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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:12:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with ARSAT Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales SA, to supply the payload for the third geostationary telecom satellite manufactured in Argentina, ARSAT-3, as well as options for two additional payloads. ARSAT, with headquarters in Buenos Aires, acting as Main Contractor and leading the GEO communication satellite development in Argentina, is using a similar industrial organization with INVAP, the Rio Negro Province high...
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:17:00 +0100
For the 11th launch of 2015 from the Guiana Space Center, the Vega light launcher on its overall sixth mission, this time on behalf of ESA, will orbit the LISA Pathfinder technology demonstrator, into an elliptical low earth orbit for a mission to the L1 Lagrange point. With this seventh launch of the year overall for European Governments, this time focusing on space research and science, Arianespace, once again, reflects the company's assigned mission of ensuring independent access to space ...
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:13:00 +0100
One of the most recognizable constellations in the sky is Orion, the Hunter. Among Orion’s best-known features is the “belt,” consisting of three bright stars in a line, each of which can be seen without a telescope. The westernmost star in Orion’s belt is known officially as Delta Orionis. (Since it has been observed for centuries by sky-watchers around the world, it also goes by many other names in various cultures, like “Mintaka”.) Modern astronomers...
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:36:00 +0100
NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory's construction. In the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland this week, the engineering team used a robot arm to lift and lower the hexagonal-shaped segment that measures just over 4.2 feet (1.3 meters) across and weighs approximately 88 pounds (40 kilograms). After being pieced together, the 18 primary mirror segme...
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0100
The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March. A joint endeavour with Russia's Roscosmos space agency, ExoMars comprises two missions. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and Schiaparelli make up the 2016 mission, while the 2018 mission will combine a rover and a surface science platform. Both missions will be launched on Russian Proton rockets from Baikonur. TGO and Schiaparelli are undergoing...
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0100
A team of astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured the most detailed images ever of the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris. These observations show how the unexpectedly large size of the particles of dust surrounding the star enable it to lose an enormous amount of mass as it begins to die. This process, understood now for the first time, is necessary to prepare such gigantic stars to meet explosive demises as supernovae. VY Canis Majoris is a stellar goliath, a red hyper...
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:12:00 +0100
Astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected hints of periodic changes in the brightness of a so-called "active" galaxy, whose emissions are powered by a supersized black hole. If confirmed, the discovery would mark the first years-long cyclic gamma-ray emission ever detected from any galaxy, which could provide new insights into physical processes near the black hole. "Looking at many years of data from Fermi's Large Area Telesco...
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:47:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space announced today that the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft is about to leave the clean rooms at its plant in Cannes, where it is completing integration and testing, for shipment to the launch base in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The launch campaign will then start, including propellant filling, final functional tests and mating with the launcher, for a launch scheduled in March 2016. ExoMars is a joint endeavor between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos...
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:23:00 +0100
A NASA instrument to monitor aerosols, the ozone layer, and other gases in our atmosphere from space arrived Friday, Nov. 20 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instrument will now begin final preparations for launch to the International Space Station. The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on the International Space Station, or SAGE III on ISS, was shipped to Florida from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The SAGE III instrument, developed at NASA Lang...
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:12:00 +0100
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:35:00 +0100
Researchers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known.  The pulsar lies in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy that orbits our Milky Way and is located 163,000 light-years away. The Tarantula Nebula is the largest, most active and most complex star-formation region in our galactic ne...
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:38:00 +0100
NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts. The Boeing Company of Houston received its first crew mission order in May. "It's really exciting to see SpaceX and Boein...
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:43:00 +0100
The latest satellite for the European Commission's Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month. Carrying a suite of state-of-the-art instruments, Sentinel-3A is set to provide an unprecedented step forward in the Copernicus marine, land, atmosphere and climate change services. The satellite began its two-day journey from Thales Alenia Space in Cannes to Nice airport by lorry during the night. An Antonov aircraft...
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0100
ESO's VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ever before, astronomers have, for the first time, found out exactly when such monster galaxies first appeared. Just counting the number of galaxies in a patch of sky provides a way to test astronomers' theories of galaxy formation and evolution. However, such a simple task becomes increasingly hard as a...
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:49:00 +0100
Through a contract signed today with the European Space Agency (ESA), Airbus Defence and Space continues to develop Eurostar Neo, its new generation of platforms for geostationary telecommunication satellites. Under phase C/D of the NEOSAT programme, this contract will lead to the development of the complete Eurostar Neo product line. The NEOSAT programme was initiated by ESA and the French space agency CNES through the Investments for the Future Programme (PIA) and continues today, with ...
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:30:00 +0100
One of the most recognizable constellations in the sky is Orion, the Hunter. Among Orion’s best-known features is the “belt,” consisting of three bright stars in a line, each of which can be seen without a telescope. The westernmost star in Orion’s belt is known officially as Delta Orionis. (Since it has been observed for centuries by sky-watchers around the world, it also goes by many other names in various cultures, like “Mintaka”.) Modern astronomers...
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:27:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with BTRC, (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) to build the telecommunications satellite, Bangabandhu, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. This satellite will narrow the digital divide, as it will take broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce profitable services, including direct-to-home services, across the country and over the region. As program ...
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:18-08-2010
     Last Modified:18-08-2010 (02:20)
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     Current job:Federal Account Executive
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Keywordssatellite networks, components, antennas, odems, transcievers, DOD, INTEL

