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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
As a founder and chief strategy officer of ATLAS Space Operations, a satellite data communications company that has been doing this very same thing for the past four years, you might think I’d be a little nervous to see Amazon enter the industry. But I’m not.
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.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
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.
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     Date Submitted:23-11-2018
     Last Modified:23-11-2018 (07:04)
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     Current job:Support Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsPhysicist, Physics, Astrophysics, Spacecraft Operations, Science, Research, Programming, Signal Processing, Scientific Writing, Algorithms, Simulations, Remote Sensing, Public Speaking, Python, Scientific Computing

    Scientist with experience validating and modifying pipelines, statistical analysis, making precise measurements, representing data, and communicating results. My experience is not a plateau, instead I grow and explore new avenues aided by experience. My growth potential stems from the following:

    • Six years of data analysis in Python and IDL.
    • Mathematical modeling in Fortran, IDL, and Python.
    • GUI development for making precise measurements.
    • Creation of media for the public and experts.
    • Experience speaking to the public and experts.
    • Efficient retrieval from data archives.
    • Maintain code libraries documented on GitHub.
    • Automate tasks after extensive testing.

    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Support Scientist (Astrophysicist)
    Cambridge, MA July 2016 - Current

    • Created python module to reconstruct 2D images from 1D observations using a Monte Carlo technique.
    • Developed code to create arrival time predictions based on observations.
    • Wrote a program to automatically detect and measure features in images.
    • Created predictive algorithm to find physical conditions in time series observations.
    • Developed user aided program to measure statistical properties in images.
    • Created automated program for displaying solar observations from the previous week.
    • Wrote programs to download data from ftp archives with a fixed time cadence.
    • Developed new routines for analyzing and automating telescope calibration data.
    • Wrote Python modules to queue and parallelize model processing.
    • Automated data calibration pipelines.
    • Participated in Harvard DataFest workshops on Machine Learning
    • Developed routines to automatically reject poor data.
    • Used git and GitHub to document and version code.
    • Developed routines for grouping time series observations with a long cadence.
    • Reduced and analyzed astronomical images in X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths.
    • Operated IRIS and XRT space telescopes.
    • Tested flight model of space telescope components.
    • Distributed DSCOVR solar wind data to NASA archive.
    • Co-mentored three undergraduate students in research.
    • Created media used for public presentations at the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Gave public presentations about solar activity to groups ranging from 10 to 50 people.

    Case Western Reserve University
    Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
    Cleveland, OH August 2013 - July 2016

    • Created GUI in Python to measure spectroscopic line strengths.
    • Used atomic data to calculate stellar properties.
    • Wrote programs utilizing parallel processors.
    • Applied mathematical models to data.
    • Analyzed spectra from approximately 300,000 stars.
    • Cross matched data from three different surveys for calibration.
    • Wrote and debugged Fortran 77 & 90 code.
    • Maintained on-line journal of progress using HTML.
    • Delivered four formal presentations on research.
    • Created and organize a weekly discussion of scientific topics.
    • Gained clean room experience preforming CCD maintenance.
    • Wrote GUI to control filter wheel on Burrell Schmidt Telescope.
    • Taught introductory physics labs.
    • Assisted in student success outside the classroom.

    University of Toledo
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Toledo, OH May 2011 - May 2013

    • Studied the spectra of approximately 3000 stars.
    • Reduced and analyzed X-ray spectra.
    • Fit X-ray models to observed spectra.
    • Awarded National Science Foundation REU.
    • Wrote programs in Python, IDL, and in the Linux shell to analyze optical spectra.
    • Programs written measured line ratios, line strengths, and measurement errors.
    • Applied Monte Carlo techniques to understand observations.
    • Planned and observed several runs at the telescope at the Ritter Observatory.
    • Delivered three formal presentations on research before faculty and peers.
    • Completed a senior thesis summarizing two years of research.

    Northern Buckeye Education Council
    Computer Technician
    Archbold, OH June 2010 - July 2013

    • Repaired and maintained computers, monitors, and other electronic equipment.
    • Maintained a troubleshooting wiki describing procedures to solve common problems.
    • Wrote Unix shell and Windows Powershell scripts to automate tasks.


    Cleveland, OH August 2013 - July 2016
    Case Western Reserve University, M.S. Astronomy GPA 3.5

    Toledo, OH August 2010 - May 2013
    University of Toledo, B.S. Physics with Departmental Honors GPA 3.7


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    Prchlik, J. J., Allen, T. S., Megeath, S. T., Wolk, S., Karnath, N., Gutermuth, R. A., Pipher, J. L., Spitzbart, B., Yada, R., “Magnetically Driven Activity in the Cepheus OB3b Cluster: The X-ray and Hα Surface Flux in Saturated pre-Main Sequence Stars”, ApJ, submitted

    Karnath, N., Prchlik, J. J., Gutermuth, R. A., Allen, T. S., Megeath, S. T., Pipher, J. L., Wolk, S., Jeffries, R. D. , “The Dynamics, Structure, and Fate of a Young Cluster during Gas Dispersal: Hectochelle, Chandra, and Spitzer Observations OF Cep OB3b”, ApJ, accepted

    Wulser, J.-P., Jaeggli, S., De Pontieu, B., Tarbell, T., Boerner, P., Freeland, S., Liu, W., Timmons, R., Brannon, S., Kankelborg, C., Madsen, C., McKillop, S., Prchlik, J., Saar, S., Schanche, N., Testa, P., Bryans, P., Wiesmann, M., “Instrument Calibration of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Mission”, Solar Phys., 293, 149

    Allen, T. S., Prchlik, J. J., Megeath, S. T., Gutermuth, R. A., Pipher, J. L., Naylor, T., Jeffries, R. D., 2014, “An Anomalous Extinction Law in the Cep OB3b Young Cluster: Evidence for Dust Processing during Gas Dispersal”, ApJ, 786, 113

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