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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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
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
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000
Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000
“We are going to need a bigger boat,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said July 12, quoting the 1975 movie Jaws as a metaphor for the challenge of handling 5G needs. “Or in our case, more spectrum.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:54:55 +0000
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:27:30 +0000
Using free data from the European Space Agency, a startup in Finland created a geospatial information service that is entirely enabled by artificial intelligence. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:27-04-2012
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     Current job:Propulsion Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
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    Personal Profile

    I am a very hard working individual and have a great enthusiasm to learn and further my knowledge in both the aerospace and astronautics engineering field. I am able to learn quickly and have the ability to work on my own and as part of a team. I am a very organised and motivated individual and can adapt to any demanding environment.

    Education

    2003 – 2008 Kingston University Kingston, Surrey

    MEng Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics- Passed with Distinction

    This degree covered a range of subjects including aerodynamics, propulsion, astronautics, further mathematics, aerospace structures and materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and business applications.

    2000 - 2002 Lytchett Minster Upper School Poole, Dorset

    A-LevelsMathematics B, Physics B, Biology C,

    AS-LevelChemistry C

    1997 - 2000 Lytchett Minster Upper School Poole, Dorset

    10 GCSE’s Grades A-C including Mathematics, English language and Science.

    Work Experience

    2008 – Present      EADS Astrium Stevenage, Hertfordshire

    Position: Propulsion Test Engineer

    Responsibilities include: Testing of the spacecraft propulsion system either as an assistant or as the lead engineer. Compiling procedures for spacecraft testing, new items of ground support equipment (GSE) or updating existing procedures to include design changes/improvements. Manufacture new items of GSE to test new types of spacecraft or refurbishment of existing equipment. Travel to various launch sites around the world to test the spacecraft propulsion system and load propellant before launch. Responsible engineer for two satellites, overseeing all propulsion related aspects of the project.

     

    2006-2007      EADS Astrium Stevenage, Hertfordshire

    Position: Student Propulsion Test Engineer

    Responsibilities included: To facilitate the testing of spacecraft propulsion systems. Procurement, maintenance and calibration of propulsion ground support equipment. Also involved following test procedures, performing testing and recording the test results. The work involved a lot of team work along with being flexible to travel at the last minute.

     

    2002-2005      NTE Vacuum Technology Poole, Dorset

    Position: General Fitter

    Responsibilities included: Fitting and general metal work on vacuum chambers. Work was invariably time constrained and demanding in nature, improving my effectiveness and efficiency of work within a team.

    Technical Abilities

    • Microsoft Office suite
    • Pertmaster project management software
    • Solidworks 3D design suite
    • Cosmos Works and Flow Works engineering packages
    • Ansys engineering analysis system
    • Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

    Project Work

    I was involved in the Student parabolic flight campaign with the European Space Agency in July 2005 in Bordeaux, France. This involved testing a design for a solar kite unfurling in zero gravity once released by the launch vehicle.

    My individual project for my degree was to design a mission to a near Earth asteroid to analyse the various characteristics of the asteroid. This involved the complete mission design including the orbit trajectory, propulsion subsystem, thermal subsystem, power subsystem, communications subsystem and the associated budgets.

    My final year group project was designing a mission to place a rover on the Moon’s surface. This project was quite detailed and involved the design of all parts of the mission including launch selection, transfer vehicle design, rover design and all the subsystems required.

    All of these projects went very well and had successful results.

    Interests and Hobbies

    Squash, Mountain Biking, Music, Travel, Science.

    Responsibilities & Achievements

    I have successfully completed a student parabolic flight campaign with the European Space Agency (ESA) in July 2005. This involved designing an experiment which needed to be tested in microgravity and then had to be selected from teams across Europe and Canada. Our team experiment was to test and validate the unfurling sequence of a solar kite, using sprung steel hinges as designed by Kingston University and Oxford Mathematical Designs.


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