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The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
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The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
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A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
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A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
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The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
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A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
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The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
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Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
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Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
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President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
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The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
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An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
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Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
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     Date Submitted:30-08-2015
     Last Modified:10-09-2015 (02:17)
    Job information
     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

    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.


    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.


    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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