Felipe is a Civil Industrial Engineer graduated in the Arturo Prat University (UAP), Iquique, Chile, in 2022. He started to acquire experience related with the aerospace sector in 2019, when he got a scholarship from UAP to participate in the Project PoSSUM program called “Advanced PoSSUM Academy Training”, while he was a student. After the graduation, in 2021, he applied to the Analog Mission in LunAres Research Center in Poland. Six months later after the application, he was chosen as the commander of the mission “Eirene” in september, 2021. One year later, september 2022, Felipe applied for the KARI Space Training program from South Korea Space Agency (KARI), where he got new skills related with the aerospace industry and the opportunities that provides in terms of economy, education, I+D, etc. Up to date, he is studying courses with the Argentinian Space Agency (CONAE) and applying for KARI-ST 2023 edition. One of the next goals is to pursue a postgraduate related with the aerospace sector.
Now, Felipe is working in UAP to settle the first Space Program to the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering (FIA), to add the knowledge related with the aerospace perspective and the opportunities that Iquique, and Chile, provides to improve the skills needed for the upcoming space programs and challenges that are expected to resolve in the future, and is member from the “Asociación Chilena del Espacio A.G” (ACHIDE), working to develop the space industry in Chile.