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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:31:35 +0000
If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
"It doesn't necessarily mean buying a company. It could be buying a product line. It could be buying a portion of a business that fits with us. We want to make sure that it's strategic." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. 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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    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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