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Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:48:35 +0000
The successful launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission was the culmination of two and a half years of work at Rocket Lab that, the company’s chief executive says, could enable “ridiculously low cost” planetary missions. The post Rocket Lab sees payoff from CAPSTONE launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:21:42 +0000
Frank Calvelli said he wants to make sure Blue Origin and ULA understand 'the importance of hitting their milestones' for the BE-4 and Vulcan The post Space Force acquisition chief to meet with ULA and Blue Origin, expects Vulcan to launch in December appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:02:12 +0000
Virgin Orbit says it’s ready for a nighttime launch for the U.S. Space Force as it attempts to get into a more frequent rhythm of building and launching vehicles. The post Virgin Orbit ready for first night launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:15:27 +0000
Arianespace is looking to move Ovzon’s first satellite to another Ariane 5 after Eutelsat switched to a dedicated mission to launch sooner. The post Ovzon needs to piggyback another Ariane 5 ride for late 2022 launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:38:44 +0000
Chinese launch service provider Expace has secured $237 million in B round funding, following last week's return to flight of its Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket. The post Chinese commercial launch firm Expace raises $237 million appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:16:07 +0000
Congress should fully fund NASA’s $25.97 billion FY23 budget request, including the full requested amount for STMD, as it drafts and advances the FY23 appropriations bills.   The post Op-ed | NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is More Important Now Than Ever appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:00:03 +0000
For six decades, Spectrolab has been building the long-lasting solar cells that power satellites and spaceships. Next up: compact, ultra-powerful new solar arrays for the ISS. The post Spectrolab electrifies space through advanced solar cell technology appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:40:29 +0000
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station June 28, three days after it demonstrated its ability to raise the station’s orbit. The post Cygnus departs ISS after reboost test appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:32:32 +0000
An Electron rocket successfully launched a NASA-funded cubesat mission June 28 that will test the stability of the orbit around the moon the agency plans to use for future Artemis lunar missions. The post Electron launches CAPSTONE lunar cubesat appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:31:19 +0000
House appropriators partially restored funding for a planetary defense mission as part of a spending bill while also raising concerns about NASA’s closure of an airborne observatory and plans to return samples from Mars. The post House appropriators partially restore funding for planetary defense mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:09:46 +0000
The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents. The post Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:15:57 +0000
The British government announced a series of measures June 23, from regulations to funding active debris removal projects, intended to make the country a leader in space sustainability. The post U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 22:03:52 +0000
Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, told SpaceNews one of his priorities is to impose discipline in procurement programs The post New head of Space Force acquisitions looks to get back to basics appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:13:06 +0000
Telespazio intends to play a key role in the future in-orbit servicing market, providing customers seeking satellite relocation, refueling, repair or removal with the necessary space and ground-based capabilities. The post Telespazio to play key role in satellite servicing market appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:40:59 +0000
NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission will not launch this year as previously planned after the agency concluded there was not enough time to complete testing of the spacecraft’s software before its launch window closes. The post Software testing problem delays Psyche launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:22:33 +0000
Telesat has applied for a U.K. license to connect broadband terminals with Lightspeed satellites it plans to start deploying in 2025 to low Earth orbit. The post Telesat requests UK license to connect Lightspeed terminals appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:55:27 +0000
The Space Force on June 24 established Space Delta 18, a unit that will run the National Space Intelligence Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base The post Space Force establishes intelligence unit to put sharper focus on orbital threats appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:22:56 +0000
NASA managers say they have completed testing of the Space Launch System after a recent countdown rehearsal and are ready to move into preparations for a launch as soon as late August. The post NASA declares SLS countdown rehearsal complete appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:34:25 +0000
Propulsion startup Orbion Space Technology will supply thrusters for a U.S. Space Force prototype weather satellite under a contract with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems. The post Orbion to supply propulsion for General Atomics weather satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:40:22 +0000
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     Date Submitted:09-08-2011
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     Current job:Structural Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
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    QUALIFICATIONS

     

     

    * Highly motivated engineer with 10 years of aerospace research experience focusing on spacecraft composite structures.

     

    * Broad engineering background associated with structural design, analysis, and optimization.

     

    * Solid educational credentials including a Ph.D. in Mechanics, M.S. in Materials Science, and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.

     

    * Focused on excellence with a successful record of developing new ideas and products for aerospace applications.

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    2011-current

    Structural Engineer, LightSail Energy, Oakland, CA.

    Design of composite high-pressure vessels for compressed-air energy storage.

    2007-2010

    Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Bioinformatics & Genomics, Charlotte, NC.

    Modeling of competitive DNA hybridization and kinetics for the purpose of predicting binding outcomes on DNA microarray. Funded by NIH.

    2005-2007

    Research Associate, Clemson University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson, SC.

    Multivariate optimization, packing and configurational vehicle design for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). Funded by U.S. Army TACOM.

    2004-2005

    Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Center for High Performance Manufacturing, Blacksburg, VA.

    Direct Rapid Manufacturing of Precious Metals. Funded by ProMetal.

    2000-2004

    Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA.

    Optimization of composite structures by an improved genetic algorithm. Funded by AFOSR.

    1998-2000

    Research Assistant, Ames National Laboratory, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames, IA.

    Deformation processed Au-Ag and Au-Pt composites.

    1997-1998

    Research Assistant, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Department of Computer Modeling, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Analysis and design of toroidal composite shell. Design of deployable composite space antennas. Composite structures for space satellites.

    1995-1997

    Intern Mechanical Engineer, The Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant, Research Composite Laboratory, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Development of plasma surface metal coatings for advanced materials.

     

     

    EDUCATION

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    2000-2005

    Ph.D., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

    Dissertation: An improved genetic algorithm for optimization of composite structures. Committee: Prof. Zafer Gurdal (Advisor), Prof. Layne Watson, Prof. Liviu Librescu, Prof. Eric Johnson, Prof. Mahendra Singh.

    1998-1999

    M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    Thesis: Micro-structural relationships of heavily deformed Au-Ag and Au-Pt composites. Advisor: Prof. Alan M. Russell.

    1992-1998

    M.S., Aerospace Engineering, summa cum laude, Siberian State Aerospace University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Thesis: Bending of a sandwich composite toroidal shell stiffened by rings under external pressure. Advisor: Prof. Alexander V. Lopatin.

     

     

    AWARDS

     

     

     

    2007-2009

    Richard Priory Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC.

    2000-2005

    Graduate Research Fellowship, ESM, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

    2000

    Ames Laboratory Inventor Incentive Award, AmesLab, Ames, IA.

    2000

    The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI), Outstanding Work Award in Precious Metal Research , Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    1998-1999

    L.W. Huncke Foundation Scholarship, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    1996

    Russian Presidential Scholarship for Talented Young Researchers, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    1995-1996

    The Gagarin’s Award for Academic Excellence, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    1995

    The National Competition in the Strength of Materials, 1st place, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    1994

    SAA Competition in the Strength of Materials, 1st place, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

     

     

    SKILLS

     

     

     

    Coding

    C++, Java, Perl, Python, Fortran, R, Mathematica, Matlab (preferred), Maple.

    FEA

    Ansys (preferred), Patran+Nastran, FEMAP, Abaqus, Comsol Multiphysics, HyperWorks, HyperSizer.

    CAD

    SolidWorks (preferred), Pro/E, AutoCAD

     

     

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    11 journal articles and reports + 17 conference papers.


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