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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Though an emerging market, the global nanosatellite market is highly competitive, with major players competing against each other to make a mark in the global market. The companies are adopting both organic and inorganic market strategies such as business expansions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, product launches, and acquisitions, among others, to strengthen their position in the market. The high growth of the nanosatellite market is unprecedented for the satellite industry and will...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin's significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin's multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses. The MM Array ...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million. U-Class payloads are miniature space research satellites that ty...
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    Professional Experience

    01/2011-Present day
    Freelance work
    Development of tools and mathematical models for Racing Simulations Founder & Member of IRG, international group for Racing Simulations based-Training & Modding Software Developer Physics R&D

    06/2009-12/2010
    Present Technologies - Coimbra
    Quality Management System and Research & Innovation process integration Implementation of the Quality & Innovation integrated system, according to the guidelines of ISO9001 and NP4457 (Portuguese Innovation Norm).
    o Quality&Innovation Manager Project Management in the IT area R&D Manager, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and processes related to Innovative Products and Ideas

    05/2006-02/2009
    Edisoft - Lisbon
    Software Development & Analysis for projects for GALILEO, the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA) and the Faro Airport
    Due to an NDA signed with Edisoft and the State, no details can be unveiled apart from the following: Represented the company in all matters concerned with the project in Barcelona Development and Testing of the Search And Rescue Simulation System – MEOLUT CONSTELLATION-GALILEO Responsible for the development and implementation of communications protocols between different entities and satellite communications systems Work on Mission Support Facility – GALILEO Development within the architecture of a v-database used for managing the entities within in a GALILEO communications sub-network Work on EU Long-Range Identification and Tracking Ship Database application Work on Airport Information Systems

    04/2005-04/2006
    Software Development - Consultant
    Noesis:
    Software Development & Analysis for different projects, acting as a consultant for NOESIS at the following companies: Optimus/Mainroad– Lisbon
    o Responsible for the development of the Hardware Management System for Cross-Platform management Optimus/Mainroad– Lisbon
    o Responsible for the initial development of a Cross-Platform Security System based on the Computer Associates Security Development platform Optimus/WeDo Consulting– Lisbon
    o Development of new modules and interfaces for the Billing System of the Telecommunications company Optimus SACYR VALLEHERMOSO– Lisbon –Estoril
    o Development of Document Management System to be deployed worldwide across companies of the Sacyr-Vallermoso Group

    12/2004-03/2005
    Software Development - Consultant
    Wiz Interactive
    Software Development & Analysis for a Technology Migration Process, from Java & Sun Microsystems infrastructures to Microsoft .Net, acting as a consultant for Wiz-Interactive at VODAFONE - Lisbon

    10/2003-11/2004
    INSTITUTO PIAGET – LISBON
    Software Development & Analysis for the Piaget Management System (PMS) Main Responsibilities:
    o Development and Analysis of Architecture of the MS SQL SERVER relational database at the backend of the PMS
    o Development of .Net Web-Services for remote access to the backend
    o Development of tools (XML Editor, Menu System Editor)
    o Guidance and Training of the junior members of the development team

    08/2002-09/2003
    Freelance work, Lisbon, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim
    Development of applications for small businesses, consultant for the deployment of modules for communication with PHC (Portuguese Software Development company) applications

    02/2001-06/2002
    SIEMENS - Telecommunications Division (R&D) – Lisbon Main Responsibilities
    o Work on the Siemens SDH TNMS (Telecommunications Networks Management Systems), to be used with Siemens Network
    o Development of Setup Modules and Modules for SDH Network Management Systems
    o Error Coordinator for the J2EE-based SDH Network Management System

    07/1999-01/2001
    PHC - Serviços de Tecnologia Industrial / SinProd / Manufactor Solutions – Porto Main Responsibilities
    o Development and Analysis for the SinProd Industrial Management System
    o Software support for PHC applications
    o Network implementation for PHC applications

    03/1999-06/1999
    GlobalSoft - Grupo Mesinfor – Braga
    Development of applications for the company’s core business (City Halls and Regional Directorates: management systems)

    09/1997- 2/1999
    ADINFO - Informatização Administrativa, Lda - Porto Main Responsibilities
    o Development of modules for the company’s Management System application
    o Deployment of modules at the client’s location

    Specific Skills

    Operating Systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional Windows 2003 Server Solaris (SunOS) SCO Unix Red Hat 8 and Red Hat 9 (small programs for University studies), Fedora, Suse/OpenSuse
    Programming Languages: C, VC++ , C# Java (J2SE, J2EE) TCL/TK, Python , PERL, ISScript, Javascript VB, VB.NET, Visual FoxPro, MS SQL, 4GL/iSQL Fortran 99, Pascal

    Education:

    1991 - Studies of Physics - Educational Branch at the Coimbra University, Faculty of Sciences and Technology 2008 - Studies of Theoretical Physics at the Coimbra University, Faculty of Sciences and Technology
    Courses and Seminars: 2001 - Siemens: Telecommunication and Information Handling seminars 2000 - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 course by PHC/Cap Gemini 1999 - Microsoft SQL SERVER Implementing course by PHC/Cap Gemini 06/1997-01/1998 - Systems Analysys and Development course, at Rumos – Formação & Comunicação (Porto)

    Work in Foreign Countries:
    05-2006 – 08-2007 Barcelona, Indra Espacio 1995 – Toronto, Canada, COMPAQ/Digital

    Languages:
    English – Fluent (spoken and written) Spanish – Fluent (spoken and written) Catalan – Regular (spoken) German (re-learning: 4 years in High-School)


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