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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. SpaceNews.com
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Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +0000
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:16-12-2010
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer/Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsSpace Systems Operations
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    PROFILE

    Complete system responsibilities for launch pad umbilical processing including system operations, maintenance, purchasing spare parts/hardware, functional checkouts, high pressure cryogenic lines and ground support equipment design compliance. Engineering design background including drawing checking and as-built configuration verification.  Project management experience producing trade studies/cost estimates determining risks, schedule and performance impacts within multiple subsystems. Now looking to make a further significant contribution within a new challenging role.

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    MANUFACTURING BACKGROUND

     

    Sr. Systems Engineer                     Sept. 07 – Present

     

    SAIC – Scientific Applications International Corp

    • As part of the Mobile Launcher Element Team, monitoreddaily construction of the 345 foot tall Mobile Launcher Tower and all the associated subsystems within the MLT.
    • Responsible for reviewing each design package for the Mobile Launcher (ML) and associated subsystems (structural/mechanical, GSE, fluids, electrical, specifications/standards).
    • Design review analysis (form/fit/function) of engineering drawings.
    • Trade studies conducted to optimize design of Ares/Orion/Ground Systems, maximize safety and mission assurance, and minimize life cycle cost.
    • Daily schedule and budget analysis to ensure safety and quality processing/operations at the Mobile Launcher construction site.
    • Active board member on NASA’s Ground and Flight Risk Review Panel responsible for identifying, assessing, and prioritizing program risks.
    • Developed the Lessons Learned process, database and review cycle at the completion of the first phase of the ML structural and facility construction contract.
    • Integrated Process Team member on NASA’s Verification and Validation and Operations and Maintenance technical teams.

     

    Umbilical/Mechanical Engineer IV                         Oct 02 – Sept 07

     

    The Boeing Company – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fl.

    • Prime Propulsion engineer for the Swing Arm mates, de-mates, operations and refurbishment of Delta IV rockets on CCAFS and VAFB.
    • Test Conductor and Task Leader for Flight, GSE and facility maintenance of the mechanical, hydraulic, propellant and electrical systems.
    • Generated the “Post Task” review process to improve system efficiency and reliability. Ensures application of best practices such as Lean Manufacturing and Employee Involvement through team participation with AIW and 5S activities.
    • Analyzed known and projected resource requirements to ensure all tasks can be completed prior to launch.
    • Scheduled design changes for Ground support equipment keeping within Departmental budget requirements.
    • Analyzed and established the feasibility of launch readiness against budgetary and execution milestones for projected resource requirements.   Daily duties required me to perform workforce and budget analysis to ensure that pre-launch tasks can be completed on schedule and within budget.  Analyze contractor schedules to ensure that all critical milestones would be met.  
    • Managed spare parts inventory and budget to ensure year-end min/max inventory requirements were achieved.

    Mechanical Engineer III - Launch Site Support Engineer                   July 99 – Oct 02

     

    The Boeing Company – Space Station Processing Facility, Fl.

    • Space Shuttle Cargo Integration including the resolution of all MPLM Cargo Integration and processing issues.
    • Direct operations involving the generation of test data and the technical documentation to ensure flight hardware readiness.
    • International Space Station Task Leader interfacing with USA, NASA, JSC and payload customers as well as Design counterparts to assure appropriate problem resolution.
    • Worked closely with the MSFC /JSC Design Centers to safely resolve off-nominal conditions, propose and develop hardware modifications to improve safety and durability, and propose/implement process enhancements.
    • Hardware closeout engineering to verify flight configuration, writing PR’s and DR’s, and disposition work steps to task completion.

     

     

    EARLY CAREER SUMMARY

    Mechanical Designer - Engineer II      Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion 1988 – 1999

    Mechanical Design Drafter                  ASEA Brown Boveri (Westinghouse) 1987 – 1988

     

     

    EDUCATION

    Master of Science in the Management of Technology- University of Miami1998 – 1999

    Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Economics- Rollins College1995 – 1998

     

     

    Interests and Pastimes: Sports, motorcycle riding, scuba.

    Status: Married.


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