Ever wondered what you need to become a Satellite Control Centre operator?

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Never seen the requirements & qualifications listed before so heres the official lowdown. Taken from the current Eutelsat vacancies page


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Reporting to the SCC Operations Manager, perform the monitoring and control functions at the SCC associated with the in-orbit Eutelsat satellites, the Telemetry, Command and Ranging (TCR) stations and the SCC data processing system, working within a shift system to provide 24/7 manning at the SCC. The function is highly responsible where all activities are performed by a team of dedicated and motivated individuals aiming at safety of the satellite fleet and maximising availability for commercial services.

DUTIES:
- Execute all planned operations of the satellites, TCR stations and SCC data processing systems according to pre-defined procedures and planning.
- Perform constant monitoring of the fleet and take immediate corrective action in the event of a satellite anomaly or ground system anomaly.
- Responsible for contacting on-call engineering staff in the event of a satellite or ground system anomaly and assisting in data provision, analysis and recovery.
- Liaise with the controllers of the Eutelsat Communications System Control Centre (CSC) in order to implement satellite payload reconfigurations.
- Manage the TCR and SCC system resources in real time to ensure constant monitoring and control of the fleet.
- Actively participate to training programmes in order to maintain an overall level of proficiency such that the above duties can be performed with the maximum safety and reliability.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Higher technical education or equivalent in space engineering, telecommunications or related field (Bac+2).
- 2-3 years experience of in-orbit satellite control.
- Desire to work as part of an international team.
- Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities under pressure.
- Able to work in a constantly evolving and dynamic environment.
- Availability for shift work (including nights and weekends).
- Excellent knowledge of one of the official languages of Eutelsat (English or French) and good knowledge of the other.
 

Analoguesat

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I wonder if tinkering with an array of battered second hand dishes counts? :-rofl2
 

Llew

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Well. I've got a Higher National Cert. in Telecommunications - I just need to be able to find a way of moving those satellites around :-rofl2

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Channel Hopper

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Llew said:
Well. I've got a Higher National Cert. in Telecommunications - I just need to be able to find a way of moving those satellites around :-rofl2

Llew

According to those that worked on the Olympus satellite at 19 West, not a lot apart from a finger on a button.

_http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13117871.100-nineweek-battle-that-saved-olympus-.html
 
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