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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
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While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
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The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-08-2012
     Last Modified:10-08-2017 (09:44)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsoperations, data handling, payload
    CV

    PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Sex Female | Date of birth 20/12/1987 | Nationality Indian

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    01/07/2017–Present Mission Planning Operations Engineer - LEO Satellites
    LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
    Key Responsibilities are, but not limited to;
    ▪ Working for the customer DLR for multiple LEO missions
    ▪ Generating timelines for LEO satellites including Firbird, TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X missions using planning tool PINTA developed in house, along with in house developed planning system based on Windows OS.
    ▪ Having a very good over view of the missions due to interactions withh external and internal parties like customers, scheduling offices, flight dynamics, ground stations and operator teams.
    ▪ Planning customer requests into the timeline
    ▪ Support anomaly investigations to provide inputs related to customer orders.
    ▪ Testing planning tools for upcoming missions

    01/03/2014–30/06/2017 Spacecraft Operations Engineer- PAY-DHS-TTC sub systems- MEO Satellites
    LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
    Key Responsibilities are, but not limited to:
    ▪ Working for the customer DLR-GfR (DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen) mbH for the Galileo mission for both IOV and FOC satellites.
    ▪ Perform nominal, contingency, and special operations on Payload, Data handling and TT&C subsystems.
    Interactions with several segments (ground, space, IOT, LEOP) of the mission in the framework of operations.
    ▪ Operation preparations and execution for anomaly handling, anomaly investigation, and anomaly resolutions. – Especially valuable involvement during the operations and analysis for contingencies regarding atomic clocks and on board software upload and patches.
    ▪ Regular monthly offline data and trend analysis for payload , data handling and TTC subsystems, extensivelong-term performance and health trend analysis for on board atomic clocks.
    ▪ Regular Flight operation procedure maintenance, including creation, editing and validation using MOIS tool.
    ▪ Participation in pre-launch System Compatibility Test Campaigns for FOC family satellites.
    ▪ Participation in simulations for software uploads, contingency scenarios and commissioning
    ▪ Participation in LEOP handover and platform commissioning
    ▪ Preparation and execution of S/C configuration change requests, on board database changes, and ad-hoc operations.
    ▪ Expert on SCOS2000 , OBSM, PUS services , OBDH , time tagged commanding
    ▪ Training and guidance for new recruits
    ▪ Creating shell scripts to simplify regular recurring operational tasks.

    05/03/2013–01/03/2014 Spacecraft and Ground Controller
    LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
    Key Responsibilities were, but not limited to:
    ▪ Working for the customer DLR-GfR (DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen) mbH for the Galileo mission for both IOV and FOC satellites.
    ▪ Post-launch activities for Galileo (European satellite navigation system).
    ▪ Manual routine operations for the ground control and flight control activities.
    ▪ Partial and fully automated handling of routine operations for the ground control and flight control activities.
    ▪ Execution of regular planning requests and ad-hoc requests
    ▪ Flight and ground control support during special operation

    01/05/2012–31/08/2012 Intern
    Astrium GmbH (AIRBUS/EADS), Munich (Germany)
    Generate a software tool for raw GNSS data analysis, and to analyze the data over a period of time.
    The tool was coded in Matlab, and documented for future use

    01/08/2009–31/08/2010 Associate Software Engineer
    Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune/Mumbai (India)
    ▪ Responsibilities included functional testing (manual)
    ▪ Test Data Management (using XML),
    ▪ Manual and automated test data creation
    ▪ Functional Testing (manual)
    ▪ Trained for tools Quick Test Professional, Rational Functional Tester, Quality Centre, HP Load Runner.

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    01/10/2010–28/02/2013 Master’s in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology EQF level 7
    Technical University, Munich, Munich (Germany)
    Key Subjects:
    ▪ Earth System Sciences Digital Communication
    ▪ Spacecraft technology
    ▪ Numerical Modelling
    ▪ Orbital Mechanics
    ▪ Image processing
    ▪ Spacecraft orbit and attitude control
    ▪ Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    Successfully completed Specialization:
    ▪ Satellite Navigation
    ▪ Precise GNSS

    Thesis topic:
    ▪ Assessment of GNSS Real time (kinematic) positioning applications with RTKLIB as a case study

    01/08/2005 Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology EQF level 6
    Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune (India)
    Information Technology
    Completed with grade- distinction


    PERSONAL SKILLS
    Mother tongue(s) Marathi, Hindi
    Other language(s) English C2 - TOEFL 110/120
    German B2 -B2 Goethe Zertifikat
    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Communication skills ▪ Good communication skills gained through handling operations with varying degree of complexity on daily basis in a team of 4 (2 Controllers and 2 Engineers), in a 24x7 environment.
    ▪ Transition from India to Germany has equipped me to better understand different cultures and people.


    Digital competence
    Proficient user
    Digital competences
    Languages: MySQL, C/C++,Matlab,Shell script
    Java Technologies: Apache Struts2,Hibernate (ORM library),JSP Servlets
    Platforms: Linux/Unix,Windows
    Tools/Applications: Basics of STK-AGI (System/Satellite tool kit), SCOS-2000,SIMSAT


    Other skills Personal interests and achievements
    ▪ National Children's Science Congress- First Prize at District level.
    ▪ Worked with a scientist, during high school, at Inter-University for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India.
    ▪ Merit holder in State Talent Search, Ashok Jain Mathematics and Middle School scholarships.
    ▪ Completion of National level extreme adventure races in India with mountaineering as primary activity.
    ▪ Three 15 days mountaineering expeditions in Himalayas, India.
    ▪ Enthusiastic participation in extreme sports like bungee jumping, sky diving, waterfall rappelling and white water rafting.
    ▪ Amateur photographer with achievement of district level photography prizes.
    ▪ Longtime basketball player. Captain of University women's basketball team at zonal level in 2008
    ▪ Participation in theater workshops and stage dance performances.
    ▪ Completion of a short film and association with the Marathi commercial film industry (Maharashtra, India), during performance of a short role.


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Projects Year 2010 -2012
    Altimetry project
    ▪ Sea Level Change Calculation using Envisat Altimeter data for a period of three years.
    ▪ Responsibilities included determining the sanity of data and assigning weights depending upon priority.
    ▪ Coding was done in Matlab.
    ▪ Version control was done using TortoiseSVN subversion client.
    Satellite Mission Design Project
    ▪ Designing a mission for a LEO, low inclination satellite for observation in the tropical regions, with an emphasis on Amazon basin
    ▪ Responsibilities included deciding the instrument on-board, determining possible level 1 and level 2 products.
    ▪ Orbit and coverage of the satellite were simulated using STK
    E-tutor-A Learning and Content Management System
    ▪ Sponsored by: Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
    ▪ A software e-learning solution developed for the training cell of the company. The tool was coded in Java, using Struts and Hibernate framework
    Year 2005 -2009
    Fast food database management system
    ▪ Developed using VB and oracle
    Seminars/Trainings Year 2013 - Present
    ▪ Project Management 1 - Basic concepts in project management and case studies involving Microsoft Project software
    2010 - 2012
    ▪ Attended Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event(JURSE) 2011
    2005 – 2009
    ▪ Presented paper on application of artificial intelligence in local transport system Presented a seminar on virtual retina display
     


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