UniS Exams Are Over!!

May 26, 2006, at 18:02 UTC

The sun shined intensively and a chilled breeze swept through the surrounding air. This was such a lovely day to complete my last electronics and computers engineering exam at UniS. This was sufficient reason to make me overjoyed, but then I got news that my contribution to a Giove/A module, up in space, was switched-on for the first time... and it worked. There had to be celebration, so we went to Kingston, where there is the best all you can eat Chinese. Obviously there had to be Tsintaos involved. What a great day!!


DjRiver - Free Chilling Vibes

April 25, 2005, at 02:29 UTC

Composing poetry (coding) late at night... there is nothing better than listening to some chilaxing music compilations from Dj-River. They are free to download at his website. Make sure you get one of the colorful rooms. The green one is just exceptional - well, they all are!


GIOVE/A - The First of Galileo Test Satellite

December 28, 2005, at 20:12 UTC

Today is a historical day for Europe! This is due to the successful launch of the GIOVE/A satellite. This satellite is the first to provide validation signals for the ambitious European Galileo Project. This global navigation system will eventually deploy around 30 satellites providing a complementary positioning system to the current American (GPS) and Russian (GLONASS) systems. Aboard this satellite there is both hardware and software developed by me.


SSETI Launched

October 27, 2005, at 12:31 UTC

Today three special satellites were launched into orbit. Two were made by SSTL, the company where I spent the last year. The third satellite was the first result of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Students Space Exploration and Technology Initiative (SSETI), a program in which I had the privilege to participate when it was in its very early stages.


New Website

January 26, 2004, at 00:00 UTC

Almost ten years after my first webpage, and many others in between, here is another one!


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