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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off early June 25 carrying two dozen small satellites on a mission to demonstrate the rocket’s capabilities for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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WASHINGTON — NASA issued a call for proposals for commercial modules that could be added to the International Space Station, although one industry executive warns that such facilities may not be as lucrative as NASA believes. NASA issued a call for proposals June 21 for “commercial destination development in low Earth orbit using the International […] SpaceNews.com
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In the coming weeks, the Defense Department, the Air Force and the Army will have new secretaries. SpaceNews.com
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Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies said June 21 that their merger has the regulatory approvals needed to close following a Justice Department decision. SpaceNews.com
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An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group of venture capital investors. SpaceNews.com
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China’s major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to an apparent issue affecting rockets required for launches. SpaceNews.com
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DoD statement: "An acting director of SDA will be announced soon." SpaceNews.com
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    01/10/2015–31/03/2017

    Copernicus Atmospheric Product Expert

    EUMETSAT, Darmstadt (Germany) 

    ▪ Finalisation of the operational PMAp algorithm for the retrieval of aerosol optical depth over land​

    ▪ Attendance of the Sentinel-3 atmospheric product developments (aerosol, fire radiative power and cloud mask) lead by ESA:

    ▫ Review of documents (e.g. ATBD, I/O descriptions)

    ▫ Participation in progress meetings and design reviews including identification of shortcomings and preparation of RIDs to suggest changes

    ▫ Preparation of internal documents

    01/04/2011–30/09/2015

    Aerosol Product Development Consultant at EUMETSAT

    HAMTEC Consulting, Darmstadt (Germany) 

    My major task was the development of a new operational aerosol algorithm PMAp using a multi-sensor approach (GOME, AVHRR, IASI) starting from scratch up to regular operations. The project was realised in close cooperation with EUMETSAT engineers responsible for the technical environment.

    Further tasks:

    ▪ Generation of associated documentation (e.g. ATBD, User Requirements, Validation Report)

    ▪ Presentation of PMAp at project meetings and international conferences (e.g. ICAP, ESA CCI, EGU)

    ▪ Verification and validation of the PMAp product (own analysis and support of external studies)

    ▪ Review of existing aerosol algorithms to evaluate their applicability to different satellite missions

    15/12/2009–30/04/2011

    Postdoctoral researcher

    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Otto Hahn Institute), Mainz (Germany) 

    ▪ Extension of the HICRU cloud retrieval algorithms to allow application to other satellite missions

    ▪ Support of the HICRU cloud fraction algorithm integration into the operational processor at the Dutch Weather Service KNMI

    ▪ Analysis of surface albedo databases from different satellites (SCIAMACHY, GOME, MERIS, MODIS)

    ▪ Development of new concepts for cloud retrieval from the GOSAT satellite (combination of oxygen-A band, optical imager and thermal infrared measurements). Presentation based on case studies and radiative transfer modelling at the GOSAT PI meeting in Kyoto, Japan (01/2010)

    ▪ Undergraduate student supervision in the field of satellite remote sensing

     

     

    01/10/2003–09/12/2009

    PhD dissertation researcher

    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and University of Heidelberg, Mainz/Heidelberg (Germany) 

    The major task was the development of the HICRU algorithm to retrieve cloud fraction, cloud height and surface reflectance from SCIAMACHY (ENVISAT) and GOME (ERS-2).

    Specific tasks were:

    ▪ Application of radiative transfer models to satellite data in the solar spectral range

    ▪ Retrieval of oxygen, oxygen dimer and water vapour from satellites using Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)

    ▪ Validation and verification of operational and scientific cloud data products

    ▪ Satellite-crossradiometric calibration of SCIAMACHY Level-1 data and quantification of degradation effects

    ▪ Participation in scientific projects for the retrieval of atmospheric trace gases from satellite (in particular EVERGREEN)

    ▪ Oral and poster presentations at international conferences and project meetings

    ▪ Scientific reviews for the journal "Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics"

    ▪ Support for the IT infrastructure and software of the satellite remote sensing team

    ▪ Teaching experience: Tutor at the University of Heidelberg (physics introductory courses, physics introductory lab)

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    01/10/2003–09/12/2009

    Doctorate in physics

    EQF level 8

    Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg (Germany) 

    Thesis title:

    Cloud retrieval from UV/VIS satellite instruments (SCIAMACHY and GOME) 

    01/10/1995–19/09/2003

    German Diplom: Physics

    EQF level 7

    Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg (Germany) 

    Major subjects: Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Environmental Physics, Astronomy

    Thesis title:

    Bestimmung von Wolkenparametern für das Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment mit breitbandigen Spektrometern und aus Absorptionsbanden von Sauerstoffdimeren 

    Determination of cloud parameters for the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment with broad band spectrometers and from absorption bands of oxygen dimer

     


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