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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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-09-2017
     Last Modified:26-09-2017 (03:41)
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     Current job:Astronomy and Instrumentation MSc Graduate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsScientific Programming, Software Development, Astronomical Instrumentation, Instrument Testing, Performance Recommendations, Image Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Optics, Optical Instruments, Optical Design, Fourier Optics, Simulations, Matlab, Python, ID
    CV

    SKILLS

    Programming

    Fortran, IDL, Java, Matlab, Python, SQL

    Software

    CASA, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word), LaTeX, SPENVIS

    Languages

    English (native), French (fluent), Spanish (basic), Dutch (basic)

     

    EDUCATION

    Sep 2015 – July 2017

    M.Sc. Astronomy and Instrumentation, Leiden University, The Netherlands

    Awards: Walraven Scholarship

    Sep 2008 – May 2013

    B.Sc. Honours Astrophysics, Minor Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada - summa cum laude

    Awards: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, Faculty Union Scholarship, Dean’s List, Dean of Science Research Award, Sobeys Scholar Award

     

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Oct 2016 – Jul 2017

    M.Sc. Major Thesis: TNO Optics Internship, HIGS Breadboard Performance Benchmarking

    Supervisors: Dr. A. Verlaan, Dr. C. Keller

    Designed, tested, and implemented automated data retrieval in Matlab for an Earth observation satellite prototype.

    Processed and analyzed observational results to provide operational recommendations for the breadboard.

    Sep 2015 – Jul 2016

    M.Sc. Minor Thesis: Multifrequency submillimeter continuum imaging analysis of the protoplanetary disk TW Hya

    Supervisors: Dr. M. Hogerheijde, MSc. V.N. Salinas Poblete

    Detected protoplanetary disk grain growth using Band 7 and 9 observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

    Computed disk properties from imaging and optimization routines using CASA and Python.

    Sep 2012 – May 2013

    B.Sc. Honours Thesis: ε Aurigae : deriving a Baade-Wesselink distance

    Supervisor: Dr. P.D. Bennett

    Developed and tested a new distance determination method to an irregularly pulsating supergiant, Epsilon Aurigae.

    Created statistical and interpolation routines in IDL to examine 20 years of photometric and spectroscopic data.

     

    EMPLOYMENT

    Oct 2013 – Apr 2015

    Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada

    Provided program administration to undergraduate students on matters involving academic programs, courses, registration, and regulations.

    Collaborated with departments of the Faculty of Science to coordinate program planning and execution.

    Jul 2013 – Oct 2013

    Student Advisor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Canada

    Apr 2012 – May 2013

    Research Assistant, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

    Feb 2010 – Apr 2012

    Office Assistant, Residence Life Office, Saint Mary's University, Canada

     

    COMMITTEE AND SOCIETY APPOINTMENTS

    Sep 2015 - Present

    MSc International Student Representative, Education Committee, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, The Netherlands

    Oct 2013 – Apr 2015

    Member, Undergraduate Program Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada

    Oct 2013 – Apr 2015

    Member, Undergraduate Laboratory Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada

    Apr 2012 – May 2013

    Treasurer, Astronomy and Physics Society, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

     

    LIST OF TALKS

    Feb 2013

    ε Aurigae: deriving a Baade-Wesselink distance, Atlantic Universities Physics and Astronomy Conference, Moncton, Canada

    Sep 2012

    ε Aurigae: deriving a Baade-Wesselink distance, 9th Annual Undergraduate Mini-Symposium, Halifax, Canada

    Jul 2012

    A spectroscopic and photometric analysis of pulsations of the F supergiant ε Aurigae, XIth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium, Hvar, Croatia

    Jun 2012

    A spectroscopic and photometric analysis of pulsations of the F supergiant ε Aurigae, Cool Stars 17, Barcelona, Spain (Poster presentation)

     

    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

    Wilson, C.K., Bennett, P.D., Hopkins, J.L., McCandless, B.E., "A spectroscopic and photometric analysis of pulsations of the F supergiant ε Aur". Central European Astrophysical Bulletin, 2013, 37, 109-114.

     

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