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Nearly a month after the signing of a policy directive calling for commercial space regulatory reforms, Commerce Department officials said this week they’re moving ahead on a number of fronts. SpaceNews.com
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A report released by the White House June 20 outlines a set of goals to address the small but “high-consequence” threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs), but does not commit to spending more money to achieve them. SpaceNews.com
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Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.” SpaceNews.com
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China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor. SpaceNews.com
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An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues. SpaceNews.com
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Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
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A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
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Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
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President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
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A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-06-2017
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     Current job:Treasurer of UKSEDS
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     Keywordsexoplanets, research, satellites, science communication, programming
    CV

    Highly motivated Master's student in Physics with Space Science and Technology with a passion for space, programming and science communication, aiming for a successful career in the space industry.


    Education
    University of Leicester Leicester, UK
    MPhys Physics with Space Science and Technology - Predicted 2:1 - September 2013 - July 2017

    Master's Projects:
    -Searching for Variable Sources: Made use of differential photometry programmes to detect the Active Galactic Nuclei in NGC 5548 in a crowded star field, and characterised its light curve.
    -The Formation of Hot Jupiters: Summarised the debate about the formation of hot Jupiters and how they came to be in close, short-period orbits around their star, including in situ formation.

    Third Year Projects:
    -Detecting Transiting Exoplanets: Lead a team of 4 in the programming side of a project to implement the transit photometry method to observe and characterise the exoplanet WASP-33 b.
    -Catching and Disposing of Space Junk: Project manager of a team of 5. Analysed suitability of proposed methods of deorbiting an uncontrolled defunct satellite from LEO and presented findings to Airbus Defence & Space.


    Nara Women's University Nara, Japan
    Research Question: Why is the world green? - Grade A - August 2016
     A ten day cultural and scienti c exchange programme - part taught, part research - on the topic of local and international ecology with a focus on the diet of Sika Deer in Nara.


    Colyton Grammar School Devon, UK
    Secondary Education 2006 - 2013


    Work Experience
    UKSEDS UK
    Treasurer - March 2017 - Present
    -Manages UKSEDS' accounting records and yearly budget. Responsible for issuing and paying invoices, and regularly reporting finance updates to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
    -Responsible for management of approximately 35 staff, liaising with academics and industry, running outreach events, and the organisation and financial control of the National Student Space Conference for up to 300 students and young professionals.


    UKSEDS UK
    Careers Team - March 2016 - Present
    -Lead the organisation of Reinventing Space Careers Conference held at The Royal Society for 100 undergraduates. Engaged with speakers from space agencies, and upstream and downstream companies.
    -Website management of SpaceCareers.uk and providing subscribers with monthly newsletters on jobs, internships and competitions in the space industry, and giving individual careers advice.


    National Space Centre Leicester, UK
    Space Crew Team, Corporate Team - Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
    -Worked as part of a team in a multi-skilled role, which included excellent customer care, ticketing, catering, retail, and being an exhibition guide. Provided a smart and friendly 'face of the Space Centre'.


    Space School UK Leicester, UK
    Senior Mentor - July 2014 - Present
    -Lecturing on exoplanet detection, and ESA space missions, leading programming workshops.
    -Responsible for the pastoral care of young people aged between 13-18 during the summer programme; strong abilities to work with young people with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
    -Training Junior Mentors on methods of teaching, outreach, and leading groups of young people.


    Other Experience
    Sand eld Close Primary School Leicester, UK
    Placement, Space Camp Volunteer - March 2016 - Present
    - Placement included delivering lessons on simple physics topics; working closely with students with SEN.
    - Run outreach activities at Space Camp, and helping expand the programme to local primary schools.


    Student Societies Leicester, UK
    President, Treasurer - Sept 2014 - July 2016
    -President: Physics Society. Managed a team; ran events including Solar Eclipse Viewing" for 2,000 people, a trip to CERN for 60 students, and the Physics Ball, increasing attendees by 40%.
    -Treasurer: Physics Society, Astronomy and Rocketry Society. Responsible for budgeting and analysis and control of the finances. Increased funds by over 50% for both societies through events and merchandise.


    Analytical and Technical Skills
    -Pro cient in R, C, Python, LATEX, photometry packages (PHOTOM, ISIS2.2, IRAF/PYRAF, GAIA), Microsoft Office, Slack, Con uence, Jira, Google Drive.
    - Competent with a range of laboratory equipment and piCETL 20" and 12" telescopes.


    Awards and Achievements
    -The Dean's Award - Nara Women's University 2016 - Awarded for highest quality of work on the programme.
    -Advancing Gender Equality - University of Leicester 2016 - Nominated by academics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for ongoing work.
    -AstroTech - 96.7% - The University of Edinburgh 2015 - Self directed 6 week MOOC (Coursera) on the technology used by astronomers.
    -Represented the Royal Astronomical Society - House of Commons 2015 - Chosen to address the Science and Technology Select Committee at the Voice of the Future event.
    Addressed NASA Astronaut Chris Had eld - University of Leicester 2013 - Chosen to give a talk about the cause of aurorae and demonstrate the Planeterella.


    Interests
    Science outreach (STEM Ambassador), gliding, learning Japanese and German, making jams and preserves.


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