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Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:18:29 +0000
The Canadian Space Agency — NASA’s first international partner to commit to the lunar Gateway — is considering a faster schedule for its contributions to keep pace with NASA’s accelerated plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:02:04 +0000
Companies interested in developing commercial space stations and related facilities in low Earth orbit are wondering if NASA’s support for such efforts havsbeen overshadowed by the agency’s rush back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000
SpaceX says Starlink satellites will directly receive Air Force tracking data and use that to tweak their orbits when presented with the risk of a collision. Space debris experts say the probability of a collision varies on a case-by-case basis, making automation difficult. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:40:55 +0000
Launch vehicle startups remain focused on unique engine designs. At last count, there were 129 rocket startups, Rich Pournelle, NanoRacks senior vice president for business development, said at a recent conference. How many will survive? SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-09-2013
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     Current job:Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace Masters, Structural design, Finite Element Analysis, Testing, and Project Leader
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    Date of Birth: 29.06.1985

    Valid EU Work Permit


    Executive Summary

    I am looking for a structural engineering position to continue my career in the space industry. Working at two national labs and my Masters in Aerospace Engineering has given me a wide range of experience from satellite design to aircraft analysis and wind turbine testing. In addition to the hands on engineering work I have held leadership positions managing design reviews, team workflow, documentation and developing new technologies. I am a hardworking and patient person who has an appreciation for balancing the highly detailed work of engineering and the systems level view of finishing projects on time. I chose Aerospace Engineering to take on challenging projects and am excited to join your team and start building something great.


    Project Experience

    01-2008 – 12-2011 Research Engineer

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Boulder, Colorado, USA

    • Finite Element Modeling of wind turbine blade dynamics for new fatigue testing method.

    • Optimized test setups to improve throughput and match loading target more accurately.

    • Investigated dual-axis testing procedure to better represent field loading.

    • Structural lead for new dynamometer generator commissioning project.

    • Worked in teams to perform fatigue, static and modal tests on turbine blade and generator: writing test plans, purchasing hardware, overseeing installation, applying sensors and data acquisition.

    • Verified models against test results and built post processing interface.

    • Worked within government guidelines to ensure a safe testing environment.

    • Presented system status for Readiness Verifications and documented results of testing.


    05-2007 – 08-2007 Dynamics Summer School Internship

    Los Alamos National Labs; Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

    • Studied mechanical stability of biomedical implants using structural health monitoring.

    • Developed and implemented test plan for 40 different samples.

    • Summarized results into conference paper and presented paper as a team at IMAC Conference in Orlando, February 2008.


    08-2003 – 05-2007 Structural subsystem leader

    MR-Satellite University Design Team - MS&T; Rolla, Missouri, USA

    • Extensive hands on experience in satellite design and analysis working for four years in the Air Force sponsored Nano-Satellite competition.

    • Managed structural team coordinating the work of five students.

    • Responsible for detailed structural design, analysis, BOM, and assembly.

    • Ensuring that system requirements were met as laid out by the Air-Force.

    • Part of team presenting work at nationwide competition where we won 3rd place and the Best New School Award.


    05-2006 – 08-2006 Structural Analysis Internship

    Boeing Company; Huntsville, Alabama, USA

    • Performed structural analysis of 787 Dreamliner fuselage component, comparing titanium and composite designs. Compared test results to NASTRAN analysis.

    • Verified that design and analysis of contracted work matched.

    • Identified locations where weight savings could be implemented, in Catia  V5.


    05-2005 – 08-2005 Repair worker under professional aircraft mechanic

    Aero Enterprises Inc.; Townsend, Delaware, USA

    • Repaired old Soviet fighter jets, L-29s and MiG 23s for commercial resale.

    • Responsible for repairing and upgrading structural components such as aircraft skin, fuselage, cockpit and wing fuel tanks with the goal of reducing drag and weight.


    Education

    06-2012 – Present Currently enrolled in intensive German classes in Tübingen, level B2.


    08-2007 – 07-2010 M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering in the Center for Aerospace Structures

    GPA: 3.4/4.0 University of Colorado Boulder

    • Thesis: Dynamic analysis of a new Base Excitation Testing System for fatiguing wind turbine blades. Worked at NREL to design, test and scale new testing methods for turbine blades.

    • Teaching Assistant for Junior level structures class, responsible for teaching recitations, conducting labs, holding office hours and grading.

    • Course work focused on computational structural design and analysis including aeroelasticity, advanced finite element modeling and optimization.


    08-2003 – 05-2007 B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering: Graduated with Honors

    GPA: 3.7/4.0 Missouri University of Science and Technology MS&T/UMR

    • Traveled with Engineers Without Borders team to improve sanitation facilities in Inka Katurapi, Bolivia.

    • Concentration in aerospace structures focusing on structural stability, fatigue analysis, fracture mechanics, spacecraft structures and orbital dynamics.

     

    Computer Skills

    Advanced: MATLAB, SolidWorks, NX-Unigraphics, Catia V5, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project.

    Intermediate: NASTRAN, Ansys, LabView, Photoshop, Optimization tools.

    Activities

    • I organized weekly Frisbee games at NREL, and was part of the Innovation team working to promote a learning community.

    • I have just finished six months of traveling in which I trekked through Patagonia, volunteered in Hawaii and biked over the Alps.

     

    Languages

    English: Mother-tongue.  German: Conversational.


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