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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...
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
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
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...
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     Date Submitted:13-02-2016
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAerospace, CFD, Matlab, 3D Modeling, Finite Elements Analysis, Experimentation, Propulsion Systems, Structural Analysis, Thermodynamics, Programming, Mechanics, LaTeX, Research, Numerical Analysis, Management, Engineering, Simulations, Testing, CAD, Syste
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    OBJECTIVE
    Currently a final year aeronautical engineering student at Imperial College London with a long term objective of becoming a Chartered Engineer looking for a graduate position. I trust that academic knowledge and strong inner motivation will form a good career start.

    EDUCATION
    Imperial College London, London, UK (2012-2016) MEng. Aeronautical Engineering, final year, average grades corresponding to a 1st degree. • Courses include: Aerodynamics, Numerical and Finite Elements Analysis, Engineering Manufacturing and Aircraft Design, Materials Science, Orbital Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Thermodynamics, Propulsion and Turbomachinery, Ethics, Mathematics, CFD. • Additional courses: Global Challenges, Business Management, Google Online Marketing. • Projects: Small UAV Plane, Wind Turbine and Jumping Robots Design & Construction. • Experiments: Wind tunnel scale model tests, materials and structures mechanical tests.
    Ovidius High School, Constanta, Romania (2008-2012) Considered one of the elite science high schools in Romania, it offered the education needed to excel in various prestigious competitions and the chance to engage in voluntary work. • Diploma for exceptional results in school contests and projects. • Obtained 9.6/10 in the Mathematics, Physics and Romanian Baccalaureate exams. • SAT Subject Tests in Physics (770), Mathematics L2 (670) and Chemistry (730)

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    Citigroup: Business Technology Analyst in the Global Markets Department. (06-09.2015) • Worked on comprehensive unstructured data analytics (Big Data management). • Established an overall practical understanding of the business sector. Russian Space Agency: International Nanosattelite Design Collaboration Project. (08-09.2014) • Courses and practical astronautics projects with an international team in Samara, Russia. Undergraduate Research Assistant at Imperial College London. (06-07 2014) • Responsible with performing mechanical tests on supercooled metal samples at -200C. • Sample preparation, experiment design, operation of research equipment, data processing.
    European Space Agency Space Weather Satellite Design summer contest. (07-08 2013) • Created a winning space mission proposal, as part of a team in Alpbach, Austria. • Responsible for the propulsion and attitude systems, calculated optimum orbit transfers.

    UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
    Aerosattelite Design: a high altitude long endurance solar-powered sailplane UAV. 2014-2015 • Led the Vehicle Definition and was awarded the best-in-class ‘Centenary Prize’. Micro Jumping Robot: designing, building and testing of a miniature robot. (2014-2015) • Learned to use novel materials and manufacturing techniques. Wind Turbine Design: CFD simulation, 3D printing and wind tunnel testing. (2013-2014) • Created as part of a team it achieved one of the top grades in my class. Aircraft Reticular Structure planning, manufacturing and stress testing. (2012-2013) • Won the best in class award by creating the lightest and strongest structure.

    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    Rector’s Ambassador of Imperial College London (2013-2015) • Representing the university at various events and promoting its prestigious image. First aid volunteer with St. Johns Ambulance London (2013 - 2014) Business mentor volunteer, Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge (01-03 2014) Founder of a small web & graphics design company in Romania (2011-2013)

    EXPERIMENTAL EXPERTISE
    • Operation of low airspeed wind tunnels (testing of aircraft models, wind turbines). • Autonomous user for the Instron 5969 50kN Dual Column testing system (indentation, compression, tension, bending tests) using LabView. • Experience in using optical and scanning electron microscopes for material analysis. • Prototype manufacturing experience (3D printing, turning, milling, CNC machining). • Design, building and testing of a scale hybrid rocket engine with the Aeronautical Society.

