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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:02-01-2017
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    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     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
     KeywordsESA spacecraft operations; Three 3-axis stabilized spacecraft during routine operation phase ; SCOS2000, SCOS2B, MUST, MOIS, NIS operations preparation tool; ECSS Packet Utilization Standard, TM/TC standards, OBCPs ; data analysis software package MATLAB
    CV

    Job-related skills

    - Experience in ESA spacecraft operations

    - Operating three 3-axis stabilized spacecraft during routine operation phase

    - Proficient with SCOS2000, SCOS2B, MUST, MOIS, NIS operations preparation tool

    - Knowledge of the ECSS Packet Utilization Standard, TM/TC standards, OBCPs

    - Proficiency in data analysis software package MATLAB

    Work Experience

     

    1.                Dates

       January 2016 – Present

    Occupation or position held

       Spacecraft Controller based at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Part of the Flight Control Teams for the interplanetary ESA missions Rosetta, Exomars and Mars Express.

    - Operating mission control system for Rosetta, Exomars and Mars Express in routine operations phase

    - Monitoring spacecraft telemetry (subsystems and payload instruments)

    - Performing contingency analyses and taking corrective actions if required

    ​- Participation in simulations aimed to train for contingency scenarios​

    ​- Producing pass and performance reports

    - Performing special operations for eclipse seasons and conjunction phases

    - Spacecraft maintenance

    - Providing training for Spacecraft Controllers

    - Review and improvement of flight procedures and operations documentation

    Projects & Achievements

    Rosetta End of Mission operations ; ExoMars Mars Orbit Insertion and Lander Separation

    2.            Dates

    August 2014 – January 2016

    Occupation or position held

    IT Support Technician based at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Part of a 8 man On-Site Technical Support team for over 800 users in a highly technical environment;

    - Using BMC Remedy to manage calls and incidents that have been raised by the service desks, we provide 2nd level support for computers, printers, telephony;

    - Interface, coordinate and schedule 3rd party maintenance and support;

    - Video conferencing installation, upgrade, configuration and incident/problem handling;

    - Inventory/asset management and reporting;Planning and scheduling new PC installations / hardware refresh;

    - Patching CISCO switches.

    - Install and configure new equipment, including operating software or peripheral equipment.

    - Diagnose and quickly resolve a wide range of Windows applications and networking problems to help minimize downtime

    - Troubleshooting network connectivity in a LAN/WAN environment

    - Telephony PABX interfacing  (Omnivista 4760) ; IPDigitalAnalogue telephone line support ; FAXConference PhoneFixed Phone maintenance and support; Installation and configuring of ISDN lines; Patching telephony lines; Voice Mail maintenance and support; Telephony Cards maintenance;

    Projects & Achievements

    1) Provided IT support for different events on a shift timeframe to cover the event as requested by ESA;

    2) IT asset audit building and maintaining an accurate asset database;

    3.             Dates

    May 2008 - February 2014

    Occupation or position held

    IT Support Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Sales agent and service technician of geo-topographic equipment.

    - Montages for leveling systems and benchmarking.

    - Installation and repair works of the machine control system:

         1) Installing Topcon System Five 2D (based on the laser sensor system) and Topcon 3D-MC2 (based on the GPS system) on construction machinery (grader, excavator, bulldozer)brands Komatsu, Caterpillar, Volvo, New Holland, Liebherr. Installing high precision levelling systems (connection to the electrical and hydraulic equipment), calibrating of the system depending on equipment.

         2) Personnel training regarding the functions of the systems.

    - Operated geodetic instruments for surveying works.

    - Developed digital maps and orthophotos with the help of different GIS software( Microstation, Autodesk, Arc-GIS, Siv-GIS).

    - Used different equipment such as digitizer, plotter, colour printer, to store and collect GIS related information.

    - Programmer and Computer Operator with the following responsibilities:

    - Computer-Aided Design using Microstation/AutoCAD

    - Design, development

    - Implement business processes using workflows

    - Preparation of Technical documentation for End-User

    - Network administrator for over 50 computers and 5 servers with the following attributions and responsibilities:

    - Installing, maintenance and coordination the activity of the entire technical equipment

    - Development of the network infrastructures

    - Assurance the back-up of all data/information from computers and/or servers

    - Assurance the good functioning of the hardware/software of network equipment

    Projects and Achievements

    1) ROMPOS (Romanian Positioning System): The installation of the National Network of GNSS Permanent Stations in Romania.

    2) GEOPONTICA - the implementation of the GeoPontica network, composed of 18 DGPS stations that will monitor the movements of earth crust along the coastal area of Bulgaria and Romania, including the Danube Delta;

    Education and Training

    1.         Dates

    Title of qualification awarded

     

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Level in national or international classification

    2005-2010

    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

    Section: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Department : Automatics

    ”Transilvania” University of Brasov (Romania), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

     

    Long-term higher education

    2.         Dates

    2001 - 2005

    Title of qualification awarded

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Level in national or international classification

    Baccalaureate certificate

    Mathematics - Physics High school studies

     

    ”Nicolae Grigorescu” College of Campina(Romania)

     

    High-school Learning

    On Job Training

    Apple Certified Support Professional 10.10 – Granted by Apple on July 17, 2015

    Personal Skills and Competences

     

    Mother tongue

    Romanian

    Other language(s)

    English (very good), French (medium), German (good)

    Social skills

    Excellent communication and analytical skills developed through over 8 years of work experience in technical environments and continuous support of business processes.

    Strong work ethics, time management, and multitasking skills shown through balancing daily activities and special projects within the working environment.

    Passion for problem solving, quick learner.

    Technical Skills and Concepts

    Programming Languages: C/C++; PHP; JAVA; PASCAL, STEP 7, MATLAB, DELPHI

    Database: MySQL; Ms-SQL

    Web Technologies: HTML

    Operating Systems: Linux(Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE); Windows(95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003,     Vista, 7,8); Dos; MAC OS  Yosemite 10.10(certified)

    Software: Active Directory; SCCM; ITAM Office Asset; BMC Remedy; Microsoft Office; Macromedia Dreamweaver; Macromedia Flash; Corel Draw; AutoCAD;  Adobe Photoshop; 3d Studio Max; Microstation; Lotus Notes; Outlook; IBM Sametime; Webex; Omnivista 4760(Alcatel).

    Hardware: PC/Server setup knowledge; PABX; Printers; Apple MAC

    Server Management: Windows 2003/2008 Server; Active Directory; Exchange; SharePoint; Putty

    Networks: LAN, WLAN and VPN setup, management and troubleshooting; WAN deployment; Security

     


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