                               

    Highly proficient in both spoken and written English (Common European Framework C1)


    LATEST PROJECTS

    Universal Near Space Platform (UNSP), Payload & Structural Design. (Ongoing project - Extracurricular Project)

    Development, simulation, testing, and launch of a High Altitude Platform (HAP); renamed UNSP for this particular project. This platform will be suspended by a multi-balloon system at an altitude of 20 km for 24 hours. The payload consists of a Virtual Reality (VR) system that will broadcast on-live 360 imagery of the Earth’s curvature and near space environment. Expected launch date: April 2016.

    Development of a UAV system to augment remote observation via spatial immersion. (Ongoing project - Master’s thesis - Payload development and AIT)

    Improvement of a quadcopter UAV through the integration of a Spatial Immersive System (SIS). The SIS consists of a multi-camera payload intended to record VR immersive videos for the augmentation of remote satellite Earth observation.

    SEDNA - Planetary Protection in Missions to Icy Moons: A Technology Roadmap. (Ongoing project - Research)

    As part of the Master of Space Studies course at the International Space University, this Team Project is conducting a study of Planetary Protection in missions to icy moons within the solar system. Specifically, this study aims to produce a technology roadmap which presents a plan of the necessary technology to achieve satisfactory planetary protection in such missions. Editing of the final report, Enceladus future concepts missions, and study of full-passive Earth Reentry Capsules were performed as part of my duties within the team.

    Cubesat Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) Mission Design. (Team project,  2015 - Concept mission design)

    The CARE mission will provide valuable insight into the debris atmospheric drag interaction by using a COTS-based cubesat intended to conduct scientific observations in LEO and finally reenter through the atmosphere.

    Venezuela: On space autonomy.  (Team project,  2015 - Research)

    Project developed under the International Space University, Space Emerging Countries curriculum. Focused on a political, legislative, economic and social analysis regarding space activities along with an introduction to the present and future of Venezuelan satellite technology.


    GENERAL SKILLS

    Personal Skills:

    Extensive experience performing projects in a multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary teamwork environment.

    Research-related projects conducted through the development of my senior and master’s thesis, and present graduate collaborations.

    Technical projects carried out as a result of my academic experience and extracurricular endeavors.

    Resourceful and versatile. Experience playing different roles; from project management to subsystem developer.

    Public speaking, technical and scientific writing, and editing.

     

    Technical Skills:

    Spacecraft systems, structure and mechanisms.

    Structural dynamics, 3D modeling and CAD.

    Mechanics, robotics, and avionics.

    Mathematical modeling and programming.

    Solid mechanics and material science.

    Space mission design and analysis.

    Request for proposal/Invitation to tender (RFP/ITT) development.

    Spacecraft systems integration and technology development.


    Further information and references are available upon request

     


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