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Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:48:03 +0000
Barrett said the Air Force is reviewing the NDAA conference agreement and discussing next steps SpaceNews.com
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TriSept Corp. announced plans Dec. 10 to open an office at the United Kingdom’s Harwell Space Cluster as part of a comprehensive teaming agreement with the Satellite Applications Catapult.  SpaceNews.com
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Private Chinese launch firm Landspace has raised $71 million in series C round funding for development of a new launcher. SpaceNews.com
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NASA declared the long-delayed core stage for the first Space Launch System rocket complete Dec. 9, although the rocket’s launch is still more than a year away. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:57:21 +0000
The federal government issued updated guidelines Dec. 9 to mitigate the creation of orbital debris, but many in the space safety community were disappointed with the limited scope of the changes. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:35:33 +0000
Raymond: "Having a Space Force with a singular focus on the space domain will be hugely, hugely helpful to us." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:55:19 +0000
The NDAA also establishes an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy as the senior civilian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense SpaceNews.com
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:39:49 +0000
The mission, dubbed ClearSpace-1, is slated to launch in 2025 to capture and deorbit a 100-kilogram Vespa payload adapter an Arianespace Vega left in orbit after deploying ESA’s Proba-V remote-sensing satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:00:16 +0000
Near Space Labs unveiled an application programming interface Dec. 9 offering access to high-resolution imagery captured by cameras on weather balloons. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:00:24 +0000
Made In Space Europe and Luxembourg Space Agency won a European Space Agency contract to develop an inexpensive robotic arm for space applications. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:03:51 +0000
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett: "It is time for us to move forward with the Space Force.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 21:14:07 +0000
Ron Lopez, president of Astroscale U.S.: 'The Air Force is talking about safety, congestion and how that affects resilience' SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:15:34 +0000
The Falcon 9 upper stage engine performed a 20.1 second burn after the six-hour coast SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:12:12 +0000
SpaceX will conduct an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft in early January as the launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on an uncrewed test flight slips another day, NASA announced Dec. 6. SpaceNews.com
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The contracts are the latest awarded under a project called Defense Experimentation Using the Commercial Space Internet SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:18:32 +0000
Kacific said it recently secured $160 million from the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank and GuarantCo, a European- and Australian-government backed infrastructure investment organization, along with other financiers.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:14:22 +0000
Live pitch events are one of several avenues the Air Force is pursuing to attract U.S.-owned startups and commercial businesses that are breaking new ground in space technology. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:41:18 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched several smallsats Dec. 6 on an Electron mission also designed to test technologies to make the rocket’s first stage reusable. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a Dec. 5 speech on Capitol Hill to implore Congress to finish a fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill for NASA as soon as possible to give the agency funding to proceed on a lunar lander program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-03-2019
     Last Modified:29-11-2019 (04:47)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Systems Engineer and Space Robotics
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGuidance, navigation, and control; space systems engineering; orbital mechanics; trajectory optimization
    CV

    Summary


    A Canadian citizen. Motivated and highly professional aerospace engineer with 10+ years of experience in academia. Extensive experience in the field of space engineering, with a focus on space robotics, spacecraft attitude and orbital dynamics and control, spacecraft systems engineering, space mission conceptualization and scoping, space situational awareness, and requirement definition, verification, and validation.

    Education


    Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering                                                      

    University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) ............................................ (2015-2019)

    Dissertation: “A New Approach to Active Removal of Space Debris”

    Research topics: space debris mitigation and remediation, debris environment characterization, space systems engineering, space robotics, orbital mechanics and trajectory optimization, and attitude dynamics and control.

    Developed a novel CubeSat-based mission concept for the active removal of sizable debris objects from LEO. 

    Performed in-depth systems engineering analysis on the proposed spacecraft, e.g., power, mass, and cost budgets. 

    Developed several attitude and orbit controllers for critical maneuvers in the mission, e.g., concurrent rendezvous and attitude synchronization, detumbling, and deorbiting maneuvers.

