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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:07-10-2016
     Last Modified:23-01-2017 (05:48)
    Job information
     Current job:GIS professional
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsBusiness, Finance, GIS, Remote Sensing, Earth Observation
    CV

    OBJECTIVE


     

    Seeking a challenging position in Market and Financial Research Analysis with a world class organization in which I can contribute with my unique skills and acquired knowledge.

     

    PROFESSIONAL VALUE OFFERED


     

    An astute and skilled professional offering over 2 years of experience in the field of researching, capturing, analyzing and aligning fundamental data.

    Currently associated with WIKISTRAT - Crowdsourcing Consulting as Researcher.

    Qualified MBA from Thompson Rivers University, and CFA Level 2 Candidate.

    Proven track record in performing financial analysis and reporting for critical decision making purposes; developing algorithms and software to assist knowledge discovery or criteria for decision making.

     

    KEY COMPETENCIES


     

    Market Analysis and Modeling

    Report Generation

    GIS & Remote Sensing

    Industrial Research & Forecasting

    Financial Statement Analysis

    Spatial Data Conversion

    Statistical Data Analysis

    Financial Modeling

    Spatial Data Analysis

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS


    MATLAB and R Programming, Econometric Views (Eviews), Basic SQL programming, Proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Advance Excel Skills: Decision/ Business Modeling Techniques, ArcGIS, QGIS and ERDAS Imagine.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


    WIKISTRAT - Crowdsourcing Consulting                                 Since Aug 2016

    WIKISTRAT Inc. is a geostrategic analysis and business consultancy founded in Australia in 2009 and headquartered in the United States. It is the world's first crowdsourced consultancy leveraging a global network of over 2,000 subject-matter experts.

    Researcher - I                      

    Conducted market research and brain storming discussions to draw actionable insights.

    Prepared reports and implementable solutions from the derived insights to drive business decision making

    Evaluated existing research techniques and recommended improvements to ensure improved quality and productivity.

    Compared actual results with expected results and suggested solutions to correct the deviations, as well as provided scientific and technical expertise for conducting research experiments.

     

    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun - Geoinformatics Department                     Aug 2011 – Sep 2013

    Scientist/ Engineer “SC”

    Supervised 7 foreign nationals on contemporary projects for their respective countries in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing.

    Developed a software using knowledge based algorithm to generalize the road network dataset automatically to any required scale as user wants (as part of the project “Comparative Study of Knowledge Based Algorithm for Automated Road Network Generalization”)

    Generated scenarios using historical data of earthquakes that occurred in Venezuela in the past 500 years to predict the future damage of earthquake in terms of tsunami. These scenarios and safe areas/routes are overlaid on Google Map and Google Earth APIs/Open Layer APIs so that entire information can be visualized during tsunami alert.

    Coordinated the GIS courses for international participants of the external ministry of Asia Pacific Countries under Centre of Space Science and Technology for Education of Asia Pacific Countries (CSSTEAP, United Nation Centre and IIRS).

    Worked on GIS and remote sensing related office projects as well as acquired in-depth knowledge of statistical analysis and relational database management during this experience.

    Supervised a trainee on a project ‘Optimization of Health Services for IIRS staff’ by developing a User Interface of Automatic Map layout with the details of routes and medical facilities closest to the user as his/ her requirements.

    Developed an algorithm for a prototype of automatic detection and tracking of vehicles in a traffic video using scale variability of a road and image processing techniques like Kalman Filter.

     

     

    ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS


     

    Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program from CFA Level 2 Candidate             2017

    MBA from Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada               2015

    Bachelor of Technology (Physical Sciences from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology              2011


    ACADEMIC PROJECTS


    The Likelihood of Financial Distress in Canadian Energy Services and Technology Sectors: An Optimized Hybrid Forecasting Approach.”

    International Business Plan

    Corporate finance and accounting projects

    Project Charter and Project Management Plan

     

    INTERNSHIP


     

    Graduate Project Internship                     Feb 2011 – May 2011

    ‘Temporal and Spectral properties of two Cataclysmic Variables PQGEM and NYLVP’ at Space Astronomy Group, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore

     

    Summer Internship                                 Jul 2010

    “Analyzed data of young and low-mass clusters located in Sharpless-297 (Sh2- 297) using Near Infrared Two-Micron Multi Mirror (2MASS) Photometry data” at Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

     

    PUBLICATIONS


    Azimjon, S., Gupta, P. K., & R. S. G. S. (2014). Comparative Study of Algorithms for Automated Generalization of Linear Objects. ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 1, 159-163.

    R. G., Gupta, P. K., & Jha, S. (2014). Object Detection and Tracking: Experiences with Conventional Image Processing Techniques on Vehicular Traffic Video. International Journal of Advance Computational Engineering and Networking (IJACEN), 2(8), 44-49.

     

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS


    Awarded full assistantship (tuition and living) for doing undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

    Participated in European Space Agency Copernicus master’s business challenge under the category of “Transport and Logistics Challenge by Satellite Applications Catapult”, September 20th, 2014.

    Won the award “The Greatest Leader” in a Leadership and Organizational Development course of MBA.

     

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


     

    Participated in College Athletics, Basketball and Football

    Worked as a volunteer statistics, Finance and Decision Modeling tutor for graduate studies students.

    Coordinated Cultural Fest event

    Financially supported a child for two years, with the intent of supplying education in collaboration with the NGO - World Vision, India.


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