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Seven states have National Guard space units: Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, New York, Arkansas and Ohio. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force 45th Space Wing is gearing up for three high-profile space launches at Cape Canaveral over the coming months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:57:50 +0000
The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the company that provided faulty components that led to the failure of back-to-back Taurus launches for NASA. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:44:24 +0000
The reason for the Atlas 5 upper stage break up, believed to have occurred between March 23 and March 25, is not yet known. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:16:54 +0000
As NASA works to develop a plan for an accelerated human return to the moon, a top White House official emphasized the need for long-term sustainability that will require both a Gateway and a lunar base. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:14:56 +0000
Kitay: Actions in space “will directly affect the outcome of future conflicts or crises." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:11:30 +0000
ÅAC Microtec subsidiary Clyde Space plans to build and begin operating in 2020 two cubesats equipped with Automatic Identification System (AIS) receivers for Orbcomm in a contract valued at 54 million Swedish Krona ($5.9 million). SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:20:10 +0000
Iridium CEO Matt Desch said April 23 the company expects to finalize a multi-year renewal of its Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) contract with the Defense Department in the next 30 days. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:15:42 +0000
Chinese startup Linkspace succeeded with a vertical takeoff and landing test late last month on the same day fellow private launch firm OneSpace failed to reach orbit with its OS-m rocket. Also that week, two other Chinese companies declared success with engine tests as they push to develop new launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:07:50 +0000
Polish space industry startup KP Labs has awarded an order to Scottish cubesat manufacturer Clyde Space which will act as a subcontractor for the company’s Intuition-1 project SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:30:24 +0000
Relativity announced April 23 it has secured a contract to launch a low Earth orbit satellite for Thai startup mu Space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:00:07 +0000
Colorado Springs was the home of U.S. Space Command from the day it was activated in 1985 until Secretary Rumsfeld reorganized it under Strategic Command in 2002. Today, Colorado Springs remains the epicenter of the U.S. national security space enterprise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:22:43 +0000
After placing more than 60 satellites into orbit on a single Falcon 9 last year, Spaceflight says it will focus on launching smaller numbers of satellites at a time on more launches this year. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:23:03 +0000
NASA is moving ahead with plans to launch a cargo version of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station next week as the investigation into an explosion of a Crew Dragon spacecraft continues. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:54:11 +0000
Griffin has scoffed at SDA naysayers. “I’m not personally trying to shake up anybody or anything." SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:10:02 +0000
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of its abort engines April 22, dealing a setback to the company’s plans to fly a crewed test flight later this year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:09:19 +0000
The WGS-11 satellite is being funded with money that Congress inserted into the fiscal year 2018 budget. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:45:34 +0000
Italian startup Leaf Space wants to triple the number of ground station locations it has by late next year, citing customer demand for providing communications services to small satellites. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:04:50 +0000
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfein: 'Our goal is to prevent and deter conflict' SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-11-2011
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     Current job:System Engineer
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssystem engineering, quality assurance, instrument design, project management, test engineer, AIT, AIV, optical system, infrared, electronics, optics, attitude determination, ADCS, earth sensor, micro and nano technology for space, software engineering
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    - Over four years experience for instrument development, as system engineer and quality assurance for projects with the EPFL Space Center
    - Diverse experience in optics, electronics, micro and nano technology for space applications, semiconductor technology, control systems, software engineering for embedded systems
    - Results oriented, analytical, innovative and intuitive problem solver, team player

    Professional Experience 
     
    EPFL, Switzerland
    Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory
    Space Center
    December 2007 - April 2012
     
    Sensor Development for satellite attitude determination:
    - Research of novel Earth sensor for attitude determination on board LEO satellites with +/- 180° field of view
    - Design and development of mechanics, optoelectronics and electronics for sensor utilizing optical / capacitive position sensing, based on measuring the gravity gradient torque
    - Continuously improved yield and reliability, prepared the sensor for a test in microgravity on a sounding rocket
     
    Instrument Design:
    - Collaborated with RUAG Space Zurich for the design of a two-axis attitude determination instrument for satellites based on the novel MEMS sensor
     
