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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:30:11 +0000
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.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
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.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
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.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
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.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
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
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
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.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
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     Date Submitted:07-11-2011
     Last Modified:11-11-2011 (01:48)
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     Current job:Recent Graduate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately

    To secure an engineering position that would utilize my communication, teamwork, problem solving, and engineering skills to operate and maintain mechanical systems.

    •    Have worked independently and on teams throughout my educational and work experience
    •    Willingness to learn and driven to take on new challenges, self-motivated individual
    •    Learn concepts quickly and effectively
    •    Experience in performing engineering analysis and working on engineering projects
    •    Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
    •    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Powerpoint, Project and Excel
    •    Experience with many programming languages including Java, C++, and Fortran
    •    Experience with CAD software including Unigraphics
    •    Experience in an engineering laboratory as a research assistant
    •    Experience working in a design environment with electronic hardware for space purposes

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Mechanical Engineering                                 2007 - 2011    
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario
    •    Cumulative GPA of 3.8 out of 4.3 (Equivalent to A-)
    •    Coursework included: Stress Analysis, Circuit Analysis, Manufacturing Processes, Robotics,
          Material Selection, Control Systems, Vibrations, Thermodynamics, Machine Design
    •    Programming and design in: MATLAB, LabView, MultiSim, Maple, MD Adams, Unigraphics NX,
          Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Powerpoint, Excel

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), Space Engineering                                   2003 – 2007
    York University, Toronto, Ontario
    •    Coursework included: Engineering, Physics, Electronics and Spacecraft Design, Space Engineering
          Materials, Space Mission Design, Robotics, Geomatics, Orbital Mechanics, Earth Sciences
    •    Programming and design in: MATLAB, AUTOCAD, Java, C, C++, Fortran
    •    Electronics knowledge in: Microsystems Technology, Circuit Design and Application
    •    Projects: Building of Ion Thruster, Manned Mars Mission

    Research Assistant                                                                                          May – September 2010
    UOIT, Oshawa, Ontario                                        
    •    The design of a mechanical actuation system for autonomous go kart
    •    Programming of a microcontroller to be used to control actuating servo’s
    •    Use of the entire lab space to design as well as attain all necessary parts

    Office Clerk                                                                                                       June – September 2009
    National Home Services, Oshawa, Ontario
    •    Completed paperwork for installation of new hot water tanks and removal of old hot
          water tanks in customers residence
    •    Recycled old hot water tanks
    •    Worked with supervisor and team members to increase efficiency of work load

    Field Service Technician                                                                                  July – December 2008
    Enviro-Tek Solutions, Whitby, Ontario
    •    Worked under contract of Enbridge to inform households of TAPS program
    •    Installed energy saving measures including showerheads, foam piping insulation and aerators
    •    Interacted with customers to meet their needs

    Monitor – English as a Second Language Open Learning Centre          September 2006 – April 2007
    York University, Toronto, Ontario
    •    Validated student identification for tutorial or group session sign-ups
    •    Wrote documents and signs that pertained to events at the centre

    Motor Vehicle Inspector and Tester                                                              May 2004 – August 2005
    PSA, Whitby, Ontario
    •    Worked under contract for GM to test motor vehicle electrical assemblies, equipment and
          wiring for proper performance using testing devices such as meters, analyzers and timing lights
    •    Inspected fully assembled motor vehicles for defects and to ensure that previously noted
          defects have been corrected
    •    Recorded and reported motor vehicle defects
    •    Worked as a team leader and member to ensure the highest quality

    •    Member, Engineers Without Borders (EWB)                                                2006 – 2011
    •    President, Space and Aviation Club                                                           2009 – 2011
    •    Math Tutor                                                                                               2010 – Present
    •    Member of ASME                                                                                      2011 – Present


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