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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:30-07-2015
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     Current job:Satellite Communications Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsVSAT, ground segment, satcom, ttc,
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    EXPERIENCE

    Satellite Communications Engineer  en   ISDEFE

    January 2013  -  Present (2 years 7 months)

    Network Engineer in Aeronautical Communications team, within Communications and Earth Segment department in ISDEFE. Currently involved in the design, installation, support and maintenance of VSAT nodes interconnecting aircontrol stations. Integration of aeronautical communication services (AMHS, ATS, AFTN) and LAN networks, on Frame Relay data circuits over satellite. Design, installation and testing of ground station systems for LEO and GEO satellites (RF, IF, M&C, Communications).

    Systems Engineer  en   INSA, Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales, S.A

    March 2010  -  January 2013  (2 years 11 months)

    Systems Engineer in Aeronautical Communications team, within Communications and Earth Segment department. Developing projects mainly in the area of aeronautical communications. Involved in the following projects:

    - CAFSAT Network: design, installation and maintenance of VSAT aeronautical communications stations interconnecting air control centers. Deployment of ATS, AFTN, AMHS, Frame Relay and TCP/IP communication circuits over satellite.

    - Design, installation and testing of ground station systems for LEO and GEO satellites (RF, IF, M&C, Communications).

    - Design and installation of a VSAT based link, interconnecting the Associated UNED Center in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with the central site of UNED in Madrid. The works included the installation of two 1.8 m. diameter antennas, the configuration of a point to point satellite link over iDirect modems, and the interconnection between the LAN network in Malabo with the Intranet of UNED, and the Internet.

    - Development of the control software for a 45 GHz. receptor in the Astronomy Center of Yebes. Consisted in a control program executed over Microchip PIC16 and PIC18 microcontrollers, which controlled a sensor card, allowing temperature and gain monitoring, along with external communications through RS232 serial protocol. During the project test implementations of TCP/IP server over microcontroller were carried out, in conjunction with the development of the function libraries needed for the integration and management of the sensors card, which included temperature sensor, ADC and DAC converters, serial/parallel IO ports, and I2C based inter-sensor communications.

    Researcher  en   University of Malaga

    May 2009  -March 2010  (11 months)

    Scholarship for the completion of the Master Thesis in the department of Systems Engineering and Automation of University of Málaga. During the project I developed a real time control system for a 6 degrees of freedom robotic arm, within a research program in surgical robotics. The system was designed to be executed over a real time NI-PXI industrial computer, and develop using National Intruments' LabVIEW. The main targets in the project were:

    - The study of the cinematic model of the robotic arm, and its implementation in LabVIEW functions.

    - The design and implementation of communication libraries, to be used with the PowerCube motor line of Schunk, over CAN bus.

    - Design and implementation of the motion planning and control system, allowing the planification of articular and cartesian trajectories, and performing the motion control in an articular level.

    Cofounder  en   Caduceus Software Sanitario

    November 2008  -  May 2009  (7 months)

    Main tasks carried out during the foundation of the company included product design, business plan development and market research, searching and interviewing potential customers.  The project was awarded with an Accesit in the Spin Off Award of University of Malaga in the edition of 2008.

    Trainee  en   AT4 wireless

    March 2008  -  September 2008  (7 months)

    6 months internship in the Projects Area, in charge of the R&D projects within the company. Colaboration in the following tasks:

    - Constuction of an IPv4-IPv6 interoperability test bed over LiNUX. Development of a test program of transition mechanisms from IPv4 to IPv6 including: 4in6, 6in4, 6over4, 6to4, ISATAP, Teredo, SIIT and IP tunnelling.

    - Development of a test software for a automobile communications system, consisting in the transmission of beacons through TCP/IP sockets. The development was made using Visual C++ over Windows.

    - Design of a demo test system to verify the compliance of health devices with Continua Alliance specifications and requirements.

    - Study of federation identity technologies in Internet, considering OpenID, SAML and Liberty Alliance. ML).

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

    German Language, UNIcert2 Certificate

    Sprachen Zentrum, Universität Kassel       July 2007

    TOEIC Listening and Reading Official Score Report - 970 points

    Educational Testing Service (ETS)       October 2013 to October 2015

     

    LANGUAGES

    English (Full professional proficiency)

    German (Professional working proficiency)

     

    EDUCATION

    Universidad de Málaga

    Telecommunications Engineer, Communication networks and protocols, signal processing, RF, antennas, project management, 1999 - 2009

    Master Thesis pending, estimated 4th quarter 2015.

    Universität Kassel

    Elektrotechnik, Microprocessors, control engineering, microwaves, optic communications, german, 2006 - 2007

     

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