CV: Spacecraft Systems and Integration Engineer


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 Date Submitted:24-09-2018
 Last Modified:25-09-2018 (05:12)
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 Current job:Spacecraft Systems and Integration Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Keywordsspace exploration systems engineering AIT deep space landers small satellites

Work Experience

Sep 2017 – Sep 2018
ispace Inc
Tokyo, Japan

Systems Engineering and Integration Engineer as Member of the ispace lunar orbiter and lander mission development team

▸ leading system level development and trade studies
▸ provide system level feedback on system design and development aspects
▸ systems engineering point of contact for subsystem disciplines in Tokyo office
▸ risk management and reporting
▸ tracking and maintaining of system budgets
▸ managing launch vehicle and range safety requirements
▸ AIT planning and interface definition
▸ spacecraft instrumentation design
▸ preparation of internal and external documentation

▸ successfully passed design and requirements reviews
▸ ispace successfully raised over 90mil USD in series A funding


Dec 2014 – Jun 2017
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Sagamihara, Japan

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS),
PhD Candidate / Research Assistant
Member of the Jupiter Trojan Solar Power Sail (OKEANOS) Study Group

▸ system level design of a lander for in-situ investigation and sample return from a Trojan asteroid
▸ point of contact for the JAXA/DLR joint study group
▸ design of lander system and thermal, power and propulsion subsystems
▸ presentation of the lander system design at international conferences and review meetings
▸ writing/editing of lander system technical reports
▸ participating in concurrent engineering studies and science meetings
▸ interacting with suppliers and contractors for manufacture and testing of hardware
▸ supervising of student projects and thesis

Research Activities:
▸ Technology development for deep space exploration, solar sails and small satellites:
▸ participating in multiple studies related to solar system exploration (Jupiter, Near-Earth Objects)
▸ technology and concept development for deep space exploration, small satellites, and solar sails
▸ presenting research results at international workshops and conferences and journal publications
▸ development, manufacture and testing of technology demonstration hardware as lead engineer

▸ OKEANOS mission and its lander successfully completed JAXA internal reviews, and is one of the two finalists for ISAS’ large-class missions in 2026
▸ successful completion of new super-critical small satellite propulsion system development and testing (engineering model)


Nov 2013 – Mar 2014
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Space Systems
Bremen, Germany

Department of Exploration Systems,
Independent Contractor (Self-Employed)
Member of DLR’s MASCOT asteroid lander team.

▸ development and AIT of EM and FM thermal hardware for the MASCOT asteroid lander
▸ AIT support during MASCOT qualification thermal-vacuum campaign
▸ production of Orientation Temperature Sensor experiment flown on MASCOT mission (qualification and flight hardware)
▸ preparing documentation and integration procedures for MASCOT flight hardware
▸ integrating developed hardware on MASCOT flight model at JAXA facilities in August 2014


Apr 2013 – Sep 2013
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Space Systems
Bremen, Germany

Department of Navigation and Control Systems,
Research Assistant – Werkstudent
Work on diploma thesis project and as thermal engineer on the DLR MASCOT team

Research Activities:

Development, simulation and testing of experimental Orientation Temperature Sensors
(OTS) for use in attitude determination of MASCOT:
▸ conceptual and detailed design of hardware
▸ characterization and evaluation of new thermal GNC sensors in thermal-vacuum tests
▸ development and validation of OTS thermal models
Responsibilities: participation in thermal-vacuum test campaigns of MASCOT EM hardware as shift-responsible thermal-engineer
OTS added to the MASCOT design baseline as an additional experimental payload to:
▸ validating the attitude determination concept and performance evaluation
▸ collecting additional science data on the thermal properties of target asteroid Ryugu


Jan 2012 – Mar 2012
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Spacecraft Operations
Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

German Space Operations Center (GSOC),
Research Assistant – Werkstudent

collection of test procedures and compiling of a test-plan for ESA SCOS (Spacecraft Control and Operation System)


Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Sagamihara, Japan

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS),
Research Student
Exchange student at Kawaguchi Lab, studying spacecraft systems and astrodynamics

Research Activities:
▸ analysis and design of manned NEO mission concepts including target selection, mass estimation and evaluation of promising architectures
▸ participation in spacecraft test and operation activities for the IKAROS solar sail demonstrator


Jun 2008 – Jan 2009
Technical University Munich (TUM), Department of Mechanical Engineering
Munich, Germany

Chair of Thermodynamics,
Research Assistant – Hilfswissenschaftler

▸ assisting with preparation of zero-g combustion experiments for TEXUS rockets and parabolic flights.
▸ participation in experiment execution during parabolic flight at the 49th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign in Bordeaux, France.


Higher Education

Apr 2014 – Sep 2017
The University of Tokyo (東 京 大 学 ), Graduate School of Engineering
Tokyo, Japan
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MEXT-Program Research and Doctoral Student
Awarded Degree: Doctor of Engineering, Dr. Eng. ( 博士(工学))
Dissertation: Self-Pressurised Cold Gas Satellite Propulsion System using Supercritical Phase Transition


Oct 2006 – Mar 2014
Technical University Munich (TUM), Department of Mechanical Engineering
Munich, Germany
Chair of Astronautics
Awarded Degree: Diplomingenieur, Dipl.–Ing. (M.Sc.) GPA: 1.8 (US: 3.5)
Thesis: Development of Temperature Sensors for the Attitude Determination of the MASCOT Asteroid Lander
Semester Thesis 1: Manned Mission to Near-Earth Objects – Target Selection and Evaluation
Semester Thesis 2: Mass Estimation Tool for Future Human Space Missions
Study Modules:
▸ Astronautics and Systems Engineering
▸ Flight System Dynamics and Control

1.5 year student exchange with The University of Tokyo, Japan from Oct 2009 - Mar 2011

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