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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:05-05-2015
     Last Modified:10-07-2015 (03:03)
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     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)
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    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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