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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:05-11-2013
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     Current job:Embedded Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywordsembedded, software, systems engineering
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    An aspirant, quick learner and dedicated software engineer with experience in embedded software engineering, design and testing, and a passion for programming and game design. Working at one of the world’s top automotive components manufacturers, I continue to challenge myself and pursue greater goals. In addition to that, having a variant and versatile experience in different fields such as space systems, human-computer interface systems, high energy physics, and online gaming; hugely boosts my critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. I’m also closely integrated within my society through participating in many projects that helps in its development.


    Education


    ·         Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Some Graduate Courses

    o    Major: Computer Communication and Electronics

    ·         Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering, Bachelor of Science

    o    Major: Communications and Electronics Engineering

    o    Accumulative Grade: Good

    ·         El Nasr Boys School, High School

    o    GCSE Grade: 99%

    Sep 2012 – Present

     

    Sep 2007 – Jun 2012

     

     

    Sep 2004 – Jun 2007


    Work Experience


    Valeo Inter-branch Automotive Software (VIAS), Cairo

    Embedded Software Engineer

    ·         Member of VWS (Valeo Wiper Systems) product group team

    ·         Development of different drivers in MCAL layer, such as SPI, UART, DIO, and DTC

    ·         Integration of MCAL layer into full software

    ·         Embedded software components design and coding

    ·         Software testing and validation

    ·         System requirement analysis and specification

    March 2013 – Present

    Center of Theoretical Physics, Zewail City for Science and Technology, Cairo

    Research Assistant

    ·         Work on the data extracted from CMS detector of the Large Hadron Collider experiment

    ·         Study the problem of spikes occurring in L1 Trigger electronics and its elimination techniques

    ·         Physical data analysis to extract precision measurement data for known particles

    May 2012 – Oct 2012

    Space Technology Program, Alexandria

    Communication Subsystem Leader

    ·         Intensive training on satellite subsystems design, integration and testing

    ·         Design of a mission concept for the Cube-satellite

    ·         Preliminary design for the components of the Cube-satellite

    ·         Design and development of side projects such as HAB (High-Altitude Balloon)

    Jan 2010 – Jun 2012

    Vibrant Communications Ltd., Alexandria

    Game Master of Supreme Destiny

    ·         Representing the company inside the game to ensure fair experience for all players

    ·         Designing new events to increase players interactivity

    ·         Monitoring game for bugs, hacks and anomalies

    ·         Writing guides for different game levels both in English and Arabic

    ·         Checking and solving players’ issues and problems

    Dec 2010 – Dec 2011

    Huawei Egypt (Etisalat Office), Egypt, Alexandria

    Communications Engineering Trainee

    ·         Training on Huawei ground equipment, sites, BTSs and BSCs

    Aug 2011 – Sep 2011

    Internet House, UK

    System Administrator

    ·         Upgrading clients operating systems

    ·         Fixing partially and fully non-functional machines

    ·         Establishing stable and secure connection of clients through the server

    ·         Adding extra features to server to enhance QoS

    Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

    RedBana Coorporation, Philippines

    Community Scout in WYD

    ·         Leading all the Arabic in-game operators

    ·         The official company in game Arabic representative (including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc)

    ·         Enlarging the Arabic community through publicity on Arabic forums and social networking websites

    Jan 2008 - Jul 2010


    Volunteering Experience


    Electronics and Communications Graduation Party, Alexandria

    Member of the organizing team

    Responsible for transportation, reservations, party program design and day coordination

     

    Aug 2012

    9th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships, Sharm El Shiekh 

    Member of Media and Press Committee

    Responsible for video replay and media equipment and conducting interviews for WTF

     

    Apr 2012

    MAC (Make A Contribution) Club NGO, Alexandria

    Co-Founder, Media and Publication Consultant

    Helping in creating successful projects out of ideas from everyone

    ·         Ana Araby (I’m an Arab) political and cultural awareness project

    ·         Violence against Women campaign

    Sep 2011 – Present

    Model American Congress 2011, Alexandria

    Delegate

    Simulating the role of a U.S. Senator, the Republican party leader, in the Foreign Affairs Committee

     

    Nov 2010 – Jun 2011

    International Alexandrias Open Taekwondo Tournament, Alexandria

    Member of Organizing Committee

    Accompanied Greece international Taekwondo team

    Feb 2009 - Mar 2009

     


    Research and Projects


    Graduation Project: Alertness Monitoring System and Countermeasures

    Digital Signal Processing Team Leader

    The goal of the project was to develop a working model for an EEG-based Alertness Monitoring System that can detect the alertness of a subject and take decisions based on his mental state. My role was to develop algorithms for EEG signal using Matlab and then implement these algorithms on a DSP kit using embedded C

     

    AlexEdu-Sat cube-satellite design and development in cooperation with NARSS

    Communications Team Leader
    The goal of the project is to design a fully working Cube-Sat for a remote sensing mission. My role, together with the communications team, was to design, integrate and test the communications subsystem of the cube satellite as well as develop the ground receiving station


     

     


    Personal Skills


    ·         Good presentation skills

    ·         Creative problem solving

    ·         Excellent Analytical and Research Skills

    ·         Very Flexible and Adaptable

    ·         Good Teamwork skills

    ·         Passion for learning

    ·         Hard-Worker


    Languages


    ·         Arabic: Native

    ·         English: Fluent

    ·         French: Basic


    Certificates


    ·         AlexEdu-Sat (CubeSat) Training

    ·         Embedded Software Design Diploma

    ·         PIC Microcontroller and Embedded System Design

    ·         SQL Server Query

    ·         C# Core and Advanced Web applications Design

    Aug 2011

    Jul 2011

    Feb 2010

    Aug 2008

    May 2008

     


    Computer Skills


    ·         Operating Systems: Windows, Ubuntu, RedHat, Scientific Linux, CentOS

    ·         Software / Applications: Microsoft Office, Matlab and Simulink, MultiSim, Proteus, MS Visual Studio, Eclipse, Pythia, Root, CompHep package, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Adobe After Effects

    ·         Languages and Scripts: C#, C/C++, Java, Shell, Python, Matlab, Assembly, MySQL, HTML


    Interests


    ·         Space Technology and Satellites

    ·         Astronomy, Astrophysics

    ·         Particle Physics

    ·         Programming

    ·         Online Gaming

    ·         Travel

    ·         Soccer

    ·         Taekwondo

    ·         Blogging and Writing

    ·         Singing


    Affiliations


    ·         Valeo

    ·         Zewail City for Science and Technology

    ·         Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    ·         National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space (NARSS)

    ·         MAC (Make A Contribution) Club Initiative


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