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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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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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Italian rocket builder Avio is borrowing 10 million euros from the European Investment Bank. The funds will support new space propulsion technologies for Europe’s next-generation Vega C and Ariane 6 launchers, the company said. SpaceNews.com
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Astranis, a startup designing small geostationary satellites for internet connectivity, has signed an Alaskan telecommunications provider as its first customer. SpaceNews.com
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The Pentagon has to figure out how it will respond to China’s rapid advances in space technology, warned Chris Shank, director of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office. SpaceNews.com
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A commercial space bill that fell just short of passage last year will be reintroduced this year to serve as the starting point for further discussions, a key senator said Jan. 15. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory may have to consider furloughing employees if the government shutdown lasts much longer. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:17-12-2012
     Last Modified:17-12-2012 (08:23)
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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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