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NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs. SpaceNews.com
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German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
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
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:33:25 +0000
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
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:48:52 +0000
AIA CEO Melcher: “I’m very concerned about how our nation has come to accept several anchors that are dragging our industry down" SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
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
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-05-2015
     Last Modified:15-05-2015 (03:05)
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     Current job:Associate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Business Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsIT, ICT, Space Policy, Propulsion Systems, Governance, Mediation, R&D, aviation, emerging markets
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    Education

    Jun. 2014 - Aug. 14     International Space University, Montreal, Canada

    Space Studies Program 2014

    Major: Space Economics, Law & Policy

    Group project editor and team lead for law and policy.

                           

    Oct. 2006 - Aug. 12     University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    DPhil Engineering

    Major: Propulsion systems, Space Law, Space Policy

    Thesis: “Vacuum Maglev – an international endeavour for a global space program”

     

    Oct. 2003 - Jul. 06       University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    BEng. Computer Systems

             

    Honours & Awards

    2014                             Scholarship from the International Space University to attend the Space Studies Program in Montreal, Canada

     

    2013                             United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs scholarship to attend and present at the UN/IAF workshop on the use of space technology for economic development, and at the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing, China.

     

    2008                             Airbus Industry award to attend flight physics workshop. 1 of 15 students sponsored from across the U.K.

     

    2006                             EuroTherm Invensys industry award for the best electronic, electrical and computer systems dissertation.

     

    Related Publications

    2014                             Sharma, Tanay, Cabrera-Alvardo, Sandra and Langston, Sara, New space development - the political and legal landscape for emerging actors. In: 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada.

     

    Cabrera-Alvarado, Sandra, Langston, Sara and Sharma, Tanay, Developing space: political and socio-economic rationales of emerging space programs. In: 2nd Manfred Lachs Conference on Global Space Governance, Montreal, Canada.

     

    2013                             Sharma, Tanay, Ground up development for local and regional frameworks. In: 23rd United Nations/International Astronautical Federation workshop on Space Technology for Economic Development, Beijing, China.

     

     

    Professional Background

    April 2015                   Policy & Law Mentor

                                        Startup Weekend Space, Bremen, Germany

    ·       Facilitated in running the startup weekend by coaching 80 participants on relevant aspects of space law and space policy.

    ·       Tutored participants on key differences in national policy and priorities, by highlighting examples from Asia, Europe and North America.

    ·       Reviewed and validated business proposals ensuring they comply with national legislation and conform to international treaties.

     

    Aug. 12 to Date                       Independent Researcher

    ·       Collaborated with interdisciplinary researchers to access and analyse national space policy for emerging and established actors.

    ·       Conducted cross-comparison of collated results and summarised findings for publications in academic conferences and UN workshops.

    ·       Co-authored academic papers aimed at national policy and decision makers

     

    Nov. 14 to Date                        Acting Systems Administrator (Apple Macintosh)

                                        Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    ·       Oversaw and facilitated Tier 1,2 & 3 support to Apple Mac users while providing cross-platform integration of Apple systems.

    ·       Coordinatedseamless roll out of new equipment, applications and OS upgrades

    ·       Provided remote administration and support for users

    ·       Developed, recorded and managed the departments inventory for all auditable assets.

    ·       Modelled, tested and implemented new automation tools reducing overall infrastructure maintenance cost.

    ·       Authored technical manuals and trained help desk staff.

     

    Feb. 13 to May 14       Sales Executive (UK)

                                        InterGlobe Technologies, Hounslow, UK

    ·       Conducted research and development for marketing programs.

    ·       Developed and managed client programs.

    ·       Liaised with business development teams providing pre/post-sales support.

    ·       Assisted with competitive threat identification

     

    Oct. 08 to Oct 14         Assistant Systems Administrator (Windows)

                                        Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    ·       Streamlined support provision for staff and students

    ·       Diagnosed, tested and packaged various windows based software

    ·       Designed and executed internal methods for asset management

    ·       Maintained and administered over 400 machines

    ·       Spearheaded staff training by authoring internal policy and guidance documentation.

    ·       Clarified user requirements and devised new review methods

     

    Sept. 08 - Sept. 12       Senior Residential Advisor & Student representative

    Residential Services, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    ·       Managed and supported a team of 30 residential advisors.

    ·       Oversaw social, welfare and academic support for 1800 students.

    ·       Provided conflict resolution services by mediating and arbitrating disputes.

    ·       Facilitated and supported internal training.

     

    Jul. 04 - Sept. 04          Financial Analyst

    Westmill Foods Plc, Enfield, UK

    ·       Assisted in overall management of company accounts

    ·       Coordinated transfer and listing of fixed and liquid assets

    ·       Implemented supply-chain wide cost cutting procedures

    ·       Modelled and implemented automated data acquisition techniques


     

    Professional Memberships


    Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers

    American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

    Royal Aeronautical Society

    Space Generation Advisory Council    


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