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Satellite broadband company Ovzon said Aug. 24 that a better offer from Arianespace for a 2021 launch aboard an Ariane 5 prompted it exit an agreement to launch its first fully owned satellite on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:51:30 +0000
A rare uncrewed flight of a Soyuz spacecraft took another twist Aug. 24 when the spacecraft failed to make an automated docking with the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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When small launch vehicle developer Vector announced it was suspending operations Aug. 9, many in the industry wondered if this was the beginning of a long-anticipated shakeout of an overcrowded market. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:35:10 +0000
As SpaceX turned its attention to the larger Falcon 9 and programs like commercial cargo and crew, its presence at the annual Conference on Small Satellites, and the overall smallsat industry, faded. At this year’s conference, SpaceX retained its low profile but also announced its return to the smallsat market. SpaceNews.com
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Radio astronomers say OneWeb has not, until recently, paid attention to their concerns about interference, but that it is not too late to avoid a spectrum conflict.  SpaceNews.com
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Shareholders of Hong Kong satellite operator AsiaSat voted overwhelmingly in favor of privatization, setting the company on a course to delist from the Hong Kong stock exchange on Sept. 5. SpaceNews.com
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Large-scale rideshare missions are not without their challenges, both for the launch provider and satellite operators. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:29:15 +0000
A revised policy for approving the launch of spacecraft with nuclear power systems is the latest measure intended to support greater use of nuclear power systems in orbit and beyond. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:32:49 +0000
Five decades after Apollo, NASA — burdened with an old-school management culture — originally offered a linear, programmatic solution to its most recent White House mandate to return Americans sustainably to the moon. That was a mistake, but it need not be a fatal one. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:14:40 +0000
Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it is modifying its schedule for commercial lunar lander missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:13:59 +0000
United Launch Alliance completed the last launch of a Delta 4 Medium Aug. 22, sending a GPS-3 satellite into a medium Earth orbit for the U.S. Air Force.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:15:10 +0000
A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:47:09 +0000
Gary Wentz, ULA’s vice president of government and commercial programs, said the last Delta 4 heavy mission is currently slated for the second half of 2023.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:10:56 +0000
During the 33-month project scheduled to begin in early 2020, GHGSat will compare emissions data from satellite and aircraft sensors with data collected by terrestrial sensors.   SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:44:36 +0000
More than a month after he reassigned the longtime head of its human spaceflight division, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Aug. 21 it may be several weeks before he appoints a successor. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:23:47 +0000
NASA awarded the Aerospace Corp. an engineering, evaluation and testing support contract with a maximum potential value of $621 million over nine years. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:15:58 +0000
Fleet operator ABS expects to wait until 2021 before planning additional satellites. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:59:37 +0000
Despite a strong public endorsement of NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon as a step towards Mars, a series of recommendations approved by the National Space Council Aug. 20 highlight concerns about the agency’s plans to do so. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:43:56 +0000
Nearly five months after directing NASA to accelerate its plans to return humans to the surface of the moon, Vice President Mike Pence said Aug. 20 that the agency’s efforts since then were “on track.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:56:48 +0000
The intelligence community and the DoD agreed to align U.S. Space Command and the NRO into a unified defense structure. 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
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    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.

     

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