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With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:35:04 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:56:05 +0000
As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:34:35 +0000
Luck is not a plan. Yet up to now Congressional appropriators and senior NASA officials are mostly relying on luck to keep us safe from catastrophic fatalities resulting from the surprise impact of an unseen asteroid. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:03:30 +0000
The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the Long March 5B launch vehicle, a variant of the Long March 5 and designed for lofting large modules of the planned Chinese Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:51 +0000
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:41:27 +0000
Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:39:24 +0000
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:22:45 +0000
Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
Like SES, government agencies and space companies are applying artificial intelligence to various problems they face. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:36:54 +0000
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to operate its high-altitude balloons for constellations of nongeostationary orbiting satellites. “Our network on Loon and these low Earth orbit and medium Earth orbit constellations have a lot of similar challenges in network operations,” […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:30:21 +0000
Switching from SLS to the Falcon Heavy may cause some trade-offs in designing both the Europa Clipper and the Europa Lander to fit the smaller rocket. However, the cost savings could be plowed into an Enceladus orbiter. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:16-07-2014
     Last Modified:18-07-2014 (02:56)
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     Current job:Graduate - Chemistry (MSc), Systems Engineering (BEng)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAnalytical Chemistry, Systems Engineering Young Graduate Trainee, German Aerospace Center Intern
    CV

    Career objective

    I am very enthusiastic about a career in space technology and am currently seeking to gain experience in the relevant sciences and engineering. My degrees in Analytical Chemistry and Systems Engineering complement each other and I now wish to expand my knowledge and experience in the space sector.

     

    Education

     

    BEng Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, 2010-2014

    The degree covers the systems approach and its application, but also includes electrical engineering and a range of topics relevant to the successful planning and execution of interdisciplinary projects, such as human factors in system design or material properties. The degree also includes a Diploma in Industrial Studies earned through my placement year at ESTEC. Final result: Upper 2nd class honours (67%)

     

    MSc Research in Analytical Chemistry, Loughborough University, 2009-2010

    A degree focussed on analytical techniques including considerations such as their fitness for purpose and cost-effectiveness, data processing and statistics. Final result: Master with Distinction (70%)

     

    BSc Chemistry, Loughborough University, 2006-2009

    Modules include organic and inorganic chemistry, radiochemistry and physical chemistry.

     

    Work Experience

     

    Young Graduate Trainee at ESTEC (ESA), the Netherlands (September 2012 – September 2013)

           Worked as an Analytical Chemist in the Life and Physical Sciences Laboratory
    -        Established protocols and procedures for a newly acquired liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) instrument
    -        Operated, maintained and repaired the system and carried out method development
    -        Created a number of Excel-based calculators and tools to make the work easier
    -        Supported other research groups and their activities
    -        Also attended numerous lectures on ESA’s activities, e.g. ‘lessons learned’ events and a three-day course in spacecraft systems engineering organised by ESA and the University of Southampton.

     

    Paid placementat the German Aerospace Center, Brunswick (July – September 2010)

    -        Research into carbon nanotubes for use as electrodes in devices such as capacitors
    -        Worked with minimal supervision on set tasks and the development of my own ideas
    -        Produced literature reviews, lab scripts and other documents for others to follow

     

    Moderator and supervisor on the staff of a large online browser game community (2007-2010)

    -        Volunteer position in the online forums as moderator, personnel manager and team supervisor
    -        Supervisor of a creative workgroup developing new ideas and concepts for the game and community. Directed the group’s efforts and summarised results to pass them on
    -        Organised duty rosters for team members and helped recruit and train new staff
    -        Played a key role in dealing with complaints and criticisms of the team, and helped other staff members respond appropriately when they received complaints directly
    -        Helped to maintain a friendly atmosphere in the forums and in discussion threads

     

    Placement at the Faserwerk Lingen (textile factory), Bayer AG (Summer 2006)

    -        Assisted in the analytical laboratory by carrying out routine analyses
    -        Completed a series of teaching experiments, e.g. a flame atomic absorption spectroscopy analysis

     

    Academic Experience

     

    BSc project on the production and durability of photovoltaic modules (2013-2014)

    -        Studied the effects of production conditions on the long-term stability of solar panels
    -        Largely independent research, planning and experimental design
    -        Produced and tested a large number of modules together with other researchers
    -        The results are to be presented at the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

     

    MSc and BSc projects in the area of X-ray crystallography(2009-2010)

    -        Investigation of crystal structures using X-ray diffraction and computational methods
    -        Collected and solved X-ray diffraction data which was published in Acta Crystallographica or contributed to other publications
    -        Produced dissertations on intermolecular forces and their influence on crystal packing, and on the effects of ligands on crystal structures, based on a literature review and my own results
    -        Additional voluntary work solving crystal structures to hone my skills. Also tested a new software package, OLEX2, for the department

     

    Voluntary research project in organic synthesis (Summer 2008)

    -        Synthesis of fluorinated organic compounds with potential medical applications
    -        Created a database comparing computational and real data to help with the interpretation of NMR spectra obtained from samples

     

    Professional and Personal Skills

     

    IT Systems

    -        Familiar with Microsoft and Open Office for text or data processing and presentations
    -        Some experience with MatLab and Mathcad Prime
    -        Certified LabView Associate Developer (CLAD)

     

    Analytical Techniques and Practical Skills

    -        Well-versed in all aspects of running a Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
    -        Familiar with the principles of x-ray crystallography and structural refinement
    -        Other analytical techniques include nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, peel testing and differential scanning calorimetry
    -        Some experience working in glove boxes and laminar flow cabinets
    -        Experience cleaning and assembling lab equipment (LC-MS instrument in particular) and computers

     

    Languages

    -        Fluent in German and English (IELTS Certificate; Grade 8.0 / 9.0)
    -        Beginner’s level in Dutch, Latin (GSCE-Level), Russian (OCR Level 1 Certificate) and Spanish

     

    Teamwork

    -        Combined Cadet Force member for three years, participating in many exercises and courses and helping to train younger cadets. Final Rank: Sergeant
    -        Part of numerous group projects as part of my degree training and work experience

     

    Professional Membership

    -        Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC, since 2006
    -        Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET, since 2011

     

    Other Qualifications

    -        BTEC First Certificate, grade: merit
    -        Senior Cadet Instructors Course, SCIC, grade: C
    -        Driver’s Licence, obtained in Germany


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