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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:15-12-2016
     Last Modified:15-12-2016 (05:22)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsstructural engineer, FEA, FEM, dynamics, mechanics, subsystem, CDF
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    JOB OBJECTIVE

    Structural engineer looking to specialize in the design, development, and troubleshooting of spaceflight projects.

     

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

    Strong English communication skills, both oral and written, developed through frequent report writing at engineering firms; won “Best Communication Skills” award at Star Engineering and Construction Ltd. in 2011 for proven record of understanding and addressing the client’s needs and preferences; presented team project at IAC Conference in 2016

    Leadership ability that has been developed through a series of experiences; was Project Manager of a team of twenty people tasked with planning a deep drilling lunar mission to obtain detailed geological data about the moon’s regolith and mantle; was previously President of School’s Student Council

    Ability to deploy multitasking across activities needed to support diverse goals, each of which has its own tight deadline- for example, I was enrolled full-time at Carleton University throughout my M. Eng. program while simultaneously working as a Junior Engineer at a firm, and as a Teaching Assistant at the university.

    Well-developed Structural Engineering problem solving skills, honed through working on over 100 projects at a structural design firm as well as at a renewables advisory firm

    Working knowledge of Space Systems Engineering, Space Engineering Standards (ECSS), Structural Statics and Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, and Mechanical Vibration

     

    RELATED EXPERIENCE

    European Space Agency                   Cologne, Germany: June 2016 – November 2016

    Structural Engineer

    -Conducted the structural design of lunar habitats using regolith as a construction material

    -Conducted the structural design of ESA’s analogue habitat for astronauts

    -Supported the Payload Engineering team for the Columbus Module of the International Space Station

    -Conducted CAD drawings for several experiments to be conducted by astronauts on board the ISS

     

    International Space University               Strasbourg, France: November 2015 – May 2016

    Aerospace Engineer

    -Used the Concurrent Design Facility to upgrade existing models of the structural subsystem of telecommunications spacecraft; structural workbook was developed to consider cuboid structures in addition to cylindrical structures, and to output information regarding whether strength and stiffness requirements were satisfied

    -Developed an interface between the workbook of the structural subsystem and the structural analysis and design software program CATIA to output a simulation of the structure in CATIA using the structural parameters entered in the Excel workbook

     

    DNV GL                              Montreal, Canada: June 2014 – August 2015

    Structural Engineer

    -Reviewed static and dynamic analyses of steel racking structures supporting solar panels

    -Conducted detailed technical reviews and independent assessments of civil construction documentation for solar and wind energy projects across the world with minimal supervision- was company’s sole Structural Engineer in Canada

    -Participated in construction site visits; supervised engineering work on site; communicated with contractors and other clients; wrote detailed reports of reviews and site inspections

     

    Star Engineering and Construction Ltd.                Ottawa, Canada: January 2011 – June 2014

    Structural Designer

    -Conducted the structural design of numerous wood and steel structures for static and dynamic loading, including the design of new buildings, the design of additions/renovations of existing buildings, temporary shoring details, and repair details for damaged foundation walls

    -Prepared and delivered technical and management engineering reports

    -Participated in construction site visits; supervised engineering work on site; communicated with contractors and other clients; wrote detailed reports of reviews and site inspections

     

    Carleton University                         Ottawa, Canada: September 2012-April 2013
    Student, M. Eng. Project

    -Conducted structural testing on steel beams and monitored stress-strain response

    -Used the structural analysis and design software SAP2000 to review existing design techniques for the blast loading on roof structures 

    -Wrote a comprehensive report on the effects of blast loading on structures, and included the results of the structural analysis in the report; defended thesis at university

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    -Can operate the structural analysis and design software programs CATIA V5, SolidWorks, and SAP2000

    -Can operate the FEM software programs Abaqus and Nastran/Patran

    -Can operate the mathematics software programs MATLAB and Maple

    -Can operate the design software programs AutoCAD 2009,  Google Sketch-Up, and Pro/E

    -Can use the programming languages Microsoft Visual Studio C++ and Python        

    -Can use MS Project, MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

     

    EDUCATION

    M. Sc. In Space Studies, Fall 2016

    International Space University, Strasbourg, France

     

    M. Eng. in Structural Engineering, Fall 2013                                              

    Carleton University/University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

     

    B. Eng. In Civil Engineering, Spring 2010
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    Basheer, S. & Al. 2016. A framework for international collaboration on lunar missions. Symposium on building blocks for future space exploration and development IAF IAC16.

     

    VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES

    Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)                   Ottawa, Canada: June 2011

    Volunteer - 2011 CSCE Annual General Meeting & Conference

     

    Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Carleton chapter                 Ottawa, Canada: 2008-2010

    Media director and club member

     

    LANGUAGES

    English (native), French (intermediate), Malay (intermediate), Hindi (intermediate), Tamil (intermediate)

     

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