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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
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:25-01-2017
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsBusiness Development, Technical/Strategic Partnerships, Project/Program Management, Research, , Analytical, Firm Management, Organizational Development, Engineering, Leadership Development, Consulting, Microsoft Office, Market Research, Team Work, Team Le
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Mahindra Aerospace Private Limited – Bangalore, India      (June ’16 – Aug ’16)

    My goal was to understand the operations of an Indian Corporate Aerospace Company. I achieved the following.

    Got insights of the basic operations, strategy and vision framework of the business, aircraft and structures. Actively participated in sales discussions framework and organization structure.  Made a synopsis of ‘contribution of the company to technology growth’. Contributed to management reporting, structure and elements. Acquired corporate presentation skills.

    NASA Ames Research Center - Moffett Field, California, USA      (June ’14 - June ’15)

    International Partnerships - Worked on technical partnerships/collaboration for various departments at NASA Ames Research Center. I helped NASA Ames collaborate with Technical University of Denmark (DTU) over small satellite and synthetic biology projects. As a result of my work, researchers from NASA Ames took part in a workshop that was organized at DTU in August 2015. Moreover, Ames will be hosting a graduate researcher from DTU through the NASA International Internship Program (NASA I2). This experience enhanced my leadership and ability to communicate complex ideas- both verbally and in writing.

    Mission Design Center (MDC) - Worked on a project called the ‘NEOShield: A Global Approach to Near-Earth Object Impact Threat Mitigation’ funded by the European Union (http://www.neoshield.net). As a part of my internship, I did a feasibility assessment to include a Gravity Tractor capability within a Kinetic Impactor mission design, with particular attention on the concept of operations, asteroid selection criteria and propulsion system selection for the combined mission design. This experience enhanced my ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organisation and manage time efficiently.

    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – India      (Aug, 2013)

    Did an internship in the Avionics entity, for familiarisation of various subsystems used in launch vehicles at VSSC especially in Avionics and Control Actuation Systems Area. I also learnt about stage control systems of ISRO launch vehicles PSLV and GSLV.

    DR. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and one of the greatest scientists, referred me for this position.

    EDUCATION

    Master of Science (MSc) in Space Studies –
    International Space University (ISU) - Strasbourg, France      (Sep ’13 - Dec ’2015)

    The interdisciplinary, international and inter-cultural space studies curriculum covers space applications, space policy and space services, together with an overview of the principles and concepts involved in space physical sciences, space systems engineering and technology, space business and management, space life sciences, space legal issues and space architecture.

    Team Project: ‘Space for Migration’ –Worked in a team of 18 people from 12 different countries to evaluate the role and applications of satellite technologies to monitor migration and study the economic, political and social effects of these applications on a global scale. Published research paper at the 65th International Astronautical Congress. Paper identification number is “IAC-14.B5.2.10”. Gained the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and work under pressure.

    Master of Engineering (MEng) –

    Aerospace Engineering with Private Pilot Training - University of Sheffield – Sheffield, United Kingdom      (Sep ’08 - July ’12)

    Specialization: ‘Avionic Systems’ and a ‘Private Pilot’

    DISSERTATION (Year 4): Modelling and Stability studies of More Electric Aircraft/Spacecraft Power Systems

    Analysed the input admittance/impedance characteristics of a permanent magnet brushless AC motor drive system with field-oriented control. The system’s dynamic model was derived using d-q modeling.

    The Heritage School (ICSE and ISC Board) – India      (2004 - 2008)

    SCIENCE: 10th Grade (Mathematics -80, Science -74, English -90) and 12th Grade (Mathematics -74, Science -72, English -86)

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

    Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (SHSSP) – ISU, University of South Australia - Adelaide, Australia      (Jan ’13 - Feb’13) 

    Worked together in a team of 37 people from 11 different countries to produce a white paper called ‘Common Horizon’ (https://commonhorizons.wordpress.com). Mission statement: “To propose collaborative solutions for the Global South that contribute to the sustainability of space for the benefit of Earth and humankind.”

