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Companies planning large constellations of broadband satellites want regulators to be careful not to undercut their business plans by introducing strict deployment milestones for keeping their full spectrum rights. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:05:15 +0000
This fall when the International Telecommunication Union’s next WRC begins, the satellite industry will have its attention divided on multiple fronts ranging from new rules for smallsats to losing satellite airwaves to 5G cellular networks, creating a fear that efforts could be spread too thin to give each topic the attention it needs. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:09:35 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off early June 25 carrying two dozen small satellites on a mission to demonstrate the rocket’s capabilities for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:22:29 +0000
A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 2:09 p.m. Eastern Monday, sending a Beidou satellite toward an inclined geosynchronous orbit. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:25:28 +0000
SpaceX is set to perform the third flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket June 24, a mission that will effectively be a test flight demonstrating the capabilities of the vehicle for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 23:32:23 +0000
WASHINGTON — NASA issued a call for proposals for commercial modules that could be added to the International Space Station, although one industry executive warns that such facilities may not be as lucrative as NASA believes. NASA issued a call for proposals June 21 for “commercial destination development in low Earth orbit using the International […] SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 20:20:57 +0000
In the coming weeks, the Defense Department, the Air Force and the Army will have new secretaries. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 01:59:56 +0000
Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies said June 21 that their merger has the regulatory approvals needed to close following a Justice Department decision. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 01:49:03 +0000
An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group of venture capital investors. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:02:35 +0000
China’s major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to an apparent issue affecting rockets required for launches. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:23:33 +0000
DoD statement: "An acting director of SDA will be announced soon." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:32:31 +0000
A new Government Accountability Office report called on NASA to develop a contingency plan to maintain access to the station after next September should commercial crew vehicles suffer additional delays. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 01:16:52 +0000
Fresh off its purchase of geospatial intelligence firm OGSystems in January, Parsons is searching for more companies to buy that would further expand its presence in space, among other industries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:17:13 +0000
DIU: We are working with companies like Rocket Lab and Vox which are more mature as well as potentially disruptive ones like SpinLaunch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:35:39 +0000
The heavy lift launcher took off from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 5:44 p.m. Eastern, carrying the T-16 satellite for AT&T’s DirecTV business, and the Eutelsat-7C satellite for French operator Eutelsat Communications. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:33:18 +0000
Companies involved in NASA’s exploration program agree with a recent estimate by the head of NASA that landing humans on the moon by 2024 will require an additional $20 billion to $30 billion for the agency. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:52:06 +0000
Fifty years ago this summer, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the moon. Their “giant leap for mankind” was a venture that could only be accomplished with the might and funding of the U.S. government. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:57:26 +0000
Blue Origin has performed the first hotfire test of the engine it plans to use on its Blue Moon lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:05:39 +0000
DoD sources said Esper is likely to continue to advocate for space investments. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:50:03 +0000
Britain’s export credit agency has long discussed more involvement in the satellite industry, but didn’t have any major deals to show for it until now. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-11-2015
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     Current job:Electric Propulsion Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsHighly motivated physicist who thrives on problem-solving, both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Possesses a valuable combination of theoretical knowledge with practical insight and continuously driven to acquire new skills and knowl
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     Personal Statement

    Highly motivated physicist who thrives on problem-solving, both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Gained experience at the European Space Agency's Electric Propulsion Laboratory, planning and executing test campaigns for experimental plasma thrusters, whilst ensuring timely delivery of data analysis and test reports. Adept at implementing accurate simulations and quickly learning to utilise unfamiliar software packages. Possesses a valuable combination of theoretical knowledge with practical insight and continuously driven to acquire new skills and knowledge.

     Experience

     

    European Space Agency - ESTEC                 Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Electric Propulsion Test Engineer                   Oct. 2014 – Sep. 2015

    ‒       Young Graduate Trainee in Electric & Advanced Propulsion Section (TEC-MPE) and the Electric Propulsion Laboratory (EPL) at the European Space Research & Technology Centre (ESTEC).

    ‒       Supported test campaigns as part of the EPL team operating electric & cold-gas thrusters, high-precision thrust balances, vacuum facilities and high voltage electrical systems,with LabVIEW integration.

    ‒       Independently performed feasibility studies & trajectory optimisation analysis for advanced propulsion systems in MatLab.

     

    Internship                           Jun. 2013 – Sep. 2013

    ‒       Space Environments & Effects Section (TEC-EES), working with space debris mitigation strategies and spacecraft radiation dosage analysis.

    ‒       Simulated effects of plasma sputtering on the Ion Beam Shepherd satellite, using Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Software (SPIS).

    ‒       Performed validation of the renewed AP(E)-9 model of the Earth’s radiation belts against previous models.

     

    School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham            W.Midlands,UK

    Internship             July – Aug. 2012

    ‒       8-week project in the Year 1 Physics Laboratory.

    ‒       Designed and developed experiments,making concepts within optics and particle physics accessible to new students.

     

     Education

     

    University of Birmingham                       W.Midlands, UK

    Physics MSci (First Class Honours)                             Sep. 2010 – June 2014

    ‒       Developed a rigorous theoretical knowledge across a wide range of physical phenomena, supported by continuous laboratory work and group investigations.

    ‒       Final year thesis titled “Asteroseismic Determination of the Rotational Profile inside Red Giants” (Grade 84%). Required a thorough understanding of plasma dynamics within a star, and the implementation of these equations within an optimisation algorithm in MatLab.

    ‒       Editor for 3rd year group investigation, responsible for producing a coherent 100-page report written with 15 fellow students.

    ‒       Developed computer  skills in C++, IDL, Python, LaTeX, Linux & MSOffice.

    ‒       Yearly Averages & Selected Modules:

     

    2nd Year (76%)

    3rd Year (82%)

    4th Year (84%)

    Lagrangian Mechanics(91%)

    Quantum Mechanics(84%)

    Relativistic Astrophysics (89%)

    Structure in the Universe(91%)

    Fission & Fusion (88%)

    Superconductivity (81%)

    Statistical Physics & Entropy (80%)

    Planetary Astronomy (97%)

    Stellar Structure (82%)

    Nuclear Physics (79%)

    Statistical Physics (76%)

    Lasers & Interferometry (85%)

     

    The Gryphon School                         Dorset, UK

    A-Levels                       Sep. 2008 - July 2010

    –    Physics (A), Maths (A*), Further Mathematics( A)

    –    Awards for outstanding achievement across subjects.

     

     Further Training Activities

     

    Courses

    –    “Introduction to Space Systems Engineering” (1week course) certified by University of Southampton, 2015.

    –    Online “Machine Learning” course certified by Stanford University, 2015 (ongoing ,expected completion in Mar. 2016).

    –    “Electric Propulsion Systems & Concepts”( 1week course) certified by University of Pisa, 2013.

     

    Workshops

    –    Technologies for Space Debris Mitigation (De-orbiting strategies & CleanSat), ESTEC 2015.

    –    Discussions group at ESA’s Advanced Concepts Team,on topics including trajectory optimisation and computer vision (2014–2015).

    –    Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics & Automation, ESTEC 2015.

     

    Activities

    –    Expanding my coding abilities through online courses on Codecademy (Python & HTML5), following the ’AcceleratedC++’ textbook and experimenting with Arduino electronics.

    –    Have enjoyed travelling across Europe & India, whilst learning several languages to Level 1 (Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Greek).

    –    Staying physically active through rock-climbing,r unning, playing squash as well as surfing and skiing whenever possible.


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