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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
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...
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2015
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    Nationality: Singapore
    Availability: Immediate
     
    Work Experience
    01 Feb 2015 – 25 Sept 2015 Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institute for Space Propulsion, Lampoldshausen, Germany
    Master Thesis, Student Assistant, Department of Raketenantriebe (Rocket Propulsion)
    Topic: Reduced kinetic mechanism of methane oxidation for rocket application
    Publication: http://pure.ltu.se/portal/files/103964530/LTU-EX-2015-103963412.pdf
    • Initial development of a reduced kinetic mechanism scheme for application in CFD modelling of LOX/CH4 rocket combustion chamber and nozzle
    • Evaluation of various software tools for flame simulation and analysis of chemical kinetic mechanism.
    • Use of Cantera to simulate ignition of gaseous CH4/O2 mixture and non-premixed counter-flow CH4/O2 flame and reduction of kinetic mechanism through the use of sensitivity and reaction path analysis
    • Validation of developed skeletal mechanism with ignition delay times and counter-flow temperature profile
    • Resultant Skeletal Mechanism: 23 Species 49 Reactions (exclude NOx chemistry)
    • After thesis work: Cryogenic calculations on insulation requirements for LOX experiments

    15 June 2014 – 31 Aug 2014 Satellite Research Centre (SaRC), School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Postgraduate Internship, Research Assistant, Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) Project
    • Characterization and optimization of a prototype PPT for a nanosatellite in collaboration with Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
    • Impulse Bit Measurement for PPT by determination of main discharge current parameter using Rogowski coil and direct measurements using torsional thrust stand to evaluate PPT performance
    • Calibration and troubleshooting of experimental measurement setup
    • Optimized propellant feed system by introducing geometry changes in main discharge electrode and hardware changes for shorter main discharged time to minimize back flow current and improved performance by 15%

    Education
    Oct 2013 – Oct 2015 Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology, SpaceMaster
    • Master of Science, Major in Space Technology, Luleå University of Technology (LTU)
    • Master of Science in Space Techniques and Instrumentation, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UPS)
    • Master Thesis at Institute of Space Propulsion, DLR Lampoldshausen, Germany
    • 2nd and 3rd semester at Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna, Sweden
    • 1st semester at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
    • Achieved overall ECTS grade A (1.5 in Germany and 4.6 in Sweden) with ECTS Grade A (Grade 5 in Sweden) in Space Dynamics, Advanced Databases, Space Physics, Optics and Radar, Image Processing for Space Application, Space Instruments, Master Thesis Project

    Jan 2012 – Dec 2012 University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Professional Engineering)
    • Achieved Weighted Average Marks (WAM) of 76% (Distinction average)
     
    Feb 2009 – Dec 2011 University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Bachelor of Science (Space Science & Astrophysics), Major in Physics and Applied Mathematics
    • Achieved Distinction (ECTS A) average with a GPA of 6.2/7 (3.8/4.0 by US standard, World Education Services)
    • Received the Faculty of Science Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for 2009, 2010

    Academic Projects
    CanSat Project, 1ST Semester, JMUW
    • Design and build a Cansat with altitude control, sun acquisition capability and remote solar planar deployment
    • Responsible for altitude control system. Design and analysis using Simulink. Payload calibration for red dot finding and distance measurement. Implementation of PID controller and Kalman filter for altitude control. Project group received an overall mark of 1.3 (Germany), ECTS grade A
    Space Environment Project, 2nd Semester, LTU
    • Numerical simulation of space radiation environment using SPENVIS software and suggest suitable on-board RAM. Analysis on life time and performance of on-board memory devices and solar panel
    Rover Project, 3rd Semester, LTU
    • Software design of rover using Hard Real-Time Hierarchical Object Oriented Design (HRT-HOOD) methods and implementation in C. Scheduling using FreeRTOS and testing on AVR STK500 board
    • Programming of rover movement, speed and rover control, ADC and PWM for electric motors, managing inputs from telemetry and telecommand for rover movements.
    Technical Skills
    • MS Office and script writing in Matlab, Python
    • Matlab for data pre and post processing, image processing with Matlab toolbox
    • Programming Language: C, Python, Matlab
    • Simulation Program: Simulink, Cantera (Matlab and Python interface), LabView, Spenvis, ANSYS CFX
    • CAD software: Solidworks, Siemens NX 10, Catia

    Languages
    English – Fluent in writing and speaking
    Mandarin (Chinese) – Fluent in writing and speaking
    German – Basic to intermediate
    Swedish – Basic

    Personal Interests
    Cycling, Scuba Diving, Travelling, Hiking, Snowboarding, Skiing, Running
    Academic Interests
    CFD, aerodynamic, rocket combustion, aerothermodynamics, chemical Liquid and electric propulsion, image processing for space application, python programming, satellite system engineering, additive manufacturing

    Referees
    • Dr. Victor Zhukov, Supervisor for Master thesis
    German Aerospace Center (DLR Lampoldshausen), Institute of Space Propulsion
    Langer Grund, 74239 Hardthausen, Germany
    Email: victor.zhukov(at)dlr.de
    • Dr. Victoria Barabash, Senior Lecturer at LTU, SpaceMaster Program Coordinator
    Rymdcampus 1, Box 812, SE 981 28, Kiruna, Sweden
    Email: victoria.barabash(at)ltu.se
    • Dr. Anita Enmark, Senior Lecturer at LTU
    Rymdcampus 1, Box 812, SE 981 28, Kiruna, Sweden
    Email: anita.enmark(at)ltu.se

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