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As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now seeking payloads that could fly on those spacecraft despite concerns from some scientists that they don’t know if their experiments are compatible with those landers. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:00:25 +0000
The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for Dec. 30, Iridium CEO Matt Desch said today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:26:14 +0000
SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer global communications for autonomous vessels. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:44:31 +0000
Between now and when the the Air Force starts buying launch services from new competitors, ULA and SpaceX will be competing “one mission at a time.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:23:01 +0000
To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:11:40 +0000
Intelsat invested in Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a U.K.-headquartered group of companies with telecom infrastructure in Africa, to reach "ultra-rural" parts of the sub-Saharan side of the continent. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:37:44 +0000
As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites from orbital weapons that would seek to damage or destroy U.S. assets in space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:27:27 +0000
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:58:08 +0000
This was ULA’s eighth launch this year, the 131st since the company was formed in 2006, and will be its 50th launch for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:57:26 +0000
A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:52:46 +0000
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37:17 +0000
For all the enthusiasm about lunar exploration, and announcements made during the conference, there were far fewer specific details about just how to achieve those goals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:57 +0000
ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems and others in the race to build affordable high-tech antennas that can link with satellite constellations in non-geosynchronous orbits. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:40:09 +0000
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Schiess: Gen. Raymond “is pushing us to look at ways to be more responsive.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:06:02 +0000
Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who backed the winning entry in a suborbital spaceflight competition and later funded development of a massive air-launch system, passed away Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:50:15 +0000
The status of proposals to create a separate branch of the U.S. military devoted to space will be the subject of the next meeting of the National Space Council on Oct. 23. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:37:00 +0000
Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications raised $16 million from investors, securing funding to build and launch its first-generation constellation of up to 15 satellites, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:24:23 +0000
The White House just released a year-long study of the U.S. defense industrial base that was billed as the deepest dive in decades into the state of the nation’s defense industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:03:08 +0000
Eric Béranger, former chief executive of satellite constellation venture OneWeb, has left the company entirely, OneWeb confirmed Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:31:23 +0000
Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies expect their $34 billion merger, announced Sunday, will create the sixth largest defense contractor in the United States while saving $500 million in corporate costs by three years of closing. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-04-2017
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     Current job:R&D Remote Sensing Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsProximal and remote sensing of soil moisture and crops, satellite calibration and validation, in-situ monitoring networks, cosmic-ray neutron probes, GNSS-R, team leader, project management
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    Telecommunication engineer and PhD in remote sensing of essential climate variables with 10 years of work experience in research and research management, and casual tertiary education teaching. Able to initiate/manage cross-functional, multi-cultural teams, as well as multi-disciplinary projects involving ESA, NASA, and JAXA. Passionate about conducting and managing research which has a positive societal impact, science outreach, and promoting gender equity in STEM disciplines.

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

    RESEARCH MANAGEMENT / DECISION MAKING / SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION / ORGANISATION & PLANNING / CRITICAL THINKING / DATA ANALYSIS / CODING, MATHS & IT TOOLS / RELATIONSHIP BUILDING / INITIATIVE 

     

    LANGUAGES

    ENGLISH    Proficient 

    SPANISH     Native

    CATALAN    Native

    ITALIAN    Fluent

     

    PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    ** POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

    Monash University, Department of Civil Engineering / Clayton, AUSTRALIA / May 2011 – April 2016

    Worked on several national and international projects involving ground and airborne field experiments, validation of soil moisture/vegetation satellite products from NASA and JAXA, sensor networks, and new-concept instruments to monitor soil moisture and crop properties.

    - PI of a Grains Research and Development Corporation project for surface soil moisture and crop growth estimation using Global Navigation Satellite Systems. 

    - Planned and coordinated the GNSS-R Experiments over land in Australia (2013-2014), the first of their kind world-wide using a new proof-of-concept technology developed by colleagues in UPC-BarcelonaTech.

    - Coordinated the third Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiment (SMAPEx-3), an international research project with 22 participants of 5 countries, including universities, research institutes, and space agencies. This field experiment was part of the NASA SMAP pre-launch Cal/Val rehearsal activities.

    - Managed the Australian Hydrological Monitoring Network (OzNet) in terms of data processing, archiving, and distribution to end-users. Planned the required maintenance tasks and coordinated the work of the technical staff. During this time, (i) the whole network was upgraded and radio-communication systems installed to access the data online, (ii) OzNet data was being used by NASA for the validation of NASA SMAP soil moisture products.

    - Established and maintained relationships with small- and stakeholders in the Australian agriculture sector, which led to joint research projects.
     

    ** EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Barcelona Expert Centre (BEC) / Barcelona, SPAIN / Feb 2007 – April 2011

    BEC was established in 2007 as a joint venture of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council). Initially, its focus was to provide scientific consulting for the European Space Agency SMOS mission, but then expanded into a multi-disciplinary remote sensing research, and data distribution and visualisation institute.

    - Contributed to the writing of project proposals, reports and presentations in support of the BEC Chair.

    - Chaired internal management meetings, and attended kick-off and progress meetings with government bodies and industry partners.

    - Coordinated the progress of the research and directly supervised 6 research staff. Accountable to ensure that the BEC Team delivered project milestones and outputs on time.

    - Coordinated the tasks of the 2 IT staff in terms of hardware purchases and maintenance, software development in support of the research staff, and operational connectivity to/from DPGS (Data Processing Ground Segment, European Space Agency centre in Madrid, Spain) and to/from SMOS CP34 (Centro de Producción de Datos de Niveles 3 y 4), the Spanish National data distribution centre for higher level satellite products.

     

    ** TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) / Barcelona, SPAIN / Sep 2003 – Feb 2006

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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