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     Date Submitted:23-06-2015
     Last Modified:18-07-2017 (03:05)
    Job information
     Current job:National Trainee at ESA ESTEC
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsFuture Missions, System Engineering, Spacecraft Operations

    General Information

    Date of Birth

    September 15th 1989




    Work Experience

    European Space Agency / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt, Noordwjk, The Netherlands

    Mar. 2016 ongoing

    German Trainee as Earth Observation Technology Engineer

    Graduate Trainee position focused on System Engineering and Project Management aspects in preparatory studies of missions and technologies within ESA’s Earth Observation programme, assigned to the Future Mission Division (EOP-ΦM).


    Tasks include:                 

    Developing of a satellite sizing tool for Earth Observation missions for the estimation of the required platform performance

    Enhancing and maintaining of a technology activities and requirements database to support the selection of activities within the TRP and GSTP programs of ESA

    Supporting the phase 0/A activities of future Arctic missions in the areas of system engineering and mission analysis

    Familiarization of ESA invitation to tender process, i.e. statement of work and conditions to tender, proposal evaluation

    Reviewing and assessing of software tools for use within the division

    Representing ESA in industry presentations

    Familiarization with Earth Observation science products

    Composing of a small satellite platform database

    Participated trainings:

    Space System Synthesis (3 days)

    SAR principles, mission design and applications (4 days)


    Telespazio Vega Deutschland GmbH for ESA ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

    Oct. 2015 to Feb. 2016

    Multi-Mission Spacecraft Controller for Rosetta and Mars Express

    Responsible for operating the Mission Control System for the Rosetta and Mars Express Mission in a 24/7 shift environment.

    Tasks included:

    Interfacing with other members of the Flight Control Team at ESOC

    Preparation, monitoring and remote control of the Spacecraft and Ground stations

    Monitoring of incoming telemetry from both spacecraft

    Executing/Uploading of telecommands, following procedures including verification

    Working effectively under pressure in reaction to anomalies on ground and space using established procedures

    Preparing of operation reports


    Airbus Defence & Space, Immenstaad, Germany

    March 2014 to Aug. 2014

    System and Operations Engineering internship for BepiColombo

    Supported the System and Operations Engineering team in phase D for ESA mission to Mercury.


    Task included:

    Generating of complex system performance and implication analysis and simulations using the mission simulator and Matlab

    Implementation and expansion of a dynamic centre of mass and thrust-vector model

    Writing of complex documentation in English



    Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

    Oct. 2014 to July 2015

    MSc Thesis: “System Architecture Definition of the DelFFi Command and Data Handling Subsystem”

    DelFFi was a formation flying CubeSat project with the objective to perform atmospheric measurements. The research I performed included:


    Developing of a top-down methodology to determine the Phases, Modes and States

    Implementing of a Failure, Detection, Isolation and Recovery concept (FDIR)

    Interfacing with the project team to coordinate the development of the satellites.


    Feb. 2013 to July 2015


    MSc. Program in Space Engineering

    Within the Master program a solid background of space systems is taught from orbital dynamics to subsystem design, with a focus on small satellites. The program included following courses:


    Space System Engineering, Spacecraft Mechatronics, Space Instrumentation, Thermal Control, and Rocket Propulsions as part of the Space Engineering Track

    Additional courses in Astrodynamics, Electronic Circuits and Optimization.


    Nov. 2012 to Jan. 2013


    BSc. Thesis: “Competitive CubeSat Constellation for Earth Observation”

    Performed research and work in a team of 10 students on a phase 0 study designing a CubeSat constellation for Earth Observation.


    Sep. 2008 to Apr. 2013


    BSc. Program in Aerospace Engineering

    The program is fully taught in English with a focus on: Aerodynamics, Aerospace Structures, Mathematics, Flight Dynamics, System Engineering, and Space Technology.


    Extracurricular Activities     




    Sept. 2008 to July 2015

    Treasurer(2012/2013) and Vice-President(2010/2011) of the local chapter

    EUROAVIA is the European association of aerospace students with more than 30 chapters across the continent. As board member I was responsible for:


    Managing an international team of students to organize internal and external events

    Responsible for a low 5 digit budget and maintaining relation to external parties


    SpaceUp NL


    Oct. 2013 to May 2014

    Member of the Organization Team

    The aim of SpaceUp is to unite space professionals and enthusiasts to discuss the past, current and future developments in space. Within the organizational team I had shared responsibility for the general event logistic and financial planning. The event had 100 participants and was held at SpaceExpo on the 10/11th of May 2014.


    Computer Skills




    SCOS 2000


    ROS/MEX implementation








    Academic Proficiency





    Catia V5

    University Course/Project


    A2 course at ESA


    MSc/BSc Thesis



    MS Office

    Standard, Project, Access, VBA



    Activities and Hobbies          

    ESA Trainee meeting organisation, Young ESA, Travelling through Europe, Rock and Roll dancing, Floorball, Vietnamese Material Arts


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