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As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. SpaceNews.com
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California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:20 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:46:13 +0000
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:25-01-2017
     Last Modified:15-02-2017 (02:37)
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     Current job:Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote Sensing, GIS, SAR, Earth Observation, R, Shell, Glacier
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    Professional employment and educational qualifications

    Since 12.2012-- PhD scholar in Institute of Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    2010-2012-- Master of Technology in Geomatics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India; CGPA 9.0/10.

    09.2011-05.2012-- DAAD IIT Masters’ Sandwich scholar in Institute of Cartography, TU Dresden, Germany

    2008-2010-- Lecturer at the Electronics Department of Jaipur Engineering College, India.

    2004-2008-- Bachelor in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University of Rajasthan, India; 70.9/100.

    Teaching Experience and Thesis Supervision

    2008-2010-- Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing in Bachelor of Engineering course in Jaipur Engineering College, India

    2015-- Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Bachelor of Geography course in FAU Erlangen, Germany

    2016-- Mr. Stefan Lippl (Automatic delineation of glacier outlines using InSAR coherence)

    2016-- Mr. Frank Feifer (Identification of landslides and their volume estimation)

    Proficiency

    Processing and analysis of optical and SAR data for DEM generation, deformation monitoring and vegetation parameter estimation using commercial software packages (e.g. GAMMA RS Software, ENVI SARScape)

    Map production, Geospatial Data Management and Processing using ArcGIS 10.2, QGIS 2.8.

    Computational operations using R programming software and Shell scripting.

    Awards and Achievements

    2015-- Outstanding Student Poster Award, European Geoscience Union (EGU) Assembly.

    2011-- DAAD IIT Masters’ Sandwich Scholarships (01.09.2011-31.05.2012)

    2010-- MHRD, Government of India Scholarship (2010-2012)

    Languages Known

    Hindi (Mother Tongue), English (Advanced), German (A2)

    Publications

    Holzer, N., Vijay, S., Yao, T., Xu, B., Buchroithner, M., and Bolch, T. Four decades of glacier variations at Muztag Ata (eastern Pamir): a multi sensor study including Hexagon KH-9 and Pleiades data, Cryosphere, 9, 2071-2088, doi:10.5194/tc-9-2071-2015, 2015.

    Vijay, S. and Braun, M. Elevation change rates of glaciers in the Lahaul-Spiti (Western Himalaya, India) during 2000-2012 and 2012-2013, Remote Sensing, 8(12), 1038, doi:10.3390/rs8121038, 2016

    Khare, S., Ghosh, S.K., Latifi, H., Vijay, S. and Dahms, Thorsten. Seasonal-based analysis of vegetation response to environmental variables in mountainous forests of Western Himalaya using Landsat 8 data, International Journal of Remote Sensing (Accepted). 2016

    Vijay, S. and Braun, M. Seasonal and interannual variability of Columbia Glacier, Alaska (2011-2016): ice velocity, front position, surface elevation and ice discharge, Remote Sensing of Environment (Submitted on 24.10.2016, under review). 2016.

    Lippl, S., Vijay, S. and Braun, M. Automatic delineation of debris-covered glacier using InSAR coherence derived from X-, C-, L-band radar data: A case study at Yazgyl Glacier, Karakoram. (in preparation)

    Selected conference participations

    2016-- Observation of glacier mass changes over Western Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh, India) during 2000-2013 using TanDEM-X and SRTM-C/X DEMs, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

    2016-- The application of interferometric SAR (InSAR) coherence to delineate debris-covered glaciers in the Karakoram, ESA Living Planet Symposium, Prague.

    2015-- Seasonal variability of surface velocities, elevation and volume changes of Columbia Glacier, Alaska using high-resolution TanDEM-X satellite time series data. ESA Fringe Workshop 2015, Frascati.

    2013-- Glacier dynamics and elevation change measurements in the Karakoram Range and Alaska using TanDEM-X data. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, UK.


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