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Kepler Communications, a Canadian startup designing a low-Earth-orbit constellation for satellite connectivity, says its first satellite is performing as expected following a Jan. 19 launch on China’s Long March 11 rocket. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX and mobile satellite services provider Iridium, now halfway through deploying the Iridium Next constellation, are preparing for their fifth mission on March 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:20:14 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:56:18 +0000
The SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite flew aboard a U.S. Air Force Atlas 5 rocket. This was the 75th launch carried out by the Atlas 5. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:01:46 +0000
As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:54:25 +0000
California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:20 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:46:13 +0000
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:20-09-2017
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     Current job:Remote sensing specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSynthetic Aperture Radar, Oceanography, oil spills, Satellite applications engineer, tectonics, InSAR, D-InSAR, Land cover changes, PhD
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    EXPERIENCE


    Jul 2015 – Present: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) expert, Germany
    - Management, processing and distribution of SAR data from Sentinel-1
    - Answering user requests regarding Sentinel-1 and other SAR sensors, data and processes
    - Research and development of methods and algorithms for the download and use of SAR data for land monitoring and land cover classification
    - Document preparation for software and data procurement
    - Analysis of software like the SNAP toolbox and other Copernicus services
    - Development of methods to combine Sentinel-1 and multi-spectral Sentinel-2 images for the purpose of land cover classification

    Feb 2012 –May 2015: Research scientist, University of Bremen
    - Designed and implemented the system that automatically estimates the locations of offshore oil seeps from SAR data
    - Analysed ocean SAR images from ENVISAT, RADARSAT and ERS-1 for the detection of oil spills, oil slicks and ships
    - programmed and analysed images using Python and QGIS
    - Analysed the effect of wind on ocean SAR images and oil spills using data from ECMWF
    - Published two peer reviewed scientific journal articles and two conference proceedings papers regarding the research conducted
    - Won the MARUM award for research in marine geosciences
    - Conducted workshops on programming in Python
    - Successfully wrote proposals for acquiring conference funding and research stay fundings
    - Conducted a three month research stay at Florida, U.S.A

    Aug 2010 – Nov 2011: Research Assistant, Oberpfaffenhofen,Germany
    - Deformation analysis after the Haiti 2010 earthquake from Synthetic Aperture Radar images of ALSO-PALSAR and TerraSAR-X using techniques like Interferometric-SAR (InSAR) and D-InSAR
    - Implementation of programs in IDL
    - Analysis of losses experienced in the bistatic phase of the TanDEM-X images with respect to baseline, incidence angle and number of scatterers
    - Estimation of height of volume scatterers like trees and agricultural crops from TanDEM-X images


    EDUCATION

    Feb 2012-Apr 2015: Dr. rer.nat (Ph.D. in natural sciences), Magna cum laude
    University of Bremen, Germany

    ▪ Marine geosciences
    ▪ Satellite remote sensing of the ocean
    ▪ Research, development and implementation of methods and techniques to detect oil slicks in ocean SAR images and estimate the location of their geological source on the ocean floor
    ▪ Preparing scientific documents and articles regarding offshore oil seepage in global oceans

    Oct 2009 – Nov 2011: M.Sc.(Master of Science) 1.7 (thesis)
    Technical University of Munich, Germany

    ▪ Earth Oriented Space science and technology (MSc ESPACE)
    ▪ Main subject: satellite navigation, orbit mechanics, numerical modelling, spacecraft technology, signal processing, orbit and altitude control, electrodynamics, ground and user segment
    ▪ Third semester elective: remote sensing (photogrammetry and image processing, geoinformation, atmospheric and oceanographic physics)

    Aug 2005 – May 2009: B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) C.G.P.A 7.65
    University of Kerala, Kerala, India

    ▪ Electronics and communication engineering
    ▪ Main subjects: Radar engineering, satellite and mobile communication, optical communication, artificial neural networks, antenna and wave propagation, digital image processing, digital communication, electromagnetic theory, signal and systems, digital electronics, solid state physics, network analysis, microcontrollers and electronic circuits


    PERSONAL SKILLS
    Mother tongue(s): Malayalam, English, Hindi
    Other language: German B2

    Software and computer skills
    ▪ excellent programming skills in Python, IDL, MATLAB, ENVI
    ▪ expert knowledge of QGIS and ArcGIS
    ▪ expert knowledge of using the SNAP toolbox provided by ESA, PCI Geomatics and Genesis(DLR)
    ▪ expert knowledge of MS Office and Libreoffice

     


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