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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:45:26 +0000
A report released by the White House June 20 outlines a set of goals to address the small but “high-consequence” threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs), but does not commit to spending more money to achieve them. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:52:56 +0000
Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:57:18 +0000
China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000
An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:08:21 +0000
Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:19-01-2015
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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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