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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:21-01-2011
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     Current job:Missile Defense Agency C2BMC Development PM
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProgram Management Systems Industrial Human Factors Manufacturing Engineering Research Development Mathematics Statistics
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    Approved Active Duty USAF Military Retirement Date of 1 Jul 11
    Available 1 May 11

    OBJECTIVE: To foster organization success by obtaining a responsible position to apply proven leadership, instructional, technical, and organizational skills gained from a diverse military career as a scientist, engineer, university professor, program manager, and commander.

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
    Twenty years of documented success in key positions leading people, programs, and resources within schedule constraints. Expertise in strategic planning and technical execution both locally and internationally guiding billion dollar Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs.

    EDUCATION
    PhD Industrial & Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    MS Industrial Engineering, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
    BS Engineering Psychology - Human Factors Engr., USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
    Defense Systems Management Graduate - Advanced Program Management, Fort Belvoir, VA

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / ACHIEVEMENTS
    United States Air Force Lt Col.                                                Active Top Secret clearance - SCI - 3/5/07

    Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) Development Program Manager, Huntsville, AL.  2008 - Present
    Leads the design, development, and integration efforts of Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) C2BMC. Leads 40-member General Officer directed team seamlessly integrating sensor data across AEGIS, THAAD, Patriot, and GMD weapon systems. Developed road map brief that heavily influenced Presidential decision to shift missile defense focus towards regional versus strategic efforts. Spearheaded 2-yr accelerated fielding of new MDA radar control capabilities.

    Chief, Air Force Affairs, Office of Defense Cooperation, Warsaw, Poland. 2005 - 2008
    Managed USAF Foreign Military Sales cases in the US Embassy involving the Government of Poland. Oversaw largest sales program in Europe. Made history by delivering 48 new F-16 fighter jets and support infrastructure totaling $3.5B to first former, Eastern Block, Warsaw Pact country.

    Basic Sciences Division Executive Officer, Course Director, Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics, USAF Academy, CO. 2002 - 2005
    Led 10 faculty members teaching statistics for 400 aspiring cadet engineers and scientists.

    Chief, Standardization, Evaluation and Policy, 34th Training Group
    Led leadership policy development and implementation for 4,100 member cadet wing.

    Commander, Cadet Squadron 22.
    Commanded, trained, mentored, and motivated 120 cadets. Provided military instruction and hands-on leadership and role model experience.

    SENSOR Program Manager, Peterson AFB, CO. 1999 - 2002
    Led 30 members to the successful award of a $1B, 18-yr engineering missile warning and space surveillance integration contract with MDA and Integrated Space C2 ISC2 contracts. As the Chief Quality Assurance Evaluator, led System Program Office's annual $35M, Cheyenne Mountain C2 Software Support contract. Responsible for program execution and contract performance evaluation. Led 10 member transition team during $1.5B ISC2 contract transition & Y2K Cheyenne Mountain successful roll-over efforts.

    Ph.D. Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, OH. 1997 - 1999
    Major: Manufacturing Systems Eng. Minors: Operations Manufacturing Mgt. & Human Factors Engr.

    Chief, C-130 Manufacturing/Quality Assurance, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. 1995 - 1997
    Lead officer overseeing contractor's production of the C-130 Hercules Cargo plane. Saved program office $31M, resolved 29 mission degrading situations, cut C-130 post production reviews by 50%.

    Education with Industry Fellow, Moorestown, NJ. 1994 - 1995
    Served as Industrial, Human Factors, and Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Lockheed Martin's Government Electronics Systems plant supporting US Navy s AEGIS program. Won corporate level quality process innovation award for industrial engineering improvements. Mapped in plant software processes to ISO 9001 and SEI standards. Wrote human factors technical evaluations for major AEGIS sub systems.

    Occupational Analyst & Test Psychologist, Randolph AFB, TX. 1990 - 1994
    Planned, conducted, analyzed, presented special management projects for the USAF. Oversaw teams of technical subject matter experts in the construction of promotion tests for enlisted personnel.

    SIGNIFICANT AWARDS:
    2008 Achievement Award - Undersecretary of State - National Armaments Director
    Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Poland
    2003 Team Chief - USAF Academy Training Wing Team of the Quarter
    2003 Team Chief - USAF Academy Training Group Team of the Year
    1999 National Society of Professional Engineer's "Federal Military Engineer of the Year"
    USAF Materiel Command winner chosen from 1,800 USAF military engineers
    1997 Society of Manufacturing Engineer's E. Wayne Kay National Fellowship Winner
    1990,94,99 Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
    1990 USAF Academy's Top Human Factors engineering graduate to enter career field
    1990 Graduated Top 12% in USAF Academy Order of Merit with academic distinction
    1986 High School, Camanche, IA - Sole class Valedictorian, all Iowa Scholar

    DAWIA ACQUISITION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
    LVL3 Program Management
    LVL1 Manufacturing, Production, and Quality Assurance
    LVL1 Systems, Planning, Research, Development, and Engr.
    MASTER Acquisition Corps Level
    SENIOR Space Professional Level

    PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION:
    DEC 06 Executive Military Leadership School
    JAN 02 Senior Military Leadership School
    DEC 96 Military Leadership School
    - Received Outstanding Contributor Award

    MAJOR MILITARY MEDALS:
    Defense Meritorious Service
    Meritorious Service 2
    USAF Commendation 2
    Joint Service Achievement
    USAF Achievement 2

    SECURITY CLEARANCE:
    Active Top Secret - SCI - 3/5/07

    LANGUAGES:
    BASIC - Spanish, Polish

    PREFERRED LOCATION:
    Colorado Springs, CO but will relocate from Huntsville, AL for the right opportunity.

    Approved Active Duty Military Retirement Date of 1 Jul 11
    Available 1 May 11


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