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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
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It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:45 +0000
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one orbit to another, the Santa, Clara, California company announced Nov. 14. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:22 +0000
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe secured a $900 million contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide commercial imagery until August 2023. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:17 +0000
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for the future of the Space Force will not be known for some time. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:31:29 +0000
The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to develop small satellites for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT under a program named Gunsmoke-L. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:07:08 +0000
"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the European rocket launch business compel ArianeGroup to reduce its capacity by the equivalent of 2,300 full-time jobs by 2022," the company said in a statement. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:36:05 +0000
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:50:40 +0000
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:59:42 +0000
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-12-2016
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     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAnalytical logical friendly hard-working determined
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    Education

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden                  Aug 2015-Current

    Supervised PhD students through their studies

    Conducted interviews for new PhD students

    Led successful proposals for international telescope time and funding, so far 99hours awarded

    Two peer-reviewed first-author papers submitted to international journals

    Efficient in statistical computer programmes; wrote effective IDL/Python code to analyse data

    Use of statistical data analysis methods (chi squared fitting, Monte Carlo, significance, probability)

    Able to analyse and deliver data in a clear and effective manner

    Solved real-time problems quickly and efficiently

    Project management

    Organisation skills

     

    International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Diploma, UK     CISSN Distinction               Mar 2015-Aug 2016

    ISSN Diploma 1 year of 140hours lectures and 2-day taught weekends in basic exercise physiology, exercise principle and assessment, basic and applied nutrition, supplements and special topics.

     

    PhD Astrophysics, University of Leicester, UK                                 Oct 2011-Mar 2015

    Thesis title “Submillimetre observations of WISE-selected, luminous, dusty, high-redshift galaxies”

    Observed and investigated previously unknown luminous, dusty, high-redshift galaxies

    Led successful proposals for international telescope time and funding, 80 nights awarded, with typical succession rates of 10-30%

    Published in peer-reviewed journals (4 in print); presented at 3 international conferences

     

    Master of Natural Science First Class (Honours), University of East Anglia, UK Sept 2006-June 2010

    Dissertation title “Determining Antioxidant Capacity Using Muon Spectroscopy”

    Researched Vitamin C and E antioxidant capacity using new muon spectroscopy, a novel method for such measurement

    Used Raman Spectroscopy, Resonance Raman, Fourier Transform Raman, IR spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, UV Spectroscopy

    Achieved 40 days of ISIS-RAL muon beam time

    Analysed the data using statistical computer programmes; presented results at 2 conferences

    Laboratory skills to prepare/make the Vitamin/Boron samples for spectroscopy

     

    Redland High School for Girls, Bristol, UK                                       Sept 1992-June 2006

    A-Level: Biology (A) Mathematics (A) Physics (A) AS-Level: Geography (A)  G.C.S.E.  7 (A*) 3 (A) 1 (B)

     

    Work Experience

    Maths Seminar Leader

    Laboratory Demonstrator, University of Leicester                         Oct 2011 -  Mar 2015

    Assessed and provided feedback to individual students during the experiments

    Provided expert advice and instilled good laboratory skills

    Marked mathematical problems and provided feedback and help during seminars

    Research Assistant, University of Leicester                                 June 2011 – Oct 2011

    Analysed data with statistical method, including chi squared probability testing, to find the trends

    Research Assistant, University of East Anglia                    Oct 2010 – June 2011

    Investigated the respiratory chain proteins/enzymes using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and the computer modelling programme ORCA

    Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, USA                    June 2010 – Aug 2010

    Observed and analysed supernovae with telescopes in Hawaii and California

     

    Communication Skills: Oral and Poster Presentations

    June 2016 “ AGN: What’s in a Name?” Munich, Germany

    June 2014 “European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS)” Geneva, Switzerland

    Mar 2012 “National Week of Astronomy (NAM)” Manchester, UK

    Sept 2009 “Sugars In Norwich” Norwich, UK

    Aug 2009 “42nd IUPAC Congress: Chemistry Solutions” Glasgow, UK

     

    Awards

    Distinguished performance award in my Master of Natural Science dissertation

    Scholarship (4 years) at UEA. Scholarship (14 years) to attend Redland High School

     

    Computer Skills

    IT Skills: Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Linux, IDL, Python, LATEX, StarLink (GAIA, PICARD), Mac OS, Ds9, SExtractor, OriginPro, TOPCAT, BASH, C Shell, Unix Shell, TEX, IRAF; working knowledge of Matlab, Maple, R, SQL, GDL. Basic knowledge; C, C++, Fortran

     

    Academic Publications

    Jones, Suzy, F. et al, 2015, “Submillimetre observations of WISE-selected AGN and their environments”, MNRAS, 448, 3325

    Jones, Suzy F. et al, 2014, “Submillimetre observations of WISE-selected high-redshift, luminous, dusty galaxies”, MNRAS, 443,146

     

    Interests and Activities

    Competing in open water swim competitions, tough mudder, half-marathons, triathlons, crossfit

    French intermediate level (Distinction), Swedish intermediate level

    Organise weekly galaxy paper meetings and bi-weekly journal club

    Outreach including BBC StarGazing Live, presenting to House of Commons UK Parliament (Mar 2006)


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