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Ariane Flight VA222 Arianespace has delivered another Ariane 5 to the launch zone at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, positioning this workhorse heavy-lift vehicle for tomorrow's flight with a pair of telecommunications satellites: THOR 7 and SICRAL 2. The Ariane 5 rolled out today from the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch zone, where it is scheduled for liftoff during a launch window that opens on April 24 at 4:38 p.m. local time in French Guiana. For this 78...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:58:00 +0100
Ariane Flight VA222 Ariane 5 has been authorized for its April 24 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, with the go-ahead for this upcoming mission - which will orbit the THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 telecommunications satellites - given following today's launch readiness review. This pre-launch step - performed prior to each Arianespace mission - checked the "go" status of the heavy-lift launcher, the flight's dual-passenger payload, the Spaceport's infrastructure and the network of trackin...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:58:00 +0100
Vega Flight VV05 The latest in Europe's series of Sentinel Earth observation satellites landed at French Guiana today in preparation for its orbiting on an Arianespace Vega vehicle during June, while build-up of the lightweight launcher was initiated at the Spaceport this week. Sentinel-2A was delivered by a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner that touched down at Cayenne's Felix Eboue Airport, where the spacecraft's protective shipping container was unloaded along with support equipme...
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Astronomers using the HARPS planet-hunting machine at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile have made the first-ever direct detection of the spectrum of visible light reflected off an exoplanet. These observations also revealed new properties of this famous object, the first exoplanet ever discovered around a normal star: 51 Pegasi b. The result promises an exciting future for this technique, particularly with the advent of next generation instruments, such as ESPRESSO, on the VLT, and future tele...
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     Date Submitted:23-09-2010
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsHard working, Many transferable skill 20+ yrs in space functional positions
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    IT PROJECT MANAGER

    P&L / Software Testing & Integration

    Systems Analysis & Development / Compliance

    QA-QC / Process Reengineering

    Business Analysis / Project Lifecycle

    Customer Support / SOW / WBS / SDLC/ Training

     

    As a gifted IT professional, I significantly increased productivity and quality controls for small and large organizations. Working with end users to determine requirements, needs and expectations, I am skilled at troubleshooting problems in data and application structure.

     

    With well-developed technical and business expertise, I quickly meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. By providing clear vision and dynamic leadership, I overcame tough challenges to deliver key projects on time, within budget and to specification. My particular strengths include:

     

    - Leading major initiatives and managing full project lifecycle delivery

    - Instituting stringent control systems to mitigate risk

    - Customizing technical solutions to meet corporate goals

    - Developing, analyzing and testing solutions to meet project requirements

    - Analyzing and implementing project objectives to exceed all expectations

     

    I earned my MS in Information Technology/Project Management from Colorado Technical University, where I also received a BS in Computer Science. A retired Air Force NCO, I hold a Secret Security Clearance. I have been described as a dynamic and operations-oriented leader as well as an effective trainer and mentor.

     

    CAREER HISTORY

    Graduate Student/Volunteer, 2008 to present.

    Took sabbatical to complete graduate program.

    During this time volunteered as facilitator for PMI Mile Hi Chapter monthly workshops as well.

     

    Owner/Operator, HVH Transportation, 2005 to 2008, OTR Driver, Crete Carrier Corporation,

    2004 to 2005. Coordinated freight transport/delivery, and selected freight/routes to maximize profits. Held P&L responsibility, managed business development, equipment maintenance and day-to-day operations as independent contractor.

     

    Professional Development, 2002 to 2004. Took advantage of opportunity to complete undergraduate degree.

     

    Senior Quality Assurance Specialist I, Comsys/World Com, 2000 to 2002. Promoted to manage full lifecycle testing, including unit, black box, integration, and regression tests. Led 8 staff members, managed relations with vendors and internal/external customers. Completed complex software upgrades with no fallout issues.

     

    Project Manager/Quality Assurance Specialist, Comsys, 1998 to 2000. Hired to manage and define system specifications to meet management and operations department requirements. Developed test plans, including tasks and schedules, coordinated test activities.

     

    Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer, L3 Communications, 1995 to 1998. Managed staff of 15 in performing system analysis and identifying test/training requirements for Global Positioning Satellite Program's Operational Control Segment software. Developed test plans, tested software changes providing shortened training time for clients.

     

    Earlier: United States Air Force. Promoted to positions of increasing responsibility including Director, Communication-Computer System Directorate, Manager, Prototype Space Operations Division, and Manager, Space Operations Training Branch.


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