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     Date Submitted:07-01-2015
     Last Modified:02-11-2015 (02:58)
    Job information
     Current job:Science Operations engineer / Astrophysicist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsspace radiation, optical analysis, PDGS, Earth observation, data processing, mission analysis
    CV
    Summary
     
    I studied physics, with astrophysics speciality although my profile fits very well in space engineering. Currently I'm working in European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC) as science operations engineer in Rosetta and continuing to study PhD  at Politécnica University of Madrid in remote sensing. I believe that my background in technology and science  is a great mixture in any space organization. 
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    Work Experience    
     
                  06/2015-Present  - Aurora for European Space Agency
     
    -  Ground Science Operations group for Rosetta;  Member of the science planning and operations team performing Medium Term Planning (MTP) support from Science Operations in the Rosetta Science Ground Segment. Using MAPPS and other SW tools, check the instrument teams (PI) inputs for correctness.Support the creation and delivery to the MOC of the consolidated operational request in the form of Pointing Request and Payload operational request files. Iterate on the collection of the MTP inputs from the PI
     
     
    03/2013-06/2015 - Deimos Castilla la Mancha
    -  Ground engineering team for Deimos 2 mission (Satellite successfully launched the 19th June 2014); Member of the PDGS and archive V&V engineer performing the validation of requirements, NCR, SW improvements and image quality.  Working as operator during LEOP and commissioning in the image process chain (from L0 to L1C). And finally, collaborating also in EOS calibration campaign performing own software in Octave to check geometrical calibration and ENVI commercial software.  During my participation of the ground segment equipment I had the chance to know how the entire operations work due to the small amount of people of the team. 
     
    - Space environment unit responsible; complex analysis in spacecraft radiation environment and plasma interactions for Deimos 2. Development of structural models in order to simulate environmental conditions in orbit and fits requirements of the mission.
     
    -Engineer in charge of payload subsystem. Verifications analysis and biddings performances in subsystems engineering division. Use of ZEMAX and TracePro SW for numerical calculations. General system engineering knowledge of space missions using tools like Cradle. Engineer in charge of Optics subsystem. Optical verifications analysis.
     
    -As a member of subsystem department I was performing various biddings from different areas; my background in science combined with experience in engineering make me a key person in the department. I collaborated in a huge area of bids; Ground segment offers, completely satellite systems and specific subsystems bids of a various companies around the world.   
     
    07/2010-10/2010 - ESAC summer traineer. (Spain)
    Meteor research group. Orbit determination analysis for radiant approximation comparison.
     
    12/2008-06/2010  - Carlo Gavazzi Space S.A. (Milan, Italy)  
    Student Research fellowship in Mission analysis focused into LEO orbits.
     
    08/2007-09/2008 - University of Zaragoza.  (Spain)
    Academically managed job in research of Mission analysis and space radiation into the GME (group of Celestial Mechanics of the University )
     
    05/2004-09/2007 – ESA (The Netherlaands)
    SSETI Express and SSETI ESEO satellite development. Satellite suscesfully launched the 27th October of 2005. Mission analysis and system Eng. Coordinator
     
    2004-2007 - Science promotion activities, various companies;
    Astronomical observatory “El Castillo” 2004.
    Foundation CAI-ASC 2005
    Science Pavilion of the University of Zaragoza 2005, 2006, 2007
    DGA (County council of Aragón) 2004-2006
    ”Ciencia Viva” organization 2004-2006
     
    2001-2004 - Swimming teacher and lifeguardcasual jobs. 
    MT Educación y formación, National federation of swimming.
     
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    Education and training
     
    2015-Present    Politécnica University of Madrid (UPM)
    PhD starting to study the fussion of SAR with optical images and applications. 
       
    2015    Coursera (Honor grade)
    Principles of computing (with distinction)
    Algoritmic thinking
     
     2015    MITx (Honor grade)
    Introduction to computer science and programming
     
    2014    Coursera
    An introduction to interactive programming in Python 
     
    2013-2015 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)
    Postgraduate degree (60 ECTS) Astrophysics
    Module of stellar and substellar objects.
     
    2009-2013 UCM
    MSc in Astrophysics (309,5 ECTS)
    1 year course of geophysics and tectonophysics
     
    2002-2009  University of Saragossa.
    Physics, equivalent to Bachelor degree.
    Some courses of biophysics,non linear system and chaos theory  
     
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    Courses & Projects 
     
    Complutense University of Madrid . Definition of the mission statement fot the `La Pinta' interstellar project. Proyect for postgraduated research
     
    European Space Agency- 9th Student parabolic flight campaign. Solar sails experiment into zero gravity. One year duration project.2006
     
    University of Zaragoza- New frontiers of Magnetism (Scholarship holder)
     
    Vacuum techniques  course - University of Zaragoza
     
    Pico Satellites and ground Stations design course - University polytechnic of Madrid
     
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    SW Competences 
     
    ·Orbital dynamics; STK, DAS, GMAT, SaVoir. 
     
    ·Mission planning;MAPPS (ESA SW)
     
    ·Optical desing: ZEMAX, Tracepro, Code V.
     
    ·Space weather: Spenvis, SpisGeo, PHITS, SRIM/TRIM, OMERE.
     
    ·CalVal image: ENVI, own SW. 
     
    ·Technical Computing: Matlab, Octave. 
     
    ·Programming:  Python  
         
    ·Misc: Microsoft Office, LaTeX, Cradle, Google, Redmine, Dia, yEd, SimpleGeo,XML,…
     
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    Skills 
      
    Demonstrable knowledge in designing, building and testing experiments.
    Project coordination.
    Working abroad. 
    Driver license.
     
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    Languages  
                           
    Spanish – Native proficiency
    English – Full professional proficiency. School of languages. B2. 
    French – Elementary proficiency  A1.
    German – Elementary proficiency. School of languages. A1. 
     
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    Publications 
     
    Phase C and phase D MIAS SSETI Express European Space Agency August 2004
     
    “SSETI Express, un sueño cumplido” (SSETI Express, a dream done) Official Physics College May 2006
     
    “A technical description of the ESEO satellite” Hellenic-European Student Space Science and Technology Symposium October 2006  Co-wrote 
     
    “Proyecto SSETI” (SSETI project)  ConCiencias journal of the University of Zaragoza November 2008
     
    “LEEM: the consolidation of the Spanish Space Network”  IAC October 2009 Co-wrote. Paper ID 4735
     
    “LEEMSAT-I: Payload contest for a fully-student cubesat ” IAF ID  IAC-09,B4,3,4,x5085 2009 Co-wrote.
     
    “Collaboration in science/technology spreading articles”  Various articles. Las 40 fanegas 2011
     
    “Meteor Orbit Determination using different models of dynamical computation”  March 3, 2012  IAC-12,E2,2,2,x15742 Congress holder
     
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    Personal skills
     
    Continuous enthusiasm of learning; I have never stopped studing (see above).
     
    Organizer and perfectionist ; athletic person, oldest sister, honor grade in all labs subjects in collegue.Compulsive reader.
     
    Ability of oral and writing communication; winner of poetry and divulgation papers contest. Student representation. President of association for science research.
     
    Getting on with people; I cannot give examples of that. Just contact me and you will see it. 

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