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A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
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Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
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Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-05-2015
     Last Modified:10-07-2015 (03:03)
    Job information
     Current job:ESA Young Graduate Trainee
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsApplied Physics, RF Engineer (Frequency and Timing), Software Engineer (LabVIEW, MATLAB), experimental physics (optical and frequency measurements)
    CV

    GOAL WITH THE EMPLOYMENT

    To work in an international environment as an Applied Physics Engineer, preferable within R&D. I am especially interested in experimental physics, measurement techniques, simulations/modeling/data processing (MATLAB, LabVIEW, Python etc.), photonics and nano-physics. A combination of theory, simulations and experiments is desired.

    MAIN SKILLS

    - Master of Science in Engineering Physics

    - Work experience of Radio Frequency Systems & Software Engineer from ESA’s Young Graduate ---Trainee program

    - Language: Swedish (Native), English (fluent), German (fair)

    - Committee & student associations active

    - Taken several international courses abroad

    EDUCATION

    2008–2013: Engineering Physics MSc, Chalmers University of Technology (300hp, 5 years)

    In my master of science program Applied Physics I learned even more simulation & modeling, computational physics, experimental physics, material physics, nano-physics and imaging techniques.

    My master thesis, Transportable Optical Frequency Comb,was performed at the measurement department of SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The first part of the work was focused on to understand how a commercial optical frequency comb works in detail; which essentially consists of a pulsed laser, free-space optical equipment and control electronics. This system is naturally sensitive for several environmental parameters (mainly temperature, humidity and vibration). Thereafter I investigated how to adjust it to be long distance transportable and verify the result with frequency measurements with an external laser; in which I used Allan Variance plot for stability and noise determinations. I especially learned aboutoptoelectronics, free-space optics, metrology and optical frequency measurements.

    My bachelor thesis, Exploration of Quantum Decay in Modulated Potential Wells, was performed at MC2, the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers. The work was focused on quantum Zeeno effect, which required analytical calculations compared with simulations in MATLAB.

    I have through the years learned how to use the software: MATLAB, LabVIEW, Python, Mathematica, LaTeX and Java; in which I have performed simulations, modeling, algorithm writing and data processing.

    2005-2008: Natural Science Program (Upper Secondary School)

    Read both Natural Science and Math-Computer orientation, augmented by extra courses to 3150 points (2500 points Annual, 2750 with the final grade). Read particular German Step 5, English C, Swedish C, Psychology and Organization & Leadership.

    EMPLOYMENT

    2014-2015: European Space Agency (Young Graduate Trainee program)

    The YGT project is performed at ESA’s European Space Operation Center facility at the division of Human Space Operations in the section Ground Stations Systems. It is furthermore in collaboration with the GNSS facility at ESOC and has Timetech as main supplier of equipment.

    In this project I am assisting the realization of the universal coordinated time of ESOC, whichwill be used as a local time reference for ESOC and its space applications. It consists of acomplex setup of RF & GNSS timing equipment with the need of real time monitoring and data processing. I am involved in the system setup, characterization and monitoring.  

    My main tasks have been:

    - Characterization of the time reference equipment and its environment (includes stability and noise floor measurements using Allan deviation calculations, RF equipment delay measurements and investigating environmental parameters)

    - Trend analysis of Hydrogen Maser parameters using MATLAB (sensitive to several environmental parameters as well as to natural aging and hydrogen depletion)

    - Creating application specific software for real time monitoring and data processing, e.g. a software for the Phase Comparator in LabVIEW for data acquisition (via TCP packages), data processing (OADEV, DAVAR stability calculations and visuality) and automatic upload to FTP-server.

    Software used in particular: MATLAB, LabVIEW, Stable32, Network protocol analyzer, Telnet & SSH & FTP clients

    Equipment used in particular: Hydrogen Maser, Phase Comparator, Timing Receivers, Micro Phase Stepper (Frequency Offset Generator)

    2012 - 2013: My Academy (extra work)
    I was Study Coach for high school and secondary students. The teaching was mainly in math, physics and study skills but also other subjects. I improved my skills in explaining and motivating.

    2012 - 2013: Komet (extra work)
    I drove fork lift truck for Michelin and a bearing job at CapTech. I learned to work ergonomically and efficient to meet the deadlines.

    2010 & 2011: Emmaboda Parish Union (summer work)
    I was Caretaker of the facilities for two consecutive summers; I also had partly responsibility over the younger summer workers. I learned to plan the work and be effective.

    2008 – 2011: Frösunda (part time)
    I was a personal assistant. It taught me to be patient, positive and stay friendly.

    2008: Xylem (summer work)
    I drove fork lift truck, took care of furnaces, used arc and compressed air drill.

    CONFIDENCE MISSION/VOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

    2009-2011: SNF (Study Board Physics), RepresentativeChalmers
    I worked as a middleman between teachers and students. Discussed study questions and resolved conflicts. I learned a lot about clauses and communication.

    2009 -2010: FIF (Physics Sports Committee), Member and Treasurer, Chalmers
    I led training sessions and was in charge of economy. I got better leading skills and I took charge of both the economy and activities.

    2013-2014: BEST (Board of European Student of Technology), Member, Chalmers
    I was arranging engineering competitions and I was main organizer of summer courses in technology.

    INTERNATIONAL COURSES (Bonding and BEST)

    2013 Oct: Board of European Student of Technology (BEST) course in Brussels (Belgium):
    International course about optical fiber communication and lasers.

    2013 Sept: Board of European Student of Technology (BEST) course in Dalyan (Turkey)

    2013 Aug: Bonding-studenteninitiative course in Kaiserslauthern/Karlsruhe (Tyskland):       
    International course about materials (mostly plastics, composites & polymers)

    2013 Juni: Bonding-studenteninitiative course in Berlin/Dresden (Tyskland):
    International course about sustainable development.

    These international courses gathered students from virtually all of Europe and lasted about 10 days. This gave me the opportunity to learn a lot in addition to the course topic; especially about different cultures and I also had the opportunity to fresh up my language skills.

    SOFTWARE SKILLS

    MATLAB: Very good
    LabVIEW: Very good
    Mathematica: Good
    Java: Good
    Python: Good
    Bash shell scripting: Basic

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Swedish: Native
    English: Fluent
    German: Fair (step 5 in High School)

    LICENSE

    Driving license B
    Forklift Truck license
    Scuba Diving Certificate (CMAS)

    PERSONAL

    2009-2011: Constructing equipages for Chalmers Cortege, 3 consecutive years; came 1st place in best vehicle year 2011 with our Transformer car.

    2009-2012: Ran Gothenburg Half Marathon, four times, reached my goal time: 1h30min

    1999-2008: Scout in Emmaboda Scout Group. I learned a lot about leadership, teamwork, outdoor activities, survival skills and ”Learning by doing”

    2001-2007: Badminton Player in Emmaboda Badminton Club (EBK)

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