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     Date Submitted:30-04-2010
     Last Modified:05-11-2017 (08:21)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors

    Work experience

    Oct 2015 - present

    SSTL - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

    AOCS engineer


    Feb 2011 – Sep 2015

    EUMETSAT, SciSys Deutschland

    LEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer (AOCS) for MetOp-A and MetOp-B:

    . Implement and update operation procedures.

    . Plan and perform routine operation activities.

    . Review Flight Operations Manual (FOM) and database regarding the AOCS subsystem.

    . Develop ground processing procedures in Matlab and Python to assess the AOCS equipment and MetOp attitude performances on a daily basis.

    . Prepare MetOp-A EOL operations: interface with Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning and Ground Stations to create the EOL Operation Implementation Plan document and Spacecraft Operations Instruction (SOI) procedures for EOL.

    . Coordinate and participate in Contingency and EOL rehearsals.

    . Prepare MetOp-B Satellite In-orbit Verification phase (SIOV) operations: interface with Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning and Ground Stations to create the Service Module (SVM) Operation Implementation Plan document and SOI procedures for SIOV.

    . Implement MetOp-B SIOV SVM operations.

    Backup Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding instrument (GRAS) Operations Engineer for MetOp-A and MetOp-B:

    . Perform routine monitoring activities.

    Backup MetOp Simulations Officer and Simulator Maintenance Engineer:

    . Prepare Simulator scenarios for Contingency and EOL rehearsals.

    . Implement Simulator software patches.

    . Update Simulator Sequences and Lookup Tables.


    Mar 2010 - Jan 2011 Portuguese trainee

    Mission Analysis Section, Flight Dynamics Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department, Directorate of Operations and Infrastructure (OPS-GFA), ESOC (ESA)

    Tasks: Euclid sky coverage strategy analysis, GAIA transfer navigation analysis and STE mission analysis.


    Feb 2009 - May 2010 Portuguese trainee

    Earth Observation Section, Flight Dynamics Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department, Directorate of Operations and Infrastructure (OPS-GFE), ESOC (ESA)

    Tasks: Software development in NAPEOS (Navigation Package for Earth Observation Satellites), routine operations of ERS-2 and ENVISAT (manoeuvre optimisation and preparation), LEOP simulation campaign of CRYOSAT-2, participation in CRYOSAT-2 LEOP.


    Volunteer Work

    October 2013

    IVHQ: International Volunteer HQ

    Morocco Program, with ILCS: Institute for Leadership and Communication Studies Teaching English in the women association Jossour

    Working with mentally disabled people in the association Hadaf


    Education and training

    June 2012

    Southampton Space System Engineering course


    Sep 2008 - Nov 2008


    Dynamics and Mathematical Analysis Unit, Control System Division, Electrical Engineering Department, Directorate of Technical and Quality Management (TEC-ECM), ESTEC (ESA)

    Tasks: Development of the Low-Thrust Module in the software package STA (Space Trajectory Analysis).


    Sep 2007 – Dec 2008

    Master degree: Aerospace engineering with ‘cum laude’

    University: Delft University of Technology (T.U. Delft)

    Master thesis: Analytical Representations of Low-Thrust Trajectories.


    Sep 2006 – July 2007

    Master program: Space Engineering in the profile Space Mission Design

    Main courses: Astrodynamics, Mission Geometry and Orbit Design, Precise Orbit Determination and Rocket Motion.


    Sep. 2002 – Nov. 2007:

    Licenciatura (5 years): Aerospace engineering

    Faculty: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)

    University: Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

    Main courses: Aircraft Performance, Structure, Dynamics and Control; Computational and Structure Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Heat and Mass Transfer. 

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