Since 06.2019: Deputy Manager of Mission Operations of TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X, DLR, German Space Operations Center (GSOC) at Oberpfaffenhofen.
- Management of all Flight and Ground Operations Teams
- Ensure mission requirements are satisfied and that processes and documentation adhere to the appropriate quality standards
- Management of the financial resources allocated for mission operations
- Contact with scientific and commercial mission users as well as with the satellite manufacturer
- Direct reporting to the Mission Manager
Since 06.2017: Flight Operations Manager/ Flight Director, DLR, GSOC at Oberpfaffenhofen. Missions: TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X.
- Responsibility for the planning, coordination and execution of non-routine activities (e.g. formation change campaigns, S/W uploads or recovery activities of major anomalies)
- Organization of the Flight Directors team and Spacecraft Operations Engineering teams
- Execution and management of flight operations in nominal conditions and in contingency scenarios
- Coordination of the activities executed by the Spacecraft Operations Engineering teams
From 01.2016 until 05.2017: Spacecraft Operations Engineer, LSE Space, GSOC at Oberpfaffenhofen. Missions: TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, Eu:CROPIS, EnMAP.
- Subsystem performance analysis. Handling and analysis of anomalies on the spacecraft
- Management of flight procedures. Maintenance of mission databases
From 04.2014 until 12.2015: Spacecraft Controller, LSE Space, GSOC at Oberpfaffenhofen.
Member of LSE Space’s Multi-Mission Flight Support team for the missions TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, GRACE, BIRD and TET.
Title: Design and Attitude Control of a Satellite with Variable Geometry
Supervisor: Professor Paulo Jorge Soares Gil
Description: The possibility of a satellite achieving attitude control by varying its geometry in a prescribed way was explored. The dynamics of variable-geometry bodies were derived, several satellite models with changing configuration capability were envisioned and an application for this
control method was obtained: configuration function for a synchronous rotation of a satellite in an elliptic orbit.
2011–2013: Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon,
Portugal, Grade: 17.4/20.0.
Subjects: Computational Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids, Heat Transfer, Vibrations and Noise,
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Aerospace Structures, Laminated Composite Materials, Computational Fluid Mechanics and Aerospace Project
2012: ERASMUS, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Delft, Netherlands.
Subjects: Mission Geometry and Orbit Design, Planetary Sciences, Continuum Mechanics, Gas
Dynamics and Aerodynamics II (Compressible Flow), Rotor Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Power
2008–2011: Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon,
Portugal, Grade: 17.1/20.0.
Subjects: Design and Geometric Modelling, Programming, Digital Systems, Computational Mathematics, Applied Mechanics I and II (Statics and Dynamics), Materials Mechanics, Circuits Theory and Electronic Foundations, Thermodynamics, Flight Stability, Introduction to Control, Fluids Mechanics, Satellites, Aerodynamics I (Incompressible Flow), Flight Control, Flight Tests, Electric and Electromechanical Systems, Helicopters and Space Environment
Basic: Satellite Tool Kit, GMAT
Intermediate: ANSYS, LATEX, Simulink, Python, SolidWorks, Wolfram Mathematica, MOIS
Advanced: C language, Microsoft Office, MATLAB, SCOS 2000, SATMON
Portuguese - Mother Tongue
English - Proficient Speaker Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
German - Intermediate Speaker
Spanish - Proficient Speaker
Italian - Intermediate Speaker
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