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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:59:42 +0000
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:23:25 +0000
Commercial satellite technology is developing so fast, Britain’s Ministry of Defense isn’t certain its next-generation program will keep pace with what the future holds. 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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