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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:06-08-2012
     Last Modified:07-10-2015 (10:58)
    Job information
     Current job:Recent Graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsFinite Element Analysis, Solidworks, Programming, Rocket Design, Structures, Satellite Design, Launch Vehicle Integration and Launch Vehicle Design. Ansys, Solidworks, CAD.
    CV

    Objective

    To obtain an entry level position where I can apply my knowledge of engineering and utilize my broad skill-set to contribute to the advancement and success of an organization.

     

    Education

    B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                  (Graduated June 2011)

     

    Computer and Technical Skills

    Analysis Software:        ANSYS, Solidworks, MATLAB, Mathematica, Java, LabVIEW, STK

    Presentation:                 LaTeX, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Graphics Suite, Open Office Suite

     

    Personal Skills

    -        Adaptability to fast paced, high stress work environments

    -        Deductive reasoning and abstract analysis approach to problem solving

    -        High attention to detail and dedication to thorough completion of work

    -        Natural team leadership, organization, coordination, and conflict resolution abilities

     

    Academic Highlights

    Courses Completed post Graduating

    Space Systems Engineering                                                         The Saylor Foundation, saylor.org

    Special Relativity                                                                          World Science University

    Discovery of the Higgs Boson                                                    Future Learn – University of Edinburgh

     

    Completed Courses within Major


    Advanced Propulsion Systems

    Electric Propulsion Systems

    Structural Vibrations

    Finite Element Analysis

    Aerospace Structures

    Gas Dynamics

    Aerospace Heat Transfer

    Plasma Physics/Dynamics

    Comp. Fluid Mechanics

    Incomp. Fluid Mechanics

    Controls & System Engineering

    Atmospheric Flight Mechanics

    Aerospace Instruments & Sensors

    Orbital Flight Mechanics

    Aerospace Laboratory Studies


     

    Completed Departmental Prerequisite Courses


    Calculus I, II, III

    Linear Algebra

    Multi-variable Calculus

    Differential Equations

    Numerical Computing

     

    Visualization and CAD

    Technical Writing

    Mechanics of Materials

    Kinematics and Dynamics

    Engineering Statics

     

    General Chemistry I, II

    Physics: Mechanical, Electromagnetism & Electronics, Oscillatory Waves


    Completed Courses of Interest


    Java Programming

    NASA Research Consortium

    Law for Engineers I, II

    Space Industry/Travel

    Astronomical/Astrophysics Studies

    for Scientists & Engineers


     

    Positions & Achievements of Note

    -        A.I.AA. Space 2011 Conference – Presenter (Sept. 2011)

    -        RASC-AL Undergraduate Forum – Presenter (July 2011)

    -        Design Secretary – U.W. A.A. Senior Capstone Project (2010-2011)

    -        Physical Plant & Risk Mitigation Manager - Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (2008-2010)

    -        B.S.A. Eagle Scout Award (2006)

    Project Experience

    DECOM: DEbris Capture and Orbital Manipulation Satellite

    Structures Subsystem Lead                                                                             Aug. 2010 – Sept. 2011

          A conceptual satellite designed to PDR levels of detail, which would rendezvous and capture non-responsive orbital debris and decommissioned satellites that have high collision probabilities, and transport them to self-terminating orbits, with the potential capability to include satellite servicing.

    Responsibilities

    -        Hardware design, systems integration, and launch vehicle integration

    -        Structural analysis under launch, deployment, and rendezvous load environments

    -        Iterative optimization of satellite mass and structural integrity

    Accolades

    -        Selected to present at the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC-AL) forum.

    -        Awarded sponsorship to present at the AIAA Space 2011 conference

    Hybrid Propulsion Rocket Development

    Structural Design Lead/Propulsion System Analyst                                      Dec. 2010 – June 2011

          A from-scratch design and manufacture of a 5ft, 400N thrust, hybrid polypropylene/nitrous oxide rocket engine, which is to be integrated in a 10ft rocket system for the purpose of launching low altitude aeronautics research payloads.

    Responsibilities

    -        Performance and thermodynamic analysis utilizing NASA’s CEA and unique Matlab scripts

    -        Optimization of weight/design utilizing theory and load environment iteration

    Accolades

    -        NASA Research Grant sponsorship for continued successor development

    Universal Low-altitude Rocket Launch Stand

    Design Lead                                                                                                    Dec. 2010 – April 2011

          I designed and manufactured of a low-altitude rocket launch stand, which would have minimal impact on flight performance, developed with funding from the U.W. Earth and Space Sciences Department NASA outreach grant.

    Notable Design Features

    -        Fully adjustable interface to accommodate various rocket diameters and stabilizer configurations

    -        Contact-force interface, reducing friction and torqueing inherent to standard button-rail interfaces.

    -        A steel-truss structure which dampens launch vibrations, distributes lateral loadings encountered during non-uniform ignition, and withstands the thermal and stress environments of rocket blasts.

    Accolades

    -        Requisitioned for the launch of a NASA U.S.L.I. sponsored rocket and payload

    -        Utilized for multiple launches by the U.W. Earth and Space Sciences Department


     

    Work Experience

    The Atlantic Crossing                                                                    March 2013 – Present

    6508 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115                                                  (206)-729-6266

    Position

    -        Chef / Manager

    Responsibilities Included

    -        Inventory management, supply ordering

    -        Supplier relations & account management 

    -        Personnel scheduling & labor management

    Related Skills Acquired

    -        Small business management

    -        Development of accounts/relationships with suppliers

    -        Business expense and profit analysis and optimization

    -        Time management and workload distribution to employees

     

    Hale’s Brew Pub                                                                             August 2011 – March 2013

    4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107                                                                    (206)-706-1544

    Position

    -        Assistant Line Manager       (After advancement from line cook)

    Responsibilities Include

    -        Writing and interpreting instructions and recipes

    -        Setting up and maintenance of kitchen hardware and utilities

    -        Fast paced order preparation and service

    -        Scheduling product preparation and resource utilization, inventory maintenance and ordering

    Related Skills Acquired

    -        Fast paced work ethic with proper planning and patience for efficient performance.

    -        Analysis of inventory usage and expenses

    -        Quick critical thinking, situational adaptability, and rapid memory recall

     

    Ivar’s Salmon House                                                                      May 2008 – May 2010

    401 Northeast Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105                                                      (206) 632-0767

    Position

    -        Lead Line Expediter             (After advancement through busser, shift lead, trainer, expediter)

    Responsibilities Included

    -        Quality control of product from the kitchen to the customer

    -        Communications between the wait staff and the kitchen staff

    -        Customer service and complaint resolution

    Related Skills Acquired

    -        Conflict resolution and courteous service to maintain customer satisfaction and loyalty

    -        Teamwork/cooperation between employees with various priorities/concerns in their own work

    -        Management and delegation skills

    -        Multitasking in fast paced work environments


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