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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old. This outstanding source was first identified by ESA's Herschel space observatory, and later exposed in greater detail with the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The earliest galaxies in the 13.8 billion-year history of our cosmos starte...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze on the Universe in 2019. Thirteen "early release" programmes were chosen from more than 100 proposals after a competitive peer-review selection process within the astronomical community. The programmes have been allocated nearly 500 hours of obs...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites will soon travel to their launch site in California. During testing, the gravity-measuring satellites, which will track the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth due to Earth's changing seasons, weather and climate processes, earthquakes and even human activities, were subjected to conditions similar to t...
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, successfully launched its Antares(tm) rocket carrying a Cygnus(tm) spacecraft today at 7:19 a.m. EST, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch is Orbital ATK's eighth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. During the mission, designated OA-8, Cygnus will deliver vital equipment, supplies and experiments to the astronauts aboard the space station, as well a...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Turksat with Airbus Defence and Space. The satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus' highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping. "We are very pleased to welcome Turksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstra...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
NASA's Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA's European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020. The first Exploration Mission-1 will circle the Moon without astronauts to lay the foundation and prove the technology for a second mission with a crew. In Bremen, Germany, integration ...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +0100
A UK company has been selected to undertake the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) for a satellite which will help tackle climate change, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the principal greenhouse gas driving global warming. It is the first European mission intended to characterise greenhouse gas fluxes on Ear...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which was launched in 1986, represents one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to demonstrate its products and services to customers as the organisation looks to...
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 22:05:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced it expanded its relationship with JetBlue, and will serve as the direct in-flight internet service provider to the airline. JetBlue aircraft will be upgraded to the latest ViaSat hardware, and will have access to the additional coverage and capacity offered by ViaSat's next-generation ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms JetBlue first offered the ViaSat in-flight internet service, branded Fly-...
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 19:05:00 +0100
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. What caused the event is puzzling. A Las Cumbres Observatory press release about the supernova, which was discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory in September 2014, noted that the explosion at first appeared to be an ordinary supernova. "Se...
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     Date Submitted:20-01-2014
     Last Modified:24-01-2014 (07:54)
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     Current job:New Graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsNew Graduate, Physics, Space Weather Modelling, Scientific Computing.
    CV
    SUMMARY: I am a recent graduate of the University of Alberta with a BSc Specialization in Physics.
    During my studies, I earned a place on the Dean’s Honor roll, while developing a strong technical
    background in mathematics and science. The theoretical and applied experiences I have gained allow
    me to reduce a wide array of problems to first principles. Insight into these challenges can then be
    gained through the numerous mathematical methods and scientific techniques in which I have become
    proficient.
     
    During my studies, I participated in several research projects, including an undergraduate thesis in
    Space Physics. In another project I performed research into scientific policy focusing on water
    conservation. Furthermore I designed and taught space science outreach camps for teenagers over the
    summer.
     
    I was awarded a scholarships to pursue a semester at the University of Hong Kong and to participate in
    an intensive week long Rocket Engineering/Space Science program in Norway co-hosted by the
    Norwegian and Canadian Space Agencies. I have also volunteered as a Science Student Mentor with
    the University and with the UofA Nanotechnology group organizing lectures and updating the website.
     
    APPLIED SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE
    Advanced study of Electromagnetic Theory with a particular interest in its application to wave
    phenomenon in plasma. Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive scientific equipment, thoroughly
    documenting observations, performing and presenting analysis. Senior Undergraduate study of Quantum,
    Orbital and Statistical Mechanics; interest in Geophysics, Circuit Theory and Optics.
    PORTFOLIO:
    ׃ 2013. (Undergraduate Thesis) Observations of Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves: A Possible Loss
    Mechanism of Outer Radiation Belt Electrons. Supervisors: Dr. Ian Mann & Dr. Maria Usanova.
    ׃ 2013. (Experimental Project) Thin Film Interference. Created anti-reflection coatings and optical band
    pass filter using physical vapor deposition techniques.
    ׃ 2013. (Experimental Project) Low Temperature Resistivity. Explored the different mechanisms of
    electrical transmission in semi and regular conductors as a function of temperature.
     
    MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS
    Strong mathematical background in advanced topics related to physics such as the theory of operators on
    infinite dimensional vector spaces, complex analysis of differential equations, and group representation
    theory. I have developed a wide array of computational skills including fluency in Microsoft Office and
    internet research. Furthermore I am competent developer in the UNIX environment developing high level
    proficiency in MATLAB and C++ as well as a good familiarity with HTML, Java and Python.
     
    PORTFOLIO:
    ׃ 2012. (Computational Project) Protein Folding. Exploration of complex energy landscape of possible
    polymer configurations using Monte Carlo methods and stochastic sampling techniques.
    ׃ 2012. (Computational Project) Newton’s Universe. A gravitational applet capable of replicating an
    assortment of dynamics using a self-starting ODE integration procedure and an adaptive time step.
     
    LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
    In my final year of studies, I participated in an experimental, inter-disciplinary class focused on science
    and it’s relation to society. Along with my team I researched the Alberta provincial water conservation
    policy. We raised awareness of the issues and identified opportunities proposing scientifically valid
    solutions to optimize water usage. Through our efforts we created a student group on campus, held open
    public lectures on topics relevant to water conservation and I wrote a policy outline for the implementation
    of grey water systems in Alberta. Furthermore I have developed strong written communication skills in
    Microsoft Office, pursuing electives in philosophy, and scientific platforms like LateX. Volunteering as
    webmaster for the U of A Nanotechnology group taught me about online communication using HTML.
     
    2012-13 :. (Science 299: Science & Society) Alberta Water Conservation Initiative AWCI Vice President
    of Communication
    ׃ 2012-13. (U of A Nanotechnology Group) Volunteered at events, and served as webmaster
    communicating with members, guest lecturers and updating the website.
    ׃ 2012-13. (Student Mentor for the Faculty of Science). Met with high-school applicants, and young
    students to discuss my experience and provide guidance.
     
    RECOGNITION
    ׃ (2011) (Young Scholars Award) Scholarship to Study in Hong Kong
    ׃ (2013) (ISSET CaNo Rock Exchange) Scholarship to participate in a Canadian-Norwegian space
    agency rocket engineering and space physics program.
    ׃ (2013) (‘Science student wants to make real world change’) Article available online June 10, 2013.
    http://news.ualberta.ca/newsarticles/2013/june/science-citizen-aims-to-create-real-world-change
     
    RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE: PROFILE HISTORY
    Space Academy Leader, Institute for Space Science, Exploration & Technology
    University of Alberta Edmonton, AB 2012
    Designed and taught a week long curriculum to junior high school students focused on various aspects of
    space science and missions over the course of the summer.
     
    EDUCATION
    UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA 2013
    Bachelor of Science with Physics Specialization – Edmonton, AB
    Focus:
    : Specialized in space physics, pursuing interests in mathematics and computation.
    HONG KONG UNIVERSITY 2011
    Semester Abroad – Hong Kong, China
    Focus
    : Application of partial differential equations to the study of higher dimensional classical systems
    : Study of Chinese philosophy, history and language.

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