Latest Space News
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
“We can put a satellite phone in the hands of folks who don’t know how to use it and it won’t make a hill of beans difference,” said Ken Flowers, Iridium Communications vice president government.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:42 +0000
Inhabitants of the tiny tropical island pay through the nose for internet service that mainlanders would have considered painfully slow during the pre-Netflix era.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:20:30 +0000
Long March 5's return to flight will carry an experimental, 300 Gbps telecommunications satellite named Shijian-20 based on a new, large DFH-5 satellite platform.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:26:57 +0000
Orbital ATK announced March 13 it is developing a new version of a satellite life extension vehicle intended to provide more flexibility to customers while also moving the company closer to more advanced in-space servicing.
More space news...
18479 cvs - 1019 jobs


  • HOME

  • HOME
  • CV: Director, Satellite and Launch Program

    Printer Friendly

    << BACK

    Personal information
    Contact information
    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:30-01-2011
     Last Modified:30-01-2011 (09:23)
    Job information
     Current job:Director, Satellite and Launch Program
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsprogram manager, mobile satellite services, launch services, regulatory

     Qualification SUMMARY and interests

    Senior communications systems engineering professional; varied experience in large companies as well as startups, ranging from system level design, analysis and testing to technical leadership and management roles working with a multi-disciplinary team; contributed to wireless standards development (IEEE 802.16, ETSI); experienced in running own small company and writing winning proposals for Government grants/contracts.

     Objective: senior management, program management or technical leadership position in the space or telecommunications industry.

    Professional experience

    6/2007 – now                     XXXX

    Director, Satellite and Launch Services Programs, reporting to the President of Global Operations;

    ·        Responsible for managing the $1 billion, multi- satellite development program, which YYY (France) is developing under a contract awarded by XXXX to YYY;

    ·        Also responsible for managing the ZZZ launch program for launching the first satellites over the course of launches