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Sen. Bill Nelson, the leading advocate for space among Democratic senators, formally conceded defeat Nov. 18 in his bid to win a fourth term. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit performed the first captive carry flight of its LauncherOne air-launch system Nov. 18, a key testing milestone as the company moves closer to a first flight. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:49:48 +0000
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Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to the design. SpaceNews.com
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Northrop Grumman successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Nov. 17 after two days of weather delays. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:13:06 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
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AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:16-11-2015
     Last Modified:09-10-2017 (02:46)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations, Mission Analysis, AOCS, Interplanetary missions, Small satellites, Earth Observation
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Jan 2016–Ongoing
    Sentinel-3 System and Spacecraft Controller
    Telespazio VEGA Dtl. at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt (Germany)
    ▪ Earth Observation LEO Spacecraft monitoring and commanding according to schedule and FCT requests (SCOS-2000 and Packet Utilization Standard)
    ▪ Ground segment and service chain monitoring.
    ▪ First line of contingency response and escalation. Anomaly reporting.
    ▪ Interface with service providers, Copernicus PDGS network and other partner institutions.
    ▪ 24/7 system operation and assisting in configuring and testing the operational system
    Support to the analyst team in the creation of reporting tools (Excel VBA)
    ▪ Verification, testing and fine tuning of the operational procedures in the transition from launch to routine operations

    May 2015–Sep 2015
    UAV Navigation Research Assistant
    Institut Politechnique des Sciences Avancées, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)
    Development and implementation of the attitude control and navigation algorithms for UAVs and flying robotics. On-Board sensors fusion using Kalman filter. Prototyping of a filter and control algorithms test platform, a simplified system to tune filters and simulate UAV performances for research and education purposes from a computer interface (Matlab/Simulik + XBEE + Arduino). Prototyping of a low cost Inertial Motion Unit.

    Mar 2013–Jan 2015
    BI and Strategy Analyst
    Fondaki SIP-ner, Bilbao (Spain)
    Technological trends and state-of-the-art prospects, analysis of international supply chain and geostrategic information. I have worked in projects related to machine-tool, smart factory and components manufacturing in Mexico, Brazil, China and US. I also represented my company in the R&D team of NER Group, the matrix group of our company.

    Jul 2012–Jan 2013
    Venus Express Science Operations Development Trainee (ESAC Traineeship)
    European Space Agency / European Space astronomy Center (ESA/ESAC), Madrid (Spain)
    Support to the Venus Express Science Operations Centre. Development of a tool for Science Operations Planning and Science Oportunity Analisys called "Solar System Science Operations Laboratory (SOLab)". SOLab. Programmed in IDL using SPICE libraries. Tool used in Venus Express to calculate and optimise observations and time windows, fulfilling the mission constraints. It allows to visualizethe expected attitude and pointing of the spacecraft, both in 2D and 3D. Development of a new pointing module and interfaces with other ESA software (MAPPS). New possible implementations to BepiColombo, SolarOrbiter, MarcoPolo-R.

    Nov 2011–Dec 2011
    Design Engineer (Part-Time Internship)
    ESDRAS Automática, SL, Las Rozas de Madrid (Spain)
    Planification, geometry and CAD (Catia V5, SolidEdge): project preparation and configuration analysis for solar power plants; design of off-shore wind turbine components.

    Oct 2009–Jun 2011
    Computer assistant
    Complutense University of Madrid - CMU Sta. M. de Europa, Madrid (Spain)
    Purchasing management and computers, network mainteinance and webpage development.

    EDUCATION

    Sep 2014–Sep 2015
    M.Sc. Space Science and Technology
    University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain)

    Covering topics on: Astrodynamics, Space Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Optics, Data Processing, Spacecraft subsystems, Remote sensing, Space Materials. Master Thesis: "Sensors Fusion using Kalman Filter" at IPSA Paris with an Erasmus+ studentship.

    Sep 2006–Jun 2012
    M.Sc Aeronautical Engineering
    Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos. TU Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    Spanish 5 years program (MSc level). Specialized in Aerospace Propulsion.
    Final year project: "Systems Engineering for UPMSat-2" (passed with honors).
    UPMsat-2 is a small satellite (~50kg) developed in the TU Madrid. The aim of the project was tailoring the Systems Engineering methodology to a small satellite, with special effort on adapting the methodology of the ECSS standards. The main task was the development the requirements engineering and the preparation of AIVP (Assembly, Integration & Verification Plan) and SEP (Systems Engineering Plan), while retaining a system-minded vision of the project for the whole life-cycle.

    Additional Information

    Associative experience
    ▪ I coordinated the comunication and funding group at my University Dorm during two years and I colaborated in the organization of the photography and short film contests.
    ▪ Experience working in multidisciplinar and international teams during my traineeship in the European Space Agency and my work in the UPMSat-2
    Organisational / managerial skills
    ▪ Head (2008-10) of the students association "SAE Aeronáuticos" at Technical University of Madrid, bond to "Society of Automotive Engineers" International.
    ▪ Co-founder of EHUspace (2015), student for the development of space technologies at the Basque Country University.
    ▪ Collaborator at IPSA Space Systems. Implementation of an OTS navigation system for a rocket-deployed UAV (PX4 Autopilot)
     

    Digital competences
    Advanced user experience in MS Windows and GNU/Linux (openSuse, Ubuntu and Debian) and as basic user of OS X. User of Office automation software ( MS Office, Libreoffice), and technical software as STK, GasTurb, Solid Edge, Catia v5. Programming in Fortran 90 (basic), C (basic), Matlab /Simulin (medium) and IDL (medium). Version management with CVS

    Workshops

    J.H.P Oosthoek, P. Arriazu and R. Marco Figuera. Shall we send humans to Holden Crater? How a geodesic GIS approach can aid the landing site selection for future missions to Mars (Poster). First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, Houston, TX. October 2015

    A. Cardesín, M. Costa, M. Almeida, N.Altobelli, P.Arriazu. The Solar System Science Operations Laboratory: A science opportunity analysis for MarcoPolo-R? (Poster). Astrobiological and cosmochemical implications of MarcoPolo-R sampling of a primitive Asteroid International Symposium, Barcelona(Spain), January 2013


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