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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. 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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