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While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
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On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000
Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000
“We are going to need a bigger boat,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said July 12, quoting the 1975 movie Jaws as a metaphor for the challenge of handling 5G needs. “Or in our case, more spectrum.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:54:55 +0000
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-09-2017
     Last Modified:26-09-2017 (03:41)
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     Current job:Astronomy and Instrumentation MSc Graduate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsScientific Programming, Software Development, Astronomical Instrumentation, Instrument Testing, Performance Recommendations, Image Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Optics, Optical Instruments, Optical Design, Fourier Optics, Simulations, Matlab, Python, ID
    CV

    SKILLS

    Programming

    Fortran, IDL, Java, Matlab, Python, SQL

    Software

    CASA, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word), LaTeX, SPENVIS

    Languages

    English (native), French (fluent), Spanish (basic), Dutch (basic)

     

    EDUCATION

    Sep 2015 – July 2017

    M.Sc. Astronomy and Instrumentation, Leiden University, The Netherlands

    Awards: Walraven Scholarship

    Sep 2008 – May 2013

    B.Sc. Honours Astrophysics, Minor Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada - summa cum laude

    Awards: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, Faculty Union Scholarship, Dean’s List, Dean of Science Research Award, Sobeys Scholar Award

     

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Oct 2016 – Jul 2017

    M.Sc. Major Thesis: TNO Optics Internship, HIGS Breadboard Performance Benchmarking

    Supervisors: Dr. A. Verlaan, Dr. C. Keller

    Designed, tested, and implemented automated data retrieval in Matlab for an Earth observation satellite prototype.

    Processed and analyzed observational results to provide operational recommendations for the breadboard.

    Sep 2015 – Jul 2016

    M.Sc. Minor Thesis: Multifrequency submillimeter continuum imaging analysis of the protoplanetary disk TW Hya

    Supervisors: Dr. M. Hogerheijde, MSc. V.N. Salinas Poblete

    Detected protoplanetary disk grain growth using Band 7 and 9 observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

    Computed disk properties from imaging and optimization routines using CASA and Python.

    Sep 2012 – May 2013

    B.Sc. Honours Thesis: ε Aurigae : deriving a Baade-Wesselink distance

    Supervisor: Dr. P.D. Bennett

    Developed and tested a new distance determination method to an irregularly pulsating supergiant, Epsilon Aurigae.

    Created statistical and interpolation routines in IDL to examine 20 years of photometric and spectroscopic data.

     

    EMPLOYMENT

    Oct 2013 – Apr 2015

    Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada

    Provided program administration to undergraduate students on matters involving academic programs, courses, registration, and regulations.

    Collaborated with departments of the Faculty of Science to coordinate program planning and execution.

    Jul 2013 – Oct 2013

    Student Advisor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Canada

    Apr 2012 – May 2013

    Research Assistant, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

    Feb 2010 – Apr 2012

    Office Assistant, Residence Life Office, Saint Mary's University, Canada

     

    COMMITTEE AND SOCIETY APPOINTMENTS

    Sep 2015 - Present

    MSc International Student Representative, Education Committee, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, The Netherlands

    Oct 2013 – Apr 2015

    Member, Undergraduate Program Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada

    Oct 2013 – Apr 2015

    Member, Undergraduate Laboratory Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada

    Apr 2012 – May 2013

    Treasurer, Astronomy and Physics Society, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

     

    LIST OF TALKS

    Feb 2013

    ε Aurigae: deriving a Baade-Wesselink distance, Atlantic Universities Physics and Astronomy Conference, Moncton, Canada

    Sep 2012

    ε Aurigae: deriving a Baade-Wesselink distance, 9th Annual Undergraduate Mini-Symposium, Halifax, Canada

    Jul 2012

    A spectroscopic and photometric analysis of pulsations of the F supergiant ε Aurigae, XIth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium, Hvar, Croatia

    Jun 2012

    A spectroscopic and photometric analysis of pulsations of the F supergiant ε Aurigae, Cool Stars 17, Barcelona, Spain (Poster presentation)

     

    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

    Wilson, C.K., Bennett, P.D., Hopkins, J.L., McCandless, B.E., "A spectroscopic and photometric analysis of pulsations of the F supergiant ε Aur". Central European Astrophysical Bulletin, 2013, 37, 109-114.

     

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