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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:48:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 300163 (2006 VW139), in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. Hubble’s crisp images revealed that it was actual...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:02:00 +0100
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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
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     Date Submitted:05-09-2014
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     Current job:Engineering Manager & Technical Project Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProject Management, Programme Management, Process Development, Human Spaceflight Operations, Training, Business Development, PR, Marketing, Agile Methodologies
    CV

    ·        High achieving professional with a confident persona and exceptional interpersonal skills.

    ·         Strong experience in the space industry, specifically operations and systems engineering. 

    ·         Worked and presented in over 8 countries. Excellent cultural understanding and international experience.

    ·         Capacity to work efficiently in a dynamic environment within an interdisciplinary team. Impeccable communication skills and a solid analytical ability.

    ·         Dedicated work ethic with a solid technical and business background. 

    ·         International experience in project management, leadership and business development.

     

    Work Experience:

    June 2014 - Present - PR & Communications Team, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Vienna, Austria

    ·         Selected as a member of SGAC’s leadership team. Working with the SGAC Network and Executive Office to report on their many activities worldwide through content creation.

    ·         Establishing strategic relationships with space publications.

    ·         Developed project management strategy ensuring task execution coherence.

     

    June 2013 - Present - Engineering Manager - Intelligent Transportation Systems &

    Technical Project Lead at Miovision Technologies, Kitchener, Canada

    ·         Leading the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) engineering group. Specifically focused on Miovision's Spectrum product conducting real-time traffic signal optimization.

    ·         Planning requirements with stakeholders and moving projects through the entire project framework as ITS Technical Project Lead. Including diligently managing schedules, identifying product risks and clearly communicating them to stakeholders.

    ·         Presenting well-receivedITS programme updates regularly to management team and company.

    ·         Excellent Business Development recordthrough facilitating customer and partner relationships.

    ·         Consistently promoting customer-oriented business aptitude and technical design.

    ·         Completed a Dale Carnegie - Leadership Training for Managers course. PMP designation candidate.

     

    June 2012 - May 2013 – Self-Employed Expert Speaker and Lecturer

    ·         Lectured King's College London (University of London) Physics Students on Future Human Spaceflight Training and Operations.

    ·         Taught at the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP12) to groups of 40 students as a Team Project Expert Speaker at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA.

    ·         Worked onsite directly with the team in Florida to develop a strategy for a next generation space station and presentation format. Training initially provided through web conferencing facilities.

     

    Jan 2011 - Dec 2012 - ISS Payload Operations Engineer at VEGA Space GmbH, Cologne, Germany

    Based at MUSC (Microgravity User Support Centre) at DLR (German Aerospace Centre) Cologne

    ·         Worked with the ISS Flight Control Team to support crew activities and execute payload operations on-board the International Space Station.

    ·         Demanded focussed attention, excellent communication and effective teamwork.

    ·         Demonstrated the use of strong problem solving skills in a fast-paced environment.

    ·         Led the development of crew procedures. Adapted to consistently changing deadlines and priorities.

    ·         Wrote technical crew procedures detailing payload assembly and operational instructions.

    ·         Worked to a tight project deadline promoting time-management and leadership skills.

    ·         Presented training sessions to management, colleagues and clients regarding payload integration and assembly. Produced training material for international project teams.

     

    May 2010 - Dec 2010 - Trainee at ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC), Cologne, Germany

    ·         Considerably advanced the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS) project in the Crew Medical Support Office. Investigated factors of bone loss to develop a skinsuit loading metric.

    ·         Regularly created technical reports and presented current project status to division.

    ·         Collected and analysed data on Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) training and operations. Used to provide recommendations for future training and process improvement.

     

    June 2009 - September 2009 - ISU Teaching Associate at NASA Ames Research Centre, USA

    ·         Taught at the Space Studies Program (SSP09) in the Physical Sciences department. Frequently presented to and worked closely with students of various nationalities and professional backgrounds.

    ·         Developed excellent organizational skills through planning events, including international panels with distinguished lecturers and guests.

     

    July - September 2007 - Research Assistant- Internship at King’s College London, UK

    ·         Contributed to the biophotonics research field immediately and produced innovative results. Prepared samples and analysed these using Raman spectroscopy; investigating dental decay diagnosis.

    ·         Worked efficiently to a strict deadline and communicated well with supervisors.

     

    Education:

    2009-2010          International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France

    MSc Space Management

    ·         Courses taken included Best Practices in Project Management, P&L and Balance Sheets, Product Management, Advanced Economics,Business Development, Management of International Projects and Strategic Planning. Excelled in International Negotiation.

    ·         Collaborated in an interdisciplinary teamto evaluate space analogue sites, producing a roadmap to Mars. Analysed technology of EVA simulations and crew training whilst identifying critical gaps.

    ·         Project bought by NASA for €25,000. Utilised to provide a baseline for a manned mission to Mars.

     

    2008-2012          Cranfield University, UK

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering

    ·         Modules taken include Space Systems Engineering, Astrodynamics and Control Systems.

    ·         Made integral decisions and carried out mission trade-offs during development phases in an international team project to design a mission to Titan.

     

    2008                 International Space University (ISU), France

    Space Studies Programme (SSP) (Host site: Barcelona, Spain)

    ·         Created a tool to assess the commercial viability of potential spaceports for human spaceflight missions. Utilised by the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) for Commercial Spaceflight applications.

     

    2005-2008          King’s College London (University of London) UK

                              BSc Mathematics and Physics with Astrophysics

    ·         Successfully led the final year project investigating Hawking Radiation emitted from Black Holes. Project won the award for the best project poster and presentation.

     

    Skills:

    ·         Languages: English (Fluent), German (Basic), French (Basic), Hindi (Fluent), Punjabi (Fluent)

    ·         Software: Proficient in MicrosoftWord, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project and project planning tools including Trello & Rally. Experience in Matlab, Javascript, CSS and XML.


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