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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:53:23 +0000
The Indonesian communications satellite that is SpaceX’s primary payload for its second Falcon 9 launch this year overcame a change of manufacturers and the loss of a U.S. Ex-Im Bank loan to reach the launch pad. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:26:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave, California. The flight test is now scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:39:24 +0000
The new chair of the House space subcommittee says she’s looking forward to working with the commercial space industry on a number of issues, including oversight of non-traditional space activities. SpaceNews.com
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SPD-4 gives the Pentagon the official go-ahead to send a proposal to the White House recommending the establishment of a separate military branch for space. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-11-2015
     Last Modified:13-10-2016 (09:28)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSCOS 2000 OPERATIONS Matlab Simulink AOCS GNC Flight Dynamics
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    PERSONAL PROFILE

    I am a proactive and dynamic person with an incredible passion for the aerospace sector. I am confident, flexible and I endeavor to find opportunities with exciting professional challenges that allow me to acquire new knowledge and skills. In addition, I am an enthusiastic team-worker and able to take responsibilities.


    QUALIFICATIONS

    2011-2015                 M.SC Aeronautical Engineering (Specializing in spacecraft)

                                    Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

                                    2:1 Upper (71 %)

                                    Final Thesis: GNC of Antiballistic Missile (Matlab/Simulink)

    2008-2011                  B.SC Technical Aeronautical Engineering (Specializing in aircraft)

                                     Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

                                     2:1 Upper (75 %)

                                     Final Project: Wing dimension and load calculation (NASTRAN)


    CAREER HISTORY

    Junior Spacecraft Operations Engineer                       Munich Area, May 2016 – Now

    Main duties:

    Spacecraft Operations Team at the Galileo Control Center in DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen.

    Operating all or part of the mission system, which may incorporate parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment, as specified for each mission. The positions could cover pre-launch, launch and post-launch activities.

    My acquired skills for this positions are:

    Experience in spacecraft Flight Operations knowledge, including FDIR, for platform and payload.

    Knowledge with PUS.

    SCOS 2000, TM&TC Databases, SimSat.

    Experience with Flight Procedures and anomaly handling.

     

    Junior Consultant Engineer, ALTRAN                 Madrid, May 2015 – February 2016

    Main duties:

    Placement loads calculation for wind turbine viability and performance.

    Winds and load cases calculations and simulations according to design requirements following IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) normative.
    Fatigue analysis using the specific postprocessing method.
    Extreme analysis to define the loads obtained for a given condition and check that the wind turbine is able to bear up those loads.
    Technical documentation preparation.

     

    AOCS-GNC Engineer, E-USOC                            Madrid, January 2014 – June 2014

    Main duties:

    Q-Bito is a micro-satellite which was completely developed at the university E-USOC facilities.

    I took part of the Q-Bito's AOCS development at this point:
    - Control subsystem design, budgets and requirements.

    - Mission Planning

    - Orbit and attitude control.

    - Designing control loops.

    - Designing control algorithms.

    - Exporting Simulink blocks.

    - Data Fusion: Kalman Filter

    - Command and Control


    KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

    SPACON CERTIFICATION (LSE-GALILEO MISSION): Getting certified before as expected

    Situation: DLR-GFR needed a new SPACON as soon as possible to complete the team.

    Task: Learn all the skill needed and get certified in less than 4 month.

    Action: I gave my best to reach this goal.

    Result: I got my certification in 2 month and a half, helping the company to satisfy customer commitments

     

    DESIGNING NEW PROCEDURES (ALTRAN): Dynamic vertical loads calculation

    Situation: BLADED (SW for calculating loads) cannot calculate earthquake dynamic vertical loads.

    Task: Make a new analytical procedure to calculate these kind of loads.

    Action: Using analytical tools I was able to design a new procedure.

    Currently, my procedure is official and the company still using it to make this kind of calculations.

     

    ADAPTING TO NEW REQUIREMENTS (E-USOC): Modifying algorithm to achieve new customer requirements

    Situation: New requirements were set by the customer.

    Task: Modifying our control algorithm with a near deadline.

    Action: Taking advantage of my knowledge of the system I modify only critical parts of our control algorithm.

    Result: I managed the system to satisfy the new requirements on time.


    APPLIED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

    Mother Tongue                Spanish

    Foreign Languages          English           Proficient User (C1) First Certificate in English

                                         German           Basic User (A1)

    Design/Analysis Tools     Matlab/Simulink, Arduino.

    Programming                  C/C++, Matlab and Visual Basic for Excel.

    Other                             SCOS 2000


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