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President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
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A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-01-2016
     Last Modified:21-01-2016 (03:50)
    Job information
     Current job:Masters of Science in Space Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
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    Nationality: Indian
    Highly skilled recent graduate, with a habit of approaching every problem from first principles. Capable of identifying and
    troubleshooting critical issues. Strong team member and confident decision maker with excellent communication and presentation skills.
    Ability to adapt in a global work environment, with a willingness to travel.

    EDUCATION
    - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
    Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai, 2008-2012
    Grade: First Class with Distinction
    - Masters of Science in Space Engineering
    University of Pisa, Italy, 2012-2015
    Grade: 104/110

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    - Intern, Industrial Engineering Corporation, Mumbai
    June 2011 to August 2011
    Trained in the design and manufacturing of fasteners and introduced to the grading systems prevalent in the industry.
    Responsibilities included drafting technical drawings and supervising machining and thread rolling processes.
    - Research Intern, SITAEL , Pisa
    March 2015 to December 2015
    Part of a 3 member team to contribute to the design of the D3SAT mission, which is aimed to qualify SITAEL’s low power
    Hall Effect thruster HT-100D by mounting it on a microsatellite. Responsibilities included deriving mission requirements in
    terms of propellant and thruster firing time and assessing the ADCS of the microsatellite.

    RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
    - Design and fabrication of Gas Turbine (Final year undergraduate project, University of Mumbai), 2012
    I was part of a 5 person team, and we designed and realised a working model of a gas turbine. The project was capable of
    generating 12 kW with a thermal efficiency of nearly 40 % using only LPG.
    - Lunar Base Precursor, Pre-Phase A (Space Systems coursework project, University of Pisa), 2014
    Carried out in a 5 member team, the aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of putting together a precursor mission to test
    certain critical technologies required for a lunar base, and to gather data through a series of experiments, exploiting the data we
    procure to better understand the necessary parameters required to set up a lunar base.
    - Impact Analysis of Lunar Landing Gear (Aerospace structures coursework project, University of Pisa), 2014
    Carried out in a 2 member team, where an ideal lunar landing gear setup was selected, and then a drop-test analysis was carried
    out using the powerful ANSYS Explicit Dynamics as well as ANSYS Modal, with emphasis on the energy absorption system.
    The data obtained was analysed and work was carried out to improve the efficiency of the landing gear.
    - Mission analysis and preliminary assessment of the Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem for the D3SAT
    mission (Master’s thesis, carried out in collaboration with SITAEL), March 2015-December 2015
    The D3SAT mission aimed to be executed by SITAEL, involved the design of a mission to characterise the performance of the
    low power HT-100D by mounting it on a microsatellite. My contributions were deriving the mission requirements in terms of
    propellant and HT-100D firing time, and sizing and selection of the ADCS hardware by using COTS components, which
    contributed to the conceptual design of the microsatellite.

    COMPUTER SKILLS
    - ANSYS
    - General Mission Analysis Tool
    - AutoCAD Mechanical
    - CATIA
    - Satellite Tool Kit
    - MATLAB
    - Microsoft Office
    - LaTeX

    HONORS AND CERTIFICATES
    - 3rd Prize for 'Design and fabrication of Gas Turbine' at INNOVISION 2012
    Issuer: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai, February 2012
    This award was given for my final undergraduate project at INNOVISION, a national level technical symposium, in the
    hardware project competition.
    - Italian First Level
    Issuer: The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce, August 2012
    Trained over 2 months in conversational and written Italian by an Italian staff at IICC.
    - PEGASUS
    Issuer: University of Pisa, December 2015
    This certifies that I have successfully completed, within one partner institution of the PEGASUS network, a prescribed
    programme of study giving me the skills required to the exercise of the Engineering profession in Aeronautics and
    Aerospace in accordance with the highest European standards.

    LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
    - English: Native proficiency
    - Italian: Limited working proficiency
    - Hindi: Native proficiency
    - Gujarati: Native proficiency

    KEY STRENGTHS
    - Management
    - Research
    - Strategic planning
    - Orbital mechanics
    - Mission analysis
    - Electric propulsion
    - Chemical Propulsion
    - Space Systems
    - Turbomachinery
    - Thermodynamics

    ACTIVITIES & SOCIETIES
    - Actively involved in SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), Mumbai, 2008-2012
    - Volunteered for NGOs like Children in Pain (CHiP) and Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD)
    - Event Head at MESA (Mechanical Engineers Student Association) at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (University of
    Mumbai), 2009-2011
    - Cultural Head of the Student Council, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (University of Mumbai) , 2010
    - Festival Secretary of the Student Council, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (University of Mumbai), 2011


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