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With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:14-12-2013
     Last Modified:16-12-2013 (01:16)
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     Current job:Scientist-SD
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote sensing, GIS, GPS, Resource mapping, urban survey, Landuse
    CV

    Summary

    ·         25 years experience in space technology & geo-informatics applications

     

    Skills & Expertise

     

    ·         Remote sensing

    ·         GIS

    ·         DGPS & TS survey

    ·         Image Processing

    ·         Web-GIS

    ·         e=Governance

     

    Experience

     

    Space Applications Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India  June 1985 to Present

     

    First 10 years as scientist---working in various national and local projects relating to development planning, Natural resource Management, Environmental monitoring.  Then as Techno-supervisor and Project coordinator of various national and state level projects. Also Worked as CEO for 1+ year as CEO I/C. Now involved in Techno-administration and Project planning

    Specialties: Image processing, Geo-informatics application & GPS/TS use for Regional/Urban/local area Database management and development plan preparation. Worked as Techno administrator for more than 5 year.

     

     

    January 1988 – Present (25 years 7 months) Odisha, India

    Scientist-SD (from 1994-2013)

    Chief Executive (I/C)August 2008 – October 2009 (1 year 3 months) Bhubaneswar

     

    Education

     

    ·         Utkal University   PhD - Remote sensing & GIS  2006 - 2013

    MODELLING URBAN GEO-SPATIAL DATASETS FOR MONITORING GROWTH AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT--A case study of Bhubaneswar city, Orissa, India

     

    ·         ITC, Twente University, The Netherland    M.S degree from ITC, Twente University, The Netherland“Remote sensing and GIS applications in Urban survey & HAS, 1990 - 1991

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    ·         IIRS, Dept. Of Space, Govt. Of India   PG Diploma in Remote sensing for Landuse and Urban - Landuse planning, Urban studies from IIRS, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India1988 – 1989,

     

    ·         Utkal University       M.Sc (Appl.Geog.), - Geo-statistics, Resource management, environment science, hydrology, geomorphology 1981 - 1983

    M.Sc   Ist position in University

     

    ·         Utkal UIniversity       B.SC (Honours) - Physics, Chemestry, Mathematics, Geoscience,1979 – 1981   Ist class Honours with Distinction, 6th  position in University

    ·         Utkal UIniversity      I.SC     Intermediate Science - Physica, Chemestry, Mathematics, Biology, English 1977 – 1979  Intermediate Science

    ·         Ravenshaw Coligiate School   HSC - Math, English, Science, Geography etc.1966 – 1977 High school exam

     

    Othercourses/training

     

    ·          Certificate course on Photogrammetry and Remote sensing from IIRS, Dept. of Space, Dheradun

    ·         Certificate course on Programming Language from OCAC

    ·         Certificate course on GIS from System Research Institute, Pune

    ·         Certificate course on Digital Image Processing from RRSSC/ISRO, Dept. of      Space, Govt. of India

    ·         Short term project oriented training on remote sensing applications, database management, Arc-GIS use, Oracle

     

    Important Projects Undertaken

    NRDMS-National Natural Resources Data Management System

    IRS-UP-Indian Remote Sensing Satellite utilization Progrmme

    IMSD-Integrated Mission for Sustainable Development

    NUIS-National Urban Information System

    NLUMP- National Landuse/Landcover Mapping Project

    NWUP- National Wasteland Updation Project

    Road Network Database of Odisha state

    Watershed Database of Odisha State

    Block Level GIS Database of 314 blocks of Odisha

    Odisha Sampad

    Cadastral Level Urban GIS for 14 towns of Odisha

    NLRMP- Cadastral Resurvey project

     

    Papers published in Journals/seminars

    More than 40 technical papers published in journals and seminars.

    Languages

    Languages known:- English, Odiya, Hindi, Bengali but Educational background from High school onwards is in English i.e. medium of education is in English

     

    Full professional proficiency/Skills & Expertise/Most endorsed for...

    ·         21Remote Sensing

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    ·         14GPS

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    ·         7Image Processing

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    ·         6ERDAS Imagine

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    ·         12Geomatics

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    ·         7Spatial Analysis

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    ·         11Geoinformatics

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    ·         23GIS

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    ·         2Cartography

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    ·         2Aerial Photography

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    Personal Details

     

    Date of Birth:-    June 1st , 1962

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    I am a Ph.D holder with all technical qualifications and experience in resource management, environment monitoring and infrastructure planning. I have 24 years of experience in technology applications for development planning. I have conducted several capacity building programmes during my service carrier for technocrats, decision makers, professionals and project team members. I have developed and harnessed knowledge and expertise to manage projects related to development planning, infrastructure development, environmental monitoring and action plan preparation for socio-economic issues.  Regarding my service career, first 10 years I worked as a scientist, working in various national and local projects relating to development planning, natural resource management, environmental monitoring.  Then as Techno-supervisor and Project coordinator of various national and state level projects. During my service period I worked as CEO for 1+ year at Odisha Space Application Centre.  I have worked in many Important Projects like NRDMS, IRS-UP. IMSD, NUIS, NLUMP, NWUP, Road planning, Watershed development, Block Level Database, Cadastral Level Urban GIS for towns and NLRMP- Cadastral Resurvey project etc. In all the above projects, I worked as Project Coordinator for the Odisha state, India and most of the projects are related to development planning issues. As Project Co-ordinator my task was related to problem identification,, interaction within organizations, planning and preparing presentations, presentation of products/ solutions to prospective clients, project Management plan preparation, writing summarized project progress reports, coordinating and supporting team members, liase with other Offices/user agencies and quality Assurance. I have successfully completed all in time. I have good organizational skills and developed expertise in a variety of deadline orientated situations. Moreover, I am a highly flexible person who is used to work under very stressful circumstances and with strong analytical skills that enable me to get a relevant overview in a very short time and to take decisions relatively quickly. 


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