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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:00:00 +0100
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Command & Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment, was awarded contract modifications totaling $4.2 million. Of this amount, $3.0 million was received during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and $1.2 million was received during its first quarter of fiscal 2018. This additional funding applies to the original award in April 2017, which today totals $7.7 million of the total potenti...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) milestones for the ViaSat-3 class spacecraft. The payload CDR was successfully completed last week, and when combined with the successful bus CDR, conducted with Boeing in mid-August, ViaSat and Boeing are now moving forward with building, integrating and testing the first two satellites. The ViaSat-3 class of Ka-band satellites is expected to provide unprecedented ca...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:20:00 +0100
Engineers have been at Russia's Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the 'to do' list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed another milestone. Fuelling a satellite is a particularly delicate operation. Hydrazine is extremely toxic so only a few specialists wearing 'scape' suits remain in the cleanroom. Once filled with 82 kg of hydrazine, the satellite was weighed...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:36:00 +0100
NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. At 12:52 p.m. EDT on Sept. 22, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) spacecraft came within 10,711 miles (17,237 km) of Antarctica, just south of Cape Horn, Chile, before following a route north over the Pacific Ocean. OSIRIS-R...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:48:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 300163 (2006 VW139), in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. Hubble’s crisp images revealed that it was actual...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:02:00 +0100
Arianespace’s ninth launch of 2017 is now scheduled for September 29 on a dual-payload Ariane 5 mission to geostationary transfer orbit with Intelsat 37e (for the global operator Intelsat) and BSAT-4a (for Space Systems Loral in the framework of a turnkey contract for the Japanese operator B-SAT). Ariane 5 in the Final Assembly BuildingDesignated Flight VA239 in Arianespace’s mission numbering system for its launcher family, the liftoff originally had been set for September 5, b...
Sun, 24 Sep 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-3 on Sept. 23, at 10:49:47 p.m. PDT. Designated NROL-42, the mission is in support of national security. "Congratulations to the entire team for overcoming multiple challenges throughout this launch campaign. From Hurricane Irma schedule impacts to replacing to a first stage battery this week - the team maintained a clear focus on mission success," said...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:28-01-2011
     Last Modified:23-02-2011 (03:09)
    Job information
     Current job:Young Graduate Trainee ESA-ESTEC
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     Keywords- Electromagnetic fields and antennas - Microwaves - Digital Signal Processing/ Image and voice digital treatment - Mobile and optical communications - Software mathematician MATLAB, Programming in Java and C++ - Analogue and Digital Electronic Syste
    CV

    Education and training

    1. Dates October 2002 - July 2008

    Title of qualification awarded Telecommunication Engineer

    Principal subjects / occupational skills

    covered

    - Electromagnetic fields and antennas

    - Microwaves

    - Digital Signal Processing/ Image and voice digital treatment

    - Mobile and optical communications

    - Software mathematician MATLAB, Programming in Java and C++

    - Analogue and Digital Electronic Systems

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería de Gijón (Polytechnic School of Engineering Gijón)

    Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias, Spain)

    Level BS+MS (5 years)-ISCED 5

    Final Thesis “Developing a model communication system”

    - Detailed study of electromagnetic fields propagation and excitement in rectangular waveguides

    - Work with synthetic equipment related to the generation and reception of digital signals/digital modulations and its management software.

    Grade With honours (10/10)

    Prize for the best Master Thesis in “Telecommunications-RF Technologies” awarded by the ‘Cátedra de Teléfonica’ in the Oviedo University (April 2009)

    2. Dates October 2008 – July 2010

    Title of qualification awarded Postgraduate Master in the Ph.D. program: “Information Technologies and Communications in Mobile Networks”.

    Interuniversity Master : Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad de Oviedo, Universidad de Cantabria, Universidad de la Coruña, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    - Advanced Signal Processing

    - Inverse Electromagnetic Methods

    - Synthesis and Measure of Antennas

    - Compact antennas for systems of mobile communications and wireless networks

    - Systems of high capacity (MIMO)

    - Radio and Digital Television broadcasting service

    Level Ph.D degree (2 years)- ISCED 6.

    Final Thesis “Geometry Reconstruction of Metallic Bodies Using the Sources Reconstruction Method (SRM)”

    - Solution to the inverse scattering problem based on the extension of the Sources reconstruction method (SRM).

    - Method validation by a campaign of measurements of the Radar Cross Section (RCS) of a perfect cylindrical conductor.

    - Software tool development for lecturing direct and inverse scattering problem.

    Grade Excellent (9/10)

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    3. Dates October 2006-June 2007

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Participation in the Erasmus-Socrates Program in France.

    - Accomplishment of subjects corresponding to the final year studies in Spain

    Name and type of organisation

    providing education and training

    Institute National Polytechnique Grenoble(INPG), France

    Ecole d’Ingénieurs en Électronique (ENSERG)

    Grenoble IT TELECOM

    Work Experience

    1. Dates July 2010-to present

    Occupation or position held Young Graduate Trainee at the European Space Agency, ESA-ESTEC (The Netherlands).

