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The final report into the launch failure that forced the abort of a crewed Soyuz spacecraft is scheduled for completion by the end of the month, the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos announced Oct. 20. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:00:31 +0000
A big unknown is how Congress might react to the administration’s proposal. The legislative branch has the final say on whether plans for a new military service can move forward. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:15:10 +0000
A Mercury-bound science mission from the European and Japanese space agencies began a seven-year journey to the Solar System’s smallest planet Oct. 19 aboard and Ariane 5 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:06:59 +0000
Vector, one of dozens of ventures developing small launch vehicles to serve perceived high demand for small satellite launches, announced Oct. 19 that it closed a $70 million Series B round to move into full operations. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:41:19 +0000
Three regional satellite operators with C-band coverage over the United States have complained to U.S. telecom regulators about being left out of a group led by four of the world’s largest satellite operators to arrange a proposed spectrum transfer to the wireless industry. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:20:52 +0000
Thornberry's letter to DoD: "It is important for us to understand the benefits and challenges of a full range of options.” SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:45:34 +0000
François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation and partnerships like the ones formed recently with Earth observation constellation operator Planet and Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics company. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:50:39 +0000
As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now seeking payloads that could fly on those spacecraft despite concerns from some scientists that they don’t know if their experiments are compatible with those landers. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:00:25 +0000
The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for Dec. 30, Iridium CEO Matt Desch said today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:26:14 +0000
SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer global communications for autonomous vessels. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:44:31 +0000
Between now and when the the Air Force starts buying launch services from new competitors, ULA and SpaceX will be competing “one mission at a time.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:23:01 +0000
To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:11:40 +0000
Intelsat invested in Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a U.K.-headquartered group of companies with telecom infrastructure in Africa, to reach "ultra-rural" parts of the sub-Saharan side of the continent. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:37:44 +0000
As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites from orbital weapons that would seek to damage or destroy U.S. assets in space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:27:27 +0000
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:58:08 +0000
This was ULA’s eighth launch this year, the 131st since the company was formed in 2006, and will be its 50th launch for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:57:26 +0000
A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:52:46 +0000
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37:17 +0000
For all the enthusiasm about lunar exploration, and announcements made during the conference, there were far fewer specific details about just how to achieve those goals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:57 +0000
ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems and others in the race to build affordable high-tech antennas that can link with satellite constellations in non-geosynchronous orbits. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-09-2013
     Last Modified:16-09-2013 (03:57)
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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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    Personal Data

    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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