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Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:18:29 +0000
The Canadian Space Agency — NASA’s first international partner to commit to the lunar Gateway — is considering a faster schedule for its contributions to keep pace with NASA’s accelerated plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:02:04 +0000
Companies interested in developing commercial space stations and related facilities in low Earth orbit are wondering if NASA’s support for such efforts havsbeen overshadowed by the agency’s rush back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000
SpaceX says Starlink satellites will directly receive Air Force tracking data and use that to tweak their orbits when presented with the risk of a collision. Space debris experts say the probability of a collision varies on a case-by-case basis, making automation difficult. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:40:55 +0000
Launch vehicle startups remain focused on unique engine designs. At last count, there were 129 rocket startups, Rich Pournelle, NanoRacks senior vice president for business development, said at a recent conference. How many will survive? 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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