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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:19:00 +0100
Friedrichshafen -  Airbus successfully tests the dispenser structure that will hold the twin satellites GRACE-FO (GRACE = Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, FO= Follow-On) during their launch. Once the satellites are integrated in place, the assembly to the launcher or fit check test is carried out. This test is used to demonstrate the mechanical and electrical compatibility between the satellites, the dispenser, and the launcher. Airbus (Friedrichshafen / Germany) is developing and manufacturing the GRACE...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:40:00 +0100
The ILS Proton Launch Vehicle hardware for the Amazonas 5 launch arrived at the launch site in Baikonur via train on August 18th. The LV hardware includes the Proton, Breeze M, Payload Fairing, and Ascent Unit. Offloading into Halls 101 and 111 is now in progress. Launch is scheduled for September from Pad 39. The satellite will be used for both video content delivery and internet connectivity, among other services, in Latin America. The launch of Amazonas 5 will be the 95th ILS Proton missio...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:35:00 +0100
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. TDRS-M launched Friday at 8:29 a.m. EDT from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Ground controllers report the satellite is in good health at the start of a four-month checkout in space by its manufacturer, Boeing. NASA will condu...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:14:00 +0100
The sixth and final Boeing [NYSE: BA] Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), launched today, will enhance NASA's space communications network when the satellite becomes fully operational early next year. TDRS-M is the latest satellite in NASA's TDRS constellation and will provide high-bandwidth communications to spacecraft in low-Earth orbit. The TDRS network enables continuous communication with the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Earth Observing System and ot...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:22:00 +0100
If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it’s important to know the age of its star. Young stars have frequent releases of high-energy radiation called flares that can zap their planets' surfaces. If the planets are newly formed, their orbits may also be unstable. On the other hand, planets orbiting older stars have survived the spate of youthful flares, but have also been exposed to the ravages of stellar radiation for a longer p...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Aug. 18 at 8:29 a.m. EDT. The TDRS-M is the third and final mission in the series of these third-generation space communication satellites to orbit, as part of the follow-on fleet being developed to replenish NASA's space Network. "ULA uses the TDRS system as a primary means of receiving and distributing launch vehicle telemetry data during eve...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:24:00 +0100
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") confirmed today, in an answer to media inquiries, that on August 7, 2017, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found Hughes Network Systems, LLC, to have infringed one of its patent, which generally relates to high-speed satellite communications, U.S. Patent No. 6,240,073. The jury awarded Elbit Systems damages of approximately $21million plus interest. The court has yet to issue a final o...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:56:00 +0100
On August 17, 2017 at 01:07 Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully launched a spacecraft into the orbit in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The launch was the 100th heavy lift for Proton M, which has been in use since 2001, and the 414th launch in the Proton rocket since its maiden flight in 1965. The Proton M launch vehicle and the Breeze M upper stage are designed and produced at Khrunichev Space Center of...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:07:00 +0100
Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes - thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission. Aiming for launch in late 2020, Proba-3 is not one but two small metre-scale satellites, lining up to cast a precise shadow across space to block out the solar disc for six hours at a time, and give researchers a sustained view of the Sun's immediat...
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Observations of "Jellyfish galaxies" with ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive black holes. It seems the mechanism that produces the tentacles of gas and newborn stars that give these galaxies their nickname also makes it possible for the gas to reach the central regions of the galaxies, feeding the black hole that lurks in each of them and causing it to shine brilliantly. The results appeared today in the journal Nature. An Italian-led team o...
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100
DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced that it signed a Direct Access Program (DAP) contract with the Australian Department of Defence. This multi-year agreement will allow the Australian government to access DigitalGlobe's industry-leading commercial satellite imaging constellation to support defense and intelligence missions. The contract is expected to deliver $83.0 million USD in incremental revenue to Dig...
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0100
Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event. Scientists working on ESA's Mars Express were looking forward to investigating the effects of the close encounter of Comet Siding Spring on the Red Planet's atmosphere on 19 October 2014, but instead they found what turned out to be the imprint of a solar event. ...
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:38:00 +0100
Friedrichshafen, Germany -  ND SATCOM announces full interoperability with General Dynamics Mission Systems Fortress® LTE solutions. Validation testing confirmed excellent interoperability between the Fortress decentralized network architecture for autonomous LTE deployables and SKYWAN satellite mesh capabilities for a resilient and bandwidth efficient distributed network of sites with full end-to-end network communications and mobility The combined platform provides an ideal suite for transportable and fixed LTE ...
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:44:00 +0100
Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today's 12:31 p.m. EDT launch. Carrying more than 6,400 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies, the spacecraft lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the company's 12th commercial resupply mission. It will arrive at the space station...
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:47:00 +0100
Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) announced today that it intends to expand the development of its new Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) for airborne satcom to include helicopters. The company received an order for approximately US$3 million from a global provider of defense products and services for the delivery of helicopter systems to a leading air force between 2018 and 2022. Built to military standard (MIL-STD), the 30-cm antenna (MPT30) will deliver data communications via satel...
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:31:00 +0100
Cosmic radiation is considered the main health hazard to human spaceflight and space exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which is why ESA has made cosmic radiation a focus of its research programme. Radiation poses a risk to the human body in the form of cancer, central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular problems and tissue degeneration. Beyond Earth's magnetic field, its full force is a barrier to human exploration of the Solar System. "Crewmembers may be exposed to different ...
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0100
The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four tonnes, is now almost complete after successful coupling of its payload and service module. In preparation for the launch scheduled for October 2018 from Kourou, French Guiana, MetOp-C will undergo a further series of radio-electr...
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:10:00 +0100
A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the integration of the company's first modernized A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly and testing, on track for launch in the second quarter of 2018. Built for Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia , the satellite will provide advanced telecommunications capabilities, including television, internet, telephone and se...
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:27:00 +0100
The Amazonas 5 satellite for HISPASAT of Madrid, Spain, arrived at the Baikonur Cosmdrome in Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov cargo jet on August 8 in preparation for mission integration and launch aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. The satellite will be used for both video content delivery and internet connectivity, among other services, in Latin America. The launch of Amazonas 5 will be the 95th ILS Proton mission and the 30th with a Space Systems Loral (SSL) satellite. ...
Wed, 9 Aug 2017 22:30:00 +0100
NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system. The selected proposals, three Medium-Class Explorers missions and three Explorers Missions of Opportunity, call for focused scientific investigations an...
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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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