    AWARDS
    Aeronautics Centenary Prize for the best design project, awarded by Imperial College (2014-2015) LSRS Student of the Year in Europe for outstanding professional performance (2014-2015) Ambassadors Diploma for outstanding academic performance abroad (2013-2014) Rector's Ambassador Award for representing the image of Imperial College (2012-2013) 1st prize for exceptional performance in school subjects offered by Ovidius (2008-2012) 2nd then 1st prize at the NASA Annual Space Settlement Design Contest (2010-2011) 1st prize at the national Procopiu Physics Laboratory Techniques Contest (2010-2011) Honour: National Astronomy and Astrophysics Annual School Olympiad (2010-2011)

    LANGUAGE SKILLS
    English: Proficient level (C1): Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency and iBT TOEFL certificates. French: Independent level (B2): DELF B1 and DELF B2 certificates. Russian: Beginner level (A2) achieved as part of the Imperial Horizons Languages course. Romanian: Native speaker: Obtained 9.6/10 in the Romanian Language & Literature Baccalaureate. LICENSES European driving license categories A and B and defensive driving training. International license for operators of water craft class C (rivers), D (sea) and S (sailing). Currently working towards the sailplane pilot license and the PADI open water diver certificate.

    COMPUTING ABILITIES
    Programming • Advanced knowledge of MATLAB, LaTeX typesetting, basic knowledge of C++ and Java. • Expert knowledge of specialised engineering software (Creo 2) and the Autodesk Suite. • Theoretical and practical knowledge of computer simulations: Computational Fluid Dynamics in StarCCM+, Finite Elements Analysis in Abaqus and the Satellite Tool Kit Modelling (ATI STK). • Medium knowledge of continous integration (Jenkins) and versioning systems (Helix, Perforce). Microsoft Office Suite • Obtained the ECDL Expert certificate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access. Web & Graphic Design • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Illustrator). • Advanced HTML and PHP knowledge – portfolio available on www.sj-webdesign.com • Obtained the ECDL WebStarter certificate and a web designer license.

    LEADERSHIP
    Regularly led university team competitions due to the desire to collaborate, organise, motivate and make effective use of each member’s skills in order to develop and implement a strategy. • Led a team for the NASA Space Settlement Design Contest, wining the 1st prize and learning project and team management skills, further developed at the ESA Alpbach Summer Contest. • Coordinated two teams: one to design and build a high altitude scientific balloon, another to conceive an innovative non-polluting airplane concept in the Airbus-Fly Your Ideas contest. • Gained the ability to solve conflicts, to mediate and facilitate the learner-professor relation, receiving the Meritorious Diploma for Best Class President during high school. These skills have been further developed in my current position as a Rector Ambassador.

    INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
    Gained the ability to interact and cooperate in a multicultural environment, during my university experience, taking the initiative and joining various social clubs ranging from the aerospace to the tea society. I improved both my writing and presentation skills by: • Getting accredited as an Imperial Plus Volunteer though official training in time management, persuasion and negotiation techniques, teamwork, and problem solving. • Giving presentations about Imperial College to aspiring students and VIP guests. • Publishing articles in the Ovidius High School and the National Aeronautical magazines • Participating in a live interview for a local TV station, about my NASA and ESA experience.

    BUSINESS EXPERTISE
    Establishing a web and graphics design company called Sj Design taught me that integrity, passion and a combination of analytical and creative thinking is the key to success in all types of management. Knowledge in this field was gained by: • Attending lectures and events organized by the Imperial College Business School. • Producing a real business plan for a regional entrepreneurship contest. • Level 5 Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

    INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
    Taking aircraft modelling and photography as hobbies I developed my attention to detail, patience and good construction skills. Disciplined and tenacious, I like to accomplish my goals, persevere and learn from my mistakes. The sports I practice are: skiing, snowboarding, swimming, body building, jogging and basketball. Also, I enjoy reading both S.F. and science books in my spare time and based upon them, conceive original hypotheses and ideas. This activity led to: • The design of an interplanetary transport network and feasible clean energy array • Participation in the international ENEL Green Energy and NASA Green Aviation contests. • Reaching the national final of the Engineers without Borders contest. • The design of a ramjet engine and more recently, the planning and construction of a functional hybrid rocket engine, with the Aerospace Society.

    MEMBERSHIPS
    Affiliate member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and ambassador member of STEMNET UK Member of Students for Exploration and Development of Space, IET and the City & Guilds Association Affiliate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Honorary member of CAESAR (Centre for Accessing Expertise of Students and Alumni from Romania)

    REFERENCES
    Dr. Vito Tagarielli – Academic Supervisor, Lecturer in Structures at Imperial College London v.tagarielli(at)imperial.ac.uk | Room E359, ACEX Bld., London SW7 2AZ Prof. Spencer Sherwin Lecturer in Aerodynamics | Imperial College London s.sherwin(at)imperial.ac.uk | Room 359, RODH Bld., London SW7 2AZ Additional references available on request.


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