CV: Spacecraft and Ground Controller



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 Date Submitted:12-11-2012
 Last Modified:29-05-2017 (01:33)
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 Current job:Spacecraft and Ground Controller
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
 KeywordsAerospace engineering, space systems, AOCS, thermal, structural, systems engineer, space exploration

 Pablo Anglès Domènech


I am an aerospace engineer whose passion is space exploration and cutting edge technologies that allow us to expand our limits and frontiers in any sense. I am very curious, creative and highly motivated by any problem presenting a good challenge to me, one of the main points I look for in my professional life.


2010 – 2012

Julius Maximilian Univ. of Würzburg (JMUW) – Würzburg, Germany

Luleå U. of Technology (LTU), IRF Kiruna Space Campus – Kiruna, Sweden

Paul Sabatier University – Toulouse, France

Erasmus Mundus SpaceMaster ProgramDual Master’s degree: “Master in Space Science and Technology” and “Master in Space Techniques and Instrumentation”

CANSAT project: Can-sized satellite, measuring atmospheric parameters via radio link.

Hands-on experience with spacecraft electronics, EO data and vacuum technology.

Master thesis in EADS Astrium: Design and optimization of PlaVi’s AOCS.



2005 – 2008

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor’s Degree

Final project: Study of the fluid dynamics of a water tank used in fish breeding

Work Experience

Sept. 2014 - Present

EUMETSAT (contracted by Serco Services GmbH) – Darmstadt, Germany 

EPS and MTP Spacecraft and Ground Segment Controller

Operations in the Mission Control of LEO and GEO meteorological spacecrafts.

Monitoring end-to-end scientific data reception, production and distribution chain.

In case of anomalies, take necessary corrective actions, applying the established contingency procedures and performing top-level investigation.



May – Sept. 2012

EADS Astrium CASA Espacio Ltd –  Madrid, Spain 

AOCS engineer: Design and optimization of PlaVi’s Attitude & Orbit Control System Study of the proposed reaction wheel system of a 3-axis stabilized satellite and full design of its Safe Mode, using Matlab/Simulink.

Modeling of perturbations along the orbit as well as the satellite’s dynamics.

Optimization process to increase the maximum momentum that the reaction wheel system could withstand.

Determination of the Safe Mode procedures. Implementation and simulation of these sub-modes in Simulink.



May – August 2010

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) –  Lampoldshausen, Germany 

Thermal engineer: CFD, thermal, structural and life time analyses of thermally loaded walls of rocket engines, by means of Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue tests.

Participation on different aspects of the preparation and execution of the thermo-mechanical tests.

Simulation of the tests using a combination of Matlab and Ansys.

Development of a database adapted to the resulting data.

2007 – 2008

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

Teacher assistant – Collaboration in department projects. Teacher assistance in labs. Performing Fluent simulations. Completing, expanding and translating (to English) the main documents of different subjects of Aerospace Engineering Bachelor’s Degree.

Academic Experience

Feb-Apr 2016

École polyt. fédérale de Lausanne: Space Mission Design and Operations - Online course



March 2014

NASA’s Survey of Systems Engineering - Online course on space systems engineering



February and March 2013

Barcelona, Spain

Course on business administration, risk management, marketing and finance



May 2012

Berlin, Germany

ISS Symposium Berlin



November 2010

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

International SPACE World Conference & Exhibition



December 2009

Kourou, French Guiana

CVA (“Community of Ariane Cities”) meeting and visit to the Guyana Space Center



Summer 2009

Augsburg University of Applied Sciences – Augsburg, Germany

CVA  Summer School (8 ECTS)

Information technology knowledge

C/C++, Java, Visual Basic, Javascript, Matlab, Simulink, Labview, STK, SPENVIS, Ansys, Nastran/Patran, Fluent/Gambit, CATIA/ CAD software, M. Office, Access, Artificial Intelligence, Unix, Android development.


English – Fluent

TOEFL 106/120 (2010) and language courses at the Univ. of Barcelona and ESADE



French – Intermediate

Private lessons, intensive course at the Official Language School (EOI)



German – Interm.(B1)

500h intensive course at ABCHumboldt, private lessons and int. course at EOI



Spanish and Catalan –  Native

Extracurricular activities


Member of the Capgrossos de Mataró, a human castles association (2013 – 2014)

Treasurer & activities coordinator for the youth club “La Fletxa Negra” (2006 – 2011)

Member of the leisure activities association “Cau l’Espolsada” (2001 – 2005)



Cultural activities

Music bands: jazz combo, vocal group, soul band and two rock bands (2003 – 2010)

Classic and modern musical language, harmony and piano studies (1994 - 2007)




Skiing and diving



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