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The Space Development Agency was officially transferred to the U.S. Space Force, Oct. 1. The post Space Development Agency is now officially part of the Space Force appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 17:21:08 +0000
The U.S. Space Systems Command announced Sept. 30 it selected Firefly Space Transport Services and Millennium Space Systems to conduct a demonstration of a rapid-response space mission to low Earth orbit in 2023. The post Firefly, Millennium Space selected for U.S. Space Force rapid-launch demonstration appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 14:52:26 +0000
Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha launch vehicle reached orbit on its second launch Oct. 1, more than a year after the vehicle’s first launch failed. The post Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:50:29 +0000
The FCC’s adoption of a new rule for disposal of low Earth orbit satellites is well-intentioned but pushing the limits of its authority, says the director of the Office of Space Commerce. The post Office of Space Commerce: FCC “aggressively” pushing limits of authority with orbital debris rule appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:01:27 +0000
Doreen Bogdan-Martin will become the first woman to head the U.N.’s telecoms agency in its 157-year history from January, and the first American in the role since the 1960s after beating a Russian leadership challenge. The post US candidate to be first woman to lead UN telecoms agency appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:42:25 +0000
The Space Surveillance Telescope, declared operational Sept. 30, will join the network of sensors used by the United States, Australia and other allies to track objects in orbit The post Space surveillance telescope developed by the U.S. begins operations in Australia appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:33:25 +0000
The National Space Council plans to hold “learning sessions” with industry in coming weeks on how to develop a new regulatory framework for novel commercial space activities. The post National Space Council to seek industry input on future regulatory framework appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:21:01 +0000
The Space Force expects to know by next spring what capabilities it will need to carry out space domain awareness activities in cislunar space. The post Space Force studying requirements for cislunar space domain awareness appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:34:04 +0000
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s science ministry plans to set aside 47.2 billion won ($32.9 million) in next year’s budget to launch two satellites that have been left grounded because of Western sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine. Once the requested budget is endorsed by congress, the ministry will nix the existing […] The post South Korea seeks $32.9 million to launch satellites grounded by Russia sanctions appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:30:22 +0000
NASA and SpaceX announced Sept. 29 they will study a concept to send a Crew Dragon spacecraft to reboost, and possibly service, the Hubble Space Telescope to extend its life. The post NASA and SpaceX to study possible private Hubble servicing mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:02:51 +0000
The Senate on Sept. 29 confirmed the nomination of Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman for promotion to general and assignment as the chief of space operations of the U.S. Space Force The post Senate confirms Saltzman as next chief of the U.S. Space Force appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 22:38:56 +0000
Viasat said Sept. 29 its inaugural ViaSat-3 satellite has started environmental tests after being put into flight configuration for the first time. The post First ViaSat-3 enters environmental testing appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 21:51:24 +0000
4iG, a Hungarian provider of terrestrial communications, plans to buy a majority stake in Israeli satellite operator Spacecom in stages following resistance from Israel’s government. The post Hungary’s 4iG to buy a majority of Spacecom in stages appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 21:14:23 +0000
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said China and Russia "have been working on offensive capability to counter our space systems." The post Kendall: Power competition in space becoming more destabilizing appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:23:07 +0000
Nearly two-thirds of the debris tracked from last year’s Russian anti-satellite (ASAT) test has since deorbited, but it could take more than a decade for the rest to reenter. The post Majority of tracked Russian ASAT debris has deorbited appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:39:10 +0000
The FCC adopted a new rule Sept. 29 that will shorten the time for satellite operators to deorbit low Earth orbit satellites from 25 to 5 years. The post FCC approves new orbital debris rule appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 11:44:34 +0000
NASA and Astra Space have revised a launch contract originally awarded for the launch of a cubesat constellation after Astra retired the launch vehicle that would have launched those spacecraft. The post NASA and Astra modify TROPICS launch contract appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 10:24:01 +0000
Ahead of a Federal Communications Commission vote on a proposal to set a five-year deadline for deorbiting low Earth orbit satellites, leaders of the House Science Committee are questioning the FCC’s authority to do so. The post House committee questions FCC orbital debris rule appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:05:41 +0000
With space essential to military operations, better understanding of what objects are in orbit and the threats they may pose is “foundational” for space security, a Space Force general said. The post Guetlein: improved space domain awareness essential for national security appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:45:04 +0000
Some space company leaders are embracing the trend toward remote work. Others caution against it. In any case, the pandemic has changed the calculus for current and prospective employees. The post Shift to remote work draws mixed reactions appeared first on SpaceNews.
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     Date Submitted:29-04-2014
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    EDUCATION
    M.A. Astronomy, Feb. 2013
    Indiana University, Bloomington IN
     
