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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
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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
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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
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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
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Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
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Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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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
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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
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Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:28-03-2017
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     Current job:Lead of SGAC Space Exploration Project Group
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsRemote Sensing, GIS, Planetary bodies
    CV

    EDUCATION

    2016 / PhD in Geology

    Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom

    Title of the project: The geological context of the lunar meteorites. Supervisors: Prof. I. A. Crawford and Dr. K. H. Joy. Funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council United Kingdom.

    2013 / LICENCIATED IN GEOLOGY

    University of Oviedo, Spain

    2012 / MSc. SPACE STUDIES

    International Space University, Strasbourg. France

    Internship at NASA. Personal research project: Shock metamorphism in Ries impact crater, Germany. 

    2011 / SPACE STUDIES PROGRAM

    International Space University, Graz, Austria

    2003 / GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Fundación Metal de Avilés, Spain

     

    EXPERIENCE  

    01/2014 – current / Founder and coordinator of Space Exploration Project Group. Space Generation Advisory Council
    This project group collaborates with the United Nations Program on Space Applications (UNOOSA).

    05/2015 - 07/2015 / Internship at Space Exploration Science Summer Program. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, USA. Funded by NASA SSERVI.

    01/2014 – 05/2015 / Teacher assistant, Birkbeck College, University of London

    Courses: Magmatic Processes, Igneous Petrology, Remote Sensing and Planetary Surfaces

    11/2010 – 11/2014 / National Point of Contact for Spain, Space Generation Advisory Council

    05/2012 – 08/2012 / Internship at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Maryland, USA. Geological characterization and creation of robotic and human traverses for lunar exploration in Mare Moscoviense.

    02/2010 – 07/2010 / Internship at NASA-ESTEC. Noordwijk. The Netherlands.
    Analysis of geological fieldwork performed by Apollo astronauts on the lunar surface.

     

    SKILLS

    Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS):

    - ArcGIS, Microstation Geographics, ENVI, ERDAS Imagine

    - Analysis of visible, IR and gamma-ray data obtained from space instrumentation

    - Processing of planetary images using USGS ISIS3

    - Digital elevation models using NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline

    - Photoshop

    Petrological and geochemical analysis:

    - Analysis of lunar samples and meteorites

    - Electron probe microanalyzer

    - Petrographic microscopy

    Teaching and outreach:

    - Teacher assistant (Magmatic Processes, Igneous Petrology, Remote Sensing and Planetary Surfaces)

    - Teacher assistant during geological fieldwork

    - Organization of planetary science-related events (talks and exhibitions))

    - Outreach work through popular science blogs

     

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish / Native

    English / Expert

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    09/2011 / European Space Agency sponsorship of 19.500 euros to cover the fees of MSc. Space Studies at the International Space University.

    04/2011 / European Space Agency sponsorship of 10.500 euros to attend the Space Studies Program at the International Space University.

     

    SCIENTIFIC ANNEX

    Calzada-Diaz et al. Petrologic and geochemical analysis of lunar regolith breccias MIL 090036 and MIL 090070, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 2016.

    Calzada-Diaz et al. Constraining the source regions of lunar meteorites using orbital geochemical data, Meteoritics and Planetary Science.2015.

    Calzada-Diaz et al. Geochemical analysis and possible launch sites of lunar breccias Miller Range 090036 and Miller Range 090070. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2015.

    Calzada-Diaz et al. Role of the current young generation within the space exploration sector. Space Policy. 2014.

    Calzada-Diaz et al. Matching regolith breccia and soil compositions using Lunar Prospector data. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2014.

    Calzada-Diaz A. and Mest S. C. Scientific characterization of Mare Moscoviense region of interest. European Planetary Sciences Conference. 2013.

    Calzada-Diaz et al. From Apollo traverses to future human exploration. 38th COSPAR Scientific assembly. 2010.

    Calzada-Diaz et al. From Apollo traverses to future EVA using a mobile laboratory. 61st International Astronautical Congress. 2010.

    Pomeroy C., Calzada-Diaz A. and Bielicky D. Fly me to the Moon: Crowdfunding and the New Space Economy. Space Policy. 2017.

    Bielicky et al (including Calzada-Diaz A). Analog simulation of a mission to Mars- a case study in Poland. 67th International Astronautical Congress 2016.

    Steenstra et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A). Analysis of robotic traverses and sample sites in the Schrödinger basin for the HERACLES human-assisted sample return mission concept. Advances in Space Research. 2016.

    Mest S.C., Calzada-Diaz A., Bleacher J.E., Petro N.E., Yingst, R.A. Update on the scientific characterization of Lunar Regions of Interest. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2013.

    Marteinsson et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A). A laboratory of extremophiles: Iceland Coordination Action for Research Activities on Life in Extreme Environments (CAREX) Field Campaign. Life. 2013.

    Boche-Sauvan et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A) ILEWG ExoHab & EuroGeoMars campaigns: habitability & human operations. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2010.

    Foing et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A) Exogeolab pilot test bench: Landers, rovers and instruments for Robotic Villages. 61st International Astronautical Congress. 2010.

    Van Vynck  et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A). EuroMoonMars Dommex (EMMD 2010): Geology results from EMMD3 in a desert Mars-like environment, Utah. 38th COSPAR Scientific assembly. 2010.

     


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