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The head of NOAA’s space weather office used a recent hearing to caution that a failure of an aging spacecraft in the next few years could leave the agency “hurting a little bit” in its ability to monitor solar activity. SpaceNews.com
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With just a week before the first scheduled launch in DARPA’s responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow the sole remaining company to perform both launches from the same spaceport. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:57:21 +0000
Arianespace completed its third launch of the year Feb. 18, sending a Japanese communications satellite and a South Korean weather satellite into geostationary transfer orbits.  SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:11:09 +0000
Radio-frequency-mapping startup Kleos Space on Feb. 18 said it received a $3.4 million loan from Dubai-based Winance to keep the company “well funded” while it awaits the launch of its first satellites.  SpaceNews.com
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Space Adventures announced Feb. 18 that it has an agreement with SpaceX to fly a dedicated Crew Dragon mission that would send four space tourists on a mission to a relatively high Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:11:05 +0000
In a recent SpaceNews Op-ed, Louis Friedman, co-founder and executive director emeritus of The Planetary Society, argues that the U.S. should pursue “a policy more directed to Mars and away from commercial participation. With all due respect to Friedman, I totally disagree. Focusing NASA programs on distant (in space, time, and money) goals can only ensure that U.S. space policy remains empty talk with no action. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin formally opened a factory Feb. 17 that the company plans to use to produce engines both for its vehicles and for United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket. SpaceNews.com
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Intelsat has abandoned plans to order a one-for-one replacement for the Intelsat-29e satellite that failed last year and will rely instead on leased capacity, a borrowed satellite, and the newly ordered Intelsat-40e spacecraft to fill a coverage gap over North and South America.  SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:57:13 +0000
SpaceX completed its fifth dedicated Starlink launch Feb. 17, successfully sending 60 satellites into low Earth orbit while missing what would have been the company’s 50th booster recovery.  SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:46:33 +0000
China has quietly rolled out a new Long March 7A rocket at a coastal launch site in preparation for launch of a ‘technology verification satellite’. SpaceNews.com
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The Commerce Department is once again requesting a large budget increase for its Office of Space Commerce in order to work on space traffic management activities after Congress rejected a similar request last year. SpaceNews.com
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A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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NASA awarded a contract to Rocket Lab Feb. 14 for the launch of a cubesat mission that will serve as a precursor for the agency’s planned lunar Gateway. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:55:11 +0000
As Astra prepares for its first orbital launch attempt, the company is setting expectations accordingly and taking the long view towards its goal of frequent, low-cost access to space. SpaceNews.com
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DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite has been retired to a graveyard orbit 500 kilometers above the geostationary arc, eliminating the risk of the malfunctioning satellite exploding in an orbit populated by active satellites.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:59:43 +0000
NASA is considering missions to Venus and two outer solar system moons as the next in its Discovery line of planetary science missions. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane arrived at the company’s spaceport in New Mexico Feb. 13, ready for a final series of test flights before the company starts commercial operations. SpaceNews.com
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The White House has added the Secretary of Energy and two other officials to the roster of members of the National Space Council. SpaceNews.com
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Astranis said it would use the new money to finish its first satellite, a broadband “MicroGEO” satellite that will deliver internet to Alaska.  SpaceNews.com
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Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman will serve as the first senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Space Force. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2013
     Last Modified:13-12-2013 (03:26)
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     Current job:Ground systems engineer (currently ISU student)
     Employment Term:Either
     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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