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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:11-10-2015
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     Current job:Space Research Graduate Student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsMATLAB, CATIA, RobotStudio, ANSYS FLUENT, NX, Pro Engineer, MS Office, Java, Autodesk Inventor, ANSYS mechanical APDL, Spenvis, spacecraft attitude dynamics, space instruments, spacecraft design
    CV
    MSc. Space Science and Technology (EMMC SpaceMaster)
    Graduate research student

    Summary

    I am a highly motivated graduate student aiming to pursue a rewarding career that will open promising opportunities to develop as a resourceful engineer and obtain recognition.
    Currently looking for challenging Master thesis (30 ECTS) opportunities and subsequent entry positions in field of Aerospace/ Space engineering starting from February 2016.


    Personal skills: Experience in independent work in research projects, Innovative, Optimistic, Analytical, Self-motivated, Enthusiastic, Curious, Team player, Adaptable.
     

    Educational Qualification

    September 2015 October 2016
    Joint European Master of Science in Space Science and Technology- MSc.
    University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III , France

    February 2015 October 2016
    Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

    October 2014 February 2015
    Jullius Maxmillans Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
    (Erasmus Mundus Exchange student)

    July 2015 August 2015
    International Summer school student
    Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


    June 2010 - August 2014
    Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering - B.E.
    Don Bosco Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai
    Grade A - 71.67% First Class with Distinction

    Sept 2008 - Feb 2010Higher Secondary Certificate - H.S.CD.G. Ruparel College of Science, Matunga, University of Mumbai

    Work Experience

    September 2015 - January 2016 (5 months)      

    Graduate Research student at Lulea University of Technology

    Task: Simulation studies for using a robot manipulator for emulating the in-orbit flight of a nanosatellite. To design proper joint trajectories for the robot manipulator to generate and apply the in-orbit flight conditions to a nanosatellite payload, a realistic simulation environment is developed in MATLAB/Simulink & RobotStudio, and the effects of various joint trajectories on the nanosatellite payload.

    August 2014 - September 2014            

    Student Intern at Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Mumbai

    Quality Control Department
    Task: Process mapping of in-plant production and study of guidelines for quality control and quality assurance of commercial and industrial fuels.

    January 2012

    Student Trainee at SITRAIN ? India Siemens Ltd
    Completed Basic training in PLC programming software for the SIMATIC controller range


    June 2013

    Co-founder of Xanthium Racing, an independent automotive research group of 150 students involved in participation at student competitions like SAE Supra India, SAE Baja during undergraduate studies.


    Software Skills

    CATIA

    MATLAB


    ANSYS FLUENT

    C++

    Autodesk Inventor Pro

    Pro Engineer

    ABB RobotStudio

    MasterCAM

    Siemens NX

    JAVA programming

    Spenvis

    Microsoft Office


    Awards and Achievements
    September 2015 - Present

    Awarded Erasmus+ Mobility Grant by European Commission for Masters program.


    July 2015 - Aug 2015

    Recipient of fully funded Scholarship to attend International Summer school by Beihang University, Beijing.


    October 2014 - Present

    Member of Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association and Network


    February 2015 - Present

    Student Member of Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA)
    February 2015 ? November 2015 (Present)
    Accepted as Mentee for Mentorship Program under Lars Alm (Former Manager at SSC)


    April 2013 - June 2014

    Competed in SAE SUPRA FORMULA STUDENT INDIA 2014


    March 2013

    Top Finalist with 36 other teams in the World as Semi-Finalist in Acer Incredible Green Contest Taiwan


    March 2013

    Won 1st place in Mahindra Rise Design Quotient


    Jan 2009

    Won 1st Place in Inter college Essay competition on 'JRD Tata Aviation Day' at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai

    June 2007 - May 2008

    Best Achievement Award as Captain of Logan House in Student Council of High School
    Certifications

    February 2015 - Present

    Honor Code Certificate - HYPERS301.x Hypersonics: from shock waves to scramjets by UQx (University of Queensland)


    February 2013 - Mar 2013

    Certification on ANSYS Fluent 14.5


    September 2009 - June 2010

    Certificate Course on Perspective of Basic Astronomy

    Language Skills

    * English IELTS 8/9 Overall Fluent
    * French High school level Beginner
    * German Level A1 , A2 Beginner

    Key projects

    Feb 2015 - April 2015Satellite Orbit Simulation and Analysis of SLOSHSAT- FLEVO : (Team of 2)

    * Derive and formulate the complete Orbital simulation and Analysis of Space environment parameters from SPENVIS to justify the mission.

    Nov 2014 - Feb 2015

    CanSat: (Team of 5)
    * This project involved real time testing of float satellite platform using a ground station, communication protocol, mechanical structure and 1D attitude control.
    * Tasks: Design and simulate the mechanical structure in CATIA V5 and assembly of CNC manufactured parts to balance onboard subsystems.

    June 2013 - May 2014                             Undergraduate Bachelor Thesis - Improving the Performance of flight with Thrust Vectoring Nozzle for Aircraft Maneuverability. (Team of 2)

    * Supersonic flow 2D simulation in ANSYS FLUENT simulation software, modelling of 2D and 3D nozzle in SOLIDWORKS
    * Experience in simulation and study of characteristic flow in supersonic nozzles.
    * Validation of results of the Sajben transonic diffuser benchmark, against experimental results of NASA.

    Hobbies
    Travelling, Cooking, Reading science fiction, Swimming


    References
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat Klaus Schilling
    Professor and Chair
    Jullius Maxmillans University of Wurzburg
    Informatics VII : Robotics and Telematics
    e-mail: schi(at)informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de

    Dr. Reza Emami
    Professor, Chair of On-board Space Systems
    Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
    Lulea University of Technology
    Email: reza.emami(at)ltu.se


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