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Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
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ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
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The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
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Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
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Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
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QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
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Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:11:17 +0000
Amid difficulties for the European launch industry, and with Brexit looming on the horizon, European Space Agency executives face a challenging year ahead. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:04:30 +0000
Relativity, the startup developing a small launch vehicle using additive manufacturing technologies, announced Jan. 17 it has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to build a launch site at Cape Canaveral. SpaceNews.com
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The White House has once again nominated Barry Myers to be administrator of NOAA, as well as four people to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:52:00 +0000
Aireon said it signed the credit facility Dec. 21, and that it used the new funds to pay satellite operator Iridium $35 million before the end of 2018 for hosting its sensor payloads on the Iridium Next constellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:30:44 +0000
Less than a week after laying off 10 percent of its employees, SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it plans to shift work on at least prototypes of its next-generation launch system from Los Angeles to Texas. SpaceNews.com
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DIA report: U.S communications, reconnaissance, navigation and early warning satellites could be among the targets of China's counterspace weapons. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-09-2012
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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
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    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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