    PROFESSIONAL VISITS AND NETWORKS

    International Space University (ISU), Singularity University (SU), NASA (HQ, Ames, Goddard, Kennedy), Star City (Russia), Moscow Aviation Institute (Russia), Energia (Russia), Airbus Defence and Space (Germany), SES (Luxembourg), European Space Agency (France), Rolls Royce (UK), Royal Air Force (UK), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Royal Australian Air Force (Australia), Denmark Technical University (Denmark), CERN (Switzerland), SpaceX (LA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (LA), Moon Express (Bay Area), XCOR (LA), Virgin Galactic (LA), Space Systems Loral (Bay Area), Sea Launch (LA), Masten Space Systems (LA), Spire (Bay Area), Planet Labs (Bay Area), Lockheed Martin (Bay Area), Google (Bay Area), Alcoa (LA), Stanford University (Bay Area), Hindalco (India), ISRO-VSSC (India), ISRO HQ (India), Tata Steels (India), Indian Air Force (India), Indian Navy (India), Genentech, Autodesk, Cisco, Kauffman, Nokia, ePlanet Capital

    RESEARCH

    “Commercial Suborbital Vehicle Microgravity Research Experiment Payload Standards”- Individual Project at ISU     (2014)

    Conducted a survey on what is planned and what already exists in terms of research experiment accommodations (power, size, mass, human operated, cost, cabin configuration, others) on Virgin Galactic, XCOR and Masten’s commercial suborbital vehicles. The results are compiled and analyzed to determine if what is being offered is sufficient or if there might need to be other accommodations designed into these flight vehicles to better accommodate microgravity experiments. An assessment of whether standard features are being offered is also presented along with recommendations for standardization.

    Published research paper at the 67th International Astronautical Congress. Paper identification No. is “IAC-16,A2,3,8,x33338”.

     “Sustainability, Satellites, and Ground-Based Observatories”     (2013)

    Taking up proposals for the countries in the Southern Hemisphere, examining the value of filling in the gaps in the networks of magnetic observatories for space weather and optical debris observatories by installing both additional magnetic observatories and small debris monitoring telescopes. Also exploring these observatories as they could spur space activity and assist in the development of science, math, and engineering education in the Global South.

    Published research paper at the 64th International Astronautical Congress. Paper identification number is “IAC-13.E3.4.9”.

    Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Funded Project – University of Sheffield         (June ’11 - July ’11)

    Compared solar wind structures at Venus and Earth, as they propagate in the heliosphere from 0.72AU (Venus) to 1AU (Earth), using Venus Express and ACE data. Various properties have been investigated regarding these structures. It is shown that a few events are similar in appearance in the magnetic field at both planets. Presented at the 39th COSPAR Sci. Assembly.

    INDUSTRIAL GROUP PROJECT

    Designed and built a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with Rolls Royce in UK          (Sep ’10 - May ’11)

    Made the UAV capable of safe, remote controlled and autonomous flight. Expert use of HTML Software.

    My individual work covered avionics for the UAV, which includes designing and building the associated ground station, GPS, HMI and autonomy, with a strict budget of 600 pounds. Gained group working experience and assertiveness.

    TECHNICAL AND SOFTWARE SKILLS

    Programming Skills: C, C++, Java, Dandy, Promela, Z

    Software: MATLAB and Simulink; Solid Works 2014; AutoCAD Designing Software; Fast (Accounting Software); Microsoft Office – Word, Power Point, Excel, Visio; Fluent and Gambit (Computational Fluid Dynamics Software); Flight Gear Software

    ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVES

    Administrator – Heera Metals Private Limited Company          (Aug ’12 – Dec ’12, Feb ’13 - July ’13 and Jan ’16 – Jun ’16)

    Aluminium Trading Company in Kolkata, India that trades aluminum products for the commercial market.

    Involvement in my family business since August 2012. Investigate the operations of a large-scale metal trading firm.

    Involved in the sales and purchase department, and developed knowledge on rolled and extruded aluminium products.

    My personal contribution has lead to the expansion of the company to trade ‘Aluminium Roofing Sheets’.

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

    Flight and Ground Training – Sheffield Aero Club - Netherthorpe in UK              (Sep ’08 – July ’12)

    Have obtained my Private Pilot Licence and Night Rating Pilot Licence with 110 hours of flight training in Cessna.

     


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