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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
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For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
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Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
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Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
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To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
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     Date Submitted:03-10-2017
     Last Modified:05-11-2017 (07:09)
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     Current job:PhD student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsUltra high vacuum, lasers, materials, pulsed electrostatics,data collection,python,labVIEW,radiation detection


    Talented experimental Physicist with a strong background in beam-line experimentation and pulsed laser spectroscopy. A pragmatic and resourceful problem solver with a range of assets including CAD design, engineering workshop skills, computational data analysis and scientific instrument control and automation. Publication list available on request.


    10/2013 to 10/2017 PhD Candidate | University College London | London

    During my PhD at the UCL Physics and Astronomy department I was part of the team that constructed a trap-based pulsed positron beam optimised for laser spectroscopy of positronium, the electron-positron matter-antimatter pair. I was very fortunate to be the first student of a new research group and as a result I was able to help build the facility from scratch. Here I gained skills in building UHV vacuum systems, automated instrumentation, basic electronics, and the operation and maintenance of pulsed dye lasers. As a group of four we have produced 13 published articles in the last four years.

    2003 to 2009 General work | Various companies | London

    Between leaving school at 16 and going to university at 22 I was employed in various capacities. These included manual labour for a carpentry and renovation firm, Security guarding, bartending, and kitchen work.


    2013 Bachelor of Science | University of Surrey | Physics 1st Class with Honours

    Undertaking a degree course in Physics without an adequate pre-university education was very difficult. I had to learn advanced level mathematics with a first exposure to many of the staple concepts such as differential calculus, statistical analysis, and Newtonian mechanics. This major disadvantage did not deter me from working hard, and learning 'how to learn' quickly. I received the best overall performance award on completion of my degree.
    My final year dissertation was undertaken in the field of experimental 'Soft matter' physics, and the work led to my first publication. I was a founding member of the observational astronomy group within the Physics society which organised community engagement stargazing events.

    2010 Foundation degree in science | London South Bank University | London

    I spent one year at London South Bank University where I studied for a foundation degree in science. I was exposed to basic chemistry, biology, and GCSE level mathematics. The course was designed as a prerequisite for further study at south bank. The available routes following the foundation course included bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry, sports and exercise science, and forensic science. However, I decided toward the end of the course that a core subject would be a better choice so I applied to the university of Surrey Physics department.


    Computers and networking, particularly network security, penetration testing, and the dark net. I also have a keen interest in robotics, I built a wheeled 'photovore' robot at home using a micro controller and light sensitive resistors. I enjoy music, and I play the trumpet and bass guitar.


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