• 2.5 years’ professional experience in Spacecraft Operational Engineering at Inmarsat, supporting 7 spacecraft which provide global telephone and internet connectivity across maritime, aviation, government, and enterprise sectors
• 3 years’ professional experience in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at British Airways
• 9 years’ combined research and study experience in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and France
• 3 university degrees:
- PhD in aerospace engineering
- MEng in mechanical engineering
- MSc in space studies
• Fluent speaker of English, German, and Japanese. Study experience of French and Russian.
• Dual British/German citizen
• Spacecraft Analyst, Inmarsat, UK (Jan. 2017 - Present)
This is a Spacecraft Operations Engineering role. Key responsibilities include the following.
Conducting spacecraft operations of Inmarsat’s GEO fleet to provide global connectivity
- Maintaining maximum payload availability for maritime, aviation, government, and enterprise sectors
- Providing on-call support for 7 spacecraft
- Use of the I4S flight software for spacecraft control and monitoring
- Involvement in procedure changes including the use of version control software
- Working in a team of 7 and collaborating with Flight Dynamics, TT&C, and ground software teams
- Testing systems in the back-up control centre
Leading all operations on Airbus Eurostar 3000 fleet
- 3 S/C in fleet (GEO, 3-axis stabilised, combined electric/chemical propulsion, telecoms payload)
- Responsible for activity planning, execution, and analysis: including activities pre-, during and post-eclipse seasons, unit testing, and encryption key maintenance
- Providing on-call support
- Supporting anomaly recoveries
- Liaising with the spacecraft manufacturer regarding operational recommendations and reporting
- Implementing operational recommendations including changes to flight procedures, the S/C database, and supporting files
- Managing the S/C database including limit adjustments and equation definitions
- Conducting health and performance monitoring including reviews of daily and annual trends
- Logging and reporting notable events and S/C health using dedicated tools
- Validating procedures with the Airbus S/C simulator including the injection of failures to test anomaly cases
- Providing training on operations in the form of posters and presentations to colleagues in the department including S/C Controllers and other S/C Analysts
Supporting operations on Boeing 702HP fleet
- 4 S/C in fleet (GEO, 3-axis stabilised, electric propulsion, telecoms payload)
- Responsible for supporting extended operations, particularly payload in-orbit testing
- Providing on-call support
- Developing training materials including posters and presentations
- Flight procedure optimisation based on in-flight experience
- Team-internal process optimisation using dedicated process-mapping software
- Modifying VBA tools for data analysis
- Providing introductory talks to Inmarsat staff and guest school children on spacecraft operations
• Network Operations Engineering Internship, Inmarsat, UK (May 2016 - Nov. 2016)
• Technical Engineer, Flight Data Recording Group, British Airways Engineering, London, UK (Oct. 2014 – May 2015)
• Engineering Graduate, British Airways Engineering, London/Glasgow, UK (Jul. 2012 – Sep. 2014)
• Internship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (Jul. - Aug. 2006)
• Internship, EADS, Defence and Security, Ulm, Germany (Jun. - Aug. 2005)
• MSc Master of Space Studies, The International Space University, France (Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016)
• Ph.D. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Laboratory for Space Systems, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (Apr. 2008- Sept. 2011)
• ERASMUS exchange student, RWTH Aachen, Germany (Sept. 2006- Sept. 2007)
• MEng Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK (Sept. 2003- Sept. 2007)
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