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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:45 +0000
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one orbit to another, the Santa, Clara, California company announced Nov. 14. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:22 +0000
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe secured a $900 million contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide commercial imagery until August 2023. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:17 +0000
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for the future of the Space Force will not be known for some time. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:31:29 +0000
The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to develop small satellites for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT under a program named Gunsmoke-L. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:07:08 +0000
"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the European rocket launch business compel ArianeGroup to reduce its capacity by the equivalent of 2,300 full-time jobs by 2022," the company said in a statement. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:36:05 +0000
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:50:40 +0000
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:59:42 +0000
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
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     KeywordsInterdisciplinary, Political Science, Robotics, STK, Mission Control, Orbital Mechanics, Commercial Space, Biochemistry, Laser Machining, Programming
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    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

     

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND January 2008 - Present
    Master of Science in Space StudiesGPA 3.25/4.0

    Thesis: Artificial Intelligence and Nanotechnology Applications for Commercial Mission Specialists

    Courses: Space Studies Survey I and II, Extraterrestrial Resources, Management of Space Enterprises, Introduction to Orbital Mechanics, Commercial Space, and Artificial Intelligence 

     

    Tri-State Business Institute, Erie, PA September 2003-November 2005

    Courses: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PC Technical Support, Networking, Oracle

     

    Columbia University, New York, NY, January 1998 – May 1999

    International and Public Affairs

    Courses: Japanese 1, Macroeconomics, Japanese Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy

     

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

    Bachelor of Arts, English, Political Science, Pre-law, GPA 3.72/4.0

    Course: Japanese I-IV, Chinese, Western Political Systems, Political Science Research Methods, Metropolitan Problems, Public Administration, Probability and Statistics


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    April 2011 – Present

    Associate Member, Astronauts 4 Hire

     

    March 2011

    Laser Operator for Young Manufacturing, Grand Forks, ND

    Tops and Quicktool engineering software to create programs for 4000 Watt C02 Trumpf dual pallet laser cutting center for mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steels

     

    February 2010 – May 2010
    Lab Helper in the Department of Biochemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    DNA Ladder Assay, DNA Comet Assay, designed experiment to measure DNA repair of Deinococcus Radiodurans

     

    October 2009 – December 2009

    Space Grant Recipient for NDX-2of the Lunar Exploration Systems Project, North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    Assisted in Research related to systems for Lunar Exploration Systems Project Rover and web site development

     

    May 2009 – August 2009

    Programmer for  Department of Atmospheric Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

    Converted Linux Csh to Bash for Saudi Arabia and Mali humidity data

     

    March 2009 – May 2009

    Washbay Attendant for John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    Cleaned and gained familiarity with Piper Warriors, Seminoles, and King Air Aircraft

     

    August 2008 – December 2008

    Quality Control Inspector, Plastek Group, Erie, PA

    Assured quality of products using Inspec Microview, Visual SPC, and a variety of digital gages including digital micrometersand digital calipers

     

    May 2008 – August 2008

    Engineer Clerk, Quality Systems Engineer Clerk, Account Development Clerk, and CNC Machinist, Modern IndustriesInc., Erie, PA

    Plotted drawings utilizing Mastercam 8 & X, edited GD&T on Process Instructions and used Statistical Process Control (SPC)analysis for Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)data

    Issued Certifications including ISO 9001:2000, NADCAP, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and issuing Specifications

    Aerospace research utilizing Sales Geniefor an aerospace account development strategy to match machining capability

    Produced parts on LeBlond Machining Centers  

    March 2001 – July 2001

    Officer Trainee, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery AL

    May 1998-August 1998

    Intern, Japan Local Government Center, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, to YamanakaTown School District, Ishikawa, Japan

