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     Date Submitted:06-03-2018
     Last Modified:06-03-2018 (12:52)
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     Current job:Satellite Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations

    Work Experience

    16 Mar 2010–12 Mar 2015 (Paksat-1R Satellite Control Engineer)
    Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Pakistan)
    ▪ As a satellite control engineer, my responsibilities included TM/TC monitoring, flight dynamics of satellite, understanding the orbital mechanics of DFH-4 platform satellites.
    ▪ Developed deep understanding of all satellite subsystems but focused on Attitude & Orbit/Control calculation and analysis. Besides that I was also involved in telemetry analysis of my respective subsystem for Paksat -1R.
    ▪ Performed E/W and N/S maneuver predictions and planning maneuver control strategies, Colocation strategies in case of multiple satellites, LEOP/IOT of DFH-4 based satellites, eclipse predictions, Earth sensor probe predictions and protection strategies from Sun and Moon.
    ▪ Developed expertise in understanding satellite simulator for Paksat -1R. The satellite simulator along with ground segment software has the capability to simulate each and every subsystem of Paksat -1R with additional orbit & control calculation aspect.
    ▪ Performed certain anomaly investigations and anomaly rectifications of PAKSAT-1R with the correlation of Dynamic Satellite Simulator (DSS).
    ▪ Performing probability and numerical analysis of the future events of satellite using the satellite simulator.
    ▪ Analysis and reporting on spacecraft and ground segment performance.
    ▪ Preparation of operational processes documentation and participation in relevant operations reviews and meetings.
    ▪ Providing Space segment support to customers of Paksat-1R Communication Satellite and providing consultancy to customers in case of any Uplink/Downlink complaint.
    ▪ Technical design review, installation and commissioning of GCS equipment for Satellite Control, Carrier Spectrum Monitoring, In-Orbit Testing (IOT) of PakSat-1R transponders and Earth Station Verification Acceptance (ESVA) facilities.


    Education and Training

    4 Sep–21 Dec 2017 (MS in Space Science and Technology- Exchange studies)
    Technical University of Denmark- DTU, Lyngby (Denmark)
    Remote Sensing and Introduction to Spacecraft Systems and Design.

    Jan 2016–Dec 2017 (MS in Space Science and Technology)
    Aalto University, Espoo (Finland)
    Introduction to Space, Satellite Systems, Space Physics, Earth observation, Microwave Engineering-I, Electromagnetic Fields, Semi-conductor physics, Mathematical Methods.

    Master Thesis: Land Cover Classification using Sentinel-1 Radar Mission Interferometry.

    12–30 May 2014 (Junior Management Course)
    Pakistan Society for Training and Development (Pakistan)
    ▪ Management.
    ▪ Communication.
    ▪ Total Quality Management.

    Feb–Sep 2011 (Satellite Operations Training)
    China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing (China)
    ▪ Satellite system and subsystem.
    ▪ Ground segment.
    ▪ Dynamic satellite simulator.
    ▪ Operations procedure, constraints and anomaly review.
    ▪ Satellite database and interface.
    ▪ Space segment on-site training.
    ▪ Ground segment on-site training.

    26–30 Jul 2010 (Acquiring theoretical as well as practical knowledge of Signal Generators and Spectrum analyzers)
    Rhode & Schwarz Pakistan (PVT) Ltd, Lahore (Pakistan)

    14 Jul –15 Aug 2008 (Professional development short course on Production Management)
    Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    Oct 2005–Mar 2009 (BS in Communication Systems Engineering)
    Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Programming Language, Signals and Systems, Electronics Devices, Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Digital Signal Processing, EMT and Microwave, Control Systems, Computer Networks, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Satellite Communication, Digital Communication, Software Engineering, Engineering Management, Radars and Sonars, Mobile Communication, Optical Communication, Spacecraft Engineering etc.

    Bachelor Thesis: Design and Development of Ku Band High Power Amplifier (10W) by using ADS software.

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