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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
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The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +0000
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +0000
The shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:44 +0000
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof — to buy more satellite communications services from the private sector. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:58:07 +0000
Members of the C-Band Alliance have stipulated that they will only buy U.S.-built satellites to replace any capacity lost through the transfer of some C-band spectrum to cellular operators for 5G, a move that could position their plan more favorably with the White House and Congress. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +0000
Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations center in Palm Bay, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:50 +0000
Arianespace’s final launch of the year is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern. The company will launch a French military Earth observation satellite called CSO-1 on a Europeanized Soyuz rocket from Sinnamary, French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:41:07 +0000
Nearly a year after the release of the latest decadal survey for the field, the head of NASA’s Earth science program says the agency is making good progress in implementing its recommendations. SpaceNews.com
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     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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