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Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to serve the needs of commercial and government customers, including NASA. SpaceNews.com
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A new policy President Trump will sign May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National Space Council earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
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PASADENA — NASA intends to begin buying rides on small commercial lunar landers by the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for those flights. “We have a strong push to get a lander service to the Moon as quickly as possible,” James Reuter, NASA deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission […] SpaceNews.com
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Bombastic and colorful, Rogozin’s international profile shot up significantly in 2014 when, in response to the first round of Western sanctions against Moscow for its annexation of Crimea, he tweeted that NASA could use a trampoline to reach the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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Technological advances have opened up a wide range of propulsion options for satellites, but companies developing those systems don’t expect a single approach to become dominant. SpaceNews.com
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ICEYE raised $34 million in a Series B investment round, bringing the Finnish company’s total funding to $53 million, ICEYE announced May 24. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:47:15 +0000
PASADENA, California — Satellite manufacturers and operators attending the Space Tech Expo here offered contrasting views on how long satellites should continue to work in orbit. For years, government and commercial operators sought to extend the life of satellites by sending them into orbit with plenty of fuel and components designed to withstand 15 years […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:13:50 +0000
In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator a month ago, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate change. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:48 +0000
A major challenge facing companies planning to perform on-orbit servicing will be ensuring satellite operators do not view their activities as potential threats. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force's plans to respond to emerging threats by launching constellations of satellites. That strategy has important implications for spacecraft manufacturing and testing. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:31:37 +0000
A cooling problem with a key instrument on a weather satellite launched less than three months ago could degrade its performance for at least part of each day, with potential but still undetermined effects on weather forecasts, officials said May 23. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 21:11:17 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rejected a Eutelsat application for a satellite that would use the same spectrum as one planned by Intelsat. SpaceNews.com
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An NBN executive estimated the business service will use 15 percent of the capacity on the Sky Muster satellite system. SpaceNews.com
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U.K. Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier says the cost-effective technology with its short development cycles would enable the military to always take advantage of the latest technological developments, unlike the traditional slow-paced military satellite projects. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:22:07 +0000
AGI, in partnership with a Canadian company, announced May 23 that it has established the first commercial radar system capable of tracking objects in geostationary orbit and beyond. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:23:15 +0000
In the future, the U.S. Air Force will launch satellites of all different sizes for customers with varying degrees of risk tolerance. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:18:11 +0000
As SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 with a previously-flown first stage May 22, both the company and its competitors are seeing a growing acceptance of reusable vehicles in the overall market. SpaceNews.com
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The launch industry is facing a shakeout in the coming years that could result in the failure of the vast majority of companies developing new vehicles, industry executives warned at a conference. 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
    CV

    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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