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An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs. SpaceNews.com
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SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16. SpaceNews.com
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The commercial spaceflight industry has been enjoying success both on and off the launch pad this year. SpaceNews.com
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Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early. SpaceNews.com
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ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020. SpaceNews.com
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China will launch its Chang’e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15 SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:33:39 +0000
NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:46 +0000
The Air Force will use “rapid procurement authorities” in this program and is targeting the first next-generation OPIR launch in 2023. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:57:09 +0000
The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:42:54 +0000
Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018. SpaceNews.com
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Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000
Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:19-01-2015
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     Current job:Content Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsContent media communications event community
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    Organiser/Event Manager
    Reinventing Space Conference

    The Reinventing Space (RISpace) conference is focused on innovation in the space sector. 2017 marked its 15th edition.

    I have been the organiser for this event since its relocation to the UK. The 2014 and 2016 events took place at the Royal Society, London. The 2015 event took place in Oxford and the 2017 event in Glasgow.

    RISpace is attended by delegates from all sectors of space from industry and agency, to academia and government. The conference takes place over three days and is organised into a single session including keynotes, panels and presentations.

    Keynotes and panellists come from the Director General/CEO/VP level. Presentations are generally chosen for a strong emphasis upon innovation.

    There is an exhibition and a parallel careers event at each conference.

    I have been solely responsible for
    -site visits to venues and selection
    -managing finances
    -obtaining sponsors
    -attracting and managing the attendance of keynotes; VIP liaison
    -designing and maintaining the conference website
    -all mailshots from design to dissemination
    -organising the exhibition
    -coordinating with printers, caterers, designers, venue staff and others
    -organising a Programme Committee
    -organising premium rates at local hotels
    -managing the conference dinner and all social events
    -firefighting and problem-solving at the event itself
    -making papers and presentations available to attendees after the event
    -editing and publishing the proceedings

    I organise the event on behalf of the British Interplanetary Society.

    http://www.rispace.org/

     

    Content Manager
    International Institute of Space Law, Netherlands (2008-present)

    The IISL cooperates with international and national institutions in the field of space law. I have been involved in all aspects of the creation and maintenance of IISL website – editing, writing and deployment. I started their social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. I was awarded with an IISL Certificate of Gratitude in 2011.

    http://www.iislweb.org

     

    Editor
    European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands (2014)

    Editor with Human Spaceflight and Operations at the ESTEC facility in the Netherlands. During this six month fixed contract, I assisted in finalising the publication of the "European User Guide To Low Gravity Platforms"

     

    Community Manager
    Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law (2012-2014)

    HiiL is an organisation, based in The Hague, dedicated to improving access to justice worldwide. As community manager and webmaster, I used social media, their websites and their newsletter to interface with their wider audience of professionals, innovators, students and the interested public.

    www.hiil.org

    Content Manager
    International Astronautical Federation, Paris (2006-12)

    The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s foremost space advocacy organisation, a federation of international space agencies, industry, professional societies and universities.

    I was responsible for the IAF website from its inception – repurposing, writing and editing. I developed the Federation's social media strategy from scratch, and expanded its audience to thousands, selecting the correct channels to meet IAF needs and building the external reputation of the IAF.

    - Ran, wrote and edited the IAF website.
    - Managed logistics for annual conference programme of plenary events
    - Started and maintained the IAF’s various social networking and video sites
    - Established, wrote and produced the IAF newsletter
    - Managed the IAF news service sent daily to top industry subscribers
    - Edited on behalf of the IAF, the United Nations annual Highlights in Space publication
    - Represented IAF Secretariat on history, education and culture committees

    www.iafastro.org

     

    Editor
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Cologne (2006-08)

    DLR is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. I managed DLR's English language web portal both preparing both commissioned and translated material. I also supported the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera image campaign in cooperation with FU Berlin and ESA

    www.dlr.de/en

     

    Content Manager

    European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands (2002-2005) contract via EJR-Quartz

    Worked as part of the ESA Science team upon the esa.int/science portal on the SMART-1, Mars Express, Venus Express, Rosetta and Cassini-Huygens missions.

    Edited scientists’ writing to a format suitable for this public-facing website, commissioned and implemented graphics and multimedia and implemented portal material using ESA’s content management system.

    www.esa.int/science

     

    Other experience

    Before joining the space industry and after leaving university, I was involved in the following projects:-

    Marconi/GEC (Airborne Early Warning system software)

    London Underground (signalling systems)

    Scottish Power (power station safety testing)

    Scottish Blood Donation Service (donations database)

    Unisys/NCR (ATM and banking systems)

    Eolas (originated and managed the “Virtual Hebrides” project)

    KPNQwest (intranet management)

    Bol.com (online bookseller software)

     

    Education

    BSc Astronomy/English (Open) - Open University 2006-2009

    University of Stirling (1978-81) (Economics)

     

    Further information

    I am the Chair (2013-9) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Space Societies Committee (SSC) which looks after the community and outreach interests of space societies, and professional associations. I am Vice Chair of the IAF Space Museums and Science Centres Committee.

    www.iafastro.org/comites/space-societies-committee-ssc/

    I am a member of the IAF International Programme Committee which defines the technical sessions for the annual International Astronautical Congress.

    I edit the Proceedings of the Reinventing Space Conference (published by Springer Nature)

    I run the Astronautical News service to 10000+ subscribers over three platforms (Facebook, Twitter, daily email)


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