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Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
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NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
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Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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When members of the National Space Council meet this week, they are expected to discuss, among other issues, regulatory reforms intended to promote growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. SpaceNews.com
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What exactly will replace SBIRS remains to be seen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson suggested the new system will be “simpler” and more survivable to enemy attacks. SpaceNews.com
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Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy. SpaceNews.com
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The head of the organization that manages the national laboratory portion of the International Space Station will leave next month as it deals with an uncertain long-term future for the station. SpaceNews.com
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Telesat, with one demonstration satellite for its planned broadband satellite constellation in orbit, expects to announce plans for manufacturing the full system in the coming months as it seeks partners to help fund its development. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:45:19 +0000
NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, but delayed, launch of an astronomy spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:38:53 +0000
Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Belmer is taking a contrary view on short-term capacity leases and the explosive growth of video streaming — two disruptive video trends causing angst among satellite operators with substantial television broadcast business. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working to revise an agreement to support development of the company's AR1 rocket engine, as questions continue about the engine's long-term future. 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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