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U.S. Space Force statement: The seal “honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history” SpaceNews.com
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The battery malfunction that put DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite at risk of exploding has a “very low likelihood” of occuring on other satellites, according to the satellite’s manufacturer, Boeing.  SpaceNews.com
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The leadership of the House Science Committee introduced a NASA authorization bill Jan. 24 that seeks to significantly alter NASA’s current plans to return humans to the moon and make them part of an effort to send humans to Mars. SpaceNews.com
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A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans to create a Space Force as a new service branch within the Air Force. But it wasn’t until Congress reached a deal in December on the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that the Space Force went from concept to reality. SpaceNews.com
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Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a century will be a herculean task. Meeting that growing challenge will require, first and foremost, getting Space Force acquisition right. SpaceNews.com
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NASA has selected acting directors at two of its field centers to take those positions on a permanent basis. SpaceNews.com
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Vector, the launch vehicle and smallsat technology company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, announced Jan. 24 it is proceeding with plans to sell its satellite technology to Lockheed Martin or another bidder. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceXsaid Jan. 23. SpaceNews.com
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NASA will turn off an aging infrared space telescope in a week, citing the complexities of continuing to operate the spacecraft as it drifts away from the Earth. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:33:01 +0000
The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Space ISAC, will launch an unclassified portal where companies can share and analyze cybersecurity information. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:02:16 +0000
Hoyt said observations from the U.S. military’s Space Surveillance Network showed the Prox-1 satellite deorbiting more than 24 times faster than before deploying the tape.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:48:43 +0000
The European Commission has “pre-booked” four launches using Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com
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Firefly Aerospace says it had an “anomaly” during a Jan. 22 static-fire test of the first stage of its Alpha rocket under development, an incident that prompted evacuations and road closures in the vicinity in the test site. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 03:50:23 +0000
Descartes Labs unveiled Jan. 22 a cloud-based platform for commercial customers that pairs geospatial datasets with modeling tools and applications. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:18:57 +0000
SpaceX has asked the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California to hold a hearing on March 2 to consider the company’s protest against the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:25:21 +0000
The U.S. Space Force must acquire responsive, routine, and reliable access to space — starting with launch systems optimize for reaching low Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:47:41 +0000
DirecTV is racing to move its Spaceway-1 satellite out of the geostationary arc after the 14-year-old satellite suffered a crippling battery malfunction that the company fears could cause it to explode.  SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:39:27 +0000
Boeing has decided to no longer continue development of an experimental suborbital spaceplane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the latest setback for DARPA’s long-running efforts in space access. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:00:22 +0000
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for launch opportunities on multiple Firefly Alpha missions starting this year. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:43:20 +0000
The acting administrator of NOAA says the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in its work across the board, including space. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-05-2015
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     Current job:Senior Research Analyst
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsPhysics, Astronomy, Observation, Data Analysis, Research, Spectroscopy
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    Available for Relocation

    OCCUPATIONAL DIRECTION: A technical support role in observational astronomy and/or astrophysical research.

    KEY COMPETENCIES: Spectrometry / Spectral analysis / Interferometry / Optics / CCD cameras / Photon counters / Data reduction & analysis / Error propagation / Image analysis / Image drizzling / Instrument calibration / Geopositioning / Technical support / Troubleshooting / Documentation / Cryogen handling / Astrophysical concepts / Telescope operations / Queue observations / Modern observing methods / Circuitry design / Programming / Complex problem solving / Physical system modeling / Public outreach programs / Interdisciplinary research / Presentation design

    TELESCOPES AND SOFTWARE
    Telescopes: Cassegrain, Dobsonian, Newtonian Telescopes; Equatorial and azimuthal mounts
    Analytical / scientific software: IDL, IRAF, ROOT
    Programming & software: Java, Python, Windows, Linux, Mac, MS Office, LaTeX, HTML

    EDUCATION:
    Master of Science, Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University, 2012, GPA: 3.58 / 4.00
    Bachelor of Arts, Physics with concentration in Astrophysics, Oberlin College

