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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Indeed, we were witnessing “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, “I don’t believe it and will never believe it.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:01:20 +0000
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:22:00 +0000
Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:00:29 +0000
During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:29 +0000
Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0000
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:47 +0000
Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:22 +0000
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:44:31 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 01:30:08 +0000
A company Cisco is poised to buy for $2.6 billion is required to pay damages to Viasat for failing to pay royalties on a decade-old technology it used from the satellite operator.  SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:52:21 +0000
The anomaly was detected during a routine mission assurance check. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:30:51 +0000
OneWeb says its first six satellites are all healthy and have each demonstrated live video streaming in 1080 resolution from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:24-03-2015
     Last Modified:24-03-2015 (01:43)
    Job information
     Current job:Graduate Trainee at ESTEC
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProgramming, Software, C, Python, SVF, Time and Space partitioning, Integrated Modular Avionics, Technical Writing, aerospace System Design, testing
    CV

    PROFILE

     

    Technical background

     

    European Space Agency, Flight Software Systems Section (National Graduate Trainee)

    Participation in project reviews, On board software debugging of a ‘Time and Space Partitioned’ Reference Spacecraft

    (C / C++ / Ada / Python), fault injection testing and demonstration of TSP testbed.

     

    M.Sc. Avionic Systems Design

    GNSS for Air Nav. , ADS-B, MATLAB, Simulink, CATIA v5, Control Systems Engineering.

     

    IT Engineering ( >1 year experience )

    TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, Network infrastructure design, MikroTik RouterOS.

     

    Lufthansa Technik Malta Intern

    Airbus AMM, job cards, service bulletins.

     

    Team Work Experience

     

    ESA: worked in TSP related projects, participated in PDR, CDR, AR

     

    ISU Space Studies Program:Intensive one month team project involving over 30 nationalities

     

    M.Sc. Avionic Systems Design: A virtual industrial environment comprised of 70 members designing a concept aircraft

     

    IT Freelancer: Coordinated a small team over peak periods

     

    Other: For over 5 years (2005-2010) was a local committee member of an international voluntary organization (http://www.sdcmuseum.org/) running daily activities earmarked for youths and adults..

     

    Challenges and Discipline

    Through the participation in a number of sport marathons (e.g. Aug 2007 – Cycling Eastern Europe 2400km), learned to face challenges and push myself whenever necessary. I strongly believe in the benefits of a healthy balanced lifestyle and I enjoy cycling, diving and skydiving.   

     

     

     

    Multicultural Exposure

    The healthy multi-cultural environment at ESA has strengthened my international awareness and helped broadening my social and technical perspectives.

     

     

    AWARDS

    M.Sc. Thesis “Impact of GNSS Performance on ADS-B Availability” overall grade A

     

    Undergrad Thesis“Platform Stabilization for Airborne Applications” nominated for the ‘Best Thesis of the Year’ award by the Chamber of Engineers, Malta

     

    University of Malta Junior College  - an overall grade A and a University Ethos Awardee

     

    European Flight Academy - Aviation Ground Training Programme, 1st in Class of 2003

     

     

     

     

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    ECSS Guidelines

    C / C++

    RTEMS

    GNSS / GPS protocol

    PUS Services

    Ada

    MATLAB  & Simulink

    ADS-B Services

    SOIS

    Python

    CATIA v5

    GDB Debugger

    MILBUS

    UNIX

    Microsoft Office

    XtratuM Hypervisor

     

    EXPERIENCE

    NATIONAL GRADUATE TRAINEE – FLIGHT SOFTWARE SYSTEMS SECTION

    ESTEC, European Space Agency (Feb 2013 – Nov 2014)

    Trainee software engineer within the Flight Software Systems section. Working within a team towards getting Time and Space Partitioning (TSP) as implemented in Integrated Modular Avionics for spacecraft.

     

    Tasks include:

    -        Fault injection testing of a hypervisor under consideration for ESA projects (GDB / BALLISTA)

    -        On board software debugging of a TSP Reference Spacecraft (C/ C++/Ada/Python).

    -        Participation in PDR, CDR and AR of TSP related projects.

    -        Development of a visualisation toolkit for spacecraft flight software (Python).

     

    IT ENGINEER

    Freelance (Sept 2011 – Jan 2013)

    Freelancing IT Engineer supporting a number of companies both locally and also temporarily abroad. Experience with TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RAID configurations, MikroTik RouterOS.


    Examples of some projects:

    -        IT infrastructure for the iPad Class School Project with over 40 iPads used for interactive learning. 

    -        5GHz Point to Point wireless network link connecting adjacent offices - MikroTik RouterOS.

    -        Network infrastructure setup of satellite schools and offices both locally and also in Rome.

    -        CCTV interfacing and setup for remote viewing through MikroTik RouterOS.

    -        Delegated work and managed a small IT team to work effectively over peak periods.

     

     

     

     

    ENGINEERING INTERN

    Lufthansa Technik Malta Ltd (Jul– Sept 2009 Internship)

     

    During this 3-month internship, I was exposed to various sections of the MRO industry

    -   Reading through the Aircraft Maintenance Manual of the A340-600 and listing required tooling

    -   Exposed to the preparation of job cards and other maintenance planning

     

     

     

     

    EDUCATION

    Space Studies Program, Montréal CA, International Space University 2014

     

    -   Two-month intensive course with 130 participants from over 30 countries.

    -   Multidisciplinary program covering all major space-related topics.

    -   Worked on the team project ‘Autonomous Mission for On-Orbit Servicing’ (work published at IAC 2014).

     

     

    M.Sc. Aerospace Vehicle Design (Avionics), Distinction, Cranfield University 2010-2011

     

    -      Primary subjects: Aerospace Software Engineering with Ada; Aircraft System Development; Navigation Systems; Cockpit Environment; Stability and Control; Fault Tolerant Avionics Design, Systems Integration.

    -      Designed the Terrain Surveillance System of the V-10 tilt-rotor concept as part of a project comprising a 70-member virtual industrial environment (http://goo.gl/1S3FyQ)

    -      Submitted the research dissertation entitled “Impact of GNSS Performance on ADS-B Availability” which analyses ADS-B service outages as a result of reduced GPS-satellite constellation quality.

     

     

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.), 2:1, University of Malta 2006-2010

     

    -     Primary subjects:Electrical, Electronics, Control Systems Engineering, C,  

    -     Dissertation submitted entitled: “Platform Stabilization for Airborne Applications”.

     

    Matriculation Certification Grade A , University of Malta Junior College 2004-2006

    -      Subjects:Advanced Pure Maths and Physics; English, Geography, Computing and Systems of Knowledge.

     

     

    LANGUAGES

    Mother tongues: Maltese / English

     

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    Listening

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    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

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