Spacecraft Operations Engineer (SOE)
CNES - French Space Agency
Dates Employed Jan 2016 – Present
Employment Duration 5 yrs 2 mos
Location Toulouse, Occitanie, France
» Responsible for JASON-2 & JASON-3 spacecraft operations
- Prepare and execute spacecraft operations for nominal (routine and expertise) and contingency cases (Safe Hold Mode recovery, anomaly detection and recovery)
- Analyze, monitor and report on spacecraft performance and health status (AOCS, power, command and control, thermal and payload subsystems)
- Maintain Flight Operations procedures and spacecraft database up-to-date wrt new requirements or failure workaround
- Interface with international (ESAC, NASA, JPL, NOAA, JAXA, EUMETSAT) and industrials (THALES ALENIA SPACE) partners
- ECSS and CCSDS standards skills
» Responsible for technical coordination within our team (7 engineers):
- Actions follow-up
- Weekly meeting
- Routine and on-call schedule
» Responsible for PROTEUS platform (JASON-2, JASON-3, CALIPSO, SMOS) in-service support
» Responsible for spacecraft and ground stations simulator interface with our subcontractor SPACEBEL
» Responsible for MICROCARB (under development) spacecraft operations
» Support to TARANIS (under development) spacecraft operations :
- Technical Qualification
- LEOP operations and planning
» Support a regular on-call service.
Spacecraft Facilities Operations Manager (Ariane 5, Soyuz, Vega)
CNES - French Space AgencyDates Employed Apr 2012 – Dec 2015
Employment Duration 3 yrs 9 mos
Location Kourou, French Guiana
» Managed 10 spacecraft interleaved launch campaigns at European Space Center located in Kourou, French Guiana.
» Work closely with spacecraft manufacturers (Airbus D&S, Thales Alenia Space, OHB, Orbital ATK, SS Loral, ISRO…) and operators (ESA, SES, Intelsat, Eutelsat…) for our launch service provider (Arianespace) on the European Spaceport
» Responsible for all the technical and logistic support required regarding the spacecraft health checks and final preparation (electrical, mechanical, thermal and propulsion), propellant loading operations and transfer onto the launcher
» Responsible for the cleanrooms compliance w.r.t. the environmental parameters (temperature, hygrometry, cleanliness) specified by our customers
» Responsible for managing and coordinating facilities operations w.r.t. safety compliance (Seveso 2 establishment) while supervising maintenance activities to ensure the launch campaign is performed in the state of the art
» Experience with Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega satellite launch system interfaces
» Steer lean management to continually improve the current process, methods and tools
Business Analysis Consulting - Airbus Configuration Management on Change Process A350-A380
Capgemini for Airbus
Dates Employed Mar 2011 – Apr 2012
Employment Duration 1 yr 2 mos
The Change Process allows to identify and qualify a change (either requested by the manufacturer or by the customer), to confirm the impacted organizations within Airbus and its Suppliers, to investigate on its impacts (technical, industrial, and commercial), to take the decision to implement it, and to ensure that all tasks have been achieved to approve the modification for final certification.
» Implemented business process improvements in order to optimize and enhance efficiency on processes, methods and tools (A320/A380/A350)
» Supported Clients in their business transformation
Business Analysis Consulting - A380 PLM projects portfolio management
Dates Employed Nov 2009 – Jul 2011
Employment Duration 1 yr 9 mos
The Product Lifecycle Management - PLM - is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal. PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise. PLM systems help organizations in coping with the increasing complexity and engineering challenges of developing new products for the global competitive markets.
In this field, Capgemini provides a complete area of solutions including consulting, application development and support on every stage of the business cycle from the product idea to the operational use.
» Support and assistance to the PLM manager
» Contribution to projects follow-up, risk analysis and change management reviews
» Requirements analysis of PLM projects and reporting (KPI & Dashboard integration)
» Reduced the management costs, enhanced efficiency and improved A380 PLM projects portfolio management
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