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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. 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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