CV: Astronaut Support Engineer


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 Date Submitted:13-09-2012
 Last Modified:13-09-2012 (04:35)
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 Current job:Astronaut Support Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:US only
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsInternational business development, language skills, quick understanding of technical subjects, high personal organisation and team work


 Responsibility and self-organization, international work experience, leadership, teamwork, language skills


Career history


Astronaut Support Engineer - employed by MEDES seconded to European Space Agency (ESA), European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany

  • In cooperation with NASA and Russian partners, development and implementation of crew support for European astronauts during long duration space flights to the International Space Station (ISS).  Areas of responsibility:
    • Space food: menu development and supervision of manufacturing process of European food
    • Clothing: selection of the suppliers, coordination of certification process and provisioning via cargo vehicles
    • Crew web page: daily uplink to the ISS of  content per crew preference
    • Crew conferences: scheduling and implementation of weekly video conferences with families, friends and colleagues
    • Crew care packages: coordination with families of items to be delivered onboard
    • Launch and landing campaigns: coordination of ESA delegation and of crew support on site in Russia and Kazakhstan
    • Onboard personal data, personal items, comfort equipment
  • In cooperatiom with NASA, provision of crew support during STS-128 and STS-134 Space Shuttle launch campaigns




Project Manager – employed by MEDES seconded to French Space Agency (CNES), Toulouse, France

  •  ‘’Vibrio” - an international project involving countries of Mediterranean basin based on the use of satellite tools for cholera epidemics outbreak prediction, management and prevention.
  • “SAFE” - use of satellite technologies for health early warning systems and epidemics management, e.g. tuberculosis, crisis medicine. Establishment of an operational model and performance of cost and benefit analysis.
  • Feasibility study of the use of space tools for natural resource management
  •  Writing of proposals in responce to European Commission and European Space Agency requests



2006 –2007


Business Engineer -  employed by MEDIAS seconded to French Space Agency (CNES), Toulouse, France

  • Space technologies licensing: establishment of marketing strategies; interface with inventors, partners and potential clients; contract negotiation.
  • Spin-off project management: development of new products and services based of space know-how. Technology transfer to small and medium size companies



2004 – 2005


Business Engineer - Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), Toulouse, France

  • Development of national and international markets for monitiring of fishing vessels via satellite
  • Participation in establishment of marketing and sales strategy
  • Expansion and coordination of retailer network
  • Lobbying with ministries other public institutions
  • First level help desk for clients and retailers
  • Collections follow-up
  • Interface with CLS offices abroad



2000 - 2003


Scientifique guide (part time) - Cité de l’espace, Toulouse, France

  • Guided tours in French, English and Russian


Education and languages

2003 - 2004


Master’s Degree in International Trade,University of Toulouse II, France


2000 - 2003


Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade, University of Toulouse II, France


1993 - 1998

Graduate diploma in French language and literature, State University of Lviv, Ukraine


Russian - native

Ukrainian - native

French - expert

English - expert

Italian - expert

Spanish - intermediate

German – intermediate


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14 February 1977, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan




Diving  - PADI Rescue Diver

Sailing  - ASA 104, bareboat charter

Sports - Running, swimming, fitness



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