    System Engineering:
    Technical leadership of a multidisciplinary five member team, through all phases, for the successful development and delivery of a payload to the European Space Agency (ESA), for testing of the sensor in microgravity on a sounding rocket (REXUS)
    --- Responsible for system architecture and requirements definition, quality assurance
    --- Meeting project goals: costs, technical requirements, deliverables for project review within deadlines set by ESA
    --- Ensured necessary and sufficient documentation for ESA project reviews
    --- Responsible for system design and partitioning for necessary electronic, software, mechanical, and thermal subsystems
    --- Test plan definition - ensured coverage of performance and qualification requirements

    Phase 0 / Phase A activities for a satellite for active space debris removal
    --- Mission design and planning based on time frame, costs, ground segment availability
    --- Derived and defined requirements for power, command and data handling, ADCS, telemetry
     
    Testing and Characterization:
    - Experience with high vacuum test setups, thermal-vacuum testing
    - Familiarity with Labview
    - Experience with shock and vibration tests
     
    Nano and Micro Technology for Space:
    - Process engineering for semiconductor and MEMS devices
    - Process steps: photolithography, various material growth and deposition techniques, various dry and wet etching processes, vaporetch
    - Mounting and Packaging: wire bonding, low-stress packaging, anodic and eutectic wafer bonding
     
    Other responsibilities (Planning, Training):
    - Teaching assistant for the course "Reliability of Microsystems"
    - Training lab members for cleanroom safety and equipment
    - Supervision of master thesis's and semester projects
     
    TU Darmstadt, Institute for Microwaves and Optics
    Research Assistant, October 2004 – November 2007 
     
    Optics and Photonics:
    - Fabrication and testing of wavelength-tunable infrared lasers for spectroscopy and telecommunication applications
    - Design, fabrication, testing of micro-mirror arrays
     
    Control systems:
    - Design and construction of electronics for closed loop stabilization and control of tunable IR (infrared) lasers
     
    Thin Films:
    - Characterization and control of deposition of dielectric coatings using low temperature PECVD for optical applications such as distributed Bragg reflectors
     
    Semiconductor Devices:
    - Simulation, fabrication and characterization of GaN-based Heterostructure field effect transistors
     
    Motorola, Bangalore, India
    Software Engineer, July 2002 – August 2004 

    - Lead a two member team for quality assurance activties, system und integration testing of UMTS phones
    - Embedded system development: Customized OS services for advanced wireless platforms
     
    Additional Information
    Participated in a workshop to understand and evaluate the effects of radiation in space, at the EPFL Space Center, conducted by experts from ESA.
     
     
    Education
     
    EPFL, Switzerland
    April 2012
    PhD – Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory
    Thesis: "MEMS Inertial Sensor to measure the Gravity Gradient Torque in Orbit" (Prof. Herbert Shea)
     
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    September 2007
    Master of Science
    Focus: Optics, Microelectronics, Semiconductor Physics
    Thesis: “Fabrication and Characterization of MEMS Micro-Mirror Arrays” 
     
    University of Pune, India
    June 2002
    Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical Engineering
    Focus: Microelectronic Circuits, VLSI Design, Signal Processing, Communication Systems, Computer Networks
     
    Computer Tools 
    C, C++, Assembly language, VHDL, Eagle, Expert, AutoCAD, Solidworks, MATLAB / Simulink, OSLO, Labview, MS Windows, MS Office, Linux, ANSYS, Cadence, Synopsys TCAD
     
    Languages
    English - Native
    German  - Fluent
    French  - Advanced
     
    For references please contact:
     
    Prof. Herbert Shea
    Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory, EPFL
    Rue Jaquet Droz 1 CP 526
    Neuchatel 2002, Switzerland
     
    herbert.shea(at)epfl.ch
     
    Muriel Richard
    Scientist
    Swiss Space Center, EPFL
    ELD 014 (Bâtiment ELD), Station 11 
    Lausanne 1015, Switzerland
     
    muriel.richard(at)epfl.ch
     
    Prof. Dr. Peter Meissner
    Institut for Microwaves and Optics
    Merckstraße 25
    64283 Darmstadt, Germany
     
    meissner(at)hf.tu-darmstadt.de

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