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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:19:54 +0000
GEOShare, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary matching missions with orbital slots in an effort to boost satellite sales, has signed up over 150 missions and over 100 orbital locations, said Lon Levin, GEOShare president and chief executive. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:40 +0000
As Lockheed Martin prepares to complete assembly of the Orion spacecraft flying on the first SLS mission, the company says it’s making progress in lowering the costs of the future spacecraft, including through reuse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:03:03 +0000
Air Force and NRO leaders emphasized their close ties at the 34th Space Symposium here and offered proof the relationship is helping them share capabilities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:22:38 +0000
David Hartshorn, one of the satellite industry’s most vocal advocates and a prominent defender of its spectrum rights, is resigning from the Global VSAT Forum. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:46:47 +0000
Blue Origin's CEO says he expects the company’s BE-4 engine to complete qualification testing by the end of the year as the company ramps up work on its New Glenn orbital rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:42:00 +0000
The number of space-related technology patent applications filed in China over the five-year period grew by 13.3 percent. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:23:51 +0000
WASHINGTON — French fleet operator Eutelsat finished a lengthy 302 million euro ($372.9 million) sale of its stake in Spanish fleet operator Hispasat after gaining long-awaited approval from Spain’s government. The divestiture was first announced last May and expected to close that year, but required approval from Spain’s Council of Ministers, which didn’t occur until […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:55:51 +0000
The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency’s six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:07 +0000
Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor for future weather satellite. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:21:02 +0000
Arianespace on April 19 announced a agreement Japan’s Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation BSAT and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to launch the BSAT-4b satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:55:25 +0000
DARPA announced a prize competition April 18 to demonstrate the ability to rapidly launch small satellites, a competition whose regulatory challenges may tower over its technical ones. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:53 +0000
Public-private partnerships have been used fairly extensively and effectively for funding space activities, and they are attracting even more attention as sources of public financing grow scarce. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:41:27 +0000
Russia’s Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation’s ministry of defense. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:34:45 +0000
If a new commercial space station is “paid for by Taco Bell, it will be the Taco Bell Space Station,” said Benjamin Reed, deputy director for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:02:33 +0000
The host satellite, built by Danish cubesat specialist GomSpace, is a so-called 6U cubesat measuring 20x30x10 centimeters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:32 +0000
In anticipation of more business from rocket and satellite manufacturers, Ruag is ramping up investments in its U.S. operations in Alabama, Florida and in a research center in California’s Silicon Valley. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:44:39 +0000
York Space Systems, a Denver-based satellite manufacturer, announced plans April 17 to work with Swiss satellite and rocket component supplier Ruag Space on payload adapters for York's S-Class satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:00:35 +0000
As NASA shifts its human spaceflight program towards a return to the moon, the programs supporting that new direction are creating opportunities for science both on and around the moon. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:58:57 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a NASA science mission April 18 that will look for planets orbiting other stars. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:45:59 +0000
Boeing: The production of two new satellites for the Air Force will “move faster” than the typical WGS schedule. 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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