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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
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For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
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Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
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Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
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To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
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     Date Submitted:19-10-2011
     Last Modified:24-10-2011 (12:09)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Engineering Student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     Keywordsaeropspace, product engineering, structural analysis, thermal analysis, systems engineering

    U.S. Citizen
    Career Objective:
    Aerospace engineer pursuing a Master’s degree to provide solid background in space systems engineering.
    Desired entry level position in propulsion, structural analysis, or systems engineering.


    M.Eng. Space Engineering
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    GPA: 6.5/9.0 (3.5/4.0)
    Expected: December 2011

    Course Work
    -Space Physics/Environment
    -Plasma Dynamics
    -Rocket Propulsion
    -Space Systems Design Management
    -Spacecraft Technology
    -Space Policy/Management
    -Space Instrumentation
    -Modeling of Dynamic Syst.

    B.S., Aerospace Engineering
    California State University, Long Beach, CA
    GPA: 3.6
    Completed: May 2010
    Course Work
    -Orbital Mechanics
    -Spacecraft Dynamics
    -Aerospace Structures
    -CAD/CAM -Numerical Methods
    -Systems Engineering
    -Spacecraft Design
    -Senior Design
    -Finite Element

     • Experience at spacecraft systems design and engineering
     • Languages: Intermediate Conversational and Written Spanish
     • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
     • Experienced in working in a team environment
     • Programming Languages: MATLAB
     • CAD Applications: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Pro-E and UGS NX 7.5
     • Applications: ANSYS Workbench, NASTRAN, SRIM/TRIM, SPENVIS, STK, and DOORS

     Work Experience:
    L-3 Communications Electron Technologies Inc. 
    Torrance, CA
    June 2011 to September 2011

    Xenon Ion Propulsion Design/Production Engineering Intern

    Designed tooling of 25 cm XIPS thrusters using Pro-E and create detailed drawings for manufacturing of the tool.
    Tool used to aid technicians in assembling thruster components according to specifications. Used ANSYS Workbench for thermal and structural modeling of hotforming tool in order to simulate real tool and gain insight into actual stresses incurred by tool. R&D support of 8 cm thruster which included assembling of thruster from detailed drawings and alignment of grid set.

    California State University Long Beach
    Long Beach, CA
    January 2010 to May 2010
    Instructional Support Assistant
    Employed by department professor, Dr. Chen, tasked to develop MATLAB codes in Aerodynamics consisting of rocket engine
    sizing and altitude compensation, Prandtl lifting line theory, and linearized supersonic flow. Code provided the means for professor to develop to create new variation in complex problems to challenge future students.
    Educational Projects:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory HDU Material Handling Chain:
    Dr. Alan Scott Howe
    October 2010-May 2011
    Systems engineer in group to design, manufacture, and assemble a hoist and material-handling system that will be
    integrated onto an existing NASA built operational HDU prototype. Duties included performing finite element analysis, trade studies, risk analysis, integration of CAD model assemblies, and design of track and roller system.

    High Altitude Balloon:
    Dr. Aaron Ridley
    January 2011-May 2011
    Engineer in team that shall design and build a balloon system carrying sensing payloads to a mark of 100,000 ft.
    Responsibilities included designing the structure that carries the payload to ensure its integrity form vibrational and acceleration loads during flight.

    100 Hour Exam:
    Dr. Darren McKague
    November 2010
    Individual examination to design and size a cubesat to a 1st order level. This included determining the proper orbit,
    mission concept from a given scenario, and strict time limit. Task included sizing of orbits, power, thermal, ADCS, C&DH, TT&C, radiation subsystems. In addition, preliminary CAD of overall system and overall mission architecture was created.

    Experimental Sounding Rocket Association:
    Dr. Charles Hoult
    September 2009-June 2010
    Member of team tasked with designing a single stage, solid rocket to reach an altitude of 10,000 ft. Part of the payload team which was tasked with setting up infrared and visible cameras to take pictures on the descent via remote control. In addition performed the finite element analysis of the rocket and performed the analysis for possible fin flutter. Team awarded for Technical Excellence for reaching closest to the 10,000 ft.

    Mission to Phoebe:
    Dr. Eric Besnard
    September 2009-May 2010
    Part of a four person team in designing a spacecraft lander on Saturn’s moon, Phoebe. Utilized system engineering fundamentals
    such as Requirement and Functional analysis, Risk Management, Trade Studies, IMP/IMS, and Work Breakdown Structure. Lead of the Power and Structures subsystems including the solid modeling, FEA analysis, and RTG power sizing.

    AIAA Design/Build/Fly:
    Dr. Roger Schaufele
    September 2009-April 2010
    Co-chairman of team tasked to build an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which would compete at annual competition. Responsibilities included scheduling the design and manufacturing phases of the project, and breaking down the overall system into subsystems with associated teams. Performed the CAD work and involved in the manufacturing and structural
    analysis process.
    CAD/CAM Design:
    Dr. Barclay Gilpin
    January 2009-May 2010
    Design rocket nozzle using UGS NX 5.0 using free form and feature modeling. In addition, implemented CAM software to simulate the realistic machining methods within the assigned tolerances.

    -Tau Beta Pi
    -Sigma Gamma Tau
    -American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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