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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:34:53 +0000
With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:35:04 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:56:05 +0000
As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:34:35 +0000
Luck is not a plan. Yet up to now Congressional appropriators and senior NASA officials are mostly relying on luck to keep us safe from catastrophic fatalities resulting from the surprise impact of an unseen asteroid. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:03:30 +0000
The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the Long March 5B launch vehicle, a variant of the Long March 5 and designed for lofting large modules of the planned Chinese Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:51 +0000
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:41:27 +0000
Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:39:24 +0000
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:22:45 +0000
Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
Like SES, government agencies and space companies are applying artificial intelligence to various problems they face. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:36:54 +0000
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to operate its high-altitude balloons for constellations of nongeostationary orbiting satellites. “Our network on Loon and these low Earth orbit and medium Earth orbit constellations have a lot of similar challenges in network operations,” […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:30:21 +0000
Switching from SLS to the Falcon Heavy may cause some trade-offs in designing both the Europa Clipper and the Europa Lander to fit the smaller rocket. However, the cost savings could be plowed into an Enceladus orbiter. 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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