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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old. This outstanding source was first identified by ESA's Herschel space observatory, and later exposed in greater detail with the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The earliest galaxies in the 13.8 billion-year history of our cosmos starte...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze on the Universe in 2019. Thirteen "early release" programmes were chosen from more than 100 proposals after a competitive peer-review selection process within the astronomical community. The programmes have been allocated nearly 500 hours of obs...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites will soon travel to their launch site in California. During testing, the gravity-measuring satellites, which will track the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth due to Earth's changing seasons, weather and climate processes, earthquakes and even human activities, were subjected to conditions similar to t...
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, successfully launched its Antares(tm) rocket carrying a Cygnus(tm) spacecraft today at 7:19 a.m. EST, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch is Orbital ATK's eighth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. During the mission, designated OA-8, Cygnus will deliver vital equipment, supplies and experiments to the astronauts aboard the space station, as well a...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Turksat with Airbus Defence and Space. The satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus' highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping. "We are very pleased to welcome Turksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstra...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
NASA's Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA's European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020. The first Exploration Mission-1 will circle the Moon without astronauts to lay the foundation and prove the technology for a second mission with a crew. In Bremen, Germany, integration ...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +0100
A UK company has been selected to undertake the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) for a satellite which will help tackle climate change, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the principal greenhouse gas driving global warming. It is the first European mission intended to characterise greenhouse gas fluxes on Ear...
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     KeywordsAerospace engineering, Space science and technology, Mechanical, Thermal, Structures, Propulsion, Assembly- Integration-Testing , team work, management
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    Aerospace Engineering Graduate · Specialization in Space Technology


    Summary:
    Six years academic and practical experience in Aerospace engineering. A diligent and motivated individual proficient in performing entry- level duties in mechanical design, propulsion, structural and thermal analysis as well as manufacture and Assembly, Integration, Testing (AIT). Proven skills in organizational, management and communication with diverse team members.


    Education:
    Master of Science in Space Techniques and Instrumentation
    Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier  - Toulouse, France :
    Aug.2016-PRESENT

    • Exchange semester as part of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master - Spacemaster
    • Courses: Spacecraft Design, Space Instruments, Space Engineering project


    Master of Science in Space Science and Technology
    Luleå University of Technology - Kiruna, Sweden: 
    Feb 2016 -Jun 2016

    • Courses: Space Physics, Electronics in Space, Spacecraft environment interaction, Optics and Radar based observations, Swedish for International students


    Master of Science in Space Science and Technology
    Julius-Maximilians Universität - Würzburg, Germany :
    Oct 2015-Jan 2016

    • Exchange semester as part of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master - Spacemaster
    • Courses: Floatsat, Introduction to Space Physics, Spacecraft system design, Space dynamics


    Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
    SRM University - Chennai, India:
    Jul 2011-May 2015

    • First class honors
    • Major: Space Technology, Rockets and Missiles, Propulsion, Combustion Engineering, Avionics


    Experience:
    Research Intern - Master’s Thesis: Development of Rear Entry HUT/PLSS Design for Aouda.X Spacesuit Simulator
    Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF)- Spacesuit Laboratory - Innsbruck, Austria :
    Mar 2017-PRESENT

    • Responsible for implementing a novel Rear entry Design compatible with the Hard Upper Torso (HUT) and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) of the Aouda.X Mars Spacesuit Simulator through extensive research on Russian and American Spacesuits.
    • First iteration of design through CAD models, structural and load bearing analysis and prototype development.
    • Underwent Analog Mission Training for AMADEE-18 Mars Analog Field Simulation.


    Spacecraft Propulsion Intern - Development of a universal pipe support for spacecraft propulsion systems
    OHB Sweden AB - Stockholm, Sweden:  
    Jun 2016-Aug 2016

    • Designed a standardized tube bracket system that could be fitted to any location on a spacecraft, support multiple configurations of pipes, can be of custom height and transport a variety of propellants based on mission requirements
    • Performed vibrational and thermal analysis as well as process related tests and 3D printed mockups to validate feasibility of the product.
    • Carried out an investigation and analysis of a hydraulic reservoir actuated valve for use in spacecraft passive cooling systems by performing a series of physical tests to characterise the performance of the valve actuation measurements and made suitable adjustments to meet the intended operational constraints using the analysed results.

    Team lead
    Aerotrix workshop by Skyfi Labs - Bangalore, India:
    Dec 2013-Mar 2014
    • Led an Aeromodelling team in design, construction and testing of RC Aircraft, Ornithopter and Hovercraft.
    • Designed a suitable mechanism on The RC aircraft that aids in dispersion of natural and chemical substances over water bodies to alleviate water pollution.


