French National Space Agency (CNES)

Consultant / Spacecraft Facilities Manager (RMCU) in spacecraft preparation complex (EPCU)
1992 – 1995
Kourou, French Guiana


•Availability of equipment/site team for spacecraft launch campaign

•Key interface manager, liaising between spacecraft customer & CSG management

•Upgraded EPCU facilities & spacecraft processing, accelerated Ariane 4 & Ariane 5

•Successfully completed 7 Ariane launch campaigns, working with limited resources to fixed launch dates

•Produced promotional video, EPCU operations in French/English


Consultant / Assistant Manager Systems Analysis Department

•Supervision & training of 35 staff in 3 sections: fluids/gases, chemical laboratory & physical measurements

•Management of departmental services, administration & contracts

•Co-ordination & supervision of spacecraft operations, including hazardous fuelling tasks

•Ensuring correct working procedures, safety & security of personnel

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