    B.S. Physics w/ Spec. in Astrophysics, June 2010
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
    GPA: 3.87
     
    SKILLS
    Programming in Python, C, Fortran
    Experience with Unix, Macs, Mathematica, MATLAB, IRAF, IDL, ArcGIS, LaTex, SQL, 
    MS Word, MS Excel
    Knowledge of CCDs, optics, cryogenics, vacuum, supercomputing
     
    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    Research Assistant, Indiana University Physics Department
    May 2013 – Present
    Prof.  L. Strigari
    Used statistical methods to determine efficacy and systematics of single- case analysis
    Evaluated deconvolution of signal and noise and fit to distributions of  satellite galaxies around Milky Way-like host
    Presented analysis and conclusions in publication-ready manner
     
    Research Assistant, Indiana University Astronomy Department
    January 2013 – May 2013
    Prof. E. Vesperini
    Worked with hybrid hydrodynamics/N-body software
    Researched use of simulations with regard to globular cluster studies
     
    Research Assistant, Indiana University Astronomy Department
    January 2011 – February 2013
    Prof. T. Steiman-Cameron
    Compiled and monitored hydrodynamical simulations on NASA supercomputer
    Evaluated and interpreted results of the protoplanetary disk simulations
    Formalized results in a scientific writeup
     
    Research Assistant, UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
    March 2010 – June 2010
    Prof. A. Coil
    Sorted and interpreted Keck 10m. DEEP2 galaxy spectroscopy data
    Graphed galaxy data based on morphology, color, and absorption/emission lines
    Compared correlation between factors such as redshift, color, and galaxy type
     
    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Instructor
    May 2013 – June 2013, June 2012 – July 2012, May 2011 – June 2011
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Created lectures using multiple media to engage students' attention
    Interacted one-on-one with students to facilitate understanding due to intimate class size  of 25 students
     
    Associate Instructor
    August 2010 – May 2014
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Managed correcting and grades in an efficient and accurate manner
    Engaged with students about material during extensive office hours
    Gave feedback to students in both 250 student lower division courses and 30 student upper  division courses
     
    Proctor
    September 2007 – December 2008
    UC San Diego Physics Department
    Monitored up to 200 students in an alert and patient manner
    Clarified and discussed physics problems with students
     
    LEADERSHIP/ VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
    Outreach Coordinator
    August 2012 – January 2013
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Organized department's contribution to annual Open House for the public
    Responded to inquiries and explained astronomical phenomena to members of the public
     
    Outreach Volunteer
    August 2010 – Current
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Explained and facilitated use of technology for astronomy-based applications to the public
    Aided in hands-on learning about astronomy for people of all ages
     
    Physics Awareness Chair
    September 2008 – June 2010
    UCSD Society of Physics Students
    Organized tabling, exhibits, and volunteers for local exhibits
    Educated primarily non-physics majors on physics topics
     
    Cashier and Facilitator
    January 2009 – September 2009
    Rancho Cucamonga Marching Band and Quakes Stadium
    Served customers in a cheerful and speedy manner
    Expedited transfer of goods between between customers and kitchen efficiently
    Handled up to $1500 per shift
     
    PUBLICATIONS
    T. Y. Steiman-Cameron, R. H. Durisen, A. C. Boley, S. Michael, C. R. McConnell, Convergence  Studies of Mass Transport in Disks with Gravitational Instabilities. II. The Radiative  Cooling Case, 2013, The Astrophysics Journal, 768, 192
     
    RELEVANT COURSEWORK (Graduate)
    Interstellar Medium
    Cosmology
    Galaxies
    Galactic Dynamics
    Stellar Atmospheres
    Observational Techniques
    Electromagnetism
    Classical Mechanics 
    Quantum Mechanics 
    Statistical Mechanics

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