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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Though an emerging market, the global nanosatellite market is highly competitive, with major players competing against each other to make a mark in the global market. The companies are adopting both organic and inorganic market strategies such as business expansions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, product launches, and acquisitions, among others, to strengthen their position in the market. The high growth of the nanosatellite market is unprecedented for the satellite industry and will...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin's significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin's multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses. The MM Array ...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million. U-Class payloads are miniature space research satellites that ty...
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2009
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    Nationality : French

    UCSC, USA Intensive session (October – March) : TOEFL preparation, debate, business, computer skills... University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

    2003 – 2004 Master in Mathematics and Computer Sciences UJF, IMAG Mathematics - Visualization scientific (2D, 3D), Numeric algorithms,CAD, curved and surfaces, Signal, - Matlab : many applications (image, data visualization, Fourier, ...). Computer Sciences - C, C++, - Introduction to data model in XML and creation of web services, - Imagery 2D and 3D : Synthesis of images and animations, - Vision : Convolution, filtering of images. Extraction of indices ... Project Numerical model of monuments in 3D. Buildings are scanned using laser. Measurements contain missing parts. The created software (C++ and OpenGL) allows users to complete the holes in the grid and to display the results. This project is proposed and developed by the Geonumeric company.

    2000 – 2003 Professionnel Institut of University (IUP) in Mathematics and Computer Sciences UJF, IMAG Mathematics - Scientific computation, Numeric algorithms, Algebra, Analyzes (Hilbert), - Statistic, Probability, Models stochastic, - Mathematics for physics (PDE, FEMLAB, physical law), Simulation, Geometry applied (Bezier, splines, tools graph and CAD), Optimization (gradient...), Signal and Image (Fourier, wavelet, compression), Partial differential equations (PDE), Finite Elements. Computer sciences - Programming : C, object-oriented programming (C++, Java), Automation, Data structure, - Human-machine interface (HMI), M.P.I, Fork, Graphs (linear Programming, graphs and trees). Project Modelization of snowflake trajectory for study more complex concerning the avalanches. Study of phenomena, forces in actions, programming in C++. Creation of HMI to allow users to choose options and view results. Project proposed by the “Centre d'Etudes de la Neige” (Saint Martin d’Hères, France).

    UJF : University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble,

    IMAG : Institute of Mathematics Applications of Grenoble

    Placement and employment

    * Since 2008 ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES (Valence, 26) Engineer Working on different projects in aeronautic field: - Conception, specification,.test, validation, - Programming (C, Eclipse, Windows), - Code verifies Design Assurance Level : DO178 level A, - Client: SAGEM.

    *2006/2008 ATOS ORIGIN (Toulouse, 31) Engineer, 2 years Working on different projects in space field: - Conception, specification,.test, validation, - Programming (Fortran, C, Shell, VBA, Linux, Windows, Sun, Eclipse), - Version control system : SVN, CVS, - Working with the quality team to check procedures quality and codes, - Projetcs : • Models (radiation analysis on satellites) : Astrium, • Space Mechanic Center : CNES, • Flight dynamics library : CNES, • OS and language upgrade of a nuclear simulation software : DCN.

    *2004/2005 LIGIV (Saint Etienne, Loire) : Engineer, 5 months Elaboration and development in C++ of new methods of gamut mapping (plotting an color gamut of image into the CIE colour space). API Creation. Data’s visualization. Utilization of Visual C++ and Doxygen. Reports and technical documentation, meeting by phone with the customer, requiring autonomy and work under stress (regular meeting with the customer). Project paid by industries (French and American). Confidential.

    *2004 Observatory of Paris - Meudon (Meudon, Hauts de Seine) : Internship, 5 months GAIA satellite data simulation and data reduction (European project of ESA) : - Simulation of the sky with GIBIS and creations of test files, - Study of existing algorithms for determinate and test astrometric data processing, - Programming of new algorithms (PERL, C, Java), - Programming mathematical part in Fortran 90 and Matlab, - Put in accordance with existing programs (problems of units, problem with convention between teams), - Astrometric data processing in Java, - Tests and validations of programs, - Version control system : CVS, - Requiring autonomy, interacting with the science community.

    *2003 Institut Laue Langevin (Grenoble, Isère) : Internship, 4 months Development of project for optimization of characteristics of new spectrometer (neutrons) to win flexibility and experience time. Determined if multi-analyser/multi-detector is better than simple analyser/detector. - Calculus to know dimensions of new instrument : angle, distances between elements (Matlab), - Programming new McStas components in C allowing new possibilities during simulations, - Simulations with soft McStas, - Result’s validations, - My responsible (Spanish), from my report, obtained the financing, - Requiring autonomy, working in international team, interacting with the scientific community (technicians, researchers, physicists, mathematicians, data processing specialists...).

    *2002 Société Astronomique de Lyon (Plan de Baix, Drôme) 1 week Camp of astronomy : observations with telescopes, conferences in connection with astronomy, discussed between amateurs astronomers... (1997 and 2002)

    Others informations -

    Computer sciences :

    *Documents : Microsoft Office, Latex.

    *Programming : - Java , C, C++, SHELL, Fortran, - Eclipse, Visual C++, - HTML, XML, OpenGL, MPI/Fork.

    *Exploitations systems : Windows, Unix / Linux, SUN.

    *Mathematics softwares : - Matlab, Maple, R, FEMLAB : Matlab’s tools for simulation of any physical process you can describe with partial differential equations, - ProEngineer, - McStas : tool for simulating neutron scattering instruments and experiments.

    *Version control system : CVS, SVN.

    - Languages :  French : mother tongue,  English : professional, travel in USA (October 2005 – March 2006),  Spanish : notions.

    - Others : Astronomy, physique, research (articles reading et conferences).

    - Sports : Badminton, tennis, swimming.


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