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With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
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While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:10-02-2012
     Last Modified:12-02-2012 (05:30)
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     Current job:Recent MSc. Space Studies grad
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsresearch software embedded programming electrical instrumentation electric propulsion fusion plasma magnetometers AOCS nuclear PPT VASIMR
    CV
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    Technical Skills
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    Embedded systems:                                          C, Assembly, PBasic
    Object Oriented Programming:                         Java, C++, Visual Basic
    Data Analysis                                                       Origin, MatLab, Excel, Maple
    Hardware:                                                             Circuit Design, precision soldering, metalworking, machining
    Modelling:                                                              MatLab, LabVIEW, STK
    Measurement and Instrumentation:                Vacuum, Cryogenics, Nuclear, Laser-optics instrumentation.
     
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    Education
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    MSc. Space Studies (Cum Laude) Sep 2010-2011
    International Space University, Strasbourg, France
    * Thesis: Pulsed Plasma Thrusters, a global review and long yearned classification;
    * Personal Assignment: The VASIMR: benefits, drawbacks, and main challenges.
     
    BSc. Eng. Engineering Physics Electrical Engineering Option (First Class Honours) Sep 2006-2010
    Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    * Thesis: Design of a constellation of nanosats to monitor magnetic environment at L2;
    * Final Project: Design and construction of a low-cost Q-switched solid-state laser.
     
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    Professional Experience
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    Graduate Research Assistant Jun-Sep 2011
    Space Transportation Group , Prof. Georg Herdrich
    Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    * Proficient in electric-thruster characterization methods through mass-bit and impulse-bit measurements in pendulum stand.
    * Assimilated hundreds of Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) publications unveiling important performance characteristics published in international conference.
    * Proposed long-overdue PPT classification scheme based in physical characteristics and capacitor energy.
     
    NSERC Research Assistant May-Sep 2010
    Space Physics Group, Prof. Jean-Marc Noel
    Department of Physics, Royal Military College, Canada
    * Configured pre-amp stage and flight-processor (in C language) to measure magnetic field values from prototype magnetometer for calibration purposes.
    * Designed and constructed prototype of highly-sensitive 3-axial search-coil spacemagnetometer to fly aboard CIMON Cubesat mission within 4 month internship.
    * Designed 3-axial fluxgate magnetometer to complement measurements of search-coil during ionosphericcurrent measurements.
     
    Teacher Assistant: APSC 142 - Introduction to 'C' Jan - April 2008,09,10
    Department of Electrical Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
    * Assisted groups of 10-15 students learning 'C' using Lego-Robots during weekly laboratory sessions.
    * Gained unique understanding of programming styles/concepts and enforced good programming practices.
    * Punctually marked quizzes and term projects.
     
    NSERC Research Assistant May-Sep 2009
    Balloon Astrophysics Group, Prof. Barth Netter eld
    Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
    * Wrote software routines in C within Linux environment to track azimuth with on-board magnetometers.
    * Recognized for quickness and quality delivering electrical connectors and mechanical mounts for attitude-control system of stratospheric balloon-borne IR telescope BLAST;
     
    Research Assistant May 2008 - Sept 2008
    Nuclear Materials Research Group, Prof. Rick Holt
    Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Canada
    * Programmed LabView VIs for data-acquisition and motion-control of four nuclear-materials experiments involving laser dilatometer, servo and steppermotors, and large hydraulic rigs.
    * Translated large experiment code from object-oriented Visual Basic to real-time LabView improving controlability and performance.
    * Became the group's LabView specialist obtaining CLAD license and continuing to work part-time during school-year.
     
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    Volunteer Experience
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    Open house - Water Rockets Exhibition Feb 2011
    International Space University, Strasbourg, France
    * Organized and directed space technology outreach activity.
    * Community benefited from discussions about rocketry operation and stability as well as basic construction concepts.
     
    Engineering Design Team Leader Jan 2008 - Sep 2010
    Queen's Space Engineering Team, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
    * Revived and led space engineering design team of 15-students to compete in the AAS-AIAA 6thCanSat games to rank second out of 15 international teams in rst year in the competition.
    * Programmed Arduino-nano board in C to relay GPS, thermometer, and altitude data to groundstation using on-board radio.
     
    Robiotics Engineering-Art Project May 2009 - Sep 2010
    Departments of Fine Arts and Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University
    * Programmed motion sensors to dictate movement of silicon sculptures in engineering-art project displayed in the City of Kingston art-gallery.
    * Designed and constructed power circuits and general wiring for 15 servomotors and 7 motion sensors to connect with single-board PC.
    * Applied engineering skills and artistic creativity to successfully collaborate with individuals of different backgrounds.
     
    Science concellor - Queen's University SEEDS Program Jan-Mar 2008
    School of Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
     
    Communications Coordinator Jan-April 2007
    Kingston Area Race Relations Association, Kingston, ON
     
     
     
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    Publications
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    Molina Cabrera P.A., Tolyarenko N., Benefits, Drawbacks, and Main Challenges of the VASIMR engine. 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany, 11-15 September 2011.
     
    Molina Cabrera P.A., Herdrich G., Lau M., Schoenher T., Pulsed Plasma Thrusters: A global review and long yearned classification. 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany, 11-15 September 2011.
     
    Molina Cabrera P.A., and members of the Kourou Team Project team, 2011,Kourou 2030: A vision for the European spaceport beyond 2030, Team Project Msc. Space Studies, International Space University, Strabourg, France.
     
     
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    Languages
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    English: 7+ years of fluent writing, reading, and speaking;
    German : Beginner A1 listening, reading, and writing.
    French : Conversational, intermediate writing and reading;
    Spanish: Native;
     
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    Licenses
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    CLAD Certified Associate LabView Developer;
    WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System;
    First Aid Qualified for 'C' level including infant-CPR.
    Lifesaving Certified Swimming and Lifesaving instructor;
    NLS Canadian National Lifeguarding Service;
     
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    Extra-curricular activities
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    Musician                  >10 yrs playing piano, guitar, and harmonica
    Tenor                       Physics department choir "Waveguides" choir
    Astronomer            Awarded Explore the Universe" certificate by RASC
    RC planes              Construction and flying.
    Martial Arts              Black Belt Haidong Gumdo, Choy Lee fut kung fu, Taichi;
    House Manager     Kingston Co-Operative Student Housing


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