CV: International Space Station Operations Engineer for the Columbus module


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 Date Submitted:26-11-2012
 Last Modified:13-10-2015 (11:24)
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 Current job:International Space Station Operations Engineer for the Columbus module
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsReal-time spacecraft operations, Space systems, International space station, Strong international experience, Operation engineer


I am a Master Graduate in Space Engineering with 5 years of experience in the operations of the International Space Station. I also have a strong international experience and prefer to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment, where I can acquire competence in space technology. My current notice period is according to German regulations (4 weeks to the 15th or the end of the month).


CAM-Systems/Space Munich, Germany (Jan 2010-Present)
Operations engineer Columbus module – International Space Station
Member of Columbus Flight Control Team for the Data Management Subsystem. In addition since December 2013 Cross-certified in TCS/EPDS&ECLSS subsystem.

Certified for real-time on-console work by passing European and NASA practical simulations and theoretical evaluation boards checking knowledge of ISS/Columbus subsystem and operations.

On-console: Responsible for real-time monitoring & control of Columbus' Data Management System which involves coordination with NASA flight controllers. Daily usage of operational products such as Flight Rules, Commanding and Operational Interface Procedures as well as engineering support notes. 

Off-console: Involvement in off-line analysis, cross-sectional coordination meetings and product validation as well as developing real-time troubleshooting and recovery plans for multi-element on-board anomalies in close cooperation with ground engineering support teams.

Higher Education

2007 – 2009 MSc in Astronautics and Space engineering 
Joint European Double Master Programme in Space Science and Technology.
Masters are awarded from Luleå Technical University and Cranfield University
( The degree was built on studies on the following locations:

·      Utah State University         Logan, USA (Feb 2009 – Sept 2009)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering
Master thesis: The influence of uncertainties of attitude sensors on attitude determination accuracy by linear covariance analysis

Publication: J. Blomqvist, R. Fullmer, "The influence of uncertainties of attitude sensors on attitude determination accuracy by linear covariance analysis", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7691, 76910I (2010) 

·      Cranfield University                Cranfield, England (Oct 2008 – Feb 2009)
Department of Aerospace engineering
Main modules:Space Propulsion, Classical Control, Multivariable Control 

·      Kiruna Space Campus          Kiruna, Sweden (Feb 2008 – June 2008)
Department of Space Physics
Main modules:Space Electronics, Spacecraft Environment Interaction, Radar based observations, Image processing

·      Julius-Maximilians University               Würzburg, Germany (Oct 2007 – Feb 2008)
Department of Computer Science
Main modules: Space Dynamics, Spacecraft System Design, Space Physics, The Object Oriented approach
Group Project: CanSat. Responsible for PCB routing and hardware mounting.

2003 – 2007 Undergraduate studies       

·      Luleå University of Technology     Luleå,Sweden (Aug 2003-June 2007)
Space Engineering Program  

·      Monash University                    Melbourne, Australia (June 2006 – Dec 2006)
Study abroad exchange studies.
Main modules:Aerospace engineering, Aircraft structures, Computer-Assisted Engineering

Other Experience & Education

Tutor in University Physics. Luleå University of Technology          (Jan-July 2007)

Social & Communication project                    Archangelsk, Russia  (Mars 2006)
Luleå University of Technology & Pomor State University. This was a successful social and communication skills experiment involving mathematical problem solving and cultural experiences together with Russian and Norwegian university students.

Upper Secondary School                     (1996-2000)
Hedbergska Gymnasiumet, Sundsvall, Sweden

Language & IT skills

·      Swedish: Mother tongue. English: Fluent. German: Beginner.

·      Matlab/Simulink.

·      LaTex. 

·      MS Office.

Awards & Scholarships

January 2008: ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Exploration
      Scholarshipfor preparation of thesis and final study year.

January 2009: Sweden’s Engineers Scholarship
      Scholarship for studies abroad.

Both scholarshipsconsider academic achievements and motivation of further studies.

Early Relevant Work Experience

·      Swedish Space Corporation                  (2008, Summer vacation replacement, Jun-Aug)       
Satellite Operator, surveillance and control. 

·      Military Service              (June 2000 -  May 2001)
Main activities were encryption, decryption, and distribution of classified information.

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