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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:13:31 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:47:46 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:11 +0000
ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:22:24 +0000
The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:31:01 +0000
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:31:25 +0000
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:44:05 +0000
QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:51:20 +0000
Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000
The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:11:17 +0000
Amid difficulties for the European launch industry, and with Brexit looming on the horizon, European Space Agency executives face a challenging year ahead. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:04:30 +0000
Relativity, the startup developing a small launch vehicle using additive manufacturing technologies, announced Jan. 17 it has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to build a launch site at Cape Canaveral. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:10:16 +0000
The White House has once again nominated Barry Myers to be administrator of NOAA, as well as four people to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:52:00 +0000
Aireon said it signed the credit facility Dec. 21, and that it used the new funds to pay satellite operator Iridium $35 million before the end of 2018 for hosting its sensor payloads on the Iridium Next constellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:30:44 +0000
Less than a week after laying off 10 percent of its employees, SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it plans to shift work on at least prototypes of its next-generation launch system from Los Angeles to Texas. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:42:17 +0000
DIA report: U.S communications, reconnaissance, navigation and early warning satellites could be among the targets of China's counterspace weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:44:28 +0000
Move fast and break things, the mantra of Silicon Valley startups, has now spread to the space sector with Swarm Technologies going as far as breaking the law. 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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