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Fri, 24 May 2019 21:46:28 +0000
An ability to get on contract quickly and a price far lower that other companies were key factors in NASA’s decision to award a contract to Maxar Technologies for the first element of the lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 20:28:47 +0000
The filings show SpaceX sold all but $18.8 million of the shares available between the two rounds. The company raised $1.022 billion in total. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:28 +0000
Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:04:26 +0000
Fifty-eight years ago, almost to the day, President Kennedy declared what was, at the time, a bold national goal: To send a man to the moon within a decade, and “return him safely to Earth.” The greatest challenge of Apollo was not the former, but the latter. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. 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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