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     Date Submitted:04-10-2019
     Last Modified:07-10-2019 (11:02)
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     Current job:Flight Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Operations Project Management Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering
    CV

    Experience:
    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.

     

    Education:
    Master’s Thesis
    Title: Design and Attitude Control of a Satellite with Variable Geometry
    Supervisor: Professor Paulo Jorge Soares Gil
    Grade: 18/20
    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

     

    Computer Skills:
    Basic: Satellite Tool Kit, GMAT
    Intermediate: ANSYS, LATEX, Simulink, Python, SolidWorks, Wolfram Mathematica, MOIS
    Advanced: C language, Microsoft Office, MATLAB, SCOS 2000, SATMON


    Languages
    Portuguese - Mother Tongue
    English - Proficient Speaker Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
    German - Intermediate Speaker
    Spanish - Proficient Speaker
    Italian - Intermediate Speaker


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