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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:19:55 +0000
Legislation reforming the national security space enterprise received broad bipartisan support in the House last year, so it will be interested to see how Democrats treat the issue. Is their support for these reforms predicated on whether or not they’re endorsed by President Trump? SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:30:04 +0000
Earth observation company Planet plans to acquire Boundless Spatial Inc., a geospatial software specialist “to accelerate the adoption by government and enterprise customers of commercial geospatial information services,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:52:46 +0000
A privately funded Israeli lunar lander originally built for a prize competition is now complete and ready for launch in early 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:04:06 +0000
Lord said Virgin Orbit is "an example of the type of companies I think we need to cultivate.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:48:12 +0000
When the world watched Neil Armstrong take that one small step onto the lunar surface almost 50 years ago, no one could have dreamed how space would one day become an integral part of daily life on earth. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:38:20 +0000
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:25 +0000
Swedish startup Ovzon, which in October bought a Falcon Heavy launch from SpaceX, has now purchased a satellite for that mission from Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral division. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:05 +0000
As the Commerce Department works on plans to take over civilian space traffic management responsibilities, the U.S. Air Force is making more data available on the positions of military satellites. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:10:40 +0000
The Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:21:38 +0000
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:18:58 +0000
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international level. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30:05 +0000
Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +0000
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-06-2016
     Last Modified:09-05-2017 (11:16)
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     Current job:University Assistant (Postdoc)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsProject Management, Communication, Modeling, Data Analysis
    CV

    Education

    Feb 2011 PhD in Astronomy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
                            Thesis entitled: Simulating Populations of Rotationally-Mixed Massive Stars
    Apr 2006 Master of Physics (Diplom), University of Hamburg, Germany
    Thesis entitled: An Extragalactic Deep Field Observation with INTEGRAL/IBIS
    2004, 2005 ERASMUS student, University Geneva, Switzerland
    2000–2006 Studies of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hamburg, Germany
    Jun 2000 High-school graduation (Abitur), Hamburg, Germany

    Professional history

    Feb 2016–Dec 2016 Maternity leave
    Mar 2015–May 2015 Part time lecturer at the University of Vienna
    Mar 2014–May 2015 Maternity leave
    Jan 2011–present University assistant/postdoc at the University of Vienna, Austria.
    2006–2010 PhD researcher at the University Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Jul, Aug 2006 Trainee at EADS-Astrium, Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany
    2004, 2005 Master student at INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, Versoix, Switzerland
    2000–2003 Student assistant at the Hamburg Observatory, Germany
    2003–2004 Student consultant to European Space Agency (GAIA Mission)
    2001, 2002 Summerstudent Max-Plank-Institute for extraterrestrial physics, Munich, Germany

    Main areas of research, summary of professional achievements

    ► Extensive experience in numerical modeling of the evolution of massive stars and the effects of rotation on them (Utrecht/Bonn stellar evolution code)
    ► Created a grid of evolutionary massive star models, which are highly cited (> 236 citations)
    ► Wrote a population synthesis code to investigate the dependence of measured abundances on observed rotational velocities distributions and observational selection effects
    ► Extensive experience in numerical modeling of cool star atmospheres (PHOENIX 1D/3D) which is extensively used by the community (>157 citations)
    ► Strong experience in the usage of parallel applications on different supercomputer architectures
    ► Extensive experience in analyzing and image processing of high energy astrophysics data, e.g. of the INTEGRAL satellite

    ► Fortran90, Perl, HTML, LaTeX, gnuplot, XSpec, Microsoft Windows and Office packages
    ► Very good user knowledge of different UNIX-Systems (Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, MacOS)

    ►Scientific publications:

      • 29 articles published in refereed journal with a total of 1208 citations
      • 21 articles published in non-refereed journals and conference proceedings with 292 citations – regular presentation of talks and posters on international conferences
      • 5 invited talks in colloquiums of various international institutes and public talks
    ► Language skills: German (native), English (fluent), Dutch (conversation level)

    Administrative experience

    2014 External expert to the OPTICON trans-national access program (www.astro-opticon.org)
    2013 Member of the expert panel to the Observation Program Committee (OPC) during observing period 92 and 93 for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). A third period had to be declined due to collision of the TAC meeting with her daughters birth.
    2012, 2013 Co-representative of the Department of Astrophysics (Vienna) on the faculty teaching board
    2011–present Referee for the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) and Monthly Notices (MNRAS).

    Public outreach

    Since 2013–today Initiator (Paula Teixeira and Ines Brott Furrer) and organizer of the public lecture series ’Nachts auf der Sternwarte’ at the Vienna University Observatory

    Teaching experiences

    • University of Vienna

    2011, 2013, 2015 Lecturer of master course in ’Stars & Planets’, I. Brott, M. Güdel
    2011, 2013, 2015 Lecturer of exercise class to ’Stars & Planets’, I. Brott, M. Güdel
    2012 Lecturer of exercise class to ’Introduction to Astronomy II’, G. Hensler, M.Güdel, I. Brott
    2011–2013, 2015 Lecturer and Organizer of Bachelor Seminar, I. Brott, T. Posch

    • Utrecht University

    2009, 2010 co-supervised 2nd and 3rd year projects at the University of Amsterdam.
    2009 Teaching assistant to master course ’Stellar Atmospheres’, A. de Koter
    2008 Teaching assistant to master course ’Transient Sources’, N. Langer and J. t’Zand
    2007 Teaching assistant to master course ’Large Scale Structures’, J. Vink


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