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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
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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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    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

     

    Driven, versatile, and self-motivated professional with seven years of hands-on laboratory research experience. Proven ability to work as part of a cross-functional, interdisciplinary team to support research and study objectives. Comprehensive knowledge of the inner-workings of a wide range of laboratory equipment and scientific instruments. Able to create manuals and guides out of highly technical and scientific concepts.

     

    Areas of Expertise

    Research / Development • Data Collection / Analysis • Project Management • Cryogenics • Process Improvement

    Equipment Troubleshooting • Preventative Maintenance • Engineering • Technical Writing • Lab Protocols

    Quality Control • Facility Management • Software Development • Cross-Functional Collaboration 

     

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

     

    LOCKHEED-MARTIN, McMurdo Station, ATA     Oct 2013 – Oct 2014

    Research Associate

    Simultaneously managed all day-to-day functions—including data collection and transfer—for sixteen on-going, long-term research projects. Fostered positive relationships with key project stakeholders to proactively manage expectations during unforeseen project incidences and lapses in data collection. Led small group tours to expand introduce facility capabilities, scientific experiments, and other projects to the larger McMurdo community.

    Developed comprehensive manual describing Standard Operating Procedures and best practices for the Research Associate position; included End-of-Season report detailing achievements and issues during tenure.

    Handled facility maintenance and management for two off-site locations; maintained inventory, procured necessary supplies, updated old equipment, and conducted routine emergency system inspections.

    Performed maintenance under extremely adverse conditions, including torch soldering signal lines at -40°F; functionality testing of malfunctioning electronics cards; replacement of antenna arms; realignment of 36-element antenna array; and replacement of a faulty digitizer 20 miles off-station during the Antarctic winter.

     

    LOCKHEED-MARTIN / RAYTHEON POLAR SERVICES, Amunsen-Scott SP Station, ATA   Feb 2012 – Nov 2012

    Cryogenics Technician / Research Associate

    Primarily responsible for monitoring and maintaining liquid and gaseous helium supplies to support NSF- and NOAA-funded research. Conducted routine and preventative maintenance on recharging cryostats, compressors, vacuum pumps, lances, and high-pressure/transfer lines. Operated and maintained liquid nitrogen plant.

    Significantly reduced daily liquid helium usage rate (34.5L to 27L) by designing and implementing vented helium capture system that greatly increased transfer efficiency.

    Analyzed prior year data of liquid and gaseous helium usage to accurately forecast 2013 supply requirements.

     

    UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, MN                    Jan 2009 – May 2011

    Research Assistant – Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics

    Applied expertise in C++ and Linux to develop and test motor control software for MMTPol its related client program, in addition to the completed opto-mechanical system. Managed and maintained coldhead, cryogenics, and vacuum systems critical to proper functionality of MMTPol.

    Collaborated with other members of the research team to integrate opto-mechanical control software and improve communication between Windows and Linux machines that ultimately streamlined usage of MMTPol.

    Created technical documentation to facilitate ease-of-use for MMTPol motor control and front-end software.

    Utilized CAD software to design, model, and machine key components for MMTPol, including optics mounts, heat transfer thermal straps, light baffles, and connector clamps.

    Provided operational and data collection support during observing runs at NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, Lowell Observatory, and O’Brien Infrared Observatory.

     

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Assistant Nordic Ski Coach – Saint Paul Central High School 2008 – Present

    Taught high school students basic and advanced skiing and racing techniques.

     

    Trail Staff – Wilderness Inquiry     2011 – 2013

    Introduced participants of all ages and experiences to foundational elements of canoeing.

     

    Teaching Assistant – Astronomy Department, University of Minnesota     2008 – 2009

    Created and delivered presentations on a wide range of astronomy topics to the general public.

     

    Observatory Assistant – Physics Department, Gustavus Adolphus College     2005 – 2008

    Conducted guided observatory tours to astronomy students and observatory visitors.

     

    INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

     

    Research Experience for Undergraduate Interns – Astronomy Department, Wesleyan University

    Compiled and updated database of T-Tauri type stars.

    Observed FU Orionis type candidate stars at Kitt Peak National Observatory and determined stars’ actual type.

     

    Independent Research – Physics Department, Gustavus Adolphus College

    Developed procedure for growing thin films over aluminum films in vacuum.

    Analyzed films using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).

    Repaired and replaced microscope tips for STM.

     

    Summer Research Opportunity Program Intern – Synchotron Radiation Center, University of Wisconsin

    Assisted in growing thin films in ultra-high vacuum via molecular beam epitaxy.

    Analyzed film structure using Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Master of Science in Astrophysics

    University of Minnesota – Department of Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN

     

    Bachelor of Arts in Physics

    Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

     

    Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Microsoft, Linux 

    Computer Languages: Fortran, C++

    Software: Solidworks (partial), Microsoft Office, IRAF, Microsoft eMbedded Visual Tools

    Instruments: Data Loggers, Stepper Motors, Scanning Tunneling Microscopes, DMMs, Oscilloscopes, Davis Weather Monitors 

    Cryogenics: Coldhead Cryopumps, Cryostats, Compressors, Liquid Nitrogen Plants, Ultra-High Vacuum Systems, Liquid Helium Transfers, Vent Helium Capture, Installation of Aeroquip Fittings

    Machining: Milling Machine, Lathe, Drill Press, Jig Saw, Band Saw, Soldering Iron And Torch,
    Hand Tools

    Trauma Management: Suturing, IV Starts, CPR, Emergency Response, Blood Typing/Drawing 


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