About Alexandru Csete

My name is Alex, full name Alexandru Csete, @csete on Twitter, OZ9AEC on the air and YouTube.

I have a Master’s degree in physics from Aarhus University in Denmark. I did my master thesis work in experimental atomic physics at CERN, studying the interaction of slow protons and antiprotons in matter. You can get a copy of my thesis here.

After university, I went to work in the European space industry for about 8 years where I spent most of my time as a software engineer, working with the onboard software for the ESA ATV “Jules Verne” and the Gaia missions.

I have also participated in the Google Lunar X Prize for a few years as member of Team FREDNET, trying to figure out how to send live high-definition video from the Moon.

Since 2011 I have been a development engineer at Thrane & Thrane (now Cobham Satcom) where I am working with control systems and embedded software for stabilized Ku/Ka VSAT antennas. I’m proud to be part of the team that created the world’s best SAILOR and Explorer VSAT antennas.

In addition to the above I am also:


For technical support, please use the support forums and communities that have been set up for that purpose.

I am available for consulting and contract work within space, satcom, and SDR. You can contact me at alex @ acsatcom.com. Please only (paid) work-related emails here.

For private conversations, you can use oz9aec @ gmail.com. I am interested in talking to people who have similar interests, but I will ignore tech support type emails from strangers. I have a full-time job, several freelance jobs, family & friends, and I already spend a lot of time making free, open-source software for others.