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     Date Submitted:04-04-2016
     Last Modified:09-12-2016 (01:24)
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     Current job:SAOCOM Thermal System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsI am Aeronautical Engineer, and I have been working in the thermal control area during last seven years in the Argentinian Space Agency (CONAE), as the responsible of the Thermal control subsystem of the SAOCOM satellites and as Head of the Thermal Test

    Work Experience

    CONAE (Argentinian Space Agency). Buenos Aires, Argentina. 8.2009 – Present.

    SAOCOM Satellites Thermal System Engineer / CONAE Thermal Test Division Head

    01.2013 – Present

    Personnel in charge, nine engineers and four technician.

    Management under the ECSS standards of the spacecraft thermal Area of CONAE.

    Thermal control Subsystem Manager by CONAE for the SAOCOM Satellite 1A and 1B. System engineering tasks, contractual documentation review.

    SAR Antenna (SAOCOM Payload) Thermal Analysis at system level using thermal analysis tool Thermal Desktop 5.7®.

    Thermal hardware specification and purchase under ECSS.

    Thermal AIT/AIV Manager. Management of the thermal integration and test area of the space agency. Two thermal vacuum chambers and two thermal chambers in charge. Contractual documentation review of the engineering and manufacturing of a new third Thermal vacuum chamber. Specification and development of a Spacecraft thermal coating Room.

    Test specifications and Integrated Test procedures for subassemblies, assemblies and test at system levels.

    Management in house development and vendors for hardware, including contracts, schedules, support of design reviews.

    Management of thermal hardware throughout its entire life cycle (design, procurement, manufacturing, testing, integration and operation)

    Research and development of the integration procedures of thermal hardware as heaters, thermostats, thermal fillers, thermal coating, multilayer insulation manufacturing, integration and testing. Design, specification and performing of thermal vacuum and solar simulator test for qualification of flight hardware.

    MGSE for thermal vacuum test, design and manufacturing supervision.

    SAOCOM SAR Antenna Solar Simulator Test AIT/AIV Manager. IABG, Munich, Germany.

    09.2014 – 12.2014

    Management of the SAR Antenna Solar Sim Test campaign performed in IABG facilities, Munich, Germany. Personnel in charge, seven engineers and two technician. Management and coordination of the AIT/AIV campaign. Test Plan. Test Specification. Test predictions. Test Procedure.

    SAOCOM SAR Antenna Thermal Control Subsystem Head. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    8.2011 – 12.2012

    SAOCOM SAR Antenna Thermal Design Manager (SAOCOM 1A and 1B satellites).

    Work planning design and documentation review of the main contractor of the SAR thermal subsystem, National University of La Plata. Coordination of the thermal modeling activities.

    Perform the thermal mathematical model of the SAR Antenna at system Level using Thermal analysis tool Thermal Desktop 5.4®.

    Design of the SAR Antenna Thermal design Verification and Validation Plan.

    Preparation of technical documentation corresponding to the thermal control subsystem under the ECSS standards.


    STI S.R.L (manpower of Argentinian Space Agency, CONAE). Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Spacecraft Thermal Analyst Engineer

    08.2009 – 7.2011

    Preliminary Thermal Analysis of satellite payload, SAR antenna deployment subsystem using thermal analysis tool Thermal Desktop 4.8® and Sinda®. Thermal analysis and thermal design of space equipment, mechanisms, structures for satellites under the ECSS.

    AIV/AIT support in the Thermal Vacuum Test of the satellite SAC-D in the LIT, INPE, Brazil.


    National Technological University (UTN), Argentina

    Master Degree Professor in Satellite thermal testing at “Institute of Higher Space Studies Mario Gulich”. CONAE, Córdoba, Argentina.

    07.2016 – present

    Dictation course of thermal testing, thermal vacuum and Solar Sim Test applied to spacecraft and satellites at the “Institute of Higher Space Studies Mario Gulich”, in the Master degree in Satellite Technology post graduate course.

    The Master degree in Satellite Technology post graduate course is endorsed by the National Technological University (UTN).

    Master Degree Thesis Co-Director at “Institute of Higher Space Studies Mario Gulich”. CONAE, Córdoba, Argentina.

    07.2016 – present

    Co-Director of thesis in the master degree in satellites instruments at the “Institute of Higher Space Studies Mario Gulich”.

    Thesis Title: “Cryogenic thermal control Design for a HgCdTe sensor, which operates simultaneously in the visible spectrum and SWIR to be used in satellites".

    Thesis student: Engineer Danilo Fernando, SILVA GRIFFOULIERE

    Assistance Professor in Fluids Mechanics at “National Technological University” (UTN), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    3.2008 – present

    Fluids Mechanics professor. Academics tasks.

    Teaching of practical exercises of Fluids Mechanics.

    Research Engineer in Aerodynamics, Laboratory of aerodynamics and Fluids, National Technological University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    3.2007 – 12.2010

    Test research activities in subsonic wind tunnel. Aerodynamics of low Reynolds number.

    Computational Fluid dynamics simulation using ANSYS Fluent® and Gambit®.




    Aeronautical Engineer (5 years, equivalent to a Master Degree in Aeronautical engineering). Graduated in March 2008.

    National Technological University (UTN), Haedo Regional School (FRH).


    Secondary School

    Aeronautical Technician (6 years). Graduated in December 1995.

    Technical Secondary School E.N.E.T. nº1 de Haedo “Jorge Newbery” (currently EET nº8).


    Postgraduate Courses

    Postgraduate training course in Space Systems given by Dra. Benedicte Escudier from the ISAE, France. Certificated by National University of Cordoba, Argentina.

    Postgraduate training course in Spacecraft Thermal Control Specialization given by Dra. Isabell Perez Grande from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Certificated National University of La Plata, Argentina.



    Training course in management of Thermal Desktop® 5.4, RadCad® and FlowCad® for thermal analysis of space vehicles and launchers given by Douglas P. Bell, Cullimore and Ring Technologies in Denver Colorado, United States of America (USA).

    Training course in management of Dynaworks® 7.2 for monitoring and correlation of thermal vacuum test, given by Intespace in Argentina.

    Training course in management of FEMAP® for structural analysis given by Siemens in Argentina.

    Training course in Theory, Manufacturing and testing of Multilayer Insulation for satellites and space vehicles given by Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciales de Brasil (INPE) in Brazil.

    Training course in Spacecraft Thermal Coating Application given by AZ Technology (USA), in Argentina.

    Training course in High Vacuum given by RUVAC, representative of PFEIFFER VACUUM in Argentina.

    Training course in management of Advanced Autocad® given by National Technological University, Argentina.

    Training course in management of SolidWorks®. Given by Disegno Soft, Argentina

    Certificated Crane Operator oriented for AIT activities given by Worklift S.A., company certificated by the OAA, Argentina.



    The following documentation is referred to thermal control subsystem of satellites in the following topics: Thermal analysis, thermal design, satellite payload AIT/AIV, DUT Mechanical Integration, Thermal Vacuum Test Specification, Thermal Vacuum Test Procedures, Thermal Hardware integration, Thermal hardware purchase specification. This documentation has been prepared under my responsibility and is available in the database of the CONAE, Argentinian Space Agency.

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