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Lord said Virgin Orbit is "an example of the type of companies I think we need to cultivate.” SpaceNews.com
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When the world watched Neil Armstrong take that one small step onto the lunar surface almost 50 years ago, no one could have dreamed how space would one day become an integral part of daily life on earth. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:38:20 +0000
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:25 +0000
Swedish startup Ovzon, which in October bought a Falcon Heavy launch from SpaceX, has now purchased a satellite for that mission from Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral division. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:05 +0000
As the Commerce Department works on plans to take over civilian space traffic management responsibilities, the U.S. Air Force is making more data available on the positions of military satellites. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:10:40 +0000
The Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:21:38 +0000
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:18:58 +0000
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international level. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30:05 +0000
Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +0000
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:51:53 +0000
The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +0000
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +0000
The shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. 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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