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The Ariane 5 rocket that deviated from its expected flight path Jan. 25 and lost contact with ground control was fed the wrong coordinates, according to the independent commission Arianespace tasked last month to find out what caused the close call. SpaceNews.com
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NASA's fiscal year 2019 proposal will likely set up another showdown between NASA and Congress regarding the Europa Clipper mission, debating not only when to launch the spacecraft but also how. SpaceNews.com
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Air Force leaders are warning the younger generations of airmen to not assume they will have access to GPS or satellite communications. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:45:30 +0000
SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX's proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation.The 9:17 a.m. Eastern launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carried all three spacecraft to low Earth orbit, deploying the PAZ radar satellite 11 minutes after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:17:21 +0000
A discussion of China at the latest National Space Council meeting took a more nuanced view of the country than is typical in such conversations, seeing the rising space power as a competitor and adversary but also a potential partner. SpaceNews.com
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The Army would use small satellites to support tactical imagery needs in the field. SpaceNews.com
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Companies that collect data beamed down from small satellites say they expect partnerships and mergers will stem the rising number of new entrants offering ground station services in their market. SpaceNews.com
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Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century. SpaceNews.com
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For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
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The biggest thing since sliced bread might just be a satellite the size of a slice of bread. SpaceNews.com
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NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
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Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-03-2013
     Last Modified:04-03-2013 (03:19)
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     Current job:Program Coordinator
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsAnalytical, Team Player, Collaborative
    CV

    OBJECTIVE To pursue a career in order to benefit the astronomy community utilizing my astronomy degree.

    EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS  Austin, TX
    BA Astronomy (May 2008) - Cumulative GPA: 3.17/4.00     - Mathematics minor - Major GPA: 3.50  - Physics Exchange Student (Univ. Sussex)

    WORK SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE Baltimore, MD

    Program Coordinator I (salary) June 2012 – Present

    - Develop and implement phase II observing programs
    Reasearch Instrument Analyst I (salary) August 2009 – June 2012

    - Create and analyze calibrations for the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) - Update all necessary documentation (including electronic) for ACS user community
    - ACS instrument and RIA branch website curator
    - AstroDrizzle software engineer

    - User support on helpdesk for HST community

    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, DEPT OF ASTRONOMY McDonald Observatory, Texas

    Telescope Operator (salary) November 2008 – August 2009

    - supervised under Dr. Matthew Shetrone
    · Safety of the telescope and personnel
    · Constant monitoring of weather, assessing close conditions
    · Stack the mirrors and maintain the stack
    · Move telescope, dome, and tracker to the requested targets
    · Operate guiders and maintain telescope focus during data acquisition
    · Shutdown the telescope and facility properly at the end of the night
    · Produce a nightly report detailing operations and any problems encountered

    RESEARCH Research Engr/Sci Assistant (salary) May 2008-November 2008  Austin, TX

    - work under Professor G. Fritz Benedict, Ph.D.

    · suggest orbital parameters to team of 5; collaborate realities of exoplanet systems
    · identify possible anomalies in data & perfect current reduction/analysis methods of data · present results to diverse audiences at research forums and conferences.

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (paid position), April 2007 – May 2008
    · data reduction of HET and HST instruments utilizing pipelines in IDL and IRAF
    · applying radial velocities to Keplerian Model via Systemic and Gaussfit programs · generate orbital parameters to determine existence of possible exoplanets.
    · publish preliminary/final results in poster and scientific journals
    · explore personal research initiative by testing the tidal heating hypothesis

    SKILLS General:

    -Analytical analysis- Data Interpretation  - Data management  -Public Speaking  -User Support  -Teaching/Training  -Technical/Scientific writing  -Team Leadership  - Critical Thinking

    Computer:

    -DS9, GIMP- Latech, WinEdit, Framemaker  -MS Excel/Powerpoint, Word  -HTML, Zope  -SSH,RDC  -Shell Scripting  -Systemic, Gaussfit, AstroDrizzle  -Mac, Linux, PC OSs

    PUBLISHED

    Armstong, A. et. al. “AstroDrizzle: Advanced Camera for Surveys Mosiac of the Sombrero Galaxy M104” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. TBA.
    1American Astronomical Society #219. Austin, TX JAN 2012 #145.01

    Armstong, A. et. al. “Calibrating Wide Field Channel Imagery for the Post-SM4 Advanced Camera for Surveys” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43.1American Astronomical Society #217. Seattle, WA JAN 2010 #344.16

    Armstrong, A. 2010, “Automating the ACS WFC Calibration Pipeline”, RIA meeting, Baltimore, MD. Armstrong, A. 2009,“Synphot:Synthetic Photometry for Aesthetic Astronomy”, RIA meeting, Baltimore, MD. Armstrong, A. et. al. “Testing the Tidal Heating Hypothesis for the Transiting Exoplanets HAT-P-1b and TrES-4b” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 39, p. 969 1American Astronomical Society #211. Austin, TX. JAN 2008 #134.09.2Undergraduate Research Forum, Austin, TX 25 April 2008

    Bean, J. et al. “Detection of a Third Planet in the HD74156 System Using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope” The Astrophysical Journal, Jan 2008 Vol. 672, p1202.

    Gonzaga, S., et al. 2011 “ACS Data Handbook”, Version 6.0 (Baltimore:STScI).

    Martioli, E. et al. “Determining the Mass of HD136118b with Combined Astrometric and RadialVelocity Data.” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 39, p.9711American Astronomical Society Conference #211. Austin, TX. JAN 2008. #134.18

    Maybhate, A., et al. 2010 “ACS Instrument Handbook”, Version 9.0 (Baltimore: STScI).

    COURSEWORK

    The Planets: Mission Mars, Astrophysics, Cosmology, History and Philosophy of Astronomy, Galaxies Quasars & Black Holes, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Waves & Optics, Modern Physics, Intro Thermodynamics, Modern Physics for Engineers, Further Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus


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