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Companies planning large constellations of broadband satellites want regulators to be careful not to undercut their business plans by introducing strict deployment milestones for keeping their full spectrum rights. SpaceNews.com
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This fall when the International Telecommunication Union’s next WRC begins, the satellite industry will have its attention divided on multiple fronts ranging from new rules for smallsats to losing satellite airwaves to 5G cellular networks, creating a fear that efforts could be spread too thin to give each topic the attention it needs. SpaceNews.com
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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off early June 25 carrying two dozen small satellites on a mission to demonstrate the rocket’s capabilities for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 2:09 p.m. Eastern Monday, sending a Beidou satellite toward an inclined geosynchronous orbit. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX is set to perform the third flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket June 24, a mission that will effectively be a test flight demonstrating the capabilities of the vehicle for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 23:32:23 +0000
WASHINGTON — NASA issued a call for proposals for commercial modules that could be added to the International Space Station, although one industry executive warns that such facilities may not be as lucrative as NASA believes. NASA issued a call for proposals June 21 for “commercial destination development in low Earth orbit using the International […] SpaceNews.com
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In the coming weeks, the Defense Department, the Air Force and the Army will have new secretaries. SpaceNews.com
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Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies said June 21 that their merger has the regulatory approvals needed to close following a Justice Department decision. SpaceNews.com
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An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group of venture capital investors. SpaceNews.com
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China’s major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to an apparent issue affecting rockets required for launches. SpaceNews.com
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DoD statement: "An acting director of SDA will be announced soon." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:32:31 +0000
A new Government Accountability Office report called on NASA to develop a contingency plan to maintain access to the station after next September should commercial crew vehicles suffer additional delays. SpaceNews.com
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Fresh off its purchase of geospatial intelligence firm OGSystems in January, Parsons is searching for more companies to buy that would further expand its presence in space, among other industries. SpaceNews.com
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DIU: We are working with companies like Rocket Lab and Vox which are more mature as well as potentially disruptive ones like SpinLaunch. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-04-2016
     Last Modified:11-04-2017 (07:24)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordspropulsion, dynamics, controls, electric propulsion, rockets
    CV

    Programming Skills

     

    CATIA V5, SolidWorks, Onshape

    AutoCAD: Mechanical Engineering Drafting

    MATLAB: Simulink, Control Systems, and Computational Fluid Dynamics

    LabVIEW: Instrumentation

    Python: Numerical Analysis

    COMSOL Multiphysics

    ANSYS: Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Windows XP/Vista/7

    MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint

    Knowledge and information

     

    Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics

    Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis

    Rocket and Space/Electric Propulsion, Aerodynamics

    Computer Aided Design and Engineering

    Plasma Physics: Generation, Diagnostics

    Technical Writing

    Quantum and Particle Physics

    Nanotechnology, MEMS, Solid State Physics, Optomechanics

    Other Skills

    Technical Writing and Creative Thinking

    Excellent Communication Skills

    Teamwork and Team-Building Expertise

    Self-development

     

    Intermediate French and Basic German

    Networking

    Public Speaking

    Presentations

    Experience

     

    Energy Systems Engineer in Power and Thermal Engineering

    GPROSYS Corps., Oshawa, ON

    Nearly 30 years of experience in smart energy grids, oil and gas, process automation, and plasma technology where it has been the leader in clean energy systems and technologies, with best practices.

    What was delivered?

    Improvements on current inductive plasma torches by 5%

    Developed thermoelectric generator network

    Created optimization software

    Created renewable energy systems

    Analyze design review packages and actively participate in design review meetings

    Identifying & take initiatives for input parameters for material models used in FEA

    Worked in Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and, Heat Transfer

    Plasma Engineering: Space Propulsion, DC/RF Plasma Generation, Ion Optics, Z-Pinch, Electronics Design

    CAD/Modeling: SolidWorks, CATIA, NX

    CFD/FEA/Coding: MATLAB, LabVIEW, FLUENT, ANSYS, COMSOL

    Use of 3D printers for fast prototyping.

