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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:01:12 +0000
Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who ran the French film and television studio Canal Plus before taking the helm of the world’s third largest satellite fleet operator, has joined the board of directors of Netflix. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:17:20 +0000
The foundation running the Google Lunar X Prize announced Jan. 23 that the $20 million grand prize for a commercial lunar lander will expire at the end of March without a winner. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:12:21 +0000
Morten Tengs, Telenor Satellite’s CEO, says direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting is still the largest revenue generator for the operator, but Thor-7 now has “a substantial maritime datacom business,” as well as some land-based customers in the Middle East. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:22:40 +0000
The successful launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket Jan. 20 also tested a kick stage designed to circularize the orbits of its satellite payloads. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:17:07 +0000
The first federal government shutdown in more than four years came to a swift end Jan. 22 but served as a warning of what a future shutdown could do to both government and commercial space efforts. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:35:56 +0000
As Kepler approaches the end of its life, NASA’s next mission to search for exoplanets is gearing up for launch. Technicians are completing final tests on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a NASA mission scheduled for launch this spring. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:45:31 +0000
CSIS: From 2013 to 2015, contracts on space products plummeted by 56 percent, and R&D fell by 47 percent. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:38:02 +0000
Kepler Communications, a Canadian startup designing a low-Earth-orbit constellation for satellite connectivity, says its first satellite is performing as expected following a Jan. 19 launch on China’s Long March 11 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:35:11 +0000
SpaceX and mobile satellite services provider Iridium, now halfway through deploying the Iridium Next constellation, are preparing for their fifth mission on March 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:20:14 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:56:18 +0000
The SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite flew aboard a U.S. Air Force Atlas 5 rocket. This was the 75th launch carried out by the Atlas 5. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:01:46 +0000
As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:54:25 +0000
California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:20 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:46:13 +0000
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:16-11-2015
     Last Modified:09-10-2017 (02:46)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations, Mission Analysis, AOCS, Interplanetary missions, Small satellites, Earth Observation
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Jan 2016–Ongoing
    Sentinel-3 System and Spacecraft Controller
    Telespazio VEGA Dtl. at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt (Germany)
    ▪ Earth Observation LEO Spacecraft monitoring and commanding according to schedule and FCT requests (SCOS-2000 and Packet Utilization Standard)
    ▪ Ground segment and service chain monitoring.
    ▪ First line of contingency response and escalation. Anomaly reporting.
    ▪ Interface with service providers, Copernicus PDGS network and other partner institutions.
    ▪ 24/7 system operation and assisting in configuring and testing the operational system
    Support to the analyst team in the creation of reporting tools (Excel VBA)
    ▪ Verification, testing and fine tuning of the operational procedures in the transition from launch to routine operations

    May 2015–Sep 2015
    UAV Navigation Research Assistant
    Institut Politechnique des Sciences Avancées, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)
    Development and implementation of the attitude control and navigation algorithms for UAVs and flying robotics. On-Board sensors fusion using Kalman filter. Prototyping of a filter and control algorithms test platform, a simplified system to tune filters and simulate UAV performances for research and education purposes from a computer interface (Matlab/Simulik + XBEE + Arduino). Prototyping of a low cost Inertial Motion Unit.

    Mar 2013–Jan 2015
    BI and Strategy Analyst
    Fondaki SIP-ner, Bilbao (Spain)
    Technological trends and state-of-the-art prospects, analysis of international supply chain and geostrategic information. I have worked in projects related to machine-tool, smart factory and components manufacturing in Mexico, Brazil, China and US. I also represented my company in the R&D team of NER Group, the matrix group of our company.

    Jul 2012–Jan 2013
    Venus Express Science Operations Development Trainee (ESAC Traineeship)
    European Space Agency / European Space astronomy Center (ESA/ESAC), Madrid (Spain)
    Support to the Venus Express Science Operations Centre. Development of a tool for Science Operations Planning and Science Oportunity Analisys called "Solar System Science Operations Laboratory (SOLab)". SOLab. Programmed in IDL using SPICE libraries. Tool used in Venus Express to calculate and optimise observations and time windows, fulfilling the mission constraints. It allows to visualizethe expected attitude and pointing of the spacecraft, both in 2D and 3D. Development of a new pointing module and interfaces with other ESA software (MAPPS). New possible implementations to BepiColombo, SolarOrbiter, MarcoPolo-R.

    Nov 2011–Dec 2011
    Design Engineer (Part-Time Internship)
    ESDRAS Automática, SL, Las Rozas de Madrid (Spain)
    Planification, geometry and CAD (Catia V5, SolidEdge): project preparation and configuration analysis for solar power plants; design of off-shore wind turbine components.

    Oct 2009–Jun 2011
    Computer assistant
    Complutense University of Madrid - CMU Sta. M. de Europa, Madrid (Spain)
    Purchasing management and computers, network mainteinance and webpage development.

    EDUCATION

    Sep 2014–Sep 2015
    M.Sc. Space Science and Technology
    University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain)

    Covering topics on: Astrodynamics, Space Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Optics, Data Processing, Spacecraft subsystems, Remote sensing, Space Materials. Master Thesis: "Sensors Fusion using Kalman Filter" at IPSA Paris with an Erasmus+ studentship.

    Sep 2006–Jun 2012
    M.Sc Aeronautical Engineering
    Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos. TU Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    Spanish 5 years program (MSc level). Specialized in Aerospace Propulsion.
    Final year project: "Systems Engineering for UPMSat-2" (passed with honors).
    UPMsat-2 is a small satellite (~50kg) developed in the TU Madrid. The aim of the project was tailoring the Systems Engineering methodology to a small satellite, with special effort on adapting the methodology of the ECSS standards. The main task was the development the requirements engineering and the preparation of AIVP (Assembly, Integration & Verification Plan) and SEP (Systems Engineering Plan), while retaining a system-minded vision of the project for the whole life-cycle.

    Additional Information

    Associative experience
    ▪ I coordinated the comunication and funding group at my University Dorm during two years and I colaborated in the organization of the photography and short film contests.
    ▪ Experience working in multidisciplinar and international teams during my traineeship in the European Space Agency and my work in the UPMSat-2
    Organisational / managerial skills
    ▪ Head (2008-10) of the students association "SAE Aeronáuticos" at Technical University of Madrid, bond to "Society of Automotive Engineers" International.
    ▪ Co-founder of EHUspace (2015), student for the development of space technologies at the Basque Country University.
    ▪ Collaborator at IPSA Space Systems. Implementation of an OTS navigation system for a rocket-deployed UAV (PX4 Autopilot)
     

    Digital competences
    Advanced user experience in MS Windows and GNU/Linux (openSuse, Ubuntu and Debian) and as basic user of OS X. User of Office automation software ( MS Office, Libreoffice), and technical software as STK, GasTurb, Solid Edge, Catia v5. Programming in Fortran 90 (basic), C (basic), Matlab /Simulin (medium) and IDL (medium). Version management with CVS

    Workshops

    J.H.P Oosthoek, P. Arriazu and R. Marco Figuera. Shall we send humans to Holden Crater? How a geodesic GIS approach can aid the landing site selection for future missions to Mars (Poster). First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, Houston, TX. October 2015

    A. Cardesín, M. Costa, M. Almeida, N.Altobelli, P.Arriazu. The Solar System Science Operations Laboratory: A science opportunity analysis for MarcoPolo-R? (Poster). Astrobiological and cosmochemical implications of MarcoPolo-R sampling of a primitive Asteroid International Symposium, Barcelona(Spain), January 2013


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