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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:33:00 +0100
Rome -  The Nasa SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) observation instrument that uses the Hexapod Pointing System produced by  Thales Alenia Space on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) was launched yesterday from the Kennedy Space Center launch pad by means of the Falcon9 launcher with the Space X Dragon capsule. SAGE III is a NASA instrument produced as part of the EOS (Earth Observing System) programme to measure the components of the Earth’s atmosphere, such as pres...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:00:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, owned and operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites, has two distinct payloads. The JCSAT-18 payload will improve mobile and broadband services for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation customers in Asia Pacific including Far East Russia. The Kacific-1 payload for Kacific Broadband Satellites will provide h...
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:34:00 +0100
Major experiments that will look into a range of scientific disciplines from human health to atmospheric conditions on Earth are on their way to the International Space Station following liftoff at 9:39 a.m. EST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. About 5,500 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the station on the CRS-10 mission. SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0100
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft's orbital period to 14 days. "Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we've received are nothing short of amazing," said Th...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:34:00 +0100
Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand from ESA. The Space Station flies 400 km above our planet at 28 800 km/h, experiencing 16 sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and moonsets every 24 hours. This orbit is lower than most satellites a...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:31:00 +0100
A European Service Module will power NASA's Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018, and now work has started on a second mission, this time to carry astronauts. Set for launch as early as 2021, this will be the first mission since 1972 to take humans out of low orbit - and European hardware will provide propulsion, electrical power, water, thermal control and atmosphere for up to four crewmembers. ESA formalised the contract yesterday with Airbus at the Bremen, Germany, site whe...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0100
Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month's liftoff. Launched in 2015, ESA's Sentinel-2 mission is using the first of two near-identical 'colour-vision' satellites to deliver sophisticated information that is central to Europe's Copernicus programme. Now, the Sentinel-2A craft is about to be joined by its twin, Sentinel-2B, which will complete the pairing that will cover all E...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:46:00 +0100
Today, ground control in Belgium switched off a package that had been continuously watching the Sun from the International Space Station for nine years. 'Solar' has been measuring most of the radiation emitted by our closest star across the electromagnetic spectrum. Built to run for only 18 months, it was still working until today - exceeding all expectations. Solar's observations are improving our understanding of the Sun and allowing scientists to create accurate computer models and pred...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:20:00 +0100
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S telecom satellites into their planned orbits. Liftoff of flight VA235 was announced at 21:39 GMT (22:39 CET, 18:39 local time) from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana for a mission lasting about 39 minutes. Sky Brasil-1, with a mass at liftoff of 6000 kg, was the first to be released about 27 minutes into the mission. The 3550 kg Telkom-3S was released about 12 minutes later. Sky Brasil-1, operat...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2017, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, has received a follow-on contract for more than $5.5 million from a U.S. military integrator for high-power satellite communication (SATCOM) traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). This is the second installment of a multi-year program for these power ampl...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:27:00 +0100
For the first time, scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have witnessed a massive object with the makeup of a comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a compact star. The object has a chemical composition similar to Halley’s Comet, but it is 100,000 times more massive and has a much higher amount of water. It is also rich in the elements essential for life, including nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and sulfur. These...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:45:00 +0100
NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace for continued spacecraft operations support for the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. The sole source contract has a maximum ordering period of five years beginning March 7, 2017. Ball's engineers designed and built the Suomi NPP satellite vehicle and its Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument, integrated all five of the satellite instruments, and performed satellite-level testing and launch sup...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:01:00 +0100
NASA has awarded the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability (SNPPS) contract to Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado. This is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus fixed-fee contract with the ability to issue task orders. The contract is a five-year effort with a minimum ordering value of $50,000 and maximum ordering value of approximately $9.5 million. Under this contract, Ball Aerospace will continue to provide sustaining engineering services to the Joint...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:56:00 +0100
NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing. "The development of advanced life support technologies will allow NASA to establish improved capabilities for future deep space, long-duration, human exploration missions,...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0100
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are critical tools for industries requiring exact precision and high confidence. Now, Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation, and timing for a range of applications. This innovative research project aims to demonstrate how a second-gener...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:23:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center to provide payload integration and support services for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6). The multipurpose satellite will operationally demonstrate advanced communication capabilities, collect space weather data and support nuclear detonation detection in the Earth's atmosphere or in near space. STPSat-6 is ...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials have formally approved a key construction milestone that will propel the project toward its April 2020 goal for completion. The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which will be built nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, S.D., is considered one of the best bets yet to determine whether theorized dark matter...
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The space sector has been witnessing a transition from being funded mostly by governments to being funded through a recent slew of investments by venture capital firms. Small satellites are increasingly being used for applications pertaining to satellite television, satellite navigation and satellite-based mobile communications, apart from various research related activities. In the coming years, the industry is expected to observe a higher demand for dedicated satellite launch vehicles, relativ...
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:00:00 +0100
Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) contract valued at $113 million. Under the terms of this contract (one-year base period with four one-year options), Vencore will support NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS acquires and manages the nation's operational environmental satellites, operates NOAA 's National Centers for E...
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:00:00 +0100
Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) contract valued at $113 million. Under the terms of this contract (one-year base period with four one-year options), Vencore will support NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS acquires and manages the nation's operational environmental satellites, operates NOAA 's National Centers for E...
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     Date Submitted:15-12-2016
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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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