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Intelsat on Feb. 19 urged the FCC to give the company at least $1 billion more of $9.7 billion in proposed compensation for clearing C-band spectrum for 5G networks and to treat the C-Band Alliance Intelsat formed with rivals SES and Telesat as essentially dead.  SpaceNews.com
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Vice President Mike Pence said in a Feb. 19 speech that the administration’s budget proposal for NASA to support a human return to the moon by 2024 has bipartisan support, a claim echoed by NASA despite criticism about some proposed cuts in the bill. SpaceNews.com
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Spaceflight Industries’ decision to sell its rideshare launch services company, Spaceflight, to two Japanese firms will benefit both Spaceflight and its parent company, executives of the two companies say. SpaceNews.com
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China launched a Long March 2D rocket from its inland Xichang launch center Wednesday, marking a return to activity following the Chinese New Year. SpaceNews.com
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Lockheed Martin says it lost $410 million on the first three commercial satellites built on its new LM2100 platform, including the JCSAT-17 satellite Arianespace launched Feb. 18 on an Ariane 5 rocket. SpaceNews.com
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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
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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
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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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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:22-05-2014
     Last Modified:22-05-2014 (09:33)
    Job information
     Current job:Instrument Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsExperience in X-ray Detectors (Imaging and Timing), Satellite Electronics, Data Pipeline, Data analysis, Project Management, Instrument Team, LEO satellites
    CV
    Born 21. March, 1977 in Beuthen (Poland)
    Married, no children
    Citizenship: German
     
    Technical Expertise: 
    More than 10 years of experience in research and development for X-ray detectors, electronics and scientific data analysis, including 2 years of project management experience for the electronics of both scientific instruments mounted on the LOFT satellite
     
    Electronic and detector development for space environments; specifically simulation, calibration, characterization, and reconstruction of individual photons
     
    Data analysis of scientific satellite data, including time and spectral analysis, error estimation, development and testing of algorithms for data processing 
     
    Excellent knowledge in multiple programming languages and operating systems, i.e., IDL, Shell-Scripts, C++, Python, Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac-OS
     
    Project representative at multiple, international conferences 
     
    Work Experience
    01.2012 – 12.2013
    Researcher / Postdoc, 
    Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics,
    University Tübingen, Germany
     
    - Assistant Project Manager and Co-Investigator for the electronic development and data reconstruction of imaging detectors with the ESA LOFT satellite mission
    - Compiled requirement documentation and manuals for satellite hardware according to industry standards
    - Mentored and supervised diploma and PhD students during electronic development in VHDL and data analysis of satellite data
     
    01.2005 – 12.2011
    Research Assistant / Graduate Student
    University of California, San Diego, California, USA
     
    - Member of the MIRAX and RXTE satellite instrument teams; specifically technical support, cross-calibration, and detector testing
    - Data analysis of X-Ray satellite data of neutron stars from the RXTE and Suzaku satellites
    - Testing, calibration, and characterization of X-ray detectors and electronics, including planning and building of test environments
     
    07.2001 – 11.2004
    Research Assistant
    Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics,
    UniversityTübingen, Germany
     
    - Development, implementation, and testing of hardware and software for the INTEGRAL and MIRAX satellites and student labs
     
     
    Education 
    01.2005 – 12.2011
    Graduate School at the University of California, 
    San Diego, California, USA. 
    Majors: Physics and Astronomy 
    Degrees: Master (2009) and PhD (2011)
    PhD-Thesis Title: “Cyclotron Line and Wind studies of Galactic High Mass X-ray Binaries”
    Grade: 1.3 (GPA 3.8)
     
    07.2000 – 06.2001
    Study Abroad at the San Diego State University, 
    San Diego, California, USA
    Majors: Physics and Computer Science
     
    09.1997 – 08.2004
    University Tübingen, Major: Physics (Degree: Diploma)
    Minors: Computer Science and Astronomy
    Thesis title: “Aufbau einer Testumgebung und eines Röntgenmessstandes für den Event-Pre-Prozessor bei der MIRAX-Mission“
    Grade: 2.0
     
    08.1987 – 06.1996
    Technical Gymnasium, Nagold
    Degree: Fachhochschulreife / Abitur
     
    Additional Training
    03.2014 – 04.2014
    Certified in Microsoft SQL 2008 Server Database Administration and Management
     
    07.2002
    Participation in the ESA summer school: “Mission Concept and Payload Design in X-Ray and Gamma-Ray astronomy”, Bologna, Italy
     
    09.1996 – 06.1997
    Military service
     
    Scientific Collaborations
    07.2009 & 07.2010
    Visit to the Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA, USA to collaborate with Dr. Katja Pottschmidt on satellite data extraction of the Suzaku satellite
     
    04.2004
    Visit to the University of Warwick, UK to collaborate with Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms on data analysis of the RXTE satellite
     
    06.2005 – 06.2012
    Multiple visits to the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory in Bamberg, Germany and the University of Tübingen, Germany to work on satellite data and calibration issues from multiple satellites
     
    Publications 
    8 First Author Publications (3 Peer Reviewed, 5 Technical Conference Proceedings)
     
    Over 40 publications as Co-Author in International Publications and Conference Proceedings, e.g. SPIE
     
    Multiple Presentations at national and international conferences, including project specific collaboration meetings
     
    Languages
    German Native speaker
     
    English Fluent
     
    French Basic knowledge
     
    Polish Good knowledge
     
    Public Outreach
    07.2013
    Organized and taught at the “Kinder Universität Tübingen, Astronomie”, (Children University Tübingen, Astronomy)
     
    08.2013 – 09.2013
    Designed Curriculum and taught the astronomical lab for gifted school kids at University Tübingen
     
    01.2009 – 10.2011
    Taught in the Young Physicist Program at the Physics Department of the University of California, San Diego
     
    Hobbies
    Travel (City and international travel)
     
    Cooking (international cuisine)
     
    Hiking and Biking

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