Archive for December, 2009

Module 2, Week 9: TWiR

December 20th, 2009 No comments

Module 2 exam is over! I think I did quite well, better than SSP, so I am looking forward the results (even though I spent a lot of time watching the remake of Battlestar Galactica).


Shuttle Enterprise free flight. Source: NASA.

Shuttle Enterprise free flight. Source: NASA.


After the exam, we were free to roam, so on Sunday I went to visit Vincent’s family at Lutzelhouse. They spoiled me A LOT with wine, cheese and tons of food. I am looking forward spending Christmas with them.

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Module 2, Week 8: TWiR

December 13th, 2009 No comments

On Monday we had the microgravity workshop I didn’t take during SSP09. It has been a long time since I did an experiment, so I enjoyed it.

Lectures for this week were focused on corporate law, intellectual property, patent law, and space legislation. On friday, we visited EADS Astrium on Friday. Great professional visit. Still, I am looking forward the next visit: SES.

Finally, I chose my personal assignment: Telecom satellite lifetimes with Dr. Peeters. My decision was based on my experience at Hewlett-Packard and SES’ interest on this topic.

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Module 2, Week 7: TWiR

December 6th, 2009 No comments

Week 7 was focused on best practices in project management, career planning and Team Project. During career planning I met Prof. Dr. Bernd Madauss, who worked several years at SES Astra. He gave me great advice on how to improve my CV.

In the field of Team Project, Thursday was a disaster. We asked the faculty to preview our Friday’s presentation and the feedback was quite negative. Therefore we had to redo the presentation in less than 8 hours. On Friday things went much, much better. Tip for future classes, sleep before a presentation!

In the lighter side of things, I sent this ultimatum to the class (if you don’t understand, Google guinea pigs south park):


I just washed enough dishes to supply the Grand Armee during the Napoleonic Wars (including the 100 days). If you don’t wash your dishes from now on, the Sacred Inca Spirits of the Mountains (Apus) will curse you by removing your local Peruvian flute band. So, if you are attacked by a giant Guinea Pig on your way home, don’t say you were not warned.

Enjoy your evening!

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