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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:51 +0000
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:25-01-2016
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     Current job:Science Researcher
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    Summary

    I am a self-motivated, enthusiastic Research Scientist with experience in both hardware and software systems through work on novel imaging systems for a wide range of space applications. I am confident in carrying out accurate experimental measurements, data interpretation and analysis. My expertise has allowed me to work around the world in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments, including NASA Houston, and the Indian Space Research Organisation.I am looking to join an innovative, dynamic team, to deliver high quality results. I am keen to secure a role with exciting new challenges to enhance my problem solving abilities and to further develop my leadership skills.

     

    Relevant Experience

    9/2014 – Present

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    NIEL validation study, in collaboration with Onera and e2v

    • Collaborative laboratory testing and analysis to validate theoretical modelling.
    • Efficient planning and time management across institutions.

    3MI Earth Observation, in collaboration with Selex and e2v

    • Adapting and improving current test-setups to fit with customer specifications.
    • Working to tight timescales and deadlines, regular team meetings.
    • Liaising with the customer to ensure delivery management was on time and budget.

     

    7/2014 – 9/2014

    Industry Experience at XCAM

    • Produced custom software to automate scientific testing of camera systems.
    • Integrating with test engineers to understand and implement requirements.
    • Ensured solutions were time and cost effective.
    • Maintaining company IP.

     

    9/2010 – 11/2014

    PhD in Space Instrumentation at the Open University

    • Development of novel experimental and analytical techniques, validated through experimental and theoretical research.
    • Accurate data collection, modelling, data analysis and data interpretation.
    • Custom software solutions for automated control system and data analysis.
    • Use of complex hardware and analytical laboratory devices.
    • Contributed to a feasibility ‘cubesat‘ study, including design, shielding requirements for launch conditions, and consideration into costing and power consumption.
    • Designed and performed a synchrotron irradiation campaign. Results lead to improved imaging device understanding and impact on. 
    • Balanced the trade-off of the operational requirements of the spacecraft with the delivery of the best scientific output.
    • Invited to assist ISRO with pre-launch set-up technicalities. Advising on detector operations.
    • Provided improvements to scientific output through (data analysis coding, operating conditions).
    • Gained an understanding in the bidding processes though successfully securing funding.

     

    NASA Internship

    • Awarded 1 of 6 places on prestigious summer internship at NASA, Houston.
    • Gained further depth in the field through working with a range of technical backgrounds.
    • Provided objective criteria for landing site selections in future lunar missions. Presented concluding report to head officials at Johnson Space Centre.

     

    Skills

    ·                     Problem solving

    Applying analytical and experimental investigative techniques. Applying theory and relevant physics to further understand and solve problems.

    ·                     Data Interpretation

    Evaluating results and measurements and judging the quality and reliability of data.

    ·                     Software design

    Developing systems for spectral analysis, system automation and software/hardware integration through custom software solutions using MATLAB and python.

    ·                     Communication

    Ability to understand technical information quickly and translate into business and social contexts. Strong presentation skills developed through oral presentations and report writing.

    ·                     Networking

    Building international collaboration through research contributions with NASA, India and Europe.

     

    Training and additional activities

     

    ·                     Media training

    Conveying scientific ideas to the public through pieces to camera, interviewing and film editing.

    ·                     Outreach

    Prepared and reviewed online material for a flagship online course on moons, and a further course on astronomy. School demonstrations. Supervisor for the CCD workshop attended by external industry and academic staff.

    ·                     Science policy

    Represented OU at Voice of the Future 2015 parliamentary event in Westminster to discuss Science and Policy with MPs.

    ·                     Interviewing

    Assessing candidate competencies for post doc. positions.


     

    Education

    9/2010 – 11/2014

    PhD in Space Instrumentation at the Open University

    Research focussing on the characterisation and calibration of an X-ray imaging device for the Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-2. Laboratory practice included analogue and digital electronics, radiation sources and facilities, vacuum systems, and clean room practice.

     

    9/20047/2007

    BSc. (Hons) 2:1 in Astrophysicsat the University of Hertfordshire

    Gaining a further understanding into physical processes through courses on mathematics, contemporary physics, computational physics, and laboratory work including regular observational work and independent project work.

     

    Additional Experience

    1/2008 – 4/2009

    Interac Co. Ltd. Language Assistant Teacher, Chiba, Japan

    • Teaching English to elementary school students. Planning ahead, adapting to changing schedules.Contributing to a team, working for the benefit of young people, overcoming cultural and language barriers.

     

     

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