    May 1997 – August 1997

    Intern, United States Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

    Military affairs advisor for USUN Military Staff Committee, US delegate to UN Security Council Resolution Committee, provided mission briefs to UN ambassador Bill Richardson and Millitary Staff Col Roan, writing cables to Peacekeeping headquarters at the Pentagon, setting up meetings for and escorting USUN visitors, formal briefing to MSC on UN Peacekeeping Missions UNTSO, UNOFIL, and UNDOF, assisted in research during the a Sierra Leone/Nigerian crisis that aissted in Ambassaodr Richardson’s policy toward the crisis, helped draft Security Council resolution S. Res. 1121to establish the UN’s Dag Hammarskold Medal, created widely distributed information charts about the mdel, helped with security during President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore’s visit to the UN for the Rio +5 Earth Summit. Drafted talking points for Ambassador’s speech to Security Council to introduce the Dag Hammarskold Meddal, sat in on Security Council and General Assembly meetings, filled in for USUN desk offices, relayed classified and unclassified information between the UN and J-5 in the Pentagon.

    May 1996 – August 1996

    Intern, Indiana County District Attorney

    Legal research, attending courtroom proceedings, updating criminal database, conducted 1995-96 statistical crime research report to fulfill internship requirement.

    Applications for Employment

    Spring 2011

     

    ISSAC Console Operator, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    Top 12 finalist for Console Operator which would have involved communicating with NASA ground personnel with regards to imaging system operation and utilizing AGI's Satellite Took Kit (STK)

    Training Activities

    Received Mastercam 8 and X instruction at Modern, Inc. and ran online tutorials

    Received ProENGINEER instruction at Modern, Inc. and ran online tutorials

    Received FreeFlyer License and ran online tutorials

    Received AutoCAD instruction at Modern, Inc. and ran online tutorials

    Excel, Word, and Access training through Tri-State Business Institute and work instruction

    Professional Skills

    Familiarity with aerosol instruments (condensation nuclei counters, cloud condensation nuclei counters, optical particle counters).

    Experience with statistical analysis of large data sets.

    System Administration experience on Red Hat Linux, Fedora Linux, Solaris UNIX and Windows computers.

    Proficient at scientific programming (IDL, MATLAB, perl, Shell scripting, C, C++, and Python).

    Extensive working knowledge of office software (OpenOffice, MS Office)

    Experience with satellite data (AVHRR, SSMI, and SAGE II) and in using image processing software (EDRAS, ENVI).

    Experience with STK

    Medical Studies

    Cetero ResearchStudy Participant


    COURSES

    Courses Completed

     

    UND – Fall Semester 2008:   SpSt 501:  Survey of Space Studies I, Professor David Whalen



    Required course A broad, multidisciplinary survey of human and robotic exploration of space. The course will introduce the student to the key policy, history, military, economic, management, planetary science, life science, and engineering issues that characterize todays space ventures. Emphasis is on building up the fundamental knowledge base that will form the basis for interdisciplinary analysis later in the program. While focus is on the U.S. space program, international space activities are prominently featured in terms of cooperation and competition fr the United States. SpSt 501 is a pre-requisite/co-requisite to all other 500-level courses and must be taken at the first available opportunity.

    UND – Spring Semester 2009: SpSt 502:  Survey of Space Studies II, Professor Ron Fevig

     

    Readings, discussion and integrative analysis of past and current issues in Space Studies. Emphasis is on a case study approach to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of space programs and initiatives. An individual project will build integrative and critical analysis skills and an appreciation for the interdisciplinary approach, while a team project will engender the interdisciplinary team work typical of the real world. Must be taken only after completing SpSt 501 and at least two other courses in the program.

     
    UND - Spring Semester 2010:  SpSt 590:  Space Studies Colloquium, Professor Santhosh Seelan

     

    A series of invited lectures presented by visiting lecturers and faculty. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Graded as pass/fail.

     

    UND - Spring Semester 2010:  SpSt 541:  Management of Space Enterprises, Professor James Casler

    Policy Course
    This course investigates the management of space organizations. The focus is on private sector companies ranging from the large aerospace industry to the small, start-up and entrepreneurial space companies. You will learn the basics of management theory, its reality in the actual business and operating world, and through guest speakers from these business communities, how the space companies are actually managed. We discuss the value of management with an economic awareness, the risks and upsides faced by space business managers and more.

