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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
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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
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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
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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:03-10-2017
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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
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    SUMMARY

    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.

    EXPERIENCE

    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.

    EDUCATION

    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.

    INTERESTS

    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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