CV: Aerospace Engineer


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 Date Submitted:30-04-2010
 Last Modified:05-11-2017 (08:21)
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 Current job:Aerospace Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors

Work experience

Oct 2015 - present

SSTL - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

AOCS engineer


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.


Volunteer Work

October 2013

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

June 2012

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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