    Antennas and Sub-Millimeter Waves Section, Electromagnetics and Space Environment Division.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Support to antenna measurement campaign performed in the CPTR/CATR facilities at ESTEC.

    - Reestablishment of Range Feed Alignment in the focal zone of the CPTR. Development of laser and camera based alignment tools in CPTR

    - CPTR Quiet Zone assessment in Co- and X-polar.

    - In house development of a Q-band frequency extender for CATR: component selection, assembly and test.

    2. Dates November 2008 - June 2010

    Occupation or position held Research Assistant at the Area of Signal Theory and Communications. University of Oviedo

    (Spain)

    Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computers and Systems (DIEECS) in the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón, University of Oviedo (Spain)

    Recipient of the grants:

    - Becas- Puente “Cátedra Telefónica”

    - Programme “Severo Ochoa” predoctoral aide

    Main activities and responsibilities Research of the project: “Techniques of inverse electromagnetism with applications in the diagnosis, identification and location in near field – INVEMTA”. Project supported by the Spanish “Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación”

    Main research topics:

    - Characterization of PEC bodies of arbitrary shapes trough the measurement of the scattered field. Reconstruction of the geometry and/or constitutive parameters.

    - Antenna diagnostics using equivalent currents methods

    3. Dates January 2008 - July 2008

    Occupation or position held Intern in the IT Department of the Thermal Power Plant of HC Energía in Aboño (Gijón, Spain)

    Main activities and responsibilities - Monitoring , management and organization of database (SQL)

    - Redesign of applications related to the system of vehicle access to the Thermal Power Plant

    - Applications Programming in C, C# and C++

    Scientific Production

    Publications 
    “Geometry Reconstruction of Metallic Bodies Using the Sources Reconstruction Method”, IEEE Antenas and Wireless Propagation Letters. Vol 9,2010

     “Antenna Diagnostics Using Arbitrary-Geometry Field Adquisitions Domains”, IEEE Antenas and Wireless Propagation Letters. Vol 8, 2009

    Conference Publications
    , “The Volumetric Sources Reconstruction Method and its application to Geometry Reconstruction”. European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2010, 12-16 April 2010, Barcelona

    , “Herramienta Software para el Estudio del Problema Directo e Inverso de Radiación Electromagnética”, (Software Tool for the Study of the Electromagnetic Direct and Inverse Radiation Problem). IX Congreso de Tecnologías aplicadas a la enseñanza de la Electrónica. Madrid 13-15 April 2010.

    5

    Complementary Education

    1. Dates September 2010

    Course “Introduction to Space Systems Engineering”

    Organization University of Southampton(School of Engineering Sciences)

    ESTEC-Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

    2. Dates 11-15 May 2009

    Course “Antenna measurements at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths”

    Organization European School of Antennas (ESoA)

    Espoo SMARAD Radio Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)

    Recipient of the travel grant within Marie Curie Action

    3. Dates 14-17 April 2009

    Course “A new form of Huygen’s principle based on wavelets radiated by a complex sphere”

    Organization Prof. Dr. Gerald Kaiser

    Fundación Universidad de Oviedo

    University of Oviedo (Spain)

    Personal skills and competences

    Mother tongue Spanish / Castilian

    Other languages
    French : C1 Proficient user

    English : C1 Proficient user

    German : B1 Intermediate user. Goethe-Zertifikat Deustch (ZD)

    Language Courses
    - Advanced English Course at the Academic Language University of Leiden. September 2010/ January 2011.

    - Advanced English Course at ESA-ESTEC organized by Prolinguist Language Training. September 2010/June 2011

    - One month month of intensive English course at ELS Center in the Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island (USA) October/November 2008.

    - Academic year 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 German course at the Estudio de alemán IFA (Deutsche Schule), Level A1, A2 and B1

    - “Swimming in English”, English course (30hours) 29-31 May 2009 , Garaña de Pría (Asturias)

    Social skills and competences

    - High responsibility and work capacity

    - Capacity of personal/social relation

    - Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

    Computer skills and competences

    - Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

    - Mathematic Software M ATLAB

    - Visual Studio 2005

    - Adobe® Premiere® Pro 2.0 (Video Edition)

    - 3D-Studio MAX (.3D-Animation)

    Specific Software :

    - WinIQSim, Rhode & Schwarz (Software for I/Q Modulators)

    - 89600 VSA-Vector Signal Analyser,Agilent Technologies (Software for Syntetic Instruments)

    - FEKO (Commercial electromagnetic simulation software)

    - HFSS, Ansoft (3D Full-wave Electromagnetic Field Simulation)

    - CHAMP (Antenna Design)

    Driving licence(s) B (Own car)

    Hobbies Basketball, indoor football, reading and travelling


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