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Fri, 24 May 2019 21:46:28 +0000
An ability to get on contract quickly and a price far lower that other companies were key factors in NASA’s decision to award a contract to Maxar Technologies for the first element of the lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 20:28:47 +0000
The filings show SpaceX sold all but $18.8 million of the shares available between the two rounds. The company raised $1.022 billion in total. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:28 +0000
Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:04:26 +0000
Fifty-eight years ago, almost to the day, President Kennedy declared what was, at the time, a bold national goal: To send a man to the moon within a decade, and “return him safely to Earth.” The greatest challenge of Apollo was not the former, but the latter. SpaceNews.com
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
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2013
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     Current job:Postdoctoral fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords- Significant programing experience in C and Matlab. - Numerical and analytical skills, mathematical modelling. - Bayesian statistical methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis. - Researching, problem solving and data analysis in the areas of Cosmolog
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    Postdoctoral research fellow with extensive experience in data interpretation/analysis and statistical methods looking forward to a challenging career in the technology industry.

    Profile

    • Significant programing experience in C and Matlab.

    • Numerical and analytical skills, mathematical modelling.

    • Bayesian statistical methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis.

    • Researching, problem solving and data analysis in the areas of Cosmology, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


    Work Experience

    Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching (09/2011 to present)

    • Processing and cleaning of X-ray astronomical data followed by imaging and spectroscopic analysis (using Python).

    • Comparing observed spectra with theoretical models to determine the best-fitting model parameters.

    • Sampling techniques used on large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations (using IDL); create mock X-ray observations from the extracted data.

    • Measuring parameters of astronomical objects (using information from the expected shape and spectral properties of a faint signal); wrote C program to compute the spectral shape of the signal.

    • Used Matlab for statistical analysis, numerics and plot making in several projects.

    • Experience with C in a project related to semi-numerical cosmological simulations.


    Education

    PhD in Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India (2005 to 2011)

    • Thesis: ‘Constraining Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Cluster surveys’

    • Optimization of observational strategies in astronomical surveys

    • Forecasting of constraints on cosmological model parameters using Fisher information matrix and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods

    • Wrote/modified substantial parts in a ~10,000 line C code C implementing the MCMC methods.

    • Proposed a new method for using galaxy surface brightness as a probe of exotic Physics

    • Used Matlab for solving differential equations, numerical integrations, matrix operations and presenting results.

    Master of Science in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Mumbai, India (2003 to 2005)

    Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Mumbai, India (2000 to 2003)

    Minor subjects: Mathematics and Statistics


    Other skills and abilities

    Computer skills

    • Operating Systems: considerable experience in Windows and Linux

    • Programing: considerable experience in C and Latex, familiar with Fortran

    • Scripting: considerable experience in Python, familiar with Perl and Bash

    • Mathematical packages: extensive experience in Matlab, familiar with Mathematica & IDL

    • Microsoft Office: considerable experience in Word, Excel and Powerpoint


    Social and Communicative Skills

    • Achievement oriented, practical, rational, enthusiastic, tutoring, team worker (jointly worked on projects with several researchers)

    • Ability to adapt to new environments: Worked in different cultural backgrounds

    • Effective communication of results: Research presented at several institutes, international conferences and workshops.


    Language skills

    • English: fluent (medium of instruction at School and University level)

    • Marathi: Mother tongue (Indian Language), Hindi: (Indian Language)


    Awards and Recognitions

    • Institute Silver Medal for the most outstanding student in MSc, Physics (2005)

    • Shri Bhavesh Gandhi Memorial Prize for the best project in MSc, Physics (2005)

    • 1st and 2nd prizes in Physics Olympiad, organized by IIT Bombay (2002 & 2003)


    Activities

    • Hiking, cycling, travel, music

    • Past member of Khagol Mandal, an association of ameteur astronomers in Mumbai



    Specialty

    I am a Physics Ph.D. from India’s top research institute, where I learnt the skill of formulating and modeling complex problems into a mathematical language, and their consequent solution using theoretical and quantitative methods. Couple this with the data analytical and statistical skills that I picked up in my postdoctoral work, I would surely be a valuable addition to any team working on analysis/software development.



    A list of scientific publications, contributed talks and posters is available on request.


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