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With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:51:53 +0000
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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +0000
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +0000
The shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:44 +0000
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof — to buy more satellite communications services from the private sector. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:58:07 +0000
Members of the C-Band Alliance have stipulated that they will only buy U.S.-built satellites to replace any capacity lost through the transfer of some C-band spectrum to cellular operators for 5G, a move that could position their plan more favorably with the White House and Congress. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +0000
Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations center in Palm Bay, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:50 +0000
Arianespace’s final launch of the year is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern. The company will launch a French military Earth observation satellite called CSO-1 on a Europeanized Soyuz rocket from Sinnamary, French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:41:07 +0000
Nearly a year after the release of the latest decadal survey for the field, the head of NASA’s Earth science program says the agency is making good progress in implementing its recommendations. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:32:07 +0000
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:53:13 +0000
SpaceNews Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger presents the winners of 2018 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:06:06 +0000
China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit Wednesday following a four-and-half-day flight to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
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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)
    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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