CV: Spacecraft Operations Engineer


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 Date Submitted:05-08-2012
 Last Modified:10-08-2017 (09:44)
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 Current job:Spacecraft Operations Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 Keywordsoperations, data handling, payload

Sex Female | Date of birth 20/12/1987 | Nationality Indian


01/07/2017–Present Mission Planning Operations Engineer - LEO Satellites
LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
Key Responsibilities are, but not limited to;
▪ Working for the customer DLR for multiple LEO missions
▪ Generating timelines for LEO satellites including Firbird, TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X missions using planning tool PINTA developed in house, along with in house developed planning system based on Windows OS.
▪ Having a very good over view of the missions due to interactions withh external and internal parties like customers, scheduling offices, flight dynamics, ground stations and operator teams.
▪ Planning customer requests into the timeline
▪ Support anomaly investigations to provide inputs related to customer orders.
▪ Testing planning tools for upcoming missions

01/03/2014–30/06/2017 Spacecraft Operations Engineer- PAY-DHS-TTC sub systems- MEO Satellites
LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
Key Responsibilities are, but not limited to:
▪ Working for the customer DLR-GfR (DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen) mbH for the Galileo mission for both IOV and FOC satellites.
▪ Perform nominal, contingency, and special operations on Payload, Data handling and TT&C subsystems.
Interactions with several segments (ground, space, IOT, LEOP) of the mission in the framework of operations.
▪ Operation preparations and execution for anomaly handling, anomaly investigation, and anomaly resolutions. – Especially valuable involvement during the operations and analysis for contingencies regarding atomic clocks and on board software upload and patches.
▪ Regular monthly offline data and trend analysis for payload , data handling and TTC subsystems, extensivelong-term performance and health trend analysis for on board atomic clocks.
▪ Regular Flight operation procedure maintenance, including creation, editing and validation using MOIS tool.
▪ Participation in pre-launch System Compatibility Test Campaigns for FOC family satellites.
▪ Participation in simulations for software uploads, contingency scenarios and commissioning
▪ Participation in LEOP handover and platform commissioning
▪ Preparation and execution of S/C configuration change requests, on board database changes, and ad-hoc operations.
▪ Expert on SCOS2000 , OBSM, PUS services , OBDH , time tagged commanding
▪ Training and guidance for new recruits
▪ Creating shell scripts to simplify regular recurring operational tasks.

05/03/2013–01/03/2014 Spacecraft and Ground Controller
LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
Key Responsibilities were, but not limited to:
▪ Working for the customer DLR-GfR (DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen) mbH for the Galileo mission for both IOV and FOC satellites.
▪ Post-launch activities for Galileo (European satellite navigation system).
▪ Manual routine operations for the ground control and flight control activities.
▪ Partial and fully automated handling of routine operations for the ground control and flight control activities.
▪ Execution of regular planning requests and ad-hoc requests
▪ Flight and ground control support during special operation

01/05/2012–31/08/2012 Intern
Astrium GmbH (AIRBUS/EADS), Munich (Germany)
Generate a software tool for raw GNSS data analysis, and to analyze the data over a period of time.
The tool was coded in Matlab, and documented for future use

01/08/2009–31/08/2010 Associate Software Engineer
Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune/Mumbai (India)
▪ Responsibilities included functional testing (manual)
▪ Test Data Management (using XML),
▪ Manual and automated test data creation
▪ Functional Testing (manual)
▪ Trained for tools Quick Test Professional, Rational Functional Tester, Quality Centre, HP Load Runner.

01/10/2010–28/02/2013 Master’s in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology EQF level 7
Technical University, Munich, Munich (Germany)
Key Subjects:
▪ Earth System Sciences Digital Communication
▪ Spacecraft technology
▪ Numerical Modelling
▪ Orbital Mechanics
▪ Image processing
▪ Spacecraft orbit and attitude control
▪ Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Successfully completed Specialization:
▪ Satellite Navigation
▪ Precise GNSS

Thesis topic:
▪ Assessment of GNSS Real time (kinematic) positioning applications with RTKLIB as a case study

01/08/2005 Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology EQF level 6
Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune (India)
Information Technology
Completed with grade- distinction

Mother tongue(s) Marathi, Hindi
Other language(s) English C2 - TOEFL 110/120
German B2 -B2 Goethe Zertifikat
Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Communication skills ▪ Good communication skills gained through handling operations with varying degree of complexity on daily basis in a team of 4 (2 Controllers and 2 Engineers), in a 24x7 environment.
▪ Transition from India to Germany has equipped me to better understand different cultures and people.

Digital competence
Proficient user
Digital competences
Languages: MySQL, C/C++,Matlab,Shell script
Java Technologies: Apache Struts2,Hibernate (ORM library),JSP Servlets
Platforms: Linux/Unix,Windows
Tools/Applications: Basics of STK-AGI (System/Satellite tool kit), SCOS-2000,SIMSAT

Other skills Personal interests and achievements
▪ National Children's Science Congress- First Prize at District level.
▪ Worked with a scientist, during high school, at Inter-University for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India.
▪ Merit holder in State Talent Search, Ashok Jain Mathematics and Middle School scholarships.
▪ Completion of National level extreme adventure races in India with mountaineering as primary activity.
▪ Three 15 days mountaineering expeditions in Himalayas, India.
▪ Enthusiastic participation in extreme sports like bungee jumping, sky diving, waterfall rappelling and white water rafting.
▪ Amateur photographer with achievement of district level photography prizes.
▪ Longtime basketball player. Captain of University women's basketball team at zonal level in 2008
▪ Participation in theater workshops and stage dance performances.
▪ Completion of a short film and association with the Marathi commercial film industry (Maharashtra, India), during performance of a short role.

Projects Year 2010 -2012
Altimetry project
▪ Sea Level Change Calculation using Envisat Altimeter data for a period of three years.
▪ Responsibilities included determining the sanity of data and assigning weights depending upon priority.
▪ Coding was done in Matlab.
▪ Version control was done using TortoiseSVN subversion client.
Satellite Mission Design Project
▪ Designing a mission for a LEO, low inclination satellite for observation in the tropical regions, with an emphasis on Amazon basin
▪ Responsibilities included deciding the instrument on-board, determining possible level 1 and level 2 products.
▪ Orbit and coverage of the satellite were simulated using STK
E-tutor-A Learning and Content Management System
▪ Sponsored by: Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
▪ A software e-learning solution developed for the training cell of the company. The tool was coded in Java, using Struts and Hibernate framework
Year 2005 -2009
Fast food database management system
▪ Developed using VB and oracle
Seminars/Trainings Year 2013 - Present
▪ Project Management 1 - Basic concepts in project management and case studies involving Microsoft Project software
2010 - 2012
▪ Attended Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event(JURSE) 2011
2005 – 2009
▪ Presented paper on application of artificial intelligence in local transport system Presented a seminar on virtual retina display

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