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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. SpaceNews.com
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Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. SpaceNews.com
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A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:15:36 +0000
U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
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For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
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The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
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As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
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
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     Date Submitted:26-03-2013
     Last Modified:26-03-2013 (08:54)
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     Current job:Technical Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Structural Engineer
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    PROFESSIONAL RECORD
     
    Engineering Services Inc.                                                         
    2009 - Present
    Toronto, Canada 
     
    Project Lead 
    2012 - Present 
    Dielectric Elastomer Actuator
    * Leading the design and development of a novel actuator for the Canadian Forces
    * Developing the system and subsystem requirements, and conceptual design
    * Modeling of electrically-activated hyper-elastic materials using analytical and numerical techniques
     
    Robotics Lead                                                 
    2011 - 2012
    Mission for Orbital Debris Elimination
    * Collaborated on orbital debris removal concept with COM DEV and Neptec for the Canadian Space Agency
    * Defined system and manipulator requirements, interfaces and concept for capturing uncooperative objects
    * Analyzed different capture mechanisms, including carbon nanotubes that adhere by van der Waal forces
     
    Project Lead   
    2010 - 2012
    Planetary Medium Manipulator
    * Led the design, development and testing of a multipurpose manipulator for the Canadian Space Agency
    * Managed a team of ten engineers and two subcontractors to ensure that all requirements were satisfied
    * Scheduled and tracked the project progress, and approved technical reports and drawings
    * Designed and analyzed the carbon fiber composite links using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
    * Developed autonomous capabilities using the Lua programming language
     
    Materials and Structural Lead                                                                
    2009 - 2010 
    Small Manipulator Arm
    * Performed material trade-off studies and requirements analysis for a Canadian Space Agency prototype manipulator
    * Designed and developed carbon fiber composite link using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
    * Created carbon fiber composite link optimization program in MATLAB
     
    Materials and Structural Lead                                                                
    2009 - 2010 
    Mobile Rover Platform with Tooling Arm
    * Performed material trade-off studies and requirements analysis for a Canadian Space Agency prototype rover
    * Wrote trade-off studies, including materials for operating in cryogenic temperatures
    * Performed stress analysis using SolidWorks Simulation
     
    Project Lead                                                                  
    2009 - 2012
    Active Neck Support System
    * Led the design, development and testing of a neck support system for the Canadian Forces 
    * Created an actuation mechanism using Nitinol shape memory alloy
    * Designed, analyzed and simulated system using SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation and MATLAB
     
    George Kelk Corporation
    2007 – 2009
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Mechanical Lead       
    2009
    Fiber Optic Strain Sensor
    * Developed requirements and conceptual design for a high-speed sensor using fiber optic Bragg gratings
    * Analyzed conceptual design using SolidWorks and Comsol Multiphysics
     
    Project Lead    
    2008
    Testing Automation for Sensor Electronics 
    * Automated testing and calibration procedures previously done by a technician
    * Designed and built a testing station for the electronics controlled by C program
     
    University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
    2000 - 2006
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Doctoral Student   
    2000 - 2006
    Evolving the Machine
    * Developed an innovative topology optimization method for multiple material systems
    * Coded a C++ finite element method with adaptive mesh refinement based on B-splines
    * Optimized active material distribution for controllability and observability with minimum mass
    * Solved electro-mechanical problems with over a quarter of a million design variables
     
    Carleton University
    1997 - 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
     
    Master Student   
    1997 - 2000
    Investigation of a Composite Hingeless Helicopter Rotor Blade with Integral Actuators
    * Developed a reduced-order model of a composite helicopter rotor blade with embedded piezoelectric fibers
    * Performed modal analysis and designed a vibration suppression controller using MATLAB
     
    Canadian National Railways
    1995 - 1997
    Montreal, Canada
     
    EDUCATION
     
    2006    Ph.D.    Aerospace Engineering   University of Toronto
    2000    M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
    1994    B.Eng.  Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
     
    AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
     
    * Space Exploration Signature Technologies Consultation Committee, Canadian Space Agency, 2012
    * Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2000-2005
    * Nominated: Carleton University Senate Award of Excellence in Engineering, 2000
    * ASME Student Design Competition: Carleton University Champions, 1994


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