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Ingeniero de Operaciones II at AGENCIA BOLIVIANA ESPACIAL
Miguel Contreras was born in Potosí, Bolivia in 1988. In year 2001, his family moved over La Paz city, continued his studies in school, and then started studying Telecommunications Engineering at Universidad Catolica Boliviana "San Pablo". After a four year major and having gained experience as intern at a local telecommunications operator Nuevatel PCS de Bolivia S.A. in the Regulations Area, he started working for Banco de Credito de Bolivia S.A. as Network Administrator during years 2011 - 2012. Once the application for the TKSAT-1 training program was accepted and an internship awarded, Miguel moved to Beijing, People's Republic of China together with a group of 64 engineers that were awarded the opportunity to be trained on Satellite Operations and later have a chance to work for the government agency for space affairs Agencia Boliviana Espacial. Miguel currently works as an Operations Engineer at the main facility of Operation and Control of the TKSAT-1 Satellite in Amachuma, La Paz. Personal duties include satellite routines, such as maneuver executions, subsystem tasks executions, sensor and device protection, monitoring as well as local operations of ground equipment.