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NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue. SpaceNews.com
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Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:11 +0000
ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
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The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:31:01 +0000
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:31:25 +0000
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
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QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:51:20 +0000
Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:11:17 +0000
Amid difficulties for the European launch industry, and with Brexit looming on the horizon, European Space Agency executives face a challenging year ahead. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:04:30 +0000
Relativity, the startup developing a small launch vehicle using additive manufacturing technologies, announced Jan. 17 it has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to build a launch site at Cape Canaveral. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:10:16 +0000
The White House has once again nominated Barry Myers to be administrator of NOAA, as well as four people to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:52:00 +0000
Aireon said it signed the credit facility Dec. 21, and that it used the new funds to pay satellite operator Iridium $35 million before the end of 2018 for hosting its sensor payloads on the Iridium Next constellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:30:44 +0000
Less than a week after laying off 10 percent of its employees, SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it plans to shift work on at least prototypes of its next-generation launch system from Los Angeles to Texas. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:42:17 +0000
DIA report: U.S communications, reconnaissance, navigation and early warning satellites could be among the targets of China's counterspace weapons. SpaceNews.com
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Move fast and break things, the mantra of Silicon Valley startups, has now spread to the space sector with Swarm Technologies going as far as breaking the law. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-06-2017
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     Current job:Treasurer of UKSEDS
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     Keywordsexoplanets, research, satellites, science communication, programming
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    Highly motivated Master's student in Physics with Space Science and Technology with a passion for space, programming and science communication, aiming for a successful career in the space industry.


    Education
    University of Leicester Leicester, UK
    MPhys Physics with Space Science and Technology - Predicted 2:1 - September 2013 - July 2017

    Master's Projects:
    -Searching for Variable Sources: Made use of differential photometry programmes to detect the Active Galactic Nuclei in NGC 5548 in a crowded star field, and characterised its light curve.
    -The Formation of Hot Jupiters: Summarised the debate about the formation of hot Jupiters and how they came to be in close, short-period orbits around their star, including in situ formation.

    Third Year Projects:
    -Detecting Transiting Exoplanets: Lead a team of 4 in the programming side of a project to implement the transit photometry method to observe and characterise the exoplanet WASP-33 b.
    -Catching and Disposing of Space Junk: Project manager of a team of 5. Analysed suitability of proposed methods of deorbiting an uncontrolled defunct satellite from LEO and presented findings to Airbus Defence & Space.


    Nara Women's University Nara, Japan
    Research Question: Why is the world green? - Grade A - August 2016
     A ten day cultural and scienti c exchange programme - part taught, part research - on the topic of local and international ecology with a focus on the diet of Sika Deer in Nara.


    Colyton Grammar School Devon, UK
    Secondary Education 2006 - 2013


    Work Experience
    UKSEDS UK
    Treasurer - March 2017 - Present
    -Manages UKSEDS' accounting records and yearly budget. Responsible for issuing and paying invoices, and regularly reporting finance updates to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
    -Responsible for management of approximately 35 staff, liaising with academics and industry, running outreach events, and the organisation and financial control of the National Student Space Conference for up to 300 students and young professionals.


    UKSEDS UK
    Careers Team - March 2016 - Present
    -Lead the organisation of Reinventing Space Careers Conference held at The Royal Society for 100 undergraduates. Engaged with speakers from space agencies, and upstream and downstream companies.
    -Website management of SpaceCareers.uk and providing subscribers with monthly newsletters on jobs, internships and competitions in the space industry, and giving individual careers advice.


    National Space Centre Leicester, UK
    Space Crew Team, Corporate Team - Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
    -Worked as part of a team in a multi-skilled role, which included excellent customer care, ticketing, catering, retail, and being an exhibition guide. Provided a smart and friendly 'face of the Space Centre'.


    Space School UK Leicester, UK
    Senior Mentor - July 2014 - Present
    -Lecturing on exoplanet detection, and ESA space missions, leading programming workshops.
    -Responsible for the pastoral care of young people aged between 13-18 during the summer programme; strong abilities to work with young people with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
    -Training Junior Mentors on methods of teaching, outreach, and leading groups of young people.


    Other Experience
    Sand eld Close Primary School Leicester, UK
    Placement, Space Camp Volunteer - March 2016 - Present
    - Placement included delivering lessons on simple physics topics; working closely with students with SEN.
    - Run outreach activities at Space Camp, and helping expand the programme to local primary schools.


    Student Societies Leicester, UK
    President, Treasurer - Sept 2014 - July 2016
    -President: Physics Society. Managed a team; ran events including Solar Eclipse Viewing" for 2,000 people, a trip to CERN for 60 students, and the Physics Ball, increasing attendees by 40%.
    -Treasurer: Physics Society, Astronomy and Rocketry Society. Responsible for budgeting and analysis and control of the finances. Increased funds by over 50% for both societies through events and merchandise.


    Analytical and Technical Skills
    -Pro cient in R, C, Python, LATEX, photometry packages (PHOTOM, ISIS2.2, IRAF/PYRAF, GAIA), Microsoft Office, Slack, Con uence, Jira, Google Drive.
    - Competent with a range of laboratory equipment and piCETL 20" and 12" telescopes.


    Awards and Achievements
    -The Dean's Award - Nara Women's University 2016 - Awarded for highest quality of work on the programme.
    -Advancing Gender Equality - University of Leicester 2016 - Nominated by academics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for ongoing work.
    -AstroTech - 96.7% - The University of Edinburgh 2015 - Self directed 6 week MOOC (Coursera) on the technology used by astronomers.
    -Represented the Royal Astronomical Society - House of Commons 2015 - Chosen to address the Science and Technology Select Committee at the Voice of the Future event.
    Addressed NASA Astronaut Chris Had eld - University of Leicester 2013 - Chosen to give a talk about the cause of aurorae and demonstrate the Planeterella.


    Interests
    Science outreach (STEM Ambassador), gliding, learning Japanese and German, making jams and preserves.


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