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Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:25 +0000
On the company’s 20th mission of the year and second within 48 hours, SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 5, but suffered a rare failed landing of the rocket’s first stage. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:22:41 +0000
The founders of Globa IP said they left after concerns its investors, supported by the Chinese government, were using the company as a means to gain access to satellite technology prohibited for export to China under U.S. law. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:18:45 +0000
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, said as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to create a new military branch for space — an effort she supports — the Air Force is keeping focused on the space mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:55:30 +0000
At the Reagan National Defense Forum and the West Coast Aerospace Forum this weekend, analysts and former defense officials roundly criticized the Pentagon for lacking a solid plan to modernize capabilities in areas where China and Russia are advancing. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:15:49 +0000
Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy as the country transitioned from the Cold War competition with the Soviet Union to a more cooperative relationship with Russia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:11:19 +0000
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable escalation of unnecessary tension between states. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:04:25 +0000
Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec. 4, carrying a satellite for India and another for South Korea to geostationary transfer orbit. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:13-11-2014
     Last Modified:13-11-2014 (07:38)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Physics, Planetary Science, Meteorology, Climatology, data analysis, weather
    CV

    Objective

    I am seeking a position in space science, or in a related field.

    Education

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2012-May 2014)

    Master of Science in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science

    GPA: 3.57

     

    Hampton University, Hampton, VA (September 2010-May 2012)

    Master of Science in Atmospheric and Planetary Science; Planetary Science Track (May 2012)

    GPA: 3.95

    Thesis Title: “Earth’s Ground-Based Geomagnetic Perturbations in Response to Substorms”

     

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2006-May 2010)

    Bachelor of Science in Meteorology/Climatology; Minor in Mathematics (May 2010)

    GPA: 3.09

    Employment and Relevant Experience

    Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA (September 2014-present) - Museum Educator:  Employed to develop and facilitate a creative and challenging STEM outreach program at local schools that focuses on science, technology, and math

    Virginia Tech, Hampton, VA (August 2014-present) - Research Assistant:  Collaborated with Dr. Weimer on an article based on prior research (2010-2012) re: empirical models characterizing geomagnetic response due to magnetospheric substorms

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2012-July 2014) - Graduate Student Research Assistant:  Worked with Dr. Slavin and Dr. Imber on training a data-mining tool to mine large datasets for tailward traveling magnetospheric flux ropes, for use in further statistical analysis re: the space physics of plasma sheet dynamics in the magnetosphere

    Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA (June 2012-August 2012) - Museum Educator: Aided Dr. Byles on developing written descriptions of space weather topics for use in a new Air and Space Center Planeterrella exhibit

    Virginia Tech (National Institute of Aerospace), Hampton, VA (May 2012- August 2012) - Research Associate:  Collaborated with Dr. Weimer on investigating possible upstream triggering mechanisms for magnetospheric substorms

    Hampton University, Hampton, VA (September 2011-December 2011) - Teaching Assistant:  Assisted Dr. Moore with an undergraduate Planetary Astronomy course at Hampton University and with telescope observation sessions

    Hampton University (National Institute of Aerospace), Hampton, VA (September 2010-May 2012) - Graduate Research Assistant:  Partnered with Dr. Weimer from Virginia Tech on improving empirical models of the interactions between the Earth’s magnetosphere and coupled ionosphere with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field for the purpose of improving ground-based predictions of significant space weather events

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2009-May 2010) - Undergraduate Research Assistant: Assisted Dr. Wang with researching the correlation between AERONET observations and corresponding MODIS measurements in the U. S.

    Hampton University Center for Atmospheric Research REU Program, Hampton, VA (June 2009-July 2009) - Intern: Worked in a research group under a mentor, researched the effects of middle atmospheric dynamics, and gave presentations

    Professional Meetings, Presentations, and Papers

    Submitted“Quantitative Maps of Geomagnetic Perturbation Vectors During Substorm Onset and Recovery” to Journal of    Geophysical Research-Space Physics (September 2014); under review

    “Earth’s Ground-Based Magnetic Perturbations in Response to Substorms” presentedat:

    ·       Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop (2013), Snowmass, CO

    ·       Space Weather Week (2013), Boulder, CO

    ·       University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium (2012), Ann Arbor, MI

    ·       Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Student Conference (2012), Williamsburg, VA

    ·       NOAA CREST EPP Forum (2012), Tallahassee, FL

    ·       American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) Student Chapter meeting (2012), Hampton, VA

    ·       American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2011), San Francisco, CA

    “Application of MineTool TS to Plasma Sheet Flux Rope Identification” presentedat:

    ·       Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop (2014), Portsmouth, VA

    ·       American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2013), San Francisco, CA

    “Identifying QBO and Seasonal Variation in Stratospheric Chemical Species Using UARS HALOE Data” presentedat:

    ·                        American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting (2010), Atlanta, GA

    “Correlating MODIS Observations and Corresponding AERONET Stations” presentedat:

    ·       American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting (2011), Seattle, WA

    ·       Nebraska Academy of Science (NAS) (2010), Lincoln, NE

    Professional Attendanceat:        

    ·       Heliophysics Summer School (2013), Boulder, Colorado

    ·       Space Weather Week (2011), Boulder, CO

    ·       Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School (2011), Boston, MA

    Associations and Involvements

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2010-present)

    Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) University of Michigan Chapter Member (2012-present); Social Co-Chair (2013-2014)

    Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (2011-2014)

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (2010-2013)

    American Meteorological Society (AMS); Hampton University Chapter Member; Secretary (2010-2011); University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chapter Member (2007-2010); National Member (2007-2013)

    Awards and Recognitions

    Awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) (2014)

    Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop Student Travel Grant Recipient (2013, 2014)

    University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipient (2013)

    American Geophysical Union Student Travel Grant Recipient (2012, 2013)

    NOAA Crest Grant Recipient (2010-2012)

    Virginia Space Grant Consortium Fellow (2011)

    Nebraska Academy of Science NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellow (2009-2010)

    Ruth Leverton Scholarship (2006-2010)

    Proficiencies

    FORTRAN, IDL, IDLDE, MATLAB, Octave, Java, Python, Object Oriented Programming, GIS, Excel, data analysis


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