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The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:39:01 +0000
SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11, raising questions about whether it or Boeing will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of the year as previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:35:22 +0000
NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:36:21 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 10 that it was renaming the Swift astronomy spacecraft after its former principal investigator, who passed away last year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:26:35 +0000
Spanish rocket startup PLD Space received 2 million euros ($2.4 million) from a European Commission grant program to further the development of a pair of launchers designed for small satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:46:29 +0000
Growing demand by terrestrial wireless firms threatens the federal government’s exclusive use of spectrum traditionally reserved for NOAA satellite broadcasts to emergency managers, meteorologists and researchers. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:37:13 +0000
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency may be able to slash the cost of transmitting data from its next generation of weather satellites by turning to commercial communications services. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:22:06 +0000
The United States could soon be unpleasantly surprised as China continues to shore up its domestic capacity to produce high-end weapons, satellites and encryption technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:46:18 +0000
Spire Global, the San Francisco-based company that operates 48 GPS radio occultation cubesats, says it could provide a persistent view of about 97 percent of Earth with a constellation of 150 satellites. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:18:30 +0000
A group of astronomers and engineers is seeking to convince NASA to study in-space servicing and assembly of future space telescopes, including the role the proposed Deep Space Gateway could play to support it. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:19-01-2015
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     Current job:Content Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsContent media communications event community
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    Organiser/Event Manager
    Reinventing Space Conference

    The Reinventing Space (RISpace) conference is focused on innovation in the space sector. 2017 marked its 15th edition.

    I have been the organiser for this event since its relocation to the UK. The 2014 and 2016 events took place at the Royal Society, London. The 2015 event took place in Oxford and the 2017 event in Glasgow.

    RISpace is attended by delegates from all sectors of space from industry and agency, to academia and government. The conference takes place over three days and is organised into a single session including keynotes, panels and presentations.

    Keynotes and panellists come from the Director General/CEO/VP level. Presentations are generally chosen for a strong emphasis upon innovation.

    There is an exhibition and a parallel careers event at each conference.

    I have been solely responsible for
    -site visits to venues and selection
    -managing finances
    -obtaining sponsors
    -attracting and managing the attendance of keynotes; VIP liaison
    -designing and maintaining the conference website
    -all mailshots from design to dissemination
    -organising the exhibition
    -coordinating with printers, caterers, designers, venue staff and others
    -organising a Programme Committee
    -organising premium rates at local hotels
    -managing the conference dinner and all social events
    -firefighting and problem-solving at the event itself
    -making papers and presentations available to attendees after the event
    -editing and publishing the proceedings

    I organise the event on behalf of the British Interplanetary Society.

    http://www.rispace.org/

     

    Content Manager
    International Institute of Space Law, Netherlands (2008-present)

    The IISL cooperates with international and national institutions in the field of space law. I have been involved in all aspects of the creation and maintenance of IISL website – editing, writing and deployment. I started their social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. I was awarded with an IISL Certificate of Gratitude in 2011.

    http://www.iislweb.org

     

    Editor
    European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands (2014)

    Editor with Human Spaceflight and Operations at the ESTEC facility in the Netherlands. During this six month fixed contract, I assisted in finalising the publication of the "European User Guide To Low Gravity Platforms"

     

    Community Manager
    Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law (2012-2014)

    HiiL is an organisation, based in The Hague, dedicated to improving access to justice worldwide. As community manager and webmaster, I used social media, their websites and their newsletter to interface with their wider audience of professionals, innovators, students and the interested public.

    www.hiil.org

    Content Manager
    International Astronautical Federation, Paris (2006-12)

    The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s foremost space advocacy organisation, a federation of international space agencies, industry, professional societies and universities.

    I was responsible for the IAF website from its inception – repurposing, writing and editing. I developed the Federation's social media strategy from scratch, and expanded its audience to thousands, selecting the correct channels to meet IAF needs and building the external reputation of the IAF.

    - Ran, wrote and edited the IAF website.
    - Managed logistics for annual conference programme of plenary events
    - Started and maintained the IAF’s various social networking and video sites
    - Established, wrote and produced the IAF newsletter
    - Managed the IAF news service sent daily to top industry subscribers
    - Edited on behalf of the IAF, the United Nations annual Highlights in Space publication
    - Represented IAF Secretariat on history, education and culture committees

    www.iafastro.org

     

    Editor
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Cologne (2006-08)

    DLR is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. I managed DLR's English language web portal both preparing both commissioned and translated material. I also supported the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera image campaign in cooperation with FU Berlin and ESA

    www.dlr.de/en

     

    Content Manager

    European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands (2002-2005) contract via EJR-Quartz

    Worked as part of the ESA Science team upon the esa.int/science portal on the SMART-1, Mars Express, Venus Express, Rosetta and Cassini-Huygens missions.

    Edited scientists’ writing to a format suitable for this public-facing website, commissioned and implemented graphics and multimedia and implemented portal material using ESA’s content management system.

    www.esa.int/science

     

    Other experience

    Before joining the space industry and after leaving university, I was involved in the following projects:-

    Marconi/GEC (Airborne Early Warning system software)

    London Underground (signalling systems)

    Scottish Power (power station safety testing)

    Scottish Blood Donation Service (donations database)

    Unisys/NCR (ATM and banking systems)

    Eolas (originated and managed the “Virtual Hebrides” project)

    KPNQwest (intranet management)

    Bol.com (online bookseller software)

     

    Education

    BSc Astronomy/English (Open) - Open University 2006-2009

    University of Stirling (1978-81) (Economics)

     

    Further information

    I am the Chair (2013-9) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Space Societies Committee (SSC) which looks after the community and outreach interests of space societies, and professional associations. I am Vice Chair of the IAF Space Museums and Science Centres Committee.

    www.iafastro.org/comites/space-societies-committee-ssc/

    I am a member of the IAF International Programme Committee which defines the technical sessions for the annual International Astronautical Congress.

    I edit the Proceedings of the Reinventing Space Conference (published by Springer Nature)

    I run the Astronautical News service to 10000+ subscribers over three platforms (Facebook, Twitter, daily email)


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