    Student Intern
    Vayu Aero - Hosur, India:
    Nov 2013-Dec 2013

    • Obtained first-hand field experience in advanced composite technology, design, and fabrication of wooden propellers and aircraft wing fabrication.


    Aircraft Maintenance Intern
    Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy (WINGS Aviation Pvt.Ltd) - Secunderabad, India:
    Jun 2013

    • Underwent theoretical and practical training on Cessna 172 Aircraft fitted with Power plant Lycoming IO-360 and Orpheus Turbojet at Begumpet Airport.
    • Attended training on general familiarization of aircraft, ground and navigational control, avionics and instrumentation, its power plant along with the description of associated maintenance practices for its installation and operation under the guidance and supervision of licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.


    Projects:
    Vibration Inherent System for Tracking and Analysis (VISTA) for PERSEUS – SERA 3
    Luleå University of Technology , Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES),Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) - Kiruna, Sweden :
    Sept 2016-May 2017

    • Design, implementation and testing of a new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver - SiGe GN3S Sampler for position tracking and trajectory analysis of the sounding rocket SERA 3 launched at ESRANGE.
    • Part of aerospace and mechanical domain involved in the design, development, analysis and AIT of the experimental, 300 g payload module.


    Student Satellite Floatsat Project- PARADOX
    Julius Maximilians Universität - Würzburg, Germany:
    Sept 2015-Jan 2016

    • Part of mechanical domain involved in development of Satellite prototype with attitude control, solar panel deployment, stabilization using reaction wheels and a docking mechanism to physically dock with another Floatsat.
    • Responsible for design, fabrication and assembly of satellite subystems.


    Bachelor’s Project: Development of Solar Sail Propulsion System
    SRM University - Chennai, India :
    Sept 2014-May 2015

    • Involved in project planning and prototype development of a small scale Solar Sail module.
    • Responsible for mathematical modelling, design and analysis of Sail structure and AIT of Sail subsystems.
    • Developed a functional Solar sail deployment mechanism and an electronic test set up to detect sail acceleration in high vacuum conditions.


    Honors & Awards:
    2016 : Erasmus + Mobility and Traineeship Grant holder, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Luleå University of Technology - Kiruna, Sweden
    2015:  A3S Excellence Award Finalist for best Final Year Aerospace Project, Aman Aviation and Aerospace Solutions Pvt. Ltd - Chennai, India
    2013 : Won 1st place in Regional level for ‘Best Design of Aircraft’, Aerotrix Super challenge technical competition in association with Conscientia’14, Indian Institute of Space Technology - Bangalore, India
    2004 : President’s Education Award (Gold) for outstanding academic excellence, Principal’s Award, Citizenship Award, Roll of Honour, Student of the month and Trophy for Literature, Thonotosassa Elementary School - Florida, U.S.A

    Conferences/Presentations:
    Jun 2017 : 23rd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research -  Visby, Sweden
    Technology and Infrastructure for Sounding Rockets Jun 2017
    • Presented results of VISTA for Perseus- SERA 3 mission titled ’Low cost Navigational Data Recording Payload for SERA Sounding rocket’


    Jan 2017: 12th edition of Perseus seminar and workshop - Paris, France
    SERA-3 Payloads
    • Presented VISTA payload model and performed integration tests with SERA 3 rocket


    Dec 2015 - 1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities -  Padova, Italy
    Poster session
    • Invited to present the project ’Development of Solar Sail Propulsion System’ for a poster session


    Language Skills:
    Tamil: Mother tongue
    English: Fluent
    French, German, Japanese: Intermediate Proficiency
    Swedish: Beginner


    Technical Skills:
    Engineering: CATIA V5, NX(CAD, NASTRAN, Space systems thermal), ANSYS
    Programming: C, C++, MATLAB, Python
    Productivity: Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project Professional), Star Office, LATEX
    Graphic Design : Adobe Photoshop PS6


    Certifications:
    • Advanced MATLAB – Digital Imaging and Signal Processing
    • Diploma in Aerospace Design and Analysis – CATIA V5, NX-NASTRAN
    • Short term training programme on ‘Challenges in Space Technology’


    Social Skills:
    • Good team spirit and intercultural awareness gained through various project works.
    • Good communication and organizational skills gained through teamwork, presentations and managing technical events and competitions.
    • Independent work skills gained through various project works and internships.


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