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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 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
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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...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:21-01-2016
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     Current job:Recent graduate in Aerospace Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsSpace flight, aerospace systems, engineering, leadership
    CV

    Date of birth:                           17th May 1989 | British citizen

     

    EDUCATION

    University of Cambridge, Robinson College                                                Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Master of Philosophy in Engineering.                                                                                               10/2015

    ·        Master’s thesis: The Effects of Stator-hub Purge-seal flow on Low pressure Turbine Performance.

    ·        Awards: Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Award, Rolls-Royce Research Grant.

    ·        Core Modules: Turbomachinery, Propulsion, Computational Fluid Mechanics.

     

    University of Glasgow                                                                                       Glasgow | United Kingdom

    Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering.                                                                        06/2013

    ·        Master’s thesis: Radiation Analysis and Simulation for a MEMS Gyro contained in the European Silicon Rate Sensor for Geostationary Orbit.

    ·        Independent research thesis: The Future of Interstellar Space Flight.

    ·        Awards: SAAS (2008-2012), Dean’s List (2009, 2010, 2011), Engineering Excellence Award (2012).

    ·        Group projects: Aircraft Conceptual Design (responsible for the design of the aircraft fuselage, wings, and empennage), Design of Reconnaissance Aircraft for BAE Systems (responsible for system implementation, including Radar, counter measures, and imagery systems for airborne surveillance).

    ·        Core Modules: Applied Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Propulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Space Systems Engineering, Space Flight Dynamics, Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics.

     

     

    WORK& LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

    Arcus Global                                                                                                  Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Software Developer                                                                                                               06/2015-present

    ·        Developing cloud software applications using the Salesforce platform; a leading Customer Relationship Management software and enterprise cloud ecosystem.

    ·        A member of the development team, committed to satisfying customer requirements by developing software for their mobile and internet applications.

    ·        Developing code primarily in Apex, JavaScript, and AngularJS.

     

    University College London, Department of Earth Sciences                             London | United Kingdom

    Research Internship                                                                                                             10/2015-12/2015

    ·        Investigation of modern imaging and modelling techniques of Large Low Shear Velocity Provincesbeneath the African continent to better understand its impact on full mantle seismic tomographic models.

     

    CAD Schroer UK                                                                                           Cambridge | United Kingdom

    CAD Software Developer                                                                                                    01/2015-05/2015

    ·        A member of the software development team, modifying and implementing the product source code for the company’s 3-D plant design software. Training in object-orientated programming and engineering drafting.

    ·        Key skills: Programming, creativity, innovation, team player, architecting solutions to solve problems that benefit both the client and the organization.

     

    Selex ES                                                                                                          Edinburgh | United Kingdom

    Master’s Student Placement, Advanced Targeting and Space department.                       05/2012-09/2012

    ·        Developed an algorithm that estimates the radiation doses on sensitive components on-board telecommunication satellites for a geostationary orbit, through direct interaction with external customers.

    ·        Contributed to the team’s efforts to complete scheduled mission phases by creating and managing the radiation requirement; resulted in the settlement of customer contracts and company profit.

    ·        Analyzed previously accepted test data for a low earth orbit baseline and provided recommendations for future mission scenarios to geostationary orbit.

    ·        Used software provided by the European Space Agency, the project collaborators, to determine possible satellite trajectories based on the resulting radiation dosage of sensitive components; implementation led to successful marketing of the algorithm, customer satisfaction and assurance.

    ·        Gained a familiarity of the project lifecycle, from development through to the delivery phase.

    ·        Developed strategy for marketing to new prospective clients through delivering presentations and technical progress reports.

     

    Selex ES                                                                                                          Edinburgh | United Kingdom

    Summer Intern, Engineering                                                                                                  June-September

    ·        Completed projects in various engineering departments during the summer student program.

    ·        Four summer internships completed: 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, encompassing the areas of systems/hardware, environmental, and space engineering and capability.

    ·        Projects included developing innovative and creative methods for pyrotechnic shock capture, in-flight testing of company hardware, motor-rig development used for data capture, programming, employee-client interaction, and contract settlement.

    ·        I was a flight test engineer in 2011, which involved the testing of company piezo-electric accelerometers. I also performed data analysis from vibration measurements using in-house shock capturing software. This required installation of company equipment onto the aircraft, experimental setup, and acquiring the relevant data for post-processing analysis.

    ·        Delivered regular presentations and progress technical reports to the team.

     

    Selex ES                                                                                                          Edinburgh | United Kingdom

    Logistics Operator                                                                                                               10/2007-04/2008

    ·        Monitoring and implementation of company stock.

    ·        Main duties: adhering to customer demands through organizing required stock, packaging and sorting stock to be shipped, recording deliveries, providing assistance to on-site laboratories to ensure stock was up-to-date and correctly labelled, organization of stock rooms.

    ·        Additional responsibility of training new starts to the role.

     

    Robinson College, Cambridge University                                                    Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Social Secretary                                                                                                                   10/2013-10/2014

    ·        Organisation of formal dinner swaps amongst the various colleges within the university, and many other events throughout the academic year.

     

    Robinson College, Cambridge University                                                    Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Vice-President                                                                                                                     10/2014-07/2015

    ·        Represented the graduate community (MCR) at the Graduate Union (GU) and at the Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU). I held the MCR vote on these two councils, and I was able to assist anyone who may have any views on upcoming motions.

    ·        Organized college events and managed formal dinner halls.

     

     

    SKILLS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

    Languages: English (Native Proficiency).

     

    Professional membership: Royal Aeronautical Society, Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

     

    Technical abilities: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint; Internet and email. Proficient in MATLAB and Simulink, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Apex and the Salesforce platform, GIT. Experience in using Java, JavaScript and AngularJS, and national instruments.

     

    Transferrable skills: Problem solving, quantitative, qualitative and analytical reasoning, working efficiently towards deadlines and goals, creative thinking and innovation, data analysis, management and leadership, team working, negotiating, making decisions, ability to undertake research, organisation, critical thinking. Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills.

     

    Activities: Glasgow University Tennis Club (member and team player, division 1), Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club (member), Robinson College Tennis Club (member and team player, division 1), Robinson College Boat Club (member and rower), Cambridge Space Flight.

     

    Volunteer work: Research and Animal Welfare Assistant at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Main responsibilities included: Animal conservation, concerning the protection, safety, and monitoring of the endangered Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

     

    Interests: Travelling and tennis are my two main hobbies. I am a dedicated advocate for the ethical treatment of animals (PETA member).  I enjoy outdoor sports and volunteering.


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