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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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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...
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:19-02-2015
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     Current job:Flight Dynamics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSatellite Operator Mission Analysis Flight Dynamics Aerospace Engineer Cost Estimation Software Developper
    CV

    ------------------------- FLIGHT DYNAMICS AEROSPACE ENGINEER --------------------------

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2006 Traineeship at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse (Blagnac)

    · Analysis of procurement chain change management for the aircraft A300 at the end of life of the product / Involvement in the Project “Wide Body 2050”
    · Final thesis for Master developed on this topic entitled: “After-sales Services for Out-Of-Production Aircraft”

    2007 - 2009 Engineer at the CNES / Cost Engineer of Orbital Projects in 0/A/B phases

    In the procurement, sales and legal affairs directorate, for the department of experts in furnishers, cost estimation and price (DAJ/EF).
    Works / Areas of responsibility:
    · Cost estimation of the optical payload on board the ESA/CNES project “VGT Gap Filler”, presentation of this work at ESA (in the ESTEC, Netherlands)
    · Several cost estimations for CNES satellite projects in phases 0 and A managed by the PASO team (Plateau d’Architecture des Systèmes Orbitaux): Dynagran-Impatch, Mistigri, Capacité Réactive
    · Cost engineering support to several project offices in preliminary phases A and B: radar SWIM in CFOSat, ISIS platform (mini-satellites)
    · Development of a new cost database for CNES orbital projects. Start of the database with data from Pleyades and Parasol satellites

    January – Dec. 2010 Satellite Operator / Trajectory position (TRA) / Expert on the reference frame computation, attitude and rendezvous phase for ATV2 (Automated Transfer Vehicle 2) “Johannes Kepler” / A European Spatial Agency (ESA) project

    Works / Areas of responsibility:
    · Satellite Operations | TRA position: part of the team of Flight Dynamics (FDS) of the ATV control centre (ATV-CC) the TRA position realizes the precise computation of Ariane5 launch date, the manoeuvre plan, the main events of the mission timeline, the ultimate trajectory prediction, the computation of the reference frame, the attitude simulation, the deorbitation manoeuvres, the impact zone of the debris and the NOTAM computation, between others.
    · Operational Qualification: TRA position procedures, software and data are developed and validated for each ATV mission
    · T-OCF tool maintenance: a flight mechanics software in charge of the orbital control frame (OCF) and the attitude computation
    · Mission Analysis: concerning the validity of all the OCF along the mission
    · Interfaces: Airbus DS (Astrium at the time), GMV, ATOS, CS Satellite

    Since January 2011 Satellite Operator / Trajectory position (TRA) / Expert on the orbital manoeuvres computation for the ATV program

    In the Toulouse Spatial Centre directorate, in the on-board/ on-ground sub-directorate, for the department of orbital manoeuvres (DCT/SB/MO). 3 missions: ATV-3, ATV-4 and ATV-5 (on-going)
    Works / Areas of responsibility:
    · TRA position coordinator: technical coordination of a 4 engineers team, 3 trajectory operators (TRA) plus 1 additional technical assistant for up-coming demands on mission analysis and other activities
    · Satellite Operations | TRA position (see previous description)
    · Operational Qualification: (see previous description)
    · Software Development | TRA position :
    T-ORM (manoeuvres optimiser), TEXT (trajectory extrapolation),
    T-OCF (orbital control frame and the attitude laws computation), T-RDV (computation of the rendezvous manoeuvres with the International Space Station, ISS), TDEM (re-entry manoeuvres optimiser)
    · Mission Analysis: Specific Mission Analysis and Generic Mission Analysis for Phasing, Post-Escape, Parking or Contingency cases
    · Interfaces: Airbus DS (ATV Users Manuals, satellite integrator), CS, ATOS (engineering support to TRA position), GMV (FDS software developer)

    EDUCATION

    1997 - 2005 Aerospace Engineer Master degree by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos (ETSIA)

    · Works: Preliminary design of a turboprop aircraft for 30 passengers

    2009 CNES course on ACCES tool

    2010 ESA/CNES training for ATV Satellite Operator

    2012 EUROSAE training on Flight Mechanics « Mécanique Spatiale et Contrôle des Véhicules Spatiales » - 35 hours

    2012 CNES training « Space Technology courses (TTVS) » - 70 hours

    2013 CNES training on software coding with JAVA/ECLIPSE – 15 hours

    2014 CNES training on software coding with PATRIUS (flight mechanics libraries developed in JAVA) + Usage of Celestia /and VTS 3D visualization tools) -22.5 hours

    PUBLICATIONS

    2012 Article publication at the 12th International Conference on Space Ops as co-author. Title: “Automated Transfer Vehicle Flight Dynamics System. Lessons Learnt”, Stockholm, Sweden

    2014 Article presentation at the International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics (ISSFD) as the main author. Title: “High Reactivity Maneuver Design in ATV Missions”, Applied Physics John Hopkins Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.

    LANGUAGES

    SPANISH mother language

    FRENCH full professional proficiency, DELF B2

    ENGLISH professional proficiency

    IT SKILLS

    CODING Shell Unix-Linux, Fortran, Matlab/Scilab, Mathematica
    ENGINEERING DESIGN Microstation, Solid Edge (basic level)
    STRUCTURAL CALCULATION Catia (basic level)
    COST ENGINEERING Price, CEDRE, ECOS, Estimlab,Crystalball
    OTHER Microsoft office, Access, SVN, GDoc


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