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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
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German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
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Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. 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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