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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:30-08-2015
     Last Modified:10-09-2015 (02:17)
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     Current job:MSc Researher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsAdditive Manufacturing, Consultancy, Space Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Student, Researcher, MSc
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    Personal Profile

    An enthusiastic, proactive and personable individual who relishes working and communicating with other people, be that on an individual basis or as part of a team. My history of working with professionals and the public has helped me develop my notable communication and organisational skills.

    Qualifications/Education

    Cranfield University Oct 2013 – Sept 2015

    ·         MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering

    -       1st Year MSc (2013 – 2014) Academic Average: 68% (High Merit Equivalent)

    Main Modules include: Aeronautical Engineering, Engineering Stress Analysis, Propulsion and Power, Computing and Mechanical Design

    Thesis: Additive Manufacturing for The Space Industry

    -       2nd Year MSc (2014 – 2015)

    Main Modules: Space Systems Engineering, Space Propulsion, Astrodynamics, Space Environment and Mission Analysis

    Thesis: BAE Systems Sponsored – Design Guidance for Large Metallic Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications

    Ohio University, NASA Glenn and International Space University Jun – Aug 2015

    ·         Space Studies Program 2015

    -       Major: Management and Business (A) / Distinction

    -       Minor: Economics Policy and Law, Sciences, Humanities, Engineering and Team Project Vision 2040 (A)

    Durham University Oct 2010 –  Jul 2013

    ·         BEng (Honours) General Engineering Degree  (Mechanical Route)

    Main Modules include: Systems Modelling and Computing, Design and Reverse Engineering, Mechanical Manufacture and Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

    Thesis: A parametric study of Gaussian smoothing in the estimation of the pressure field from 2D velocity Fields

    Caerleon Comprehensive School Sept 2003 – Jul 2010

    A Level: Biology (A), Mathematics (B), Physics (B),

    Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma:  (A*)

    AS Level: Information Technology (B)

    GCSE: 11 GCSE’s grades A*- B including: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Geography, I.T and Welsh Second Language.

    Computing Skills

    Programming: Matlab, C++, Visual Basic

    Software: Microsoft Office Suite including MS Access, STK, Catia, Solidworks, Photoshop.  

     

    Awards and Professional Memberships

    ·         European Space Agency and UK Space Agency - Space Studies Program European Scholarship

    ·         Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society - MSc Bursary Award

    ·         BAE Systems - Sponsored MSc Student

    ·         Satellite Applications Catapult - Most Innovative Idea Award

    ·         Vice-Chancellor of Durham University  -Undergraduate Durham Award

    ·         2010 Engineering Education Scheme Wales - Best Engineering Solution

    ·         Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

    ·         Student Member of the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society

    Work and Volunteer History

     

    Visiting Research Associate

    NASA Glenn Research Centre – International Space University Space Studies Program

    June – August 2015

    Key Roles:

    As part of the ISU SSP I devised the ‘Floating Ignition Reaction Experiment’ in which we created an experiment to test the effects of microgravity on an ignition reaction using ubiquitous fuels and lighting devices, conducted over the two month period that I was based at Ohio University on the Space Studies Program sponsored by NASA, the UKSA and ESA.

     

    Royal Aeronautical Society YPN Ambassador

    International Air Cadet Exchange

    August 2014

    Key Roles:

     

    I worked as a Young Persons Network ambassador for the RAeS during the 2014 IACE London Branch visit. I organised and worked with Air Cadet representatives of 19 different countries and helped give presentations on current RAeS activities.

     

    Technical Consultant

    Parker Domnick Hunter Filtration and Separation (Parker Aerospace)

    May 2013

    Key Roles:

    The company is a sector of the major aerospace firm Parker Aerospace. I conducted a Design for assembly assessment of the Parker Maxigas Nitrogen Generation systems. Using managerial methods and techniques such as Boothroyd analysis I helped Improve the machine efficiency and reduced the costs of the device by 20.08%

     

     

    Ernst And Young Primary Contact

    Durham University, Team Durham.

    2011-2013

    Key Roles:

     

     

     

    I was the senior sponsorship manager in my final undergraduate years. I dealt with any problems or queries between Ernst and Young and the sports club. I managed Events organisation and business awareness within the teams, I also managed the clubs portfolio and public relations. Acquiring both professional and positive outlooks.

     

     

     

    Achievements and Interests

    ·         Cranfield University Rugby Club 1st VII’s Captain

    ·         Durham University Lacrosse 1st Team Championship Tour Captain

    ·         Trinity Guildhall School of Music Double Bass - Grade 6 Merit

    ·         2013 British Universities and College Sport National Championship Gold Medal

    ·         Engineering open day helper for Durham University, giving secondary school students tours of the Engineering department.

    ·         I volunteered in the Team Durham Community sport outreach, teaching children through the ages of 4-12 the games of lacrosse and rugby.

    ·         Grey College fresher’s helper 2012, I worked with a group of 20 other students in taking of approximately 300 new university students through their transition to university. I was trained by the Durham University welfare team on how to handle various difficult situations such as student depression, drug and alcohol abuse.

    ·         I have the Level 1 International Lacrosse Refereeing Qualification and have refereed in England, Wales and Italy

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