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In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
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A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
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The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
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Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:18:29 +0000
The Canadian Space Agency — NASA’s first international partner to commit to the lunar Gateway — is considering a faster schedule for its contributions to keep pace with NASA’s accelerated plans. SpaceNews.com
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Companies interested in developing commercial space stations and related facilities in low Earth orbit are wondering if NASA’s support for such efforts havsbeen overshadowed by the agency’s rush back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:01-09-2011
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     Employment Term:Permanent
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    PROFILE

     

    I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with an in-depth knowledge of international legislative procedures and extensive experience as a Contracts Officer. In 2008 I became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and I am now a Qualified European Lawyer. I am energetic, ambitious and eager to take on responsibility at an early stage. I am fluent in both English and Greek and have a basic knowledge of German.

     

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

     

    Oct 2009 – Oct 2010            LL.M in International Business Law, University of Exeter

    Grade: Merit

     

    Jun 2008                  Awarded membership to the Cyprus Bar Association

     

    Oct 2004 – Jun 2007            LL.B (with Honours), University of Derby

    Grade:2.1

     

    Sep 2003 – Jun 2004           Foundation Course in Law, University of Cyprus

    Grade:2.1

     

    Sep 2000 – Jun 2003           Apolytirion, Lanition Lyceum B’, Limassol, Cyprus

    Grade: 17.5 (equivalent to three A levels at Grade A, or 360 UCAS points)

     

    PAID WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Aug 2010 – currently           Contracts Officer (Young Graduate Trainee) at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Nordwijk, Netherlands - ESTEC (Aug 2010 – May 2011) and Darmstadt, Germany - ESOC (May 2011 – currently)

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Involvement in complex procurement projects such as the Space Situation Awareness Programme, GFC8 Frame Contract, and Space Debris Programme. Focus mainly on software development and relevant IP issues.

    ·         Assisting in the revision of the Intellectual Property Regulations which apply to industrial contracts.

    ·         Preparing all relevant documentation for the issue of Invitations to Tender, participating in Tender Evaluation Boards, Tender Opening Boards and de-briefings.

    ·         Drafting complex contracts and frame contracts, non-disclosure agreements, software licence agreements and negotiating supplier agreements.

    ·         Providing training to personnel in relation to ESA’s General Clauses and Conditions, insurance issues, intellectual property implications, best practices and recently established procurement regulations.

    ·         Extensive use of SAP for all above business processes.

     

    Nov 2009 – Jun 2010           Part timeParalegal at Patrick Selley, (Solicitor at Keystone Law), Exeter

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    General administration, liaison with clients and associates, drafting legal letters, initial opinions and preparing court forms as well as extensive legal research in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

     

     

    Jun 2008 – Jun 2009            Junior Corporate Lawyer at Ergoserve Consulting Ltd

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Responsible for the creation of an Intellectual Property Department in the firm and training staff and other lawyers. Generated significant additional income for the firm for Trade Mark searches, Trade Mark and Design registrations.

    ·         Managing my own portfolio of Investment Funds, consisting in total of 180 companies and maintaining their Company Secretary files.

    ·         Providing legal advice and opinions on corporate and taxation matters to clients.

     

    Jun 2007 – Jun 2008            Trainee Lawyer at Markides & Co., Nicosia, Cyprus

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Conducting extensive legal research and drafting affidavits in support of trade mark conflicts and oppositions.

    ·         Advocacy - successfully represented 100% of my cases before the Registrar of Companies for Trade Mark registration conflicts.

    ·         Conducting trade mark searches for clients and using the WIPO, OAMI and national database.

    ·         Managed the Public Relations and Marketing Department.

     

    MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

     

    2011          Creator of Social Events Club at ESOC (ESOCial) which currently has almost 200 members.

     

    2010          Elected Representative for all Postgraduate law students at Exeter University.

     

    2010               Exeter Leadership Award and Exeter Award - in recognition of my strong leadership skills and wide extra curricular  activities

     

    2008          Achieved a grade A+ for the Certificate of Advanced Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property of the Worldwide Academy Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and was one of eight students out of approximately 2000 to be granted full scholarship for the course.

     

    2007          Represented Markides & Co. in Beijing, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur and successfully established new business relations with Adobe, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo who requested our services after my meeting with them.

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    2010          ‘Airline Deportation: The Reality’ - http://www.rsgdevon.org.uk/newsletters/documents/NewsletterJuly10.pdf

    2008                ‘Registering marks in Cyprus: a guide for foreign rights holders’- http://www.iam-magazine.com/reports/Detail.aspx?g=1ba53611-5d0d-4e87-8c4c-652f74be0663

     

    VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES

    2010             Refugee Support Group Devon, Exeter: providinggeneral support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers on procedure, regulations and obligations.

    2010               Free Representation Unit, London

    2009               Mini-pupillage, Pump Court Tax Chambers, London

    2009               Mini–pupillage, 6 King’s Bench Walk, London

    2007         Derby Law Centre: providing legal advice in matters such as immigration and refugee law, European law and Employment law.


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