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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:03 +0000
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces.
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As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:50:51 +0000
Planet's employees, customers and investors paint a picture of a company growing steadily while seeking to dramatically expand the market for data captured via satellite.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:15 +0000
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as satellite constellations offer an increasing array of optical, radar, hyperspectral and video imagery and data.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan.
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said.
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development.
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     Date Submitted:02-08-2017
     Last Modified:06-11-2018 (07:38)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSystems engineering, Gas Dynamics, Propulsion, Project Management, Aerospace Engineer, Technical Business Development


    University of Michigan, College of Engineering                                   Ann Arbor, MI

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering                                        2017

    Focus: Gas Dynamics (GPA: 3.89/4.00)                                                      

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering                                    2016

    (GPA: 3.73/4.00, University Honors & Dean’s List)                                    

    International Minor for Engineers


    Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, Study Abroad Program                                 Toulouse, France

    Aircraft Structures and Safety, Airline Economics, Propulsion and Combustion               Summer 2014


    International Space University, Space Studies Program (SSP)                  Delft, Netherlands

    Participated in Policy, Economics and Law department                                    Summer 2018

    Participated in team project to provide weather forecasting solutions to the power industry



    PROJECT MANAGER                                                             Delft, Netherlands

    Team Project, International Space University                             Summer 2018

    - Managed a multidisciplinary team of 33 participants from 19 different countries

    - Maintained overall project scope and team goals on schedule

    - Conducted a market analysis of the power industry to determine impact of inaccurate weather forecasts

    - Designed a small satellite constellation to provide improved weather forecasting

    - Reviewed and edited reports and all final deliverables


    Policy, Economics, and Law Department

    - Participated in a UN COPUOS simulation to create a new lunar governance treaty

    - Co-authored a paper and presented results at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2018)


    PROJECT LEAD                                                            Ann Arbor, MI

    M-BARC, University of Michigan CubeSat Project              May 2016 – May 2018

    - Responsible for managing and coordinating with all subsystems and launch provider

    - Previously led the propulsion and tracking subsystems

    - Wrote a winning proposal to secure a launch opportunity with United Launch Alliance

    - Developed CAD models for 3U CubeSat using SolidWorks

    - Performed FEA to simulate launch conditions using Ansys

    - Conducted thermal analysis of CubeSat surfaces using a MATLAB-based analysis tool

    - Created a CAD model and built a prototype for an antenna deployment mechanism

    - Analyzed trade studies to select a propulsion system based on mission requirements

    - Prepared requirements documents for propulsion systems

    - Developed the design of a retroreflector array for passive tracking

    - Researched and simulated the feasibility of telescopic tracking in a Geostationary Transfer Orbit using STK

    - Developed Interface Control Documents for hosted science payload on CubeSat 

    - Oversaw overall systems development, documentation, and integration


    GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTOR                          September 2016 – April 2017

    - Instructor for senior-level Aerospace Engineering lab

    - Introduced and developed tutorials for lab equipment operation to facilitate labs

    - Supervised student projects and provided feedback on presentations and reports


    RESEARCH ASSISTANT                                           Fall 2015

    - Completed data analysis for a 2D numerical simulation of a turbulent jet flame over multiple planes

    - Programmed with MATLAB to compute and illustrate kinematic quantities across the jet flame


    PROJECT MANAGER                                             Ann Arbor, MI

    MBuRST, High Altitude Balloon Team                       January 2014 – April 2017

    - High altitude balloon team affiliated with the Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab (S3FL)

    - Tested CubeSat structure in a vacuum chamber and researched payload insulation options for near space environments

    - Modified the design for a Flight Termination Unit to increase efficiency using Altium

    - Developed a Control Descent Parafoil System to effectively navigate a balloon payload

    - Executed and supervised launch preparation and operations

    - Provided launch assistance for graduate-level space instrumentation class

    - Served on the Executive Committee as Public Relations Chair and liaison between S3FL and MBuRST


    INTERN                                                       Dubai, UAE

    Lufthansa Technik                                        Summer 2015

    - Primarily worked with Boeing 767/757 and Airbus 330/340 aircraft

    - Executed test procedures and systems checks in the cockpit to ensure airworthiness

    - Performed 100+ pre-flight checks

    - Attended to maintenance issues in the aircraft cabin

    - Worked directly with the engineering and maintenance team, flight crew and ground operations team


    Lufthansa Cargo                                               Summer 2014

    - Implemented flight loading plans for Boeing 777 and MD-11 freighters to optimize flight operations

    - Compiled and analyzed data for the tracing department to track performance of cargo tracing


    TEAM LEAD                                                  Ann Arbor, MI

    HPH, Helio-Powered Helicopter team               September 2012 – April 2016

    - Developed CAD models for helicopter parts

    - 3D printed and laser cut components for the helicopter

    - Investigated carbon fiber layup techniques

    - Utilized various carbon fiber techniques to fabricate rotor leading and trailing edges, and trusses for spars



    Technical Skills

    Programming: C++, MATLAB

    CAD: SolidWorks, AutoCAD

    Simulation/Design: STK, Ansys, Altium

    Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Access, PowerPoint

    Systems Engineering: Systems design and integration, Requirements creation and verification, Interface Control Documents, Feasibility and Trade studies


    - English (Fluent)

    - French (Proficient)

    - Telugu (Colloquial)


                                                                  EXTRA CURRICULAR                                                       

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)               Ann Arbor, MI

    Education and Public Outreach Liaison                                                January 2014 – December 2016

    - Coordinated STEM outreach events for middle school students

    - Made presentations and displays, and used social media to create awareness for International Women’s Day


    Koinonia Community                           Nairobi, Kenya

    Volunteer                                              May 2013 – July 2013

    - Worked at rehabilitation center for street children

    - Designed lesson plans and tutored the children in math and science

    - Set up an art center and introduced the children to various arts and craft

    - Initiated an effort for the center to fundraise by selling artifacts designed and built by the children

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