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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
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:40:09 +0000
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Schiess: Gen. Raymond “is pushing us to look at ways to be more responsive.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:06:02 +0000
Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who backed the winning entry in a suborbital spaceflight competition and later funded development of a massive air-launch system, passed away Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:50:15 +0000
The status of proposals to create a separate branch of the U.S. military devoted to space will be the subject of the next meeting of the National Space Council on Oct. 23. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:37:00 +0000
Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications raised $16 million from investors, securing funding to build and launch its first-generation constellation of up to 15 satellites, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:24:23 +0000
The White House just released a year-long study of the U.S. defense industrial base that was billed as the deepest dive in decades into the state of the nation’s defense industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:03:08 +0000
Eric Béranger, former chief executive of satellite constellation venture OneWeb, has left the company entirely, OneWeb confirmed Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:31:23 +0000
Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies expect their $34 billion merger, announced Sunday, will create the sixth largest defense contractor in the United States while saving $500 million in corporate costs by three years of closing. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-01-2013
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     Current job:Science Communicator
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsBiological Sciences Science Communication Space Studies Writing Creativity Social Media Writing
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                                                                                                      Date of Birth: 14/10/1990

                                                                                                             Nationality: British

     

    Education:

    2012-2013 International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France

                                          MSc Space Studies

    - The course specifically concentrates towards gaining a coherent view of the space industry in its entirety, with a focus on the engineering, human, physical science and humanity aspects.

    - Participating in a team project to evaluate the Arctic with consideration given to navigation and resources.

    - Proposed and working on an Individual Project entitled 'Social Media Strategy for Women In Aerospace (WIA)' which intends to inspire the next generation about the space industry with WIA as a potential client for this social media service.

     

    2012                   International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France

                             Space Studies Programme (SSP'12 Host site: Melbourne, Florida)

    - Many aspects of space were studied including human spaceflight, life sciences, systems engineering, and space policy and law.

    - A team project entitled NGSS (Next Generation Space Station) BLISS was carried out with an interdisciplinary team which concluded in the creation of a guidebook to future space station design that is tailored to the intended use of the station. I was responsible for the evaluation of Station Science which considered on-board experiments as well as station architecture in accordance with human performance in space. I was also a key member of the editing group in order to ensure that each submission remained at high standards of written quality of work.

    - Joined the Space and Society department in which I proposed a space-themed smart phone application game design as part of my Individual Project.

     

    July 2011            European Space Agency, Space Medicine for Health on Earth Workshop

    - Worked well as part of the international team 'Basic Life Support in Hypogravity' to develop the 'Seated Arm Lock (SAL)' method of CPR.

    - Collaborated with NASA, DLR, ESA and CSA personnel.  

     

    2009-2012                      University of Birmingham, UK   

                                          Bsc Biological Sciences

    - Modules taken include Cell Biology, Molecules of Life, Ecology, Plant Biology, Animal Sensory Systems and Neurobiology & Behaviour

    - The final year project that I undertook investigated the influence of maternal age on the occurrence of aneuploidy, which occurs when a cell has an incorrect number of chromosomes due to errors in meiosis.

    - I also devised a project in which insect diapause is suggested as a potential mechanism for human exploitation. Potential applications of this form of suspended animation include the use of generation ships during interstellar travel and medical use on trauma patients.

     

    2002-2009                     Tolworth Girls' School          11 GCSEs A*-B

                                                                                          A Level

                                                                                          English Literature A

                                                                                          Psychology           A

                                                                                          Biology                 B

                                                                                          AS Level Chemistry

     

     

    Work Experience:

    September 2013 - Present - Writer  at Space Safety Magazine

    - Writes weekly articles for the international magazine focused on safety-related issues affecting space as well as safety on Earth from space events and objects. Jointly published by the International Association for Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and the International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF).

     

    May - Aug 2013 -NASA Ames Research Center, Intern

    ·         Worked in the New Media & Innovations Team on developing projects to increase public communication with NASA.

    ·         Projects include: NASA  website building, Art, Science & Tech/Eng convergence, Public Affairs work  such as article writing and editing and maintaining the NASA 'On the Commons' Flickr account.

    ·         I worked in conjunction with the NASA Public Affairs Office to write brief articles and learn the new NASA 'Drupal' based website content management system before training others also.

     

    March 2010 - News Associates, Journalism Workshop, University of Birmingham, UK

    July 2009-September 2009- Administration & Receptionist at Bright Smile Dental Care, Kingston-upon-Thames & Tadworth, UK

    August 2008- Research Work Experience at Kingsdowne Surgery

    - Observed and worked in the GP and nurse's clinic assisting with patient care and organisation.

     June 2008-September 2008 - Dental Assistant at Maple Dental Practice, Surbiton

    -The practice specialised for nervous patients; therefore patient communication was of the utmost importance. The role taught me the importance of teamwork and effective interpersonal skills to build a friendly and profitable business practice.

    August 2007 - March 2008 - Receptionist at Tolworth Recreation Centre, Tolworth, UK

    July- August 2007- Dental Nurse at May Day Dental Surgery, Tolworth, UK

    July 2006 - Volunteer work at The Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, UK

     June 2006- Dental Nurse and Receptionist at Maple Dental Surgery, Surbiton

    2001 - 2004- Experience in retail in a family business

     

    Extra Curricular activities:

    2012 -present - Official ISU student tweeter from the handle @ISU_student

    2011- present - Member of UKSEDS - students for the exploration and development of space

    2010-2012 - Active contributor to University of Birmingham science magazine, SATNAV

    2008- 2009- Deputy Head Girl of 6th Form (Tolworth Girl's School & Centre for Continuing Education)

    2008 - Participant in 'Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club' public speaking competition 

    2008 - Grades 1 & 2 in classical Carnatic singing

    2007-2009 - Trained in classical Bharatanatyam dance

     

    Skills: -Languages: English (Fluent), German (Basic),

    Hindi (Fluent), Punjabi (Fluent)

               -Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office & Social Media tools

     

    Interests: Travelling, music, social media and writing.

     

    Memberships: SGAC (Space Generation Advisory Council), UKSBA (UK Space Biomedicine Association)

    Academic and sporting awards:

    2012            ESA Scholarship for a Masters course at the ISU.

               2012            UKSA and ESA Scholarship for the Space Studies Program at the ISU.

    2004-2009   Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award for citizenship and leadership, ABRSM Grades 1-4 Piano.

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