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     Date Submitted:10-03-2016
     Last Modified:31-08-2019 (08:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft operations; spacecraft engineering; flight dynamics; mission design; data analysis; international


    • 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

    Project work

     - 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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