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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
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Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
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AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
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Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
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It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
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Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
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Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-04-2016
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     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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