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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. 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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