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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:39:01 +0000
SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11, raising questions about whether it or Boeing will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of the year as previously planned. SpaceNews.com
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NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:08-02-2017
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     Current job:Flight Dynamics and POD Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSytem Engineer, Flight Dynamics, Data Processing, Precise Orbit Determination, GNSS, GPS, Galileo
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

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    15 Jan 2007–Present Flight Dynamics-Precise Orbit Determination Engineer

    Main Tasks in the area of Precise Orbit Determination (POD) Engineering and Radio Occultation (RO):

    ▪ Provide support to the development, configuration and operation of a dedicated POD platform for Low Earth Orbit satellites. ▪ Provide support to the design and implementation of the re-engineered GRAS (GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding) Product Processing Facility (PPF). In particular prototyping, assessing new processing techniques and algorithms and coordinating with the different facilities impacted by the new design.

    ▪ Participate in technical evaluation boards as an expert for different Invitations To Tender. ▪ Support to GRAS operations, anomaly investigation, anomaly report generation, anomaly resolution, testing and deployment of new versions of operational software.

    ▪ Support the EPS SG program in the POD, RO and GNSS areas (requirement analysis, perform studies, support writing of documentation, etc.)

    ▪ Support the Sentinel3 mission in POD and GNSS related matters (requirement analysis, follow up industry development of the POD Instrument Processing Facility (IPF), participation in reviews as needed, etc.)

    ▪ Liaise with industry for maintenance of the POD software, including statement of work writing, verification, validation and acceptance. ▪ Enhancement of the offline POD platform to produce experimentally Near Real Time Operational Geophysical Data Record (OGDR) for the Jason-2 mission that outperforms the standard product by producing a more accurate orbit using GPS observables.

    ▪ Monitor the performances of the GRAS Ground Support Network (GSN), which is an operational system to support the GRAS instrument providing mainly near real time GPS precise orbits and clock corrections and earth observation parameters. Support the coordination of the improvements to the system and their impact on the operational EPS ground segment.

    ▪ Support the reprocessing activities of the RO missions (Metop and Cosmic) in the frame of the ERA-CLIM project for climate monitoring and research. Active involvement in the design, development and testing not only of the POD, but of all steps up to L1b products (bending angles).

    ▪ Interface with scientific organisations and user communities, i.e. participate in several ROM SAF project meetings, member of the RO Instrument Functional Chain Team for EPS-SG at EUMETSAT, and member of the Copernicus POD Quality Working Group for the Copernicus missions.

    Main tasks in the area of Flight Dynamics Engineering:

    ▪ Flight Dynamics Support to EPS operations, ensuring continuous support to all ground segment functionalities.

    ▪ Prepare, execute and calibrate manoeuvres for the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) (Metop-A and Metop-B satellites)

    ▪ Support the implementation of improvements and further automation to the EPS operations.

    ▪ Support to the future Jason-CS mission contributing to the Mission Analysis Report.

    ▪ Integrated into the operations team ensure continuous support to all Ground Segment functionalities for the Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF) 1 May 2003–14 Jan 2007 Senior project engineer at the Navigation Office at ESA/ESOC for GMV S.A GRAS/GSN Project- Operational system to support GRAS instrument on-board of the Metop satellite, providing mainly near real time GPS precise orbits and clock corrections.

    ▪ Design of the system, including Architecture Design Document generation, starting from the System Requirement Document.

    ▪ Develop new functionalities and adapt existing software to satisfy the design and the specified interface with the EPS Core Ground Segment (CGS).

    ▪ Design and perform the unit, integration and validation tests (end to end), including integration plan, validation plan and report in order to ensure a successful Service Verification Review (follow the ECSS standard).

    ▪ Design of the operations concept, including Service Operation Plan and Service Operation Procedure in order to ensure a smooth operations phase. ▪ Support the operations and maintenance of the system in its first stages. Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV) project

    ▪ Perform several independent studies for the project, and participate in different acceptance reviews related to GPS based navigation. International GNSS Service (IGS) project

    ▪ Maintenance and improvement of the existing software for daily product generation (GPS precise orbits and clock corrections). In particular participates in the migration to NAPEOS-GPS (Navigation Package for Earth Observation Satellites)

    ▪ Develop / Implement and test new geodesy algorithms for improving the system performance (i.e. IERS2003 standards).

    1 Jan 2001–5 Jan 2003

    Design Engineer/Team Leader at EADS-CASA Airbus for BCT Design and development of aeronautical structures.

    Liaise with the stress and systems department and management of a small working group (4 persons).

    Main projects: MRTT, A380.

    1 Oct 1999–20 Dec 2000 Product Quality Manager (On the job Training)

    Airbus Industrie (Toulouse) Interface with the customers, Airbus support organisations and the production partners to appraise all product quality related issues before and after aircraft entry into service. Initiate corrective actions in order to ensure Airbus Quality standards and customer satisfaction

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    3 Jul 2013–5 Jul 2013 Certified Professional Scrum Master

    25 Jun 2012–29 Jun 2012 Space Systems Engineering

    15 Sep 1993–15 Jun 1999 Masters of Science Aerospace Engineering (top 3%) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    15 Sep 1978–15 Jun 1993 A level at German School (Bilbao) German School Bilbao

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Mother tongue(s) Spanish

    English

    German

    French

    Communication skills

    - Good abilities for synthetic and global views over concrete situations

    - Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds Organisational / managerial skills Prioritization

    - Timelines driven - End-oriented work capacity - Problem-solving attitude

    - Responsibility, self-respect and self-reliance

    - Strong referential values of fairness, equity and dignity Other skills

    - Experience in software development activities following methodologies, standards and processes - Experience writing Statements Of Work and in Technical Evaluation Boards

    - Experience in near real time, instrument data processing in the area of Earth Observation - Experience in specification, design, implementation, Integration, Verification & Validation of systems - Experience in level1 algorithm development for RO

    - Experience interfacing with scientific organisations and user communities.

    - Experience in software engineering practices (configuration control, definition and formalization of architectures and interfaces, software testing) - Office (Microsoft Office, Open Office)

    - Platforms (Linux/Solaris/AIX) - Programming (C, C++ F77, F90, Tcl/Tk, python)

    - Matlab/Simulink


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