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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. SpaceNews.com
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Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. SpaceNews.com
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A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. SpaceNews.com
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U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
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For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
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The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
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As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:20-02-2017
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     Current job:Astrophysics MS graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords• High-level numeracy and data analysis skills • Competent in algebra and calculus • Excellent IT skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Problem-solving skills • Reporting and communication skills • Good familiarity in java
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    EDUCATION

     

    Master’s Degree – Astrophysics                 2012-2016

    Queen Mary University of London

    MSci Astrophysics (2:2)

    Bsc Astrophysics (2:1)

    I completed my Master's degree in Astrophysics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2016, graduating with honours. During completing my degree, I studied many aspects of physics including: Astrophysics, Quantum physics, Nuclear physics, Electromagnetism, Classical physics and Particle physics.

                  

    A Levels – Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths            2010-2012

    West Cheshire College, Handbridge, Chester

    Completed Edexcel BTEC level 3 extended diploma in applied medical Science (QCF) with the triple grade:

    Distinction Distinction Distinction

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Little Creek Kennels, Saughall, Chester                         Part Time

    Quarantine Kennels (Leadership, Communication, Responsibility, Team Worker)                      May 2008 to Jun 2010

    I had numerous duties during this job such as: Cleaning the enclosures and runs to a high standard for each animal, supplying the animals with food and water, checking dietary requirements such as specific food or medication needed. I also was responsible for the animal’s welfare, making sure the animals were groomed and exercised. Also, I had to maintain a very high standard of hygiene.

     

    Cestrian Computers, Chester                  Work Experience

    IT Technician (Customer care, installing software, repairing and rebuilding computers)              Mar 2008 to Mar 2008

    During my two weeks’ work experience placement, I had to deal with customers, check stock deliveries. learnt how to install certain software and about the hardware of a computer. I also learnt how to dismantle a computer and rebuild it to a working standard.

     

    KEY SKILLS

    High-level numeracy and data analysis skills

    Competent in algebra and calculus

    Excellent IT skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Problem-solving skills

    Reporting and communication skills

    Good familiarity in java coding

    Practical laboratory skills

    Excellent team worker

    Great time management skills

    Good familiarity with computer hardware

     

    UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

    Comparison of Extrasolar Planet Detection Methods

    Exoplanets are a new field of study and steadily becoming one of the most interesting fields in astronomy. In this review, I discussed the importance of today’s main detection methods of exoplanets. Focussing on the Doppler and Transit methods as these are the most sensitive to small planets, particularly around small stars (or M-dwarfs). This was done by using Keplerian and Doppler data sets to create plots on Excel to compare with my model data sets to make comparisons. I also looked at the habitable zones of these planets and outline the importance of understanding this for the search of extra-terrestrial life and answering one of mankind’s deepest questions; are we alone?

     

    Modelling Changes in Planet Transit Time Variations (TTVs)

    Transit timing variations (TTVs) are a powerful method for detecting non-transiting planets that are gravitationally interacting with other planets. I found that increasing the mass of the additional planet has a dependency on the TTV amplitude, this is due to the larger mass perturbing the smaller mass. In the project, I used other developers Fortran code remotely using a Linux terminal and then developed Java code to read the results for further analysis. Throughout the project, I used Excel to create data sets and plots to help clarify my findings.

     

    As part of the completion of my projects, weekly meetings were held between myself and my adviser. During these meetings, I would present my work and explain my results, indicating where I intended to move my research too next and my plan to ensure its completion in a timely manner.

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

     

    Oct 2009

    Award, certificate and diploma qualifications in digital applications. Level 1 Award in digital application: Merit, Certificate in Digital applications: Merit. (West Cheshire College)

    Apr 2009

    ECDL Certificate: Successfully passed all requirement for the granting of the European Computer Driving Licence (West Cheshire College)

    Nov 2008

    Passed all units required for the BCS level 1 certificate for IT users. (West Cheshire College)

    Jul 2008

    OCR Level 1 certificate for IT Users in file management and e-document production, web page creation and on-line communication. (West Cheshire College)

    Mar 2008

    Certificate of Work Experience (IT technician)

    Feb 2007

    Skiing Europe: I achieve a Grade 3 Merit in skiing. (Austria- With Catholic High School)

     

    ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

    Gaming: I’m an avid gamer and enjoy playing games from RTS, FPS, and RPGs with friends.  I mostly play League of legends, I really enjoy this game due to many aspects: it is a strategic game that requires teamwork, tactical thinking, and a “never give up” state of mind.

    Drumming: Drumming is one of my favourite hobbies. I had drum lessons once a week for 2 years before moving for university and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges my teacher brought to me each week, enticing me to grow and adapt to the new challenges ahead. Another reason being it was a nice change from my studies.

    Music: I enjoy many genres of music and can appreciate anything from rock music to classical, my favourite being rock music from bands such as The Beatles, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Courteeners.

    Movies and TV-series: I enjoy many genres of movies, my favourite being Sci-fi and Fantasy. Some being The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Shawshank Redemption and Saving Private Ryan. I also really enjoy watching TV-series such as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Falling Skies and How I Met Your Mother.

     

     


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