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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:25:25 +0000
Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab said Dec. 16 it will delay its next Electron launch attempt until early 2018. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:03:48 +0000
German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:33:25 +0000
Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:48:52 +0000
AIA CEO Melcher: “I’m very concerned about how our nation has come to accept several anchors that are dragging our industry down" SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. 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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