    Project manage engineering projects in power generation: Plasma and Thermal Engineering

     

    09/2015 – 11/2016

    Aerospace Test Engineer for Satellites

    Thoth Technology Inc., Toronto, ON

    Canadian space and defense company founded in 2001. We specialize in services and products for space applications. A Canadian Mission House, we also provide end-to-end services for space missions, from design, development and test to operations and information-product delivery.

    What was delivered?

    Tested High End Satellite Equipment launched later during development

    Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics analysis on the tested satellites.

    Verified space engines under space conditions.

    Standards: ISO 9001

    Operated 2-meter diameter by 3-meter length thermal vacuum chamber

    Controlled temperature for various equipment under high vacuum (<10-5 Torr)

    Verified test equipment is operating at specifications

    Handling cryogenic materials

    03/2017 – Present

    06/2011 – 10/2015

    Sub-Contractor in Avionics Maintenance and Repairs

    AJW Group, Montréal, QC

    AJW Technique's component repair services cover the global commercial, regional and business aviation market place across an expanding and diverse range of platforms from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, and Embraer.

    What was delivered?

    Developed Instrumentation Program for Avionics Calibration

    Written a lab manual on how to operate the program

    Standards: ISO 9001

    Computer Aided Design - AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

    Instrumentation/Programming - LabVIEW and MATLAB

    Technical Writing - Test Procedures.

    HP 8583 Spectrum Analyzer.

    Microwave Generator: Magnetron, Gyrotron.

    Calibration of DMMs using Fluke 5250, 5215A, and 5720,

    Avtron Hydraulics Calibration.

    Thermotron 7800+ Operator.

    08/2015 – 09/2015

    PhD Researcher in Aerospace Engineering

    York University, Toronto, ON

    Aerospace Research and Development Institution.

    What was delivered?

    Produced a 20W fuel-efficient plasma thruster for nanosatellites

    Research and Development in Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Aerodynamics

    Design miniature thrusters and their test rigs

    The goal has been achieved by combining the Ion and MPD propulsion technologies.

    The thruster was simulated using MATLAB, Maple, and CATIA.

    Tested the thruster using thermal vacuum chamber under medium vacuum (10-2 to 1 Torr) and high vacuum (<10-5 Torr) conditions.

    Measurements and data-acquisition using HeNe Lasers and LED with electro-optical instruments in a standard NI DAQ board.

    09/2009 – 06/2014

    Internship: Industrial Research in Vibration Measurements in the Manufacturing Industry

    ArcelorMittal Dofasco/McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Advanced manufacturing supply chain working with the top automotive, energy, packaging and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable products – from cans to cars.

    What was delivered?

    Delivered results of the data to the engineers

    Collected data using Fiber Optic Vibration Sensor

    Programmed vibration sensor using LabVIEW to correlate to the Dofasco Steel Industry environment. Analyzed the data using MATLAB.

     

    09/2008 – 11/2008

    Research Assistant in Optomechanical Engineering

    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Optics Research and Development Institution.

    What was delivered?

    Created a compact temperature and vibration sensor used for the steel industry

    Performed research and development in fiber optic temperature and vibration sensors using optomechanical methods. Worked with 1060nm and 1550nm lasers, classes I-IIIa (old system)

    The work is developed for the Hamilton Steel Industry: Dofasco.

    09/2006 – 11/2008

    Academic Background

     

    Doctor of Philosophy, Space Engineering, York University     

    Concentration: Propulsion and Power 

    Areas of Research: Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Data Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Plasma Physics

     

    09/2009 – 12/2013

    Master of Applied Science, Engineering Physics, McMaster University

    Concentration: Optical Engineering

    Areas of Research: Optics, Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), Instrumentation, Sensors, Lasers, Fiber Optics, Solid-State Electronics

    09/2006 – 12/2008

    Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University

    Concentration: Aerospace and Vehicle Systems

    09/2002 – 05/2006

     


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