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During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space, he pointed out that under the proposed reorganization the lines of authority could become a little blurred. SpaceNews.com
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We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a new military branch. SpaceNews.com
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NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins of solar systems, galaxies and the universe. SpaceNews.com
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NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money. SpaceNews.com
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The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals. SpaceNews.com
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Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced Feb. 12 his intent to run for a United States Senate seat in Arizona. SpaceNews.com
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As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:05-12-2013
     Last Modified:27-06-2014 (07:16)
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     Current job:Lead Lander Designer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords- Undergraduate and Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering. - Lead Designer for the lunar lander of the team Synergy Moon participating in the Google Lunar X Prize. - Achieved the 2nd place in the SAE Aero Design Competition as a part of a design
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    Professional Profile
    During my undergraduate and graduate years, professors have equipped me with creative thinking and strong technical knowledge. I have utilised my technical skills and creativity in many design competitions resulting in the achievements mentioned below. By participating in leadership courses & seminars and networking as a volunteer engineer, I have developed effective communication skills. It is my aim to be involved in the development of aerospace technologies and to be a part of an aerospace company that shares my values of creativity and innovation.
     
    Technical Skills
    • CAD, Kinematics and FEA in CATIA V5, ANSYS, Solidworks and AutoCad; Programming in Python, C, C++, Arduino, MATLAB and Simulink; MS Office and Unix/Linux
     
    Education
    Master of Engineering University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)    2011 - 2013
    • GPA: 3.29
    • Obtained the ELITE certificate (Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering)
    • Relevant Courses: Air Breathing and Aerospace Propulsion, Intro. to Modern Flow Control, Topics in CFD, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Creativity in Conceptual Design, Supply Chain Management, Application of Authentic Leadership
     
    Bachelor of Engineering Ryerson University  2007 - 2011
    • Active Member of the Ryerson Aero Design Team during 2008-2011
    • Relevant Courses: Propulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics, Stress Analysis, Orbital Mechanics, Spacecraft Attitude Control, CFD, FEA, etc
     
    Experience
    Space United Spacecraft Engineer (Volunteer) June 2014
    • Recently selected to design and construct a remote sensing nano satellite after two rigorous interviews and a mini project detailing the technological and cost requirements for a successful launch of standardised nano satellite.
    • Raised awareness about the not for profit organisation through social media and networking.
     
    Team Synergy Moon, Google Lunar X Prize Lander Designer (Volunteer)    2013 - 2014
    • Conceptualised a lunar lander that will travel to the moon and deploy a rover on the lunar surface
    • Optimised the design of the main structure and landing gear based on structural requirements and mass constraints by performing a complete structural analysis using FEM and hand calculations.
    • Utilised the design of the NASA Ames Research Centre's Modular Common Spacecraft Bus and readily available Commercial Off The Shelf avionics to reduce the project development cost and time.
    • Conceptualised the camera sub system through research and by consulting experienced professionals/companies.
    • Persuaded people/organisations internationally to lend their expertise and money to the mission under ITAR (International Trade and Arms Regulations).
     
    Relevant Projects
    Lander Prototype For Planetary Exploration Team Member 2011
    • Designed, manufactured and tested a miniature Mars Lander subjected to mission requirements (physical and operational). Fully tested the performance and operation of the Lander from a drop height of 100ft.
    • Singlehandedly designed and tested the egg deployment mechanism and programmed the Arduino Board to ensure proper execution of the Lander operations procedure.
    • Presented the design to the judges during the Preliminary Design review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR) and Post Flight Review (PFR)
     
    Drag reduction capabilities of Riblets Introduction to
    Modern Flow Control AER1310H 2011
    • Presented a 20 page report showcasing the analysis of using riblets to reduce drag on different surfaces (airfoil, swept wings and Airbus-320) at different speeds (subsonic, transonic and supersonic) resulting in a grade of A
     
    University Of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Topics in CFD 2012
    • Constructed a pseudo-code for a two dimensional laminar, viscous, supersonic flow over a flat plate at zero incidence using Navier-Stokes approach
     
    Achievements
    • First place in Canard Glider Competition 2010
    • Second in Oral Presentation and Third in Design Report for SAE Aero Design Competition 2010
    • Engineering Co-Curricular Team Skills Certificate 2012

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