Oct 2015 - present
SSTL - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Feb 2011 – Sep 2015
EUMETSAT, SciSys Deutschland
LEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer (AOCS) for MetOp-A and MetOp-B:
. Implement and update operation procedures.
. Plan and perform routine operation activities.
. Review Flight Operations Manual (FOM) and database regarding the AOCS subsystem.
. Develop ground processing procedures in Matlab and Python to assess the AOCS equipment and MetOp attitude performances on a daily basis.
. Prepare MetOp-A EOL operations: interface with Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning and Ground Stations to create the EOL Operation Implementation Plan document and Spacecraft Operations Instruction (SOI) procedures for EOL.
. Coordinate and participate in Contingency and EOL rehearsals.
. Prepare MetOp-B Satellite In-orbit Verification phase (SIOV) operations: interface with Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning and Ground Stations to create the Service Module (SVM) Operation Implementation Plan document and SOI procedures for SIOV.
. Implement MetOp-B SIOV SVM operations.
Backup Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding instrument (GRAS) Operations Engineer for MetOp-A and MetOp-B:
. Perform routine monitoring activities.
Backup MetOp Simulations Officer and Simulator Maintenance Engineer:
. Prepare Simulator scenarios for Contingency and EOL rehearsals.
. Implement Simulator software patches.
. Update Simulator Sequences and Lookup Tables.
Mar 2010 - Jan 2011 Portuguese trainee
Mission Analysis Section, Flight Dynamics Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department, Directorate of Operations and Infrastructure (OPS-GFA), ESOC (ESA)
Tasks: Euclid sky coverage strategy analysis, GAIA transfer navigation analysis and STE mission analysis.
Feb 2009 - May 2010 Portuguese trainee
Earth Observation Section, Flight Dynamics Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department, Directorate of Operations and Infrastructure (OPS-GFE), ESOC (ESA)
Tasks: Software development in NAPEOS (Navigation Package for Earth Observation Satellites), routine operations of ERS-2 and ENVISAT (manoeuvre optimisation and preparation), LEOP simulation campaign of CRYOSAT-2, participation in CRYOSAT-2 LEOP.
IVHQ: International Volunteer HQ
Morocco Program, with ILCS: Institute for Leadership and Communication Studies Teaching English in the women association Jossour
Working with mentally disabled people in the association Hadaf
Education and training
Southampton Space System Engineering course
Sep 2008 - Nov 2008
Dynamics and Mathematical Analysis Unit, Control System Division, Electrical Engineering Department, Directorate of Technical and Quality Management (TEC-ECM), ESTEC (ESA)
Tasks: Development of the Low-Thrust Module in the software package STA (Space Trajectory Analysis).
Sep 2007 – Dec 2008
Master degree: Aerospace engineering with ‘cum laude’
University: Delft University of Technology (T.U. Delft)
Master thesis: Analytical Representations of Low-Thrust Trajectories.
Sep 2006 – July 2007
Master program: Space Engineering in the profile Space Mission Design
Main courses: Astrodynamics, Mission Geometry and Orbit Design, Precise Orbit Determination and Rocket Motion.
Sep. 2002 – Nov. 2007:
Licenciatura (5 years): Aerospace engineering
Faculty: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
University: Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Main courses: Aircraft Performance, Structure, Dynamics and Control; Computational and Structure Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Heat and Mass Transfer.
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