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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 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
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
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
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
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
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:18-07-2015
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     Current job:Aerospace Structures Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAerospace Engineer Structures and Space Systems Stress Analysis Structural Dynamics Composite Structures Metallic Structures Joints Analysis Team Leadership Launcher & Satellite structures Research & Development Hard-worker Spanish, English, Fr
    CV
    Curriculum Vitae
     
    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineer
     
    Career Overview
     
    Aerospace & Mechanical engineer with experience in the structural assessment of aerospace structures and systems such as the VEGA Launcher CLA, spacecraft (CERES PAS & Orion MPCV) and the Airbus A350XWB, as well as team management experience. I have a solid background in the following areas: 
     
    Technical Expertise
     
    - Strong background and expertise in dynamic analyses (real & complex eigenvalue analysis, sine, transient, random, notching, effective mass models) with MSC Nastran and Matlab SDTools.
    - Damping definition of the VEGA Launcher Coupled Loads Analysis (CLA) Model.
    - Craig-Bampton Condensation of Finite Element Models.
    - Development of Finite Element Models with MSC Patran and Hypermesh.
    - Stress analysis of metallic and composite structures.
    - Linear static analyses with MSC Nastran and analytical methods (hand calculation). 
    - Global and Local stability analyses with MSC Nastran and analytical methods (hand calculation).
    - Correlation of test results
     
    Management Expertise
     
    - Experience as a technical responsible in the structural analysis of primary and secondary structures.
    - Experience in interfacing with design office teams.
    - Experience as a team leader and team management (task assignment, team planning and follow-up).
     
    R&D Expertise
    - Presented and published an article based on the damping definition of the VEGA Launcher CLA.
    - Working on structural dynamics R&D projects on effective mass models and modal identification methods.
     
     
    Current Job
     
    Since / Role: November 2012 / Structural Engineer – Consultant
     
    Current Project
     
    CERES Programme Payload Adaptor System for VEGA
    Client: Airbus Defence and Space CASA Espacio
    Tasks: 
    - Responsible of the structural analysis of the payload adaptor system.
    - Leader of the design activities and the design team
    - Development of Finite Element Models with Patran and Hypermesh
    - QSL, Joints, Modal, Sine analyses with NASTRAN and hand calculation
    - Writing of official documentation 
     
    Previous Projects
     
    Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle Project. Structural Analysis of Secondary Structures
    Client: Ruag Space Zürich
    Description: Performed the structural analysis of secondary structures for the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV-ESM) project in the PDR Phase. 
     
    Airbus A350XWB-900 Section 19 Certification Type Phase Structural Analysis
    Client: Airbus Operations
    Description: Leader of a structural analysis team performing the assessment of primary structures and ATA28/ATA92 systems secondary structures of the A350XWB-900 rear section 19 in the Certification Type phase. 
     
    Airbus A350XWB-900 Section 19 First Flight Clearance Phase Structural Analysis
    Client: Airbus Operations
    Description: Responsible of the structural analysis of primary structures and ATA28/ATA92 systems secondary structures of the A350XWB-900 rear section 19 in the First Flight Clearance phase.
     
    Airbus A350XWB-1000 Section 19 Maturity C Phase Structural Analysis
    Client: Airbus Operations
    Description: Performed a complete structural analysis, including the writing of official documentation, of several primary structures of the A350XWB-1000 rear section 19 in the Maturity C phase.
     
    Internal Training
     
    Internal trainer of the following courses:
    - Introduction to Structural Dynamics applied to Patran/Nastran
    - Structural Analysis Guidelines of Aircraft Systems
    - Introduction to Coupled Loads Analysis (CLA) and Notching
    - The Modal Approach and Residual Vectors
    - Static and Dynamic FEM Condensations
     
    Work experience
     
    Dates: April 2011 – September 2011
    Company: European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC – Structures Section TEC-MSS
    Description: Worked as an intern in the project Validation of Equivalent Viscous Damping Methodologies applied to VEGA Coupled Loads Analysis under the supervision of Dr. Sebastiaan Fransen and Dr. Sylvain Germès
     
    Dates: February 2006 – June 2009 
    Company: Engineering Academy PI
    Description: Head Teacher and Manager of the subjects Calculus, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics and Information Technology. The contents of the subjects were according to Mechanical Engineering degrees.
     
    Education
     
    Dates: September 2009 – December 2011
    Degree: Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering specialised in Structures and Space Systems
    University: ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, FRANCE 
     
    Dates: September 2005  - November 2011
    Degree: Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering specialised in Fluid Technology
    University: UPC-ETSEIB, Barcelone, SPAIN
     
    Articles & Conferences
     
    Article Title: Validation of Equivalent Viscous Damping Methodologies - Main Author
    Journal / Issue / Link: CEAS Space Journal / June 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1-4, pp. 31-39 / http://link.springer.com/journal/12567
    Topic: Structural Dynamics – Damping
     
    Conference: 12th European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing
    Project Presented: Validation of Equivalent Viscous Damping Methodologies
    Date and Place of the Event: 20th to 23rd March 2012 – ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
    Topic: Structural Dynamics – Damping
     
    Master’s Thesis: Validation of Equivalent Viscous Damping Methodologies ESA-ESTEC / TEC-MSS
    University: UPC-ETSEIB / ISAE-SUPAERO
    Date / Topic: October 2011 / Structural Dynamics – Damping 
     
    Training and Courses
     
    Dates: December 2013 – January 2014
    Course / Organisation: Basic and Advanced Hypermesh User Course / Altair Hyperworks
     
    Dates: February 2013 – April 2013
    Course / Organisation: Basic and Advanced Dynamics in FE Analysis Course / NAFEMS E-Learning www.nafems.org  
     
    Dates: September 2008 – October 2008
    Course / Organisation: Basic and Advanced Catia v5 Software course / SEAT-UPC
     
    Languages
     
    Mother Tongues: Spanish and Catalan
    Other Languages:
    - English (Proficient user C1 level) Band 8 (of 9) in the IELTS examination
    - French (Proficient user C1 level)
    - German (Basic user A1 level)
     
    Computer skills and competences
     
    - Professional competences in the following technical software: Patran/Nastran, Matlab & Structural Dynamics Toolbox SDT, Excel VBA, Hypermesh, Catia v5, ISAMI
    - Professional competences in the following programming languages: VBA, Matlab, Python, C, Java
    - User competences in the following operating systems: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X and Linux
    - User competences in the following software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, LaTeX, MS Project
     
    Other skills and competences
     
    - Golf Rules Officer for the Balearic Islands Golf Federation
    - Amateur golf player (handicap 2.5) ex-member of the Balearic Islands Junior Golf Team in National Spanish Competitions and two times Balearic Islands Junior Champion
    - From 1993 to 2007, soccer player in Penya Arrabal, Catalonia F.C. and Jupiter FC.
     
    Driving licence
     
    B, Pleasure Craft Operator license

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