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Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
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A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
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Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
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The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:01-07-2014
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     Current job:PhD in Astrophysics
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsAstrophysics, technical writing, software documentation, programming, C, IDL, Python, HTML, science
    CV

    Profile

    I am a capable analyst and PhD-qualified scientist. I have experience of technical and software documentation and science writing. I have worked with Microsoft Office, HTML and C, Python and IDL. I want to start a career in the space industry.

     

    Key Skills

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);
    • Programming in Python, C and IDL;
    • HTML;
    • UNIX/Linux skills and command line use;
    • Use of SQL for data-mining;
    • Software and technical documentation;
    • Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, macros;
    • Presentations and talks;
    • Excellent English language skills and attention to detail;
    • Maths, physics, statistics and scientific interest;
    • Data analysis, linear regression, graphical representations of trends;
    • Customer service via letter, telephone and email.

     

    Work Experience

    Senior Project Co-ordinator

    03/2013 – present

    I am working for Hertfordshire County Council as a temporary Project Co-ordinator. During this time my achievements have included –

    • Working on the key performance indicators for council contractors;
    • I have helped to analyse contractor data to help ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget;
    • I also developed new metrics to identify and characterise sets of delayed projects, using time series data and the project banding criteria.

     

    Technical Writer

    09/2013 – 12/2013

    I worked for Cambridge Radio Frequency Systems as a technical writer. My accomplishments during this time included –

    • I ensured that CRFS’s work was consistent with the customer specifications for a major contract, thus saving the company money;
    • I arranged for the full translation of said contract from Portuguese to English, making sure that my colleagues had access to all the information the company needed for its work;
    • I worked on the company’s user guides and technical notes. The text that I wrote was received positively by my immediate supervisor and was incorporated into the newest edition of the documents;
    • I also worked on modernising the company’s website. I worked to implement the changes suggested by a recent SEO exercise, and to refine the more general suggestions to fit them better to CRFS’s core business;
    • I also supported the Sales and Marketing Team by handling incoming calls and enquiries, and in any other capacity that was needed.

     

    Observatory Demonstrator

    10/2008 - 04/2013

    I worked at the teaching observatory for the University of Hertfordshire. My achievements included -

    • Making sure that visiting members of the public were looked after and had their questions answered;
    • Ensuring that health and safety policies were followed;
    • Helping the undergraduates with their work and maintaining the equipment.
    • I also helped to set up the new radio telescope at the observatory site.

     

    Clerical Assistant

    06/2006 – 08/2007

    I worked for Devon County Council. My accomplishments included -

    • I processed CRB checks, achieving rapid turnarounds;
    • I ensured that internal databases were accurate and up-to-date;
    • I made sure that the care homes under the Council’s authority had the appropriate insurance policies in place, to ensure the safety of the clients.

     

    Settlements Administrator

    02/2005 – 04/2006

    I worked for Friends Provident on the Complaints Team. My accomplishments were -

    • Saving the company money by ensuring that compensation settlements were completed accurately and timely;
    • I provided customers with good service, whilst under considerable pressure.

     

    Health Insurance Processor

    10/2004 – 01/2005

    I worked for Manpower in data entry. My duties also included general administration. This was my first job after graduation from my BSc.

     

    Education

    PhD in Astrophysics

    10/2008-07/2013

    I hold a PhD in Astrophysics, from the University of Hertfordshire. I studied brown dwarfs from the Galaxy’s oldest population of stars. Examples of my accomplishments during this program of research include -

    • The publication of my work as a paper in a refereed scientific journal (Murray et al 2011, MNRAS);
    • I presented my research at the 2011 National Astronomy Meeting, receiving a good response from the audience;
    • I also presented a poster on my research at the 2010 Cool Stars conference in Seattle;
    • In April 2010 I went on an observing trip to the Subaru Telescope at the Mauna Kea Observatory, and much useful data was gathered;
    • I also gained experience with UNIX, Python and IDL programming.

     

    MSc in Astrophysics

    10/2007 - 09/2008

    Before doing my PhD, I completed a Masters by research in Astrophysics. I wrote up my MSc thesis and successfully-defended it at the viva in early 2009. I gained exposure to data analysis and computer programming in this time.

     

    BSc (Hons) Physics

    09/2001 - 07/2004

    I hold a BSc. in Physics from the University of Exeter. This degree gave me a broad knowledge of physics and I learned to use C and HTML in this time.

     

    Interests and Activities

    I am a keen artist and I am a writer. I have experience of 3D modelling/rendering via software such as Wings3D, 3ds Max and Poser. I also like to read novels for entertainment. I am currently learning to use R for data analysis.

     

    References

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