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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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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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