    Master of Applied Science, Aerospace Engineering                                               

    Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), UTIAS ............................................................................... (2013-2015)

    Thesis: “Innovative Mission Concepts and Ground Segment Software Based on Existing SFL Spacecraft”

    Research topics: spacecraft design and systems engineering, relational database, and ground segment hardware and software.

    CGP (Controlled Goods Program) certificate obtained.

    Developed a multi-mission spacecraft telemetry management system called the Mission Telemetry Archive, for the operational satellites developed at the SFL, using Python, SQL, and Qt.

    Performed mission concept and feasibility studies (Pre-Phase A) in two projects: The Star Calibration (STARCAL) mission and the Quantum Encryption Nanosatellite (NanoQEY) mission.

    Bachelor of Applied Science, Space Engineering                                                   

    York University (Toronto, Canada), Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering .................. (2008-2013)

    Thesis: “Hall Thruster for Interplanetary Travels”

    Professional Experience


    Manager, Education and Outreach

    Canadian Space Society (CSS) ................................................................................. (Sep 2019-Present)

    Overseeing CSS education and outreach team: events, programs, competitions, technical projects.

    ·   Executing on CSS strategic plan, and helping the Board set and achieve education and outreach goals.

    ·   Communicating with education and outreach team to ensure roles and goals are clearly understood.

    Course Instructor

    AER525 - Robotics, Division of Engineering Science, University of Toronto ............... (Sep 2018-Present)

    Delivering lectures on the kinematics, dynamics, control, and design of robotic manipulators.

    Lecturer

    AER201 - Engineering Design, Division of Engineering Science, University of Toronto .......... (2015-2019)

    Delivered lectures and workshops on analogue and digital electronics, circuits (e.g., H-bridge), and sensors.

    Team Leader                                                                  

    York University Rover Team, York University ...................................................... (Sep 2009-June 2012)

    Lead over 30 graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines for three consecutive years.

    Designed and developed three Mars rover prototypes to compete in the international University Rover Challenge, held by the Mars Society at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah.

    Designed and delivered three 6-DoF robotic manipulators, each with a specialized end-effector.

    First place in the 2009 and 2011 competitions, and second place in the 2010 competition.

    Manager, After-sales Services Department                     

    Atlas Kousha Inc., Tehran, Iran ........................................................................... (Sep 2004-June 2007)

    Provided logistical support to the engineering and after-sales services department.

    Provided technical support for the installation, maintenance, and operation of AEG and Milwaukee power tools.

    Handled customer complaints and feedback about the products and services provided by the company.

    Resolved issues related to customers’ claims for repair, replacement, or compensation for nonfunctioning products.

    Established transparent return and exchange policies, and defined provisions in the annual maintenance contract.

    Computer Expertise


    MATLAB, Simulink, Python, Fortran, Qt, SQLite, Arduino programming, Systems Tool Kit (STK), Solid Edge, SolidWorks, NX Nastran, Google Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Dreamweaver.

    Awards and Honors


    Doctoral Completion Award, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies ..............(Nov 2019)

    Doctoral Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto .............................(2015-2019)

    Kenneth Molson Fellowship, University of Toronto ............................................................... (Dec 2018)

    Conference Grant, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.................................. (Jan 2018)

    Wallberg Research Fellowship, University of Toronto ..........................................................  (Dec 2017)

    Thoth Prize in Space Engineering, York University................................................................ (Dec 2012)

    McKittrick Scholarship, York University...................................................................................(Dec 2009)

    Dean’s Honour Roll, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University ................(2009-2010)

    Certification


    Basic Machining, George Brown College, machine shop safety, lathe, mill, and drill press..........(2014)

    STK Certified, Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI), Level 1, Systems Tool Kit......................................(2013)

    Amateur Radio, Advanced (with honours), Industry Canada, Call sign: VA3HOU........................(2013)


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