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Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
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With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
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It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
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European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
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     Current job:Optical systems engineer
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    Date of Birth: 7th January 1983
    Nationality: British


    PROFILE
    Science and engineering professional with several years experience in high paced research and development posts; demonstrating the ability and versatility to adapt to any task. Now seeking a new challenge, whilst making a positive contribution to the science sector.


    EMPLOYMENT
    RAL SPACE
    2012 TO PRESENT
    The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) is one of the national scientific research laboratories in the UK operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). RAL Space is a division of the laboratory which undertakes world-leading space research and technology development.
    Optical Systems Engineer
    My position at RAL Space involves working as a part of multidisciplinary teams providing expertise in optical systems on a number of projects including:
    • SPICE- A European Space Agency (ESA) funded project, developing an imaging spectrometer which will operate at extreme ultra violet wavelengths. This is to be a part of the ESA Solar Orbiter due for launch in 2017.
    • ISS Cameras- The development of two Earth observing (5m and 10m resolutions) cameras, which are on-board the International Space Station. This is work for a private company URTHECAST; they were launched and installed in October 2013.
    • WEAVE- This is a project funded by several international research and governing bodies. Weave is an addition to the William Herschel Telescope in La Palma; it will allow the spectral mapping of specifically chosen celestial objects. It is due to be on sky in 2017.

    CYMTEC
    2010 TO 2012
    Cymtec is a product development company, specialising in optical systems particularly relating to LED and Laser technologies. As an SME, Cymtec distinguishes itself by working closely with customers from conception to manufacture to create application specific designs. Recent projects have been used in medical and digital projection markets.
    Design and Development Manager
    In a dynamic R&D and manufacture environment I’ve been required to take on an extensive number of responsibilities and develop skills in many areas. My main role was:
    • Project management
    • Optical design
    • Collaboration with universities and companies for development of new technologies
    • Product development

    ENFIS 2005 TO 2009
    Enfis is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of intelligent High Power LED arrays and smart light engines. Enfis has developed market ready light engines and systems for entertainment lighting, architectural lighting, projection and LCD, sensing and curing, medical applications, industrial and aerospace lighting.
    Research and Development Engineer
    In a R&D and manufacture facility the role required many skill sets and I was involved in all technical aspects of the business. My main role was:
    • Experimental research into thermal, electrical, mechanical, and optical aspects of products
    • Management of technicians and clean room area


    ACADEMIC
    VISITING FELLOW: CENTRE FOR ULTRA-REALISTIC IMAGING
    Glyndwr University
    2016 TO PRESENT

    PHD ENGINEERING
    Glyndwr University
    2010 TO 2015

    BSC PHYSICS
    University of Hertfordshire
    2002 TO 2005

    3 A-LEVELS
    Pencoed Comprehensive
    1999 TO 2001

    9 GCSES
    Pencoed Comprehensive
    1994 TO 1999


    PUBLICATIONS
    PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
    • Optical alignment of the SPICE EUV imaging spectrometer
    • Coronal and heliospheric imagers for solar wind phenomena
    • The design of the WEAVE Spectrograph
    • Project overview and update on WEAVE
    • SPICE EUV spectrometer for the Solar Orbiter mission
    • Updated optical design of WEAVE spectrograph for ground-based astronomy
    • Development and evaluation of a light emitting diode endoscope light source
    • LED multiplexing
    PATENTS
    • Radiation generating apparatus and a method of generating radiation
    • Cavity constrained radiation generating apparatus


    INTERESTS
    My hobbies include a lot of outdoor activities such as surfing, skiing, and mountain biking.
    Other activities I enjoy are socialising, I play squash and a 6 a side football most weekends, I am also a big Cardiff Blues fan.
    Keen traveller; I’ve visited many countries across Europe, several parts of the US, Canada, South America, New Zealand and places in Asia.


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