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Rocket Lab announced May 25 it has rescheduled the next launch of its Electron small rocket for late June after correcting a problem that delayed an April launch attempt. SpaceNews.com
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Phase Four, a company developing an advanced electric propulsion system for use on cubesats and larger spacecraft, announced sales of its thrusters to NASA and Astro Digital May 24. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:45:07 +0000
Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to serve the needs of commercial and government customers, including NASA. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:27:48 +0000
Virgin Orbit’s campaign to design, build and fly LauncherOne, its air-launched rocket for small satellites, relies heavily on manufacturing software. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:58:04 +0000
A new policy President Trump will sign May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National Space Council earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:14:56 +0000
PASADENA — NASA intends to begin buying rides on small commercial lunar landers by the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for those flights. “We have a strong push to get a lander service to the Moon as quickly as possible,” James Reuter, NASA deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:14:49 +0000
As the U.K. continues to wrangle with the EU over Galileo, there is growing speculation that the country could seek to develop its own independent global navigation system with Australia — or even Japan. SpaceNews.com
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Bombastic and colorful, Rogozin’s international profile shot up significantly in 2014 when, in response to the first round of Western sanctions against Moscow for its annexation of Crimea, he tweeted that NASA could use a trampoline to reach the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:22:56 +0000
Technological advances have opened up a wide range of propulsion options for satellites, but companies developing those systems don’t expect a single approach to become dominant. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:07 +0000
ICEYE raised $34 million in a Series B investment round, bringing the Finnish company’s total funding to $53 million, ICEYE announced May 24. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:47:15 +0000
PASADENA, California — Satellite manufacturers and operators attending the Space Tech Expo here offered contrasting views on how long satellites should continue to work in orbit. For years, government and commercial operators sought to extend the life of satellites by sending them into orbit with plenty of fuel and components designed to withstand 15 years […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:13:50 +0000
In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator a month ago, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate change. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:48 +0000
A major challenge facing companies planning to perform on-orbit servicing will be ensuring satellite operators do not view their activities as potential threats. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:10:04 +0000
The U.S. Air Force's plans to respond to emerging threats by launching constellations of satellites. That strategy has important implications for spacecraft manufacturing and testing. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:31:37 +0000
A cooling problem with a key instrument on a weather satellite launched less than three months ago could degrade its performance for at least part of each day, with potential but still undetermined effects on weather forecasts, officials said May 23. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rejected a Eutelsat application for a satellite that would use the same spectrum as one planned by Intelsat. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-09-2012
     Last Modified:18-09-2012 (01:28)
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     Current job:Mechanisms Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMasters in Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Trainee in Mechanisms at ESA Experience in Launcher Dynamics, Multifunctional Composites, Concurrent Design of Space Missions
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    January 2012- Present: Young Graduate Trainee

    ESTEC, European Space Agency , Noordwijk, Netherlands.

    -  Graduate Engineer in the Mechanisms Section in the Structures and Mechanisms Division.

    -  Developing models and using the multi-body approach to simulate the dynamics of launch vehicles, eg Vega Launcher.

    -  Concurrent Design Facility team member for future scientific missions.

    -  Writing Requirement Specifications and Statements of Work for the Technology Research Program.

    July-October 2010: Composites Research Intern

    Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS),  University of Bristol, UK.   

    -  Research and development of sensing systems for damage in composite materials.

    -  Manufacturing and testing self-healing materials.

    February 2006: Engineering Internship  

    Jaguar Cars, Castle Bromwich, UK.

    -  Work Experience with manufacturing engineers in the Plant Vehicle Team.

    -  Shadowing engineers in mechanical and road tests.

    Publication

    -  C J Norris, J A P White, G McCombe, P Chatterjee, I P Bond and R S Trask. Autonomous stimulus triggered self-healing in smart structural composites. Smart Materials and Structures, Volume 21,094027

    EDUCATION    

    2007-2011: Master of Engineering (MEng) in Aeronautical Engineering at University of Bristol, UK.

    2004-2006:    A Levels: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Product Design                                          

    at King Edward VI Fiveways, Birmingham, UK

    Courses

    June 2012: Multi-body Dynamics in Practical Use. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

    March 2012: Introduction to Space Systems Engineering. University of Southampton, ESTEC.

    February 2012: Fundamentals of Matlab. MathWorks.

    SKILLS

    Software

    -  CATIA, AutoDesk Inventor

    -  LabView, MATLAB, SimuLink

    -  Finite Element Analysis: Nastran

    -  Multi-body Dynamics: DCAP

    -  Visual Basic

    -  Linux/Unix OS

    -  MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel

     

    Languages

    English: Mother Tongue

    French, Spanish: Reading -  Fair ; Speaking & Writing - Basic

    Dutch: Basic

     

    PROJECTS

    Mars Robotic Exploration Program: Concurrent Design Facility study at ESTEC on Sample Return Missions. My responsibilities were design of landing gear and sample return mechanisms.

     

    Thermal management of carbon composites for space applications (Masters Research project): The purpose of this project was to prove the concept of an integrated cooling system in composite laminates.

     

    Airbus Fixed-Wing Aircraft Design (3rd Year Group Design Project): The objective was to design all aspects of a new aircraft that would fill a future gap in the market for a medium range, 220-seat civil airliner. My specialisations were concept selection, systems architecture, cockpit design and flight control systems. I presented our proposed design, on behalf of my group, to academics and engineers from Airbus and Rolls Royce.

     

    Formula Schools: In a group of 4 students from school we designed and built the chassis and body for a remote control car to race against other teams at the Silverstone racetrack. We placed in the top 15 out of over a hundred teams.

     

    Engineering Education Scheme: A project carried out with graduate engineers at Network Rail, UK to design and test a prototype of a mechanism to enable easy maintenance access for display systems in train stations.

     

    INTERESTS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    My main interests include rock climbing, flying, astronomy, dancing, theatre and travelling.

    -  Officer Cadet in Bristol University Air Squadron: Flight training in a single-engine 2-seater light sport aircraft; taking part in leadership activities and adventurous training.

    -  University of Bristol Mountaineering Club committee (2008-2009): I helped organise climbing expeditions and train new members of the club.

    -  Volunteer English teacher at schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Guangzhou, China (2006-07): In my gap year I travelled around Asia and South America and worked for various NGOs.


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