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Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-04-2016
     Last Modified:28-05-2016 (11:21)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineering Graduate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPropulsion, Reactive Flow, Aerothermodynamics, CFD, Thermal protection, Hypersonic, Rocket, Combustion, Wind Turbine, Programming, Matlab, Fortran
    CV

    I am a recent graduate in Aerospace Engineering, with relevant scientific experience in programing and numerical simulation and applied knowledge in atmospheric re-entry, rocket propulsion and wind turbines. I am also an experienced traveller and hobbyist. Driven by scientific curiosity, I aim to make my own contribution to humankind’s progress. My main interests are space exploration, aeronautics, automotive industry and sustainable energy.

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

    2008 - 2015 - Aerospace Engineering, MSc  Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon
    European Integrated Masters, specialization in Space.
    The demand of IST was a true test to my perseverance and passion for engineering, yet with some top-of-the-class results, such as Programing, Fluid Mechanics, Vibrations. Final average grades: 1st Cycle: 14/20, 2nd Cycle: 16/20

    2013/2014 Exchange Program – UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis - Brazil
    Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program, Easily adapted to the new culture, with excellent academic results (avg. 9/10), while enjoying the tropical lifestyle and traveling extensively.

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Oct 2014 - Nov 2015 - Master’s thesis: High Temperature Modelling of Transport Properties in Hypersonic Flows
    Implemented computation of Transport properties on the SPARK aerothermodynamics and CFD code, to model the dissipative processes inside the shock layer. Advanced object-oriented programming techniques were used for large code management and computational efficiency (FORTRAN 2008). Performed a comprehensive study on hypersonic atmospheric re-entry and high temperature plasma effects, including chemical and thermal non-equilibrium (multi-component and multi-temperature models), with particular depth on diffusion of charged particles. Applied on the CFD simulation of an experimental re-entry probe. Grade: 17/20

    Aug - Sep 2015 - Internship (2 months) at Fine Rocket Propulsion Center, Technion, Israel
    Theoretical calculation of Rocket and Ramjet propulsion performance.
    Obtained overall knowledge on rocket and ramjet propulsion. Developed a code for analysis of combustion efficiency, for complex fuel optimization with metal addition. Integration of NASA-CEA and ProPEP calculations in Matlab, through custom-coded data parsing tools.

    Mar - Jul 2014 Internship (5 months) – GRANTE, UFSC-EMC
    Aerodynamic analysis and optimization of large wind turbines
    Independent research and development of a computational tool for turbine design. Through the integration of XFoil in MATLAB, along with blade element momentum theory, I wrote a code for aerodynamic design, while retrieving detailed load distribution for structural analysis and iterative aeroelastic optimisation. Applied on the study of a 20MW wind turbine. Grade: 9/10

    MAIN FIELDS OF STUDY

    Aerothermodynamics,    (In)compressible Flows,           Heat Transfer,
    Structural Analysis,       Mechanical Vibrations,            Multi-body dynamics,
    Orbital Mechanics,        Flight Mechanics/Control,        Automotive Mechanics,
    Electromechanics,        Analogue/Digital Electronics,    Feedback Control,
    Computational mathematics, Finite-volume and Finite-element methods.

    COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS

    Programming Languages:
    ·         Fortran 2008 (O.O.P.) – Advanced, recently using
    ·         Matlab/Octave – Advanced, extensive experience
    ·         C – Basic

    Engineering Software:
    ·         SolidWorks, Motion - Advanced
    ·         Ansys – Workbench,  Mechanical and CFX - Basic
    ·         modeFrontier (multi-objective optimization) - Basic
    ·         Matlab Simulink - Basic

    General/Other:
    ·         LaTeX, Gnuplot, HTML
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    Linux, Bash Scripting
    ·         Microsoft Windows
    and Office

    LANGUAGES

    Portuguese – Native language.
    English – Fluent. Oral and written; daily use.
    French – Basic. Able to read technical text.
    Spanish – Basic. Traveling experience.

    INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

    I enjoy teamwork, comfortably embracing a responsible leadership position.
    March 2015 - worked for the organizing committee of esa’s 8th ATD Symposium, managing other volunteer assistants and serving as campus guide for a large group of foreign participants.

    Strong self-awareness, tolerance and respect for other people's personalities and motivations.
    3 month backpacking in groups ranging 1 to 10 people, co-managing schedule, money and sleep.

    LIFESTYLE

    Hobbies:
    Woodworking - work and help maintain a home workshop, with experience on various power tools.
    Electronics - experience in building electronic circuits, breadboard and soldering.
    Webdeveloping - programming and maintaining a website for a small business, using HTML5.

    Experienced traveler:
    2013 - Studied and worked in Brazil for 1 year;
    2014 - Backpacked through 6 countries in South America: 10 000km by bus, in 3 months, with a 2 000€ budget.
    2015 - Worked and traveled independently during 2 months in Israel.
    2016 - Frequently traveling to Spain and Germany to visit family and friends.

    Music and Sports:
    Self-taught player of electric guitar, bass and ukulele.
    Regular surfer (~8 year experience).
    Annual snowboarding trips.

     


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