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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +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
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
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
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
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...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:15-02-2015
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     Current job:Graduate Research Asssistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsScientific/space science research, plasma physics, instrument design and development
    CV


    EDUCATION
    • University of New Hampshire, Ph.D. in Physics, expected May 2015

    Boston University, B.A. in Astronomy & Physics with distinction, May 2010

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


    University of New Hampshire Space Science Center

    Graduate Research Assistant, January 2011 - Present, Durham, NH

    · Designed and simulated flight instrumentation for sounding rocket missions
    · Collaborated with machinists to fabricate designed parts and assemble instruments
    · Coated, tested, and calibrated instruments in laboratory vacuum facilities
    · Worked on international science teams investigating aspects of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling · Participated in pre-launch integration and provided imaging support during the 2012 MICA mission · Led EPLAS and ERPA instrument projects for 2015 RENU2 mission

    · Advisor: Dr. Marc Lessard


    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Graduate Student Research Program Fellow, May 2012 - June 2012, Greenbelt, MD

    · Worked on calibration test data trending for the Dual Electron Spectrometer (DES) portion of Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) instrument for Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission

    · Advisor: Dr. Thomas Moore, Supervisors: Dr. Ulrik Gliese & Dr. Craig Pollock

    Boston University Center for Space Physics, Undergraduate Research Assistant, September 2006 - August 2010, Boston, MA

    ·  Created 3D model of Jovian aurora based on HST images to show extent of emission curtain for Senior Independent Work for Distinction

    · Advisor: Dr. John Clarke

    ·  Wrote MATLAB code to compare properties of solar wind and CMEs with GCR data in search of correlations

    ·Advisor: Dr. Harlan Spence

    Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Undergraduate Research Assistant, June 2008 - August 2008, Boulder, CO

    · Analyzed correlation between mapping of open-closed field line boundary of the Jovian magnetic field and with auroral oval in simulations

    · Advisor: Dr. Fran Bagenal

    Rutgers University Department of Physics & Astronomy, Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2007 - August 2007, Piscataway, NJ

    · Processed and analyzed Chandra X-ray images of Supernova Remnants (SNR) to investigate expan- sion rates

    · Advisor: Dr. John Hughes


    TEACHING & PUBLIC OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

    · New England Fall Astronomy Festival Organizing Committe, Co-Chair, 2011-Present

    · University of New Hampshire Observatory, Manager, October 2010-Present

    · Aurorasaurus Scientist Network, Member, 2014-Present

    · NASA Solar System Ambassador Program, 2013-Present

    · University of New Hampshire Physics Department, Teaching Assistant, AY2010/11

    · Boston University Astronomy Department, Lab Teaching Assistant/Grader, AY2009/10

    · Museum of Science, Boston, Program Presenter/Observatory Staff, October 2007-August 2010

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
     

    · American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division (SPD) Public Policy Committee, January 2014-Present

    · Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Steering Committee, Student Representative, Summer 2013-Present

    · ROSES Heliophysics Guest Investigator Program Panel Review, Executive Secretary, September 2013

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

    · University of New Hampshire Graduate Student Senate, CEPS Senator (AY2014/15), President (AY2013/14), External Affairs Officer (AY2011/12-2012/13)

    · University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees, Graduate Student Representative (AY2011/12-2012/13), University System Student Board (AY2012/13)

    · University of New Hampshire Alumni Association Board of Directors, AY2010/11-2013/14

    HONORS & AWARDS

    · Selected as 2013 (Cohort V) NASA Student Ambassador

    · 2012 Dorothy Kittredge Memorial Fund scholarship from UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

    · 2011 Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) fellowship from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    PUBLICATIONS

    · Cohen, I.J., Lessard, M.R., Zettergren, M., Oksavik, K., Lynch, K. A., and Moen, J. I. (in preparation), Ionospheric Control of Upward Electron Heat Flux to High Altitudes (working title), J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics.

    · Cohen, I.J., Lessard, M.R., Widholm, M., Riley, P., and Heavisides, J. (in preparation), Rocket-borne Measurements of Electron Temperature with the Electron Retarding Potential Analyzer (ERPA) instrument, Space Science Reviews.

    · Cohen, I. J., Lessard, M. R., Kaeppler, S. R., Bounds, D. R., Kletzing, C. A., Streltsov, A. V., LaBelle, J. W., Dombrowski, M. P., Jones, S. L., Pfaff, R. F., Rowland, D. E., Anderson, B. J., Korth, H, and Gjerloev, J. W. (2013), Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure (ACES) observations of ionospheric feedback in the Alfv ́en resonator and model responses, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 3288-3296, doi:10.1002/jgra.50348.

    · Cohen, I. J., and J. T. Clarke (2011), Modeling of Jupiter’s auroral curtain and upper atmospheric thermal structure, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08205, doi:10.1029/2010JA016037.

    PRESENTATIONS

    · Cohen, I. J., Lessard, M.R., Zettergren, M., Oksavik, K., Lynch, K., Moen, J. (2014), Investigation of sounding rocket observations of field-aligned currents and electron temperature, 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, SM44A-08, San Francisco, California.

    · Cohen, I. J. (2014), Sounding rocket observations of precipitation and effects on the ionosphere and model comparisons, AGU Chapman Conference on Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System, Yosemite National Park, California.

    · Cohen, I., Lessard, M. R., Zettergren, M., Salder, F. B., Lund, E. J., Lee, M., and Lynch, K. A. (2013), Comparison of sounding rocket observations to model predictions of precipitation-driven electron heating, AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, SA44A-06, San Francisco, California.

    · Cohen, I. J. (2013), Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure (ACES) observations of ionospheric feedback in the Alfv ́en resonator and model responses, 2013 GEM-CEDAR joint workshop, Boulder, Colorado.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    · Completed UNH Responsible Conduct in Research Training February 2014

    · Attended Incoherent Scatter Radar Student Workshop Summer 2012

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    · Professional Associations: American Geophysical Union, American Astronomical Society

    · Software Experience: IDL, MATLAB, Solidworks, Satellite Toolkit, SIMION, Autoplot


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