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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:36:00 +0100
NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. At 12:52 p.m. EDT on Sept. 22, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) spacecraft came within 10,711 miles (17,237 km) of Antarctica, just south of Cape Horn, Chile, before following a route north over the Pacific Ocean. OSIRIS-R...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:48:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 300163 (2006 VW139), in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. Hubble’s crisp images revealed that it was actual...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:02:00 +0100
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Sun, 24 Sep 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-3 on Sept. 23, at 10:49:47 p.m. PDT. Designated NROL-42, the mission is in support of national security. "Congratulations to the entire team for overcoming multiple challenges throughout this launch campaign. From Hurricane Irma schedule impacts to replacing to a first stage battery this week - the team maintained a clear focus on mission success," said...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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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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