    OCCUPATIONAL & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
    2014 to 2015 Research Analyst iP2Biz, LLC, Atlanta, GA
    • Investigate and present to corporate clients recommendations to resolve concerns impeding progress
    • Analyze market and industry landscape to assess potentially innovative opportunities for clients
    • Examine existing and emerging technologies, research, and patents to aid client innovation
    2012 to 2014 Continuing Education / Training
    • Enrolled in programming courses to further develop computational knowledge and competency
    • Read newly published academic astrophysical literature to expand knowledge and maintain relevance
    2010 to 2012 Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    • Taught lab sections of introductory astronomy courses ranging from Solar system to basic cosmology
    • Created and supervised term-long projects with a variety of astronomical subjects for students
    2011 to 2011 Graduate Research Project: Seyfert I Galaxies Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    • Researched correlation between dark matter haloes and supermassive black holes in Seyfert galaxies
    • Recorded neutral hydrogen and total galactic mass of targets from research in galactic catalogs
    • Utilized IRAF to analyze images and obtain light profiles for total stellar mass
    2010 –2012 Public Outreach in Astronomy Hard Labor Creek Observatory, Rutledge, GA
    • Assisted faculty and graduate students in telescope operation
    • Aided in public presentations and responded to audience questions
    Winter 2009 Independent Research Project: Gravitational Waves Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
    • Read published academic works and demonstrated conceptual understanding for physics faculty
    Summer 2009 Undergraduate Research Project: Particle Detection Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    • Investigated issue of units of detection in tanks of High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) detector experiment by utilizing ROOT to simulate cosmic particle detection
    Fall 2008 Undergraduate Projects: Computational Physics Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
    • Programmed in Java to model physical systems such as elastic collisions and solve complex problems such as the “Traveling Salesman” problem by utilizing genetic algorithms
    Spring 2008 Amateur Projects: Stargazing and Mapping Blood Mountain / Appalachia, North Georgia
    • Utilized trigonometric methods to record right ascension & declination to plot sections of the night sky to demonstrate understanding of early astronomical mapping methods

    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
    • Data analysis: Well versed in data analysis, continually upgrading knowledge through research projects and self-learning
    • Equipment calibration: Experience in calibrating equipment and data recording
    • Equipment operation / maintenance: Exposure to highly technical equipment; operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, training, and scope of use
    • Programming: Ongoing interest in expanding coding abilities and learning new languages
    • Presentation skills: Proficiency in communicating to all levels of participants; comfortable in front of a group presenting technical information / data
    • Research: Enjoy discussing, planning, executing, and validating hypotheses and data
    • Safety: Understand the safe operation of observational equipment, use of lasers, and handling of cryogens
    • Inventory: Able to keep accurate records of equipment, parts, inventory, and reference materials
    • Timeliness: Strong time management skills, keen awareness of the need to meet critical deadlines
    • Planning: Partner with team to design, execute, and monitor plans for projects / daily responsibilities
    • Team work: Responsible member; clarify role, task, and outcomes of projects
    • Optics modeling: Familiarity with optical design for assembly, analysis, and experimentation
    • Technical support: Exceptional technical aptitude; easily understand complex equipment operations and capabilities; troubleshoot and partner with peers to continually expand abilities
    • Supervision: Competent in supervising peers and students in a professional setting

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2006 to 2010 Audiovisual Equipment Assistant Oberlin College Center for Information Technology, Oberlin, OH
    • Inspected and inventoried all audiovisual equipment and operated during presentations and events
    • Equipment included large scale equipment including PA systems and large projector screens, worked on special projects such as operating special equipment (e.g., 16mm projectors)
    2009 to 2010 College Radio Genre Director 91.5MHz WOBC-FM, Oberlin, OH
    • Organized materials, schedules, attended administrative meetings, and scheduled interviews with artists
    • Interacted with public relations and promotional representatives


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