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The final report into the launch failure that forced the abort of a crewed Soyuz spacecraft is scheduled for completion by the end of the month, the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos announced Oct. 20. SpaceNews.com
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A big unknown is how Congress might react to the administration’s proposal. The legislative branch has the final say on whether plans for a new military service can move forward. SpaceNews.com
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A Mercury-bound science mission from the European and Japanese space agencies began a seven-year journey to the Solar System’s smallest planet Oct. 19 aboard and Ariane 5 rocket. SpaceNews.com
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Vector, one of dozens of ventures developing small launch vehicles to serve perceived high demand for small satellite launches, announced Oct. 19 that it closed a $70 million Series B round to move into full operations. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:41:19 +0000
Three regional satellite operators with C-band coverage over the United States have complained to U.S. telecom regulators about being left out of a group led by four of the world’s largest satellite operators to arrange a proposed spectrum transfer to the wireless industry. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:20:52 +0000
Thornberry's letter to DoD: "It is important for us to understand the benefits and challenges of a full range of options.” SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:45:34 +0000
François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation and partnerships like the ones formed recently with Earth observation constellation operator Planet and Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics company. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:50:39 +0000
As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now seeking payloads that could fly on those spacecraft despite concerns from some scientists that they don’t know if their experiments are compatible with those landers. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:00:25 +0000
The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for Dec. 30, Iridium CEO Matt Desch said today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:26:14 +0000
SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer global communications for autonomous vessels. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:44:31 +0000
Between now and when the the Air Force starts buying launch services from new competitors, ULA and SpaceX will be competing “one mission at a time.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:23:01 +0000
To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:11:40 +0000
Intelsat invested in Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a U.K.-headquartered group of companies with telecom infrastructure in Africa, to reach "ultra-rural" parts of the sub-Saharan side of the continent. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:37:44 +0000
As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites from orbital weapons that would seek to damage or destroy U.S. assets in space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:27:27 +0000
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:58:08 +0000
This was ULA’s eighth launch this year, the 131st since the company was formed in 2006, and will be its 50th launch for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:57:26 +0000
A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:52:46 +0000
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37:17 +0000
For all the enthusiasm about lunar exploration, and announcements made during the conference, there were far fewer specific details about just how to achieve those goals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:57 +0000
ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems and others in the race to build affordable high-tech antennas that can link with satellite constellations in non-geosynchronous orbits. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:17-12-2012
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     Current job:Development Engineer / Research Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords1 year experience in the development of liquid rocket engine, 8+ years experience in CFD and analysis of compressible fluid flows, worked in projects dealing with future launch and propulsion concepts including linear scramjet and annular aerospike engine
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    02/2012 – present      Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, USA           

    Development Engineer / Research Analyst

    Develops a multi-thruster aerospike engine using LOX/propylene to be integrated into a pressure-fed two-stage-to-orbit nanosat launch vehicle.

    • Identifies superior components, techniques and materials in accordance with project requirements by 1) performing multidisciplinary trade studies and numerical simulations.

    • Designs and configures subcomponents such as thrusters, plug, injector, feed lines and supporting structures with NX Unigraphics.

    • Develops curved thrusters, which lead to an increase in overall performance of 4% compared to a generic thruster layout by increasing the total area ratio.

    04/2005 – 01/2012     Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Research Engineer

    Performednumerical simulations, analyzed and interpreted flow structures in the base region of a linear scramjet engine and of generic cylindrical launch systems in the framework of national research projects with participation of the German Aerospace Center and EADS Astrium GmbH.

    • Adapted an in-house flow solver written in Fortran and implemented subroutines to simulate time accurate, multi-species, compressible base flows in the transonic and supersonic flow regime using Large-Eddy Simulations. 

    • Post-processed data using self-written Fortran programs and Tecplot to analyze flow properties and heat fluxes in the time and frequency domain.

    • Identified and quantified temporally resolved recirculating flow structures causing mechanical and thermal loads in the base region of different spacecraft.

    • Developed subsequent research projects and acquired appropriate fundings.

    • Supervised and mentored several graduate and Ph.D. students.

    • Managed and conducted project meetings and public project events.

    • Published results and presented findings at national and international conferences.

    10/2003 – 04/2004     EADS Space Transportation, Ottobrunn, Germany                                                                        

    Intern in the predevelopment department.

    • Adapted an Excel simulation program to predict pressure losses and heat transfer of coolant of a sub-scaled VULCAIN II and a VINCI engine.

    • Assisted in the setup of hardware for hot-fire tests of a sub-scaled VULCAIN II engine at Lampoldshausen, Germany.

    10/ 2002 – 08/2003    Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Student Assistant in a Collaborative Research Center dealing with basic research and technologies for two-stage-to-orbit vehicles.  

    • Implemented Fortran programs determining the change of center of gravity and moments of inertia by consuming propellants during ascent of a TSTO spacecraft.

    • Optimized TSTO tank layout which led to an enhanced maneuverability.

    EDUCATION                

    04/2005 - 10/2009     Dr.-Ing. in Aerospace Engineering, Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

                 Major: Computational Fluid Dynamics

    10/1999 - 12/2004     Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University,

                 Major: Aerospace Engineering, Propulsion Systems

     

    INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    02/2012 – present     California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Develops an aerospike engine in the framework of a 16-month research fellowship.

    10/2007 – 03/2008    University of California, San Diego, USA

    Implemented multi-species capability into a Fortran flow solver.                                                

    05/2004 – 10/2004    University of California, Davis, USA

    Handled diploma thesis.     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    Languages                   German (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    French (basic)

    Computer skills           OS: Windows, Linux (proficient)

    MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (proficient)

    Tecplot, CFD++, Fortran, LaTeX (proficient)

    NX Unigraphics, MatLab, Mathematica (basic)


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