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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
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
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 ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:16-03-2011
     Last Modified:22-07-2011 (08:45)
    Job information
     Current job:Student - To graduate in September 2011
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordscomfortable with NASTRAN/ PATRAN, CATIA, STK, ESATAN/ ESARAD, MATLAB. self-motivated, hard working, ability to work both individually and in team, outward looking nature, adaptability, responsibility, spirited team player, well-developed presentation ski
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    Education and Achievements
    • [Sep 2009 – Jun 2011] SpaceMaster –Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology
      [Oct 2010 – Jun 2011] Cranfield University, United Kingdom (SpaceMaster Year2)

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering                Tentative Weighted Average: 80/100

    Main subjects include, Design and Analysis of Composite Structures, Space Propulsion, Finite Element Methods, Impact Dynamics and Spacecraft Protection, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control, Payload Engineering.

    Thesis: ‘Simulation and Testing for Buckling Behavior of Deployable CFRP Booms for Large Space Structures’, DLR Braunschweig, Germany. (Also includes manufacturing of CFRP Booms).

    [Feb 2010 – Jun 2010] Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (SpaceMaster Semester2)

    Subjects included Spacecraft Environment Interactions, Image Processing and Remote Sensing, Optics and Radar-based Observations, Electronics in Space.

    [Sep 2009 – Feb 2010] Julius-Maximilians-Universität-Würzburg, Germany (SpaceMaster Semester1)

    Subjects included Spacecraft System Design, Space Dynamics, Space Physics, CANSAT Group Project.

    Current recipient of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, on basis of merit, for financing my Masters studies.

    • [July 2005 – Aug 2009] Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

    Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Aerospace Engineering            GPA: 8.38/10.

    Core subjects included Theory of Jet Propulsion, Aerospace Structural Analysis, Aero-elasticity, Low Speed and High Speed Aerodynamics, Computational Aerodynamics, CAD, Aircraft Stability and Control, Thermodynamics.

    Thesis: ‘Study of Unstructured Grid Generations and Their Applications’

    Minor Degreein Mathematics and Computing

    Recipient of CBSE Merit Scholarship, on basis of my performance in AIEEE 2005(All India Rank -89).

    All India Rank (AIR) 92 in Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2005.

    • [June 2002 – May 2004]Intermediate Pass Certificate, Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, India
      Aggregate: 94.6%, Mathematics: 99.6%, Chemistry: 95.8%, Physics: 95%.

    Skills

    • Languages: English (Fluent, TOEFL SCORE: (iBT) 110/120), German (Beginners), Hindi (Native), Telugu (Native).
    • Programming Languages: C, C++, JAVA.
    • Tools and Software:CATIA v5, Nastran/Patran, STK, AutoCAD, MATLAB, ESATAN/ESARAD, LabView, GOM Inspect v7, MS Office.
    Research Publications
    • Yashwanth Kumar P.V, Nagendra B, Sheshadri T.S and Muttanna Kadal H.K (2009), Viscous Effects in Plasma Acceleration, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition (AIAA 2009-247).

    Internships

     

    • [Apr 2011 – Sep 2011] “Simulation and Testing for Buckling Behaviour of Deployable CFRP Booms for Large Space Structures”

    Supervisor: Dipl. –Ing Marco Straubel, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig, Germany.

    This on-going work aims to design a FE model using Nastran/Patran for nonlinear buckling simulations of lightweight deployable CFRP booms and perform bending tests to compare the test results with simulation results. A novel bending test rack has been designed and constructed for this purpose. The work also includes manufacturing CFRP booms and improving the manufacturing process.

    • [Jun 2010 – Sep 2010] “Modelling of Acoustic Radiation from an Annular Duct”

    Supervisor: Prof. R J Astleyand Dr. R Sugimoto, Rolls-Royce UTC in Gas Turbine Noise, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK.

    This work compared the analytical solutions for acoustic radiation from an annular duct, developed by Prof. N Peake (University of Cambridge, UK) with the numerical results produced using ACTRAN/TM. The work is based on extending a pre-existing MATLAB code to generate an ACTRAN input file.

    • [May 2008 – Jul 2008] “Study of Using Electric Sail Tethers as Dust Detectors in Space”

    Supervisor: Dr. Pekka Janhunen, Senior Scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

    In this work, a basic analysis has been made on using electric sail tethers, which are component of Electric Sail Propulsion System, to find the nature of dust particles in space.

    •  [May 2007 – Jul 2007] “Study of Plasma Arc Generation”

    Supervisor:Prof. T.S.Sheshadri, Aeroacoustics and Plasma Dynamics Lab, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

     The conditions required for generation of plasma from a thin metallic wire have been studied experimentally. As part of a team, my role was to performmathematical analysis on the collected data using fast Fourier transform and wavelet transform techniques. The work finds applications in ETC Guns.

    Academic Projects
    • [Mar 2010 – Apr 2010] “VHF MST Radar Data Processing of EISCAT Svalbard Radar”,as a part of the course Optics and Radar based Observations, under the guidance of Dr. Jurgen Rottger.
    • [Oct 2009 – Jan 2010]CanSat Group Project. I was part of the Structure Design team. The structure subsystem had to fit in 0.5 L volume, weigh less than 0.5 Kg, and had to survive free fall from a height of 2 m. All requirements have been successfully designed and practically implemented.
    • [Aug 2007 – Nov 2007]“Fuzzy Intelligent Transport System”,as a part of the course Soft Computing Tools in Engineering under the guidance of Prof. S.K. Barai, IIT-Kharagpur. In this group project, we developed software for automatic control and guidance of a vehicle, using fuzzy logic techniques. Of around 25 projects, our project was ranked 2 and received appreciation from the professor.
    • [Jul 2007 – Aug 2007]“Evaluation of the Supersonic Wind Tunnel”, under the guidance of Prof. G. Bandyopadhyay, IIT-Kharagpur.
    • [Nov 2006]“Finding Next to Shortest Paths in a Weighted Graph (directed or undirected)”,as a part of the courseDesign & Analysis of Algorithms, under the guidance of Prof. G.P. Raja Sekhar, IIT-Kharagpur.

    Activities and Interests

    • Student member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
    • Member of Cranfield University Cricket Club and Salsa Club.
    • Hold the post of Nets Officer for Cranfield University Cricket Club.
    • [2007-09] Member of HJB Inter-Hall Cricket Team at IIT Kharagpur.
    • [2006-07] Mess Auditorfor HJB Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur. Responsible for auditing the mess-expenses.
    • [2006-07] Under-secretary of Technologyfor HJB Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur. Responsible for publicity and awareness of technical competitions among students and organization of technical quizzes.
    • Held the post of Class-representative for most of my schooling.
    • Participated effectively in workshops like Aeromodelling, conducted in IIT Kharagpur.
    • Won best student awards for consecutive years during my schooling at MVN High School, Andhra Pradesh.
    • Hobbies: football, cooking, numismatic and philately.

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