     

    UND - Fall Semester 2010:  SpSt 500:  Intro to Orbital Mechanics, Professor Ron Fevig

    Technical course
    The objective of this course is to provide a basic introduction to astronautical engineering with a particular emphasis on orbital mechanics. Topics covered will include orbital motion, orbital elements, spacecraft maneuvers, interplanetary flight, spacecraft launch, spacecraft reentry, spacecraft attitude determination and control, spacecraft subsystems, and rockets. Prerequisites are vector algebra and trigonometry or equivalent. Some level of physics is recommended. Pre-requisite: SpSt 501

    Courses Not Completed

    UND – Fall Semester 2009: CSci 543 Artificial Intelligence, Professor Eunjin Kim

    Study and application of advanced and recent topics drawn from two or more areas of Artificial Intelligence: problem solving, knowledge representation, expert systems, approximate reasoning, planning, machine learning, natural language processing and perception.

    UND – Spring Semester 2011: ME 490 Introduction to Biomaterials Science and Engineering

    Introduction to Biomaterials, Tissue response, Cell-biomaterials interactions, Type of Biomaterials – Metallic, Ceramic, Polymeric and Composite Biomaterials – Properties and Applications; Next Generation Biomaterials, Characterization of Biomaterials and, Current Challenges

    UND- Spring Semester 2011: ME 439 Introduction to Robotics

    A system engineering approach to robotics. Presents an introduction to manipulators, sensors, actuators, and end effectors for automation.  Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, control, programming of manipulators, pattern recognition, and computer vision.

     

    Courses Currently Enrolled

    UND – Spring Semester 2011: SpSt 570 Commercial Space: 2011 & Beyond

    With the new changes taking place in our national civil space program and policy given national, economic, budget, and deficit considerations here and globally, this class will examine and explore the evolving commercial space industry, including its potential and its risks for human spaceflight as well as cargo missions.  We will address what is meant by the use of the term "commercial."  This class will also examine the role of the entrepreneurial space community and NewSpace, its impact and potential contributions to our changing national space policy. As part of this examination, our class will undertake a realistic assessment of markets, space tourism, suborbital academic and scientific research programs such as the NASA CRuSR program, regulations, and rules to be issued by NASA and the AST.  Since the government remains the primary and in many cases the only customer, we will look at the two primary contracting forms, cost plus and fixed price contracting, to see how each method impacts the space program and why one is considered commercial and the other is considered a business as usual government model. We will also be assessing the risks of each contracting type for the contracting parties and stakeholders.  The expected outcome of having taken this class is for students to have an objective and comprehensive understanding of the business, management, financial, and marketing issues along with the technical and policy challenges facing our evolving space program.


    COURSE PAPERS

    Major Risks and Considerations for Lunar Enterprises

    Introduction to Orbital Mechanics Final Project

    Efficacy of Shuttle Launch Risk Management

    Organizational Structure of SpaceX as a New Space Exploration Company

    Dr. Zubrin Visit Summary

    Bigelow Aerospace: Strategic Management

    SpSt541 Midterm Exam

    Transformational Leadership in Polar Explorations and Implications for Space Exploration

    Rocket Based Combined Cycle Essay

     


    SERVICE

    Space Community

    Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

    Signed Petitionto Congress and White House regarding future of human spaceflight

    University

    Attended Space Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series, (2010).
     

    Professional Associations

    Member of the Planetary Society

    Member of the National Space Society

    Member of Space.com

    Associate Member Astronauts4Hire


    GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

    Submitted (Does Not Include Submitted Pre-proposals)

    Proposal Title:  Relative Humidity at the Edge of Clouds  Funding Agency:  North Dakota Space Grant Consortium Proposal Submitted:  October 1, 2009,  Proposed Project Period:  October 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009, Total Funds Requested:  $4000, Principal Investigator:  Jon Mason Co-Principal Investigators:  David Delene

    Funded

    Current Research Grants

    Project Title:  NDX-2,   Supporting Agency:  North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, Principal Investigator: Pablo de Leon Co-Principal Investigator:   Project Dollar Value:  $3500 Project Duration:  October 1, 2009  - December 31, 2009.


    HONORS

    Member of the National English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta

    Member of the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha

    Member of International Honor Society in Social Science, Pi Gamma Mu

    Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities


     

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