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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
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While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
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The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000
Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000
“We are going to need a bigger boat,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said July 12, quoting the 1975 movie Jaws as a metaphor for the challenge of handling 5G needs. “Or in our case, more spectrum.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:54:55 +0000
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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Using free data from the European Space Agency, a startup in Finland created a geospatial information service that is entirely enabled by artificial intelligence. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:23-01-2013
     Last Modified:24-01-2013 (07:50)
    Job information
     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Space Tourism
     KeywordsComputational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, OpenFoam. Fluent, Systems Engineering, Composite Materials Analysis and Manufacturing, Spanish speaker.
    CV
    OBJECTIVE
    A full-time position in aerospace engineering with an emphasis in aerodynamics, propulsion, CFD, or stress analysis
     
     
    EDUCATION
    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Aerothermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, August 2012
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Thesis: Large Eddy Simulation Analysis of Non-Reacting Sprays Inside a High-G Combustor
    Overall GPA: 3.43/4.0
     
    B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, May 2009
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Overall GPA: 3.62/4.0
     
    Related Courses: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aircraft Design, Fluid 
    Mechanics, Viscous Fluid Flow, Advanced Kinetic Theory, Molecular Gas 
    Dynamics, Propulsion, Compressible Flow, Aerospace Materials, Solid Mechanics, Statics, Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics, Flight Dynamics.
     
     
    SKILLS
    CFD: Proficient in OpenFOAM, FLUENT, and ICEM 
    Comp. Prog: Proficient in MATLAB and Fortran 90; familiar with C and C++
    Parallel Prog: Proficient in OpenMPI and familiar with MPI
    Drafting: Proficient in SolidWorks and AutoCAD
    Other: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and LATEX
    Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish (Native language) 
    Strong communication skills- oral, written, and presentation
    Capable of performing research and outstanding team/leadership skills 
     
     
    EXPERIENCE
    08/11 - 08/12: Research Assistant to Dr. Venkat Raman - Computational Fluid Dynamics
    - Performed LES and RANS simulations in OpenFOAM to study spray-injection and turbulent combustion inside an Ultra Compact Combustor (UCC), which is an experimental centrifugal-force-driven jet combustor from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
    - Studied spray droplets dispersion and evaporation rates to identify areas of rapid combustion and droplet stagnation inside the UCC
    - Simulated both reacting and non-reacting cases to examine flame stability and fuel mixing behavior. 
     
    05/11 - 08/11: Research and Development Engineer, Advanced Urethane Products, Inc. 
    - Manufactured composite-fiber glass lamina with Epoxy and urethane resin through vacuum infusion for material properties testing
    - Investigated lamina wrinkling during vacuum infusion and demonstrated that the problem source was a lack of humidity control  
    - Investigated various configurations of carbon fiber and fiber glass composite weaving arrangement to obtain uniform temperature distribution in an experimental mold
    - Developed effective infusion methods for rapid curing and exothermic resins such as urethane by studying its flow properties 
     
    08/10 - 05/11: Research Assistant to Dr. Armand Chaput - Systems Engineering 
    - Cooperated with Dr. Chaput and two other students in the development of a systems engineering-focused aircraft design course; a project funded by the United States Department of Defense (DOD)
    - The project consisted on redesigning the current undergraduate senior aircraft design course to better prepare the students for the systems engineering driven aerospace industry, while exposing them to hand-on aircraft design 
    - Representatives of the DOD periodically came to evaluate the progress of the redesigned course and provide invaluable input 
     
    Academic Experience  
    08/10 - 05/11: Teaching Assistant to Dr. Armand Chaput, University of Texas at Austin 
    - Served as teaching assistant for senior Aircraft Design course
    - Mentored and assisted students in their senior aircraft design projects and graded their assignments
     
    08/10 - 01/11: Performance and propulsion lead in 2011 AHS Annual Student Design Competition
    - Part of team that proposed a VTOL aircraft in response to the competitions ROP of a multi-mission vertical lift system, capable of performing three distinct missions: search and rescue, insertion and resupply
    - Generated a propulsion and aircraft performance code, which plotted the vehicles performance curves and used blade element momentum theory to calculate aerodynamic forces. 
    - Presented design to a board of professors and wrote a report that served as the rotary wing aircraft class final project
     
    01/09 - 05/09: Payload and geometry lead in COIN-CAS UAV aircraft design senior project
    - Worked with a team to design a close air support UAV based on strict mission requirements 
    - In charge of sensors, weapons, communications, and aircraft geometry 
    - Our team presented the proposed design to a board of professors to judge the feasibility and if aircraft met all of the clients requirements 
     
    08/08 - 12/08
    Studied the drag effect on an scaled F-22 when adding anti-missile laser turret 
    - Performed flow visualization and stagnation pressure fields at the turrets wake to compare both qualitatively and quantitatively the effects of the turret in both drag and airflow
    - Conducted airflow studies with various fairing shapes to determine the least drag inducing shape and presented results as a team in both a presentation and a final report
      
     
    HONORS  
    Recipient of Presidents Achievement Scholarship
    Received University Honors in numerous semesters
    Robert E. Lee High School Salutatorian
    Member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
    Member of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) 
     
     
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