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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:31:35 +0000
If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
"It doesn't necessarily mean buying a company. It could be buying a product line. It could be buying a portion of a business that fits with us. We want to make sure that it's strategic." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:08-12-2013
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     Current job:Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsOrbit Dynamics, Mission Analysis, Software development, Electronic assembly, Optics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Telescope systems, Programming Languages, Bash, Python, IDL, Fortran.
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    Date of Birth -  15.08.1985, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
    Nationality    -  Bulgarian
    Resident of   -  Germany


    Education


    2010 – present PhD, IMPRS-HD, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, (expected completion February 2014).
    2008 – 2009 Master, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    2004 – 2008 Bachelor, Physics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    2000 – 2004 Professional High School of Electronics, PGEE “Nikola Vapcarov”, Blagoevgrad,Bulgaria.


    PhD thesis title

    Planetary dynamics and high precision optical and near infrared spec troscopy. Testing the planetary hypothesis around evolved K-giants.
    supervisors  - Andreas Quirrenbach, Sabine Reffert, Martin Kürster


    Languages


    Bulgarian  - native speaker
    English      -  fluent
    Russian     -  intermediate
    German     -  beginner


    Working experience


    2008–2010  Chief radio engineer, Radio Network ’Focus’, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    2007–2008  Electrical technician, ’RAK’ Security Systems, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    2006–2007  Electrical technician, CMSG Group, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    2005–2005  WAT student, Issac’s Relocation Service, Philadelphia, USA.
    2003–2004 System administrator, Internet Coffee ’Arena’, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.


    Teaching experience


    2011 term Assistant, Astronomy Lab., Heidelberg University, Landessternwarte.
    2013 term Assistant, Astronomy Lab., Heidelberg University, Landessternwarte.

     

    Schools


    June 2011 -  Opto-mechanical Design in Astronomy, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP).
    Aug. 2011  - Characterizing exoplanets - from formation to atmospheres, IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg.


    Awards


    2010-2013 - International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy (IMPRS-HD) fellowship.


    Computer skills


    OS -  Linux/Unix, Mac, Windows
    Writhing -  LaTeX, MS/Open Office
    Programing - IDL, Python, Fortran, Bash (also learning C and C++)
    Graphics -  IDL, Python, Gnuplot
    N-body -  Mercury, Swift
    Astro software - IRAF, Systemic Console, Gasgano, Esorex, DS9, MaximDL
     


    Observational skills


    - More than 50 observing nights at the CAT telescope, Lick observatory USA.
    - Over 70 nights on the 70 cm telescope in Landessternwarte (LSW), Heidelberg, Germany.
    - Over 20 nights in Rozhen Observatory, Bulgaria with the RCC 2m telescope and the 50/70 cm Schmidt telescope.


    Interests in Astronomy
    Extrasolar planets, Spectroscopy, Star and planet formation, Planetary dynamical simulations,
    Extragalactic Novae and SNe,  Astro-seismology of Giant stars, Data reduction pipeline development,
    Instrumentation

    List of Publications

    Refereed papers


    Precise Radial Velocities of Giant Stars. V. A brown dwarf and a planet orbiting the K giant stars τ Geminorum and 91 Aquarii - Mitchell, D. S., Reffert, S., Trifonov, T., Quirrenbach, A. and Fischer, D. A., 2013, A&A, 555:A87


    Submitted papers


    Precise Radial Velocities of Giant Stars. VII. Discovery and stability analysis of the planetary system around the K giant star η Cet - Trifonov, T., Reffert, S., Tan, X., Lee, M. H., and Quirrenbach, A., 2013, A&A, submitted


    Precise Radial Velocities of Giant Stars. VI. Occurrence Rate of Giant Extrasolar Planets as a Function of Mass and Metallicity - Reffert, S., Bergmann, C., Trifonov, T., Künstler, A., and Quirrenbach, A., 2013, A&A, submitted


    Papers in preparation


    Testing the planetary hypothesis around giant stars with CRIRES - Trifonov, T., Reffert, S., Zechmeister,M., Reiners, A., and Quirrenbach, A., 2013, A&A, in preparation


    Conference papers


    MMRD relationship for novae in M31 Galaxy -  Trifonov, T., Ovcharov, E., Valcheva, A., and Nedialkov, P., 2010, Meetings in Physics vol.11, Sofia, Bulgaria


    Four August 2009 Novae in M31 - Light Curves, Colours and MMRD - Ovcharov, E., Valcheva, A., and Nedialkov, P., Trifonov, T., 2010, Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, vol. 90, Belgrade, Serbia


    Two giant planets orbiting the K giant star η Cet - Trifonov, T., Reffert, S., Tan, X., Lee, M. H., and Quirrenbach, A., 2013, IAU Symposium 299, Victoria, Canada
     



     


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