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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
As a founder and chief strategy officer of ATLAS Space Operations, a satellite data communications company that has been doing this very same thing for the past four years, you might think I’d be a little nervous to see Amazon enter the industry. But I’m not. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:03 +0000
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:50:51 +0000
Planet's employees, customers and investors paint a picture of a company growing steadily while seeking to dramatically expand the market for data captured via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:15 +0000
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as satellite constellations offer an increasing array of optical, radar, hyperspectral and video imagery and data. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:20-07-2016
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     Current job:PhD Student
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     KeywordsDrilling and sampling, Subsurface exploration, In-situ resource utilization, Concept design, Lunar missions, Human spaceflight
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    As a final-year PhD student from the University of Surrey, with a Masters degree in Space Systems Engineering, I have performed my own research and participated in several group projects. I have also undertaken a number of placements for OHB System AG, which has provided me with experience in the concept design selection and testing of space instrumentation, as well as working in an international environment.

    Education and Qualifications

    PhD in Electronic Engineering: “Advancing the Dual-Reciprocating Drill Design for Efficient Planetary Subsurface Exploration”
    Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, 2013 - Present.

    Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists: Awarded by the Committee on Space Research for the paper “Analysis of drill head designs for dual-reciprocating drilling technique in planetary regoliths.”

    This work investigated new techniques for improving the performance and furthering the design of the biologically-inspired dual-reciprocating drill. This included the testing of various drill heads, the design and construction of a novel integrated actuation mechanism and the effects of the presence of ice on the properties of lunar regolith.

    Skills developed: performing concept design and trade-off studies, mechanism construction and simulation using the Solid Edge CAD software, and the use of data acquisition systems with MatLab and Arduino.

    MEng with First Class Honours in Space Systems Engineering
    University of Southampton, 2008 - 12.

    Certificate of Merit: Awarded for the best final year (Part IV) results, 2012.

    Main topics covered:
    • Basic, flight, fluid and solid mechanics, engineering mathematics
    • Group design and engineering, including concurrent with space applications
    • Astronautics, aerospace engineering, thermodynamics, propulsion, materials
    • Spacecraft instrumentation, engineering and structural design
    • Electrical systems, avionics, control systems and robotics
    MatLab and Python programming and Solid Works CAD design

    Group project experience includes a final-year project to design a test-bed for a high-altitude balloon, planning of a moon orbiter mission using the concurrent design technique and working with physics students from Irish and Spanish universities to design a gamma-ray observatory satellite.


    Summer Course: Human Spaceflight and Exploration
    Achieved an A grade on the ECTS scale. Umea University, Sweden, 2010.

    A-Levels and GCSEs
    A-Level subjects and grades: Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), German (C)
    10 GSCEs grade A* - A, including Maths and English
    Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Sandwich, 2001 - 08

    Relevant Work Experience

    Research Assistant on behalf of OHB System AG
    • Two placements at IWF in Graz, Austria, to design new preparation procedures for the controlled development of icy lunar polar regolith simulants, 2014.
    • Three placements at IWF to examine the cementation and crust formation of Mars regolith simulants, and to test the operation of the PSDDS and Crushing Station subsystems for the ExoMars SPDS, 2015 - 16.
    • Developed a concept design for the L-GRASP sampling acquisition tool as part of a trade-off study by Selex ES for the Luna-Resurs lander mission, 2014.

    Intern at the University of Southampton and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
    • Worked with PhD students on the data and power budget analysis of the European Student Moon Orbiter, 2011.

    Other Work and Volunteer Experience

    • Offered tutorial support for mathematics and electronic engineering students.
    • Given tours to UCAS students of the Surrey Space Centre.
    • Events director and secretary committee member of the UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS).
    • Volunteered to help pupils in various workshops at Wyvern Technology College during its Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) week.

    Hobbies and Interests

    I have played the piano for over ten years, and have started to learn the guitar. I enjoy playing football and squash, as well as going cycling and jogging. I also enjoy reading, and would like to write my own novel in the future.


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