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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
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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
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0100
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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
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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:03-01-2017
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     Current job:CAD Tooling Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAir-Breathing Propulsion
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    SUMMARY

    Seeking a Full Time position in Aerospace Engineering

    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering; Specialization-Fluid Sciences (Gas Dynamics, Boundary Layers)

    Research Experience (CAD, CAE, Wind Tunnel Testing) in Scramjet Propulsion

    CAD & CAE experience utilizing CATIA, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, and ANSYS

    Design experience in Aerospace and Plastic Injection Molding industries

    Quality Control experience in Sheet Metal Fabrication and Architectural Glass industry

     

    ACADEMIC PROFILE

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering            Dec 2014

    North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    Coursework: Compressible Flow, Advanced Boundary Layer Theory, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Applied Aerodynamics, Advanced Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer Theory, Design Optimization

     

    Graduate Research Assistant, NC State Turbulent Shear Flow Laboratory            May 2013-Aug 2015

    Conducted design iterations of scramjet engine inlet models (Solidworks) through FEA (ANSYS)

    Fabricated a representative model of a scramjet engine inlet

    Acquired wall static pressure (LabVIEW) in Shock-wave Boundary Layer Interaction (SBLI)

    Analyzed wall static pressure through spectral and statistical analysis (Matlab)

    Identified flow structures in SBLI through streakline flow visualization

     

    Publications

    Amruthkiran Hegde, Morgan Funderburk, Jonathan Hill, Venkateswaran Narayanaswamy, “Experimental Investigation into Shock-Induced Corner Boundary Layer Separation”, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Aviation Forum 2015

     

    Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering                           Jun 2010

    The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Karnataka, India

    Coursework: Mechanics of materials, Fluid Mechanics, Turbomachines, Mechanical Vibrations, Control Engineering, Kinematics of Machines, Dynamics of Machines

     

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Mechanical Package:                  CATIA V5, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, ANSYS Workbench

    Programming Language:              Matlab, C

    Software:                                       LabVIEW, Tecplot, MS Office

    Language:                                       English (Bilingual), French (Limited Working Proficiency)

    Other Skills:                                  Workshop Training, Wind Tunnel Testing, GD&T

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    CAD Tooling Engineer, AIC Equipment & Controls Inc., Michigan                   Mar 2016-Present

    Developed 3D CAD models of injection molding machine components (Inventor)

    Customized standard designs of valves, according to vendor specifications (Inventor & AutoCAD)

    Assisted senior design engineers in generation of library of tool drawings

     

    Engineer Intern (High-Speed Aerodynamics), Aerolab LLC, Maryland                  Sep 2015-Feb 2016

    Developed 3D CAD models (Solidworks) of wind tunnel components

    Provided technical support on wind tunnel design

    Configured software tools in LabVIEW and Matlab

    Conducted cost analysis and prepared quotations of products

    Supported senior aerospace engineers and worked with machinists

     

    QA/QC Coordinator, Dubai Metal Fabrications LLC, Sharjah, UAE                    Mar 2011– Feb 2012

    Liaised with customers on queries regarding quality standards of products

    Formulated Standard Operating Procedures for machines on the shop floor

    Documented reports to facilitate comprehensive review

     

     

    HONORS

    Paper Presenter, 45th Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum, Dallas, Texas

        Jun 2015

    Presentation of results of research on Shock-induced Corner Boundary Layer Separation conducted at

     

    NC State University

     

    Poster Presenter, NCSU, Raleigh, USA

      Apr 2015

     

    Scramjet and ramjet engine unstart due to Shock-wave Boundary Layer Interaction and proposal of

     

    solutions

     

    Demonstrator, Summer Camp, NCSU, Raleigh, USA

      Jun 2013

     

    Talk on compressible flows and demonstration of the functioning of Supersonic Wind Tunnel to high school students to motivate them to choose a career in Aerospace Engineering

    Organizer, Society of Automotive Engineers, India

       Nov 2009

     

    Car & Bike Exhibition on the theme ‘Go-Green’, aimed at educating people about the benefits of technologies in hybrid and electric automobiles

    Cadet, National Cadet Corps-Air Wing Division, India                 Jun 2004-Jun 2005

    Training on flying Microlight aircraft at the All-India Annual Air-Soldier (Vayu-Sainik) camp

     

    PROJECT PORTFOLIO

    Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Aerolab LLC.                 Sep 2015-Feb 2016

    My Achievements (Solidworks Designer)

    Carried out design calculation of wind tunnel components

    Created 3-D CAD assembly designs and reviewed ideas with lead engineering team

    Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Aerolab LLC.                      Sep 2015-Nov 2016

    •     My Achievements (Solidworks Designer)

    v Generated BOMs and weldment cut-lists

    v Laid out detailed production / assembly drawings of assigned components

     

    New Doha International Airport (approx. $1M)                      Jun 2011-Feb 2012

    Sub-Contractor: Dubai Metal Fabrications LLC

    Reporting Contractor: Overseas Bechtel

    My Achievements (QA/QC Coordinator)

    Led a team responsible for inspection of incoming raw materials, for adherence to laid out specifications

    Certified welders through co-ordination with third party quality inspectors

    Completed periodic line checks to determine compliance with product specifications

    Handled document control as per Inspection and Test Plan

    Identified priorities, setup inspection targets, and monitored timely deliveries

     

    Academic Projects

     

    Chemical Explosive Mode Analysis                      Jan-May 2014

    Identified chemically explosive radicals in spark assisted compression ignition of hydrogen, through utilization of Microsoft Excel and Chemkin

     

    Microscale Supersonic Boundary Layers                    Aug-Dec 2013

    Studied and presented characteristics of microscale supersonic boundary layers that form in the nozzles of nano-satellites

     

    Optimization of Skis                           Aug-Dec 2012

    Optimized design of skis to avoid knee injury in professional skiers, through utilization of Matlab and ANSYS

                                    

    Prediction of Metal Fatigue Properties through Artificial Neural Network                   Feb-Jun 2010

    Developed an Artificial Neural Network to predict the fatigue properties of Carbon Steels, through utilization of Matlab and Microsoft Excel, and successfully implemented it on test cases

     

     


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