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An Arianespace Vega rocket launched the Mohammed 6-B satellite for Morocco the evening of Nov. 20, placing the satellite in the same orbit as its twin satellite Mohammed 6-A that launched a year ago, also on a Vega rocket. SpaceNews.com
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As NASA starts to build up details about its plans to return humans to the moon, the agency is studying concepts for “human-class” lunar landers that would involve three-stage vehicles whose individual components could be flown on a range of launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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The obvious conclusion from Harrison’s study is that the size and budget of a new military service for space can vary considerably depending on the scope of the reorganization. SpaceNews.com
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NASA has chosen a Martian crater that once hosted a lake and river delta as the landing site for a mission that will collect samples for eventual return to Earth. SpaceNews.com
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What both the Russian and Chinese space forces reflect is a shifting view of the nature of future conflict, and the place space has within that view. SpaceNews.com
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The launch means China is now able proceed with its pioneering Chang’e-4 lunar mission, which will attempt the first ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, with launch expected Dec. 7. SpaceNews.com
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Sen. Bill Nelson, the leading advocate for space among Democratic senators, formally conceded defeat Nov. 18 in his bid to win a fourth term. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit performed the first captive carry flight of its LauncherOne air-launch system Nov. 18, a key testing milestone as the company moves closer to a first flight. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:49:48 +0000
Steve Nixon: “I think there’s some bureaucratic inertia. Also there’s a space industrial complex that might not want to see a shift to much cheaper assets.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 22:44:49 +0000
Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to the design. SpaceNews.com
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Northrop Grumman successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Nov. 17 after two days of weather delays. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2013
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     Current job:Ground systems engineer (currently ISU student)
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCFD, process equipment, space mission design, supply chain management, project management
    CV

     Career Objective

    I want to work towards my goal of leading exciting space projects. Presently, I am looking for internships in the area of space transportation and satellite services as a systems engineer or a developer, so as to gain international exposure and broaden my horizons of knowledge.

    Education

     


    09/13-09/14    International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg– MSc Space Studies

    22/06/2013      APICS The Association for Operations Management– CertificationinBasics of Supply Chain Management

    09/07 – 06/11  Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum– Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering

    Work Experience

    08/11 – 07/13   Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Sriharikota

    Position  : Ground systems engineer for fluid servicing of launch vehicles at launch pad.

    Responsibilities  :Storage, maintenance and servicing of propellants at the launch pad; technical content preparation and training of semi-skilled employees.

    Projects

    • Design, erection and commissioning of decontamination plant for chemical treatment of liquid stage tanks

    • Realization of mechanical ground support systems for propellant servicing and ground resonance testing of heavy launch vehicle liquid stage

    • Estimation of pressure drop in cryogenic stage tanks due to lateral sloshing.

    Satellite Launches : Part of the launch operations team for the following missions: Indo-French joint venture satellites ‘Megha-Tropiques’ and ‘SARAL’, the CNES satellite SPOT-6, RISAT-1, STRaND-1 and IRNSS 1A.

    02/11 – 06/11    Liquid Propulsion System Centre (ISRO centre), Trivandrum

     Project Title    : Study of Air-core vortex formation during Draining of Liquids from Tanks.

     Position            : Project Intern.

    ResponsibilitiesTo simulatemultiphase flow of a stratified two layer fluid using ANSYS FLUENT code, and validate the CFD results by carrying out suitably designed experiments.

    12/10 - 01/11    Antrix Corp (Department of Space), Bangalore

    Project Title       : Space Commerce in India and the role of ANTRIX.

    Position               : Project Intern 

    Responsibilities : Studying the state of commercial space activities in India, especially the Antrix-Astrium partnership, and the strategies of the Indian space programme for promoting growth of the domestic aerospace industry within the existing regulatory framework.

             08/10 – 12/10   IIST & Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO centre), Trivandrum

    Project Title   : Design of a manned re-entry vehicle

    Position          : Student

    Responsibilities  : To design a capsule for bringing back two astronauts safely from low earth orbit to earth. Major challenges involved were capsule aerodynamic design, sizing the thermal protection system and the recovery systems, and selecting the life support systems for crew survival.   

    07/10 – 08/10            IdeaResearch Pvt. Ltd, Pune

    Project Title         : Development of a Meshless Local RBF-DQ solver.

    Position                : Summer Intern

    Responsibilities  : To write a code in PYTHON for the full Navier-Stokes equations for compressible flows, based on the meshless numerical method of Radial Basis Functions based Differential Quadrature and compare its accuracy and speed with other established numerical schemes.

    12/09 – 01/10       Liquid Propulsion System Centre (ISRO centre), Trivandrum

    Project Title         : Study of ‘coking’ limit in Semi-cryogenic engines.

     Position                : Project Intern

    Responsibilities  : Coking of RP-1 propellant in the regeneratively cooled jacket around the engine and nozzle was studied by conducting laboratory level hot tests and subsequent chemical analysis of the samples using gas chromatography.

    Special Skills

     

    CFD based analysis, experimental aerodynamics and fluids, NDT of process equipments, Project management (certification underway from PMI), STK (certification underway)

    Languages

     

    English: Proficient, French: Lower intermediate, Hindi: Proficient

    Technical Publications

     

    As Author  : Numerical Studies on the Formation of Gas-core Vortices during Draining from Tanks,International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 40, Issue 1, Jan 2013.

    As Co-author:
    o   Prediction of Gas-core Vortices during Draining of Liquid Propellants from Tanks, accepted for publication in Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technology (Elsevier).

    o  Conceptualization, Design and Layout of Propellant Facilities at a Man-rated Launch Pad,full paper accepted for oral presentation at Ground Based Space Facilities Symposium, Paris, Jun 2013.

    o  A Local Meshless RBF-DQ solver and its Application in CFD, International Journal of Numeric Methods and ApplicationsAugust 2012.

    Achievements

    1. One of the 130 students to get full government assistantship for undergraduate studies. (2007)

    2. Awarded ‘Best Outgoing Student’ in high school on account of academic merit.

    3. Silver medallist in National Science Olympiad.

    4. Awarded merit prize in technical seminar event of ISRO, on the topic ‘Indigenization of Space Technology’ at SDSC, Sriharikota

    IT Skills

     

    Microsoft Office (Proficient)

    MATLAB (Good) & Simulink (Fair)

    ANSYS FLUENT & GAMBIT (Proficient)

    STK (Fair)

    AutoCAD (Proficient)


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