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NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid worries about additional delays in commercial crew flights. SpaceNews.com
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An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a secondary payload on the upcoming Falcon 9 launch of a commercial communications satellite and lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is now emphasizing speed in its lunar exploration plans, including seeking to fly payloads on commercial lunar landers before the end of this year as it works with industry on lander concepts. SpaceNews.com
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During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space, he pointed out that under the proposed reorganization the lines of authority could become a little blurred. SpaceNews.com
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Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where we are." SpaceNews.com
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We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a new military branch. SpaceNews.com
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Fleet Space Technologies will begin raising money next week from investors in a Series A financing round after service launch immediately filled its four cubesats with customers. SpaceNews.com
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Small launch vehicle developer Relativity has added three people, all of whom previously held key positions at SpaceX, to its leadership team as it refines the technologies it will use on its rockets. SpaceNews.com
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NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins of solar systems, galaxies and the universe. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:46:59 +0000
NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:18:56 +0000
SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:30:50 +0000
Lawmakers are calling for an independent review of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts and its strategy to acquire launch services in the coming years. Why? SpaceNews.com
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Russia plans to conduct six Proton launches this year, as well as a second flight of the Angara 5A, according to Khrunichev, the manufacturer for both rockets. The Angara 5A mission is scheduled for December 2019. The rocket […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:54:15 +0000
The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:55:36 +0000
CEO Yona Ovadia said Gilat had $104 million on hand as of Dec. 31 and will have sufficient resources for significant financial plays even after subtracting the dividend. SpaceNews.com
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Spanish power company Red Eléctrica announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite operator Hispasat for 949 million euros ($1.08 billion). SpaceNews.com
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Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced Feb. 12 his intent to run for a United States Senate seat in Arizona. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:00:36 +0000
Starburst Aerospace and Techstars announced plans Feb. 12 to begin accepting applications for a new space-focused accelerator based in Los Angeles and backed by the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and Israel Aerospace Industries. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:15:25 +0000
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:32:46 +0000
DoD memo: The 2020 budget is a “starting point." The budget plan does not include “mission growth that may be needed to meet the evolving threat.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-11-2014
     Last Modified:21-12-2014 (07:25)
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     Current job:Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsEngineer, Explosives, Charismatic
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    Nationality: British   Gender: Male

    Personal Statement 

    I am a creative-minded, charismatic individual with a technical engineering background seeking to utilise my project management, music industry knowledge and leadership skills to drive and inspire a like-minded team within a fast-paced and exciting new corporate environment. I have previously worked in the public sector for the Ministry of Defence in equipment procurement where I assisted in long term project delivery for various systems. I have undertaken several work placements as part of the Defence Engineering Science Group (DESG) graduate scheme spanning from hands on engineering work to project management support in an office environment. My working contributions have been published in HM Government's Blackett Review on the Internet of Things. Alongside this, I have produced successful music records; dealing with indie and major labels in launching my releases and with established music industry stakeholders and magazines (online and print) for marketing.

    Experience

    2012 – 2013; Engineering graduate at MOD, Abbey Wood (Defence Ordnance Safety Group)
    I was responsible for the delivery of safety advice for a particular weapon system to a host of defence stakeholders including MBDA, Thales, The British Armed Forces and Foreign Air Forces. During this role:

    • I presented my calculated findings to a room of high ranking military personnel and corporate stakeholders including Wing Commanders and Colonels from various British and Foreign Forces.
    • I organised my own meetings and travelled across the country to liaise with technical staff that could provide solutions to complex problems, thus saving company money.

    2014 – Present; Researcher in Defence and Security Team, Government Office of Science
    Here, myself and my team are responsible for researching new trends in technologies that pose threats and opportunities to the UK public domain; building reports for review by the Government Chief Scientific Advisor (GCSA MP Sir Mark Walport) and providing secretarial assistance to my Line Manager. During this role:

    • I volunteered to create posters for the office floor to celebrate 50 years since the first GCSA was elected which were commended by attending MPs, and ran science activities for the children’s play-scheme.
    • Chaired editorial meetings for reports that would go on to be reviewed by PM David Cameron and eventually be published for public viewing.

    Other work experience:
    I have worked with Defence contractors QinetiQ where I was tasked with running environmental and field trials on weapons and munitions, and producing graphical reports on their performances.

    Education

    BEng (Hons.) Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2009 – 2012
    Achieved 2:1 level degree, including an award for the most improved undergraduate.

    MSc Explosive Ordnance Engineering, Cranfield University – Shrivenham Defence Academy 2013 – 2014 (Still awaiting exact results/graduation ceremony)

    Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College; 2007 – 2009
    Maths – A         Computing – B            Physics – B      

    Hobbies and Interests

    I am an avid music producer and DJ – my productions have been featured on public radio stations in the UK and abroad, including BBC Radio 1/1xtra, XFM, Capital Xtra, Rinse.FM and many more. I have featured in print and online magazines including Mixmag, Dazed and Confused, Fader and NME. I enjoy designing artistic webpages to market my music and building my network of contacts within music.
    Video gaming is another passion of mine – I am a fan of role playing game series such as Final Fantasy and Diablo, where worlds and textures are vast and stimulating, and decision making can be pivotal to the outcome. I am fascinated by deep space, posibilities of time travel and dimension theory.
    I love to travel and am an amateur photographer.


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