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SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:20:11 +0000
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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:05:34 +0000
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:18:44 +0000
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:13:20 +0000
China will launch its Chang’e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15 SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:33:39 +0000
NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:46 +0000
The Air Force will use “rapid procurement authorities” in this program and is targeting the first next-generation OPIR launch in 2023. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:57:09 +0000
The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:42:54 +0000
Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:32:25 +0000
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000
Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2010
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     KeywordsTechnical author, aerospace, military, avionic, mechanical, 5 years
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    I am an experienced, hard working and loyal employee who wants to achieve a roll with a forward looking company that will enable me to use my existing skills and experience in a new role, and also to build on these through fresh challenges and training.  I am an aerospace engineer employed as a technical author for the technical publications on the Eurofighter aircraft project.  I was previously employed as a mechanical engineer in the Royal Air Force.  An excellent team worker but equally able to be self-motivated and well organized, I am flexible and adaptable in approach, with the ability to produce a high standard of work under pressure coupled with a willingness to travel.

     I am keen to extend my knowledge and experience of technical authoring as I find the work to be both stimulating and rewarding.

     I have a proven success record using good organisational, communication, planning and inter-personal skills. I am an experienced technical author, competent in the use of IT with knowledge and experience in using the following software and specification packages: 

    • Linux, MAC OS and Windows with Microsoft Office Package
    • Adobe Framemaker + SGML/XML
    • Various CAD software.
    • Various Oracle based databases.
    • Various web based software.
    • AECMA S1000D
    • AECMA Simplified English
    • AVP 70
    • ATA 100
    • ISO-9001

    Career Review

    Technical Author

    BAE Systems, Warton                2008 - Present

    • Employed as a technical author for all systems, including avionics, of the Eurofighter aircraft in a team of permanent and sub-contract technical authors
    • Responsible for the writing and modification of descriptive, procedural, location and schematic data modules
    • Full working knowledge of an LSA based, common source database for all the Eurofighter aircraft structure and systems
    • Writing to an AECMA S1000D and ATA100 specification using Framemaker + SGML 5.5
    • Use of Mercury Client, an Oracle based database, and numerous BAE Systems databases, including Trilogi, a web based document reference system.

    Derwent International Communications Ltd, Engineer / Technical Author                                                                        2006 – 2008

    • Originally employed with this company to perform general clerical duties, after a review of my past experience in the Royal Air Force the company, the role was changed to that of Technical Author
    • Converting technical jargon contained in electronic manuals into plain English for a multi-national company
    • Updating user manuals and service manual design
    • Working to an ISO-9001 standard
    • Extensive use all Microsoft Office applications as well as Framemaker, Adobe Acrobat and Distiller.


    Aerospace Engineer

    RAF              2000 - 2006

    • Part of a multi-skilled maintenance team responsible for aircraft inspection, rectification of faults, functional testing and servicing for flight-testing.
    • Complex servicing of aircraft using a combination of engineering drawings and CAD software.
    • Adaptable to many different shifts and working hours.
    • Complex and comprehensive reporting, documentation of work carried out and tracking of assets.

    Software Experience

    Linux, MAC and Windows operating systems

    Full Microsoft Office Suite

    Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, FrameMaker + SGML/XML

    Various CAD software

    Various Oracle based databases

    Various web based software

    Education

    SaleGrammar School                                1990 - 1996

    Qualifications

    NVQ 4Aeronautical Engineering

    NVQ 3 International Logistics

    10 GCSE, grade A-C, including Maths and English

    In House Training

    Total Quality Management

    Leadership skills

    ISO9001

    ISO20000

    Personal

    Date of Birth: 14  November 1978

    Status: Single

    Driving Licence: Full, UK

    Interests

    As well as the usual social activities, I enjoy all sports and like to keep myself fit in the local gym and by playing football and table-tennis.  I am currently studying towards a science degree at Open University.  I read a wide variety of books both for pleasure and for education and enjoy travelling and learning about other countries and their cultures


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