    Federal Sales Director

    Government Sales/Business Development

    Proven sales and marketing executive with superior communication and relationship building abilities.  Innovative professional focused on high-quality results in relation to complex consulting, governmental and financial engagements.  Possesses an extensive background in satellite communications and expertise in generating substantial business through relationship building and aggressive product promotion.  A skilled manager and experienced negotiator who understands the intricacies of communication between government integrators, business personnel and clients.  Has extensive contacts in Federal agencies such as CECOM, DISA, SOCOM, ARSTRAT, NAVAIR, NSA, State Department, DHS and US Air Force Space Command.  Developed the ability to overcome severe market challenges to engineer explosive growth in adverse market climates.



    Professional Experience

    Segovia, Inc      Herndon, Virginia                                           2008-2010

    Federal Account Executive

    Segovia is a leader in providing IP services over Satellite.  I was responsible for sales and marketing to the US Army, Navy, Intelligence and Homeland Security.  I was challenged to open new markets in Homeland Security and US Navy by developing new market strategies and opening new avenues for wireless services for Intelligence and Navy operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the first responder communities.


    ANDREW CORPORATION-Westchester, Illinois                                        2006-2008

    Government Account Manager

    Andrew Corporation is a world leader in Satellite Antennas for commercial markets.  I was responsible for the introduction of Andrew Corporations MILSATCOM products into the Government arena as well as Radar and HF antennas.  Challenged to develop the MILSATCOM market for Andrew by developing relationships and sales to large government prime contractors and direct government sales.  Annual sales of 12 Million Dollars.

    • Succeeded in selling Andrew Corporations first Quad-Band 3.9 and 4.6 meter Tri-Fold antennas in to the US Army, US Navy, US Air force and DHS.  Total sales over the next five years expected to be $7 Million.
    • Began negotiations with a Canadian Prime to develop a new Radar system for Homeland Security.  Developed a Teaming Agreement to protect Andrew’s Proprietary Rights.


    Comtech EF Data –Tempe, Arizona                                      1997 -2004

    Director of Government Sales

    Comtech EF Data is the world leader in satellite communications equipment such as Modems and Transceivers.  Ignited extraordinary revenue growth and industry recognition for a leader in both the commercial and government satellite communication markets.  Scope of responsibility includes all sales, marketing, business development, channel development and customer management and retention operations.  Direct sales strategies for all government organizations and federal contractors.  

    • Drove a revenue increase of more than 100% as well as a sales increase of approximately $6 million through networking to gain the trust of prospective clients.
    • Assisted key clients in the acquisition of several major government contracts that generated additional business growth for all involved.
    • Awarded title of Salesman of the Year in 2001 from a pool of 20 worldwide sales associates for increasing sales by 34%.


    Radyne Comstream –Phoenix, Arizona                                    2004-2005

    Vice President of Government Sales

    Radyne is a strong challenger to Comtech EF Data in the manufacturer of satellite communications equipment.  Challenged by one of the largest suppliers of satellite modems and hardware to increase the company’s minimal penetration of governmental markets to advance position as a major provider of satellite communications equipment.  Focused efforts on maximizing sales through networking and delivery of high-impact presentations to inform clients of product offerings and new developments in the field.  Dedicated to ensuring on-time delivery of products and efficient resolution of client issue to guarantee future corporate revenue.


    Titan Corporation –Vienna, Virginia                                1983 - 1997

    Manager of Government Depot

    Titan Corporation is a multifunctional corporation with a focus on US and Foreign Government communications challenges.  Retained by a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications products, solutions and services for National Security to establish and manage a government repair depot.  Provided direct oversight to a staff of five field engineers with budgetary responsibility of $2.5 million annually.

    • Credited with design and certification of a new Tri-Brand satellite system for US SOCOM as well as restructuring and implementation of all system training.
    • Established and operated a government depot for the support of SOCOM and special US Air force Programs.



    Education and Seminars

    University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland

    Bachelor of Science in Business Management

    George Mason University; Herndon, Virginia

    Completed a five-day Government Contracting Seminar

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