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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
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With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:51:53 +0000
The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +0000
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +0000
The shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:44 +0000
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof — to buy more satellite communications services from the private sector. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:58:07 +0000
Members of the C-Band Alliance have stipulated that they will only buy U.S.-built satellites to replace any capacity lost through the transfer of some C-band spectrum to cellular operators for 5G, a move that could position their plan more favorably with the White House and Congress. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +0000
Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations center in Palm Bay, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:50 +0000
Arianespace’s final launch of the year is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern. The company will launch a French military Earth observation satellite called CSO-1 on a Europeanized Soyuz rocket from Sinnamary, French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:41:07 +0000
Nearly a year after the release of the latest decadal survey for the field, the head of NASA’s Earth science program says the agency is making good progress in implementing its recommendations. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:32:07 +0000
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:53:13 +0000
SpaceNews Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger presents the winners of 2018 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. 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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