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President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-03-2013
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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
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    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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