November 2018- Present Satellite Controller at Sky & Space Global (London)
Joined the London operation centre of SAS, the first company to build and operate a commercial nano-satellite communication network. SAS successfully launched its 3 first satellites (the 3 diamonds) and plan to launch 200+ cubesats, providing equatorial coverage and beyond, creating a global communication network for voice, data and instant messaging.
* Daily basis monitoring, control and analysis of the 3-Diamonds constellation, alarm analysing.
* Performing spacecraft safety activities on a LEO satellite constellation.
* Leading anomaly investigation, troubleshooting and resolution.
* Commanding spacecrafts via Linux command line as per Operational Guidelines.
* Execution of standard operational procedures and ad-hoc spacecraft configurations.
* Responding to contingencies immediately, confidently, professionally and above all safely using current Quality Assurance Framework.
* Working with multinational contractors, such as GOMspace and Virgin, to ensure continuous operation.
* Developing, improving and reviewing new operational procedures before they are applied to the system and provide constructive feedback.
* Responsible to produce daily/weekly/monthly event reports and the upkeep of various databases to ensure that all system information is logged and shared efficiently.
* Contributing and participating to daily SCRUM conceptually meetings.
July 2011- September 2016 Satellite Controller at Azercosmos OJSC
Joined a diverse team of 15 space enthusiasts who pioneered spacecraft engineering in Azerbaijan. Cross-trained in all aspects of spacecraft engineering in fields such as controlling, ground and satellite engineering, flight dynamics and mission planning. Trained by the satellite manufacturing team at Orbital ATK (acquisition by Northrop Grumman) and partner companies such as GMV (on Hifly and Magnet) and Measat Broadcast Systems Sdn. Bhd, which provided first-hand industry knowledge.
* Monitoring spacecraft performance, commanding the GEO and LEO satellites.
* Alarm analysis and troubleshooting.
* Developing, improving and reviewing new operational policies, processes and procedures.
* Daily basis satellite health check and routine activities.
* Leading spacecraft and ground segment anomaly investigation and resolution.
* Using Hifly and Magnet software to develop telemetry tools like ANDs, GRDs and mimics.
* Part of team that rescued tumbling satellite after loss of reliable communications.
* Coordination, raising and tracking Observation Reports (ORs) to ensure that the operational documentation, files, databases, TT&C hardware and software are maintained in a safe and effective state.
* Developing and validating coded based procedures (e.g. Python).
* Leading trainings for satellite operations.
* Updating spacecraft database including limit adjustment and seasonal alarm limit.
* Broad operations problem/solution simulation with Dynamic Satellite Simulator (DSS) developed by Orbital ATK.
* TTX Stability checking by Spectrum Analyser, monitoring centre frequency, subcarrier frequency and RX level.
* Contributing on a daily operational planning tasks and participating to the relevant meetings (Daily Activity Plan - DAP).
2017- Present - Master Degree in Space Science and Technology -The Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg (Germany)
Third Semester of the Joint European Masters in Space Science and Technology.
Project : Moon Rover - Developing mathematical model of non-linear trajectories of Lunar rover, calculating rotation angles of wheels. Creating the method to minimize the path for the rover with limited rotation angles.
Thesis: Determination of an unauthorized signal and TLE detection.
June 2017 - Sep 2017 – Internship - QraQon bvba (embedded systems integrator) (Belgium)
Integration and error investigation of 3D accelerometer and standard GNSS receiver through an extended Kalman filter, to determine the attitude of device and the 3 accelerometer biases.
2017-2017 Master Degree in Space Science and Technology - Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
Second Semester of the Joint European Masters in Space Science and Technology.
2016-2017 Master Degree in Space Science and Technology - The Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg (Germany)
First Semester of the Joint European Masters in Space Science and Technology.
Project: FloatSat - Developed hemispherical air bearing supported satellites with high fidelity attitude control, sun tracking and docking capabilities.
2006-2010 Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics - Baku State University (Azerbaijan)
November 2018- Present - Sky & Space Global (London) - 3 Diamonds Operations on-job training, SCISYS Simulator training and Pearls constellation training.
December 2012 - GMV (Spain) Hifly & Magnet Operational Training.
May 2012 – September 2012 – Measat Broadcast Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) Satellite Operations on-job-training.
November 2011- December 2011 –Orbital (ATK) (Dulles, USA) Azerspace-Africasat 1a training.
October 2012 – November 2012 –Measat Broadcast Systems Sdn. Bhd.(Malaysia) Satellite Operations on-job training.
Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Microsoft Office Suite, Matlab, Simulink, Satellite Tool Kit(STK) - 1st level certificated, 2nd level trained, GSWeb, Hifly and Magnet.
Russian, Azerbaijani – Native or bilingual proficiency.
English – Full professional proficiency.
Turkish – Professional working proficiency.
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