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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:34:53 +0000
With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:35:04 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:56:05 +0000
As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:34:35 +0000
Luck is not a plan. Yet up to now Congressional appropriators and senior NASA officials are mostly relying on luck to keep us safe from catastrophic fatalities resulting from the surprise impact of an unseen asteroid. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:03:30 +0000
The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the Long March 5B launch vehicle, a variant of the Long March 5 and designed for lofting large modules of the planned Chinese Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:51 +0000
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:41:27 +0000
Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:39:24 +0000
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:22:45 +0000
Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
Like SES, government agencies and space companies are applying artificial intelligence to various problems they face. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:36:54 +0000
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to operate its high-altitude balloons for constellations of nongeostationary orbiting satellites. “Our network on Loon and these low Earth orbit and medium Earth orbit constellations have a lot of similar challenges in network operations,” […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:30:21 +0000
Switching from SLS to the Falcon Heavy may cause some trade-offs in designing both the Europa Clipper and the Europa Lander to fit the smaller rocket. However, the cost savings could be plowed into an Enceladus orbiter. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-04-2017
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     Current job:R&D Remote Sensing Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsProximal and remote sensing of soil moisture and crops, satellite calibration and validation, in-situ monitoring networks, cosmic-ray neutron probes, GNSS-R, team leader, project management
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    Telecommunication engineer and PhD in remote sensing of essential climate variables with 10 years of work experience in research and research management, and casual tertiary education teaching. Able to initiate/manage cross-functional, multi-cultural teams, as well as multi-disciplinary projects involving ESA, NASA, and JAXA. Passionate about conducting and managing research which has a positive societal impact, science outreach, and promoting gender equity in STEM disciplines.

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

    RESEARCH MANAGEMENT / DECISION MAKING / SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION / ORGANISATION & PLANNING / CRITICAL THINKING / DATA ANALYSIS / CODING, MATHS & IT TOOLS / RELATIONSHIP BUILDING / INITIATIVE 

     

    LANGUAGES

    ENGLISH    Proficient 

    SPANISH     Native

    CATALAN    Native

    ITALIAN    Fluent

     

    PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    ** POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

    Monash University, Department of Civil Engineering / Clayton, AUSTRALIA / May 2011 – April 2016

    Worked on several national and international projects involving ground and airborne field experiments, validation of soil moisture/vegetation satellite products from NASA and JAXA, sensor networks, and new-concept instruments to monitor soil moisture and crop properties.

    - PI of a Grains Research and Development Corporation project for surface soil moisture and crop growth estimation using Global Navigation Satellite Systems. 

    - Planned and coordinated the GNSS-R Experiments over land in Australia (2013-2014), the first of their kind world-wide using a new proof-of-concept technology developed by colleagues in UPC-BarcelonaTech.

    - Coordinated the third Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiment (SMAPEx-3), an international research project with 22 participants of 5 countries, including universities, research institutes, and space agencies. This field experiment was part of the NASA SMAP pre-launch Cal/Val rehearsal activities.

    - Managed the Australian Hydrological Monitoring Network (OzNet) in terms of data processing, archiving, and distribution to end-users. Planned the required maintenance tasks and coordinated the work of the technical staff. During this time, (i) the whole network was upgraded and radio-communication systems installed to access the data online, (ii) OzNet data was being used by NASA for the validation of NASA SMAP soil moisture products.

    - Established and maintained relationships with small- and stakeholders in the Australian agriculture sector, which led to joint research projects.
     

    ** EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Barcelona Expert Centre (BEC) / Barcelona, SPAIN / Feb 2007 – April 2011

    BEC was established in 2007 as a joint venture of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council). Initially, its focus was to provide scientific consulting for the European Space Agency SMOS mission, but then expanded into a multi-disciplinary remote sensing research, and data distribution and visualisation institute.

    - Contributed to the writing of project proposals, reports and presentations in support of the BEC Chair.

    - Chaired internal management meetings, and attended kick-off and progress meetings with government bodies and industry partners.

    - Coordinated the progress of the research and directly supervised 6 research staff. Accountable to ensure that the BEC Team delivered project milestones and outputs on time.

    - Coordinated the tasks of the 2 IT staff in terms of hardware purchases and maintenance, software development in support of the research staff, and operational connectivity to/from DPGS (Data Processing Ground Segment, European Space Agency centre in Madrid, Spain) and to/from SMOS CP34 (Centro de Producción de Datos de Niveles 3 y 4), the Spanish National data distribution centre for higher level satellite products.

     

    ** TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) / Barcelona, SPAIN / Sep 2003 – Feb 2006

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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