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President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
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The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
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For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
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Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
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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



    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.




    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.




    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



    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.



    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.





    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


    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




    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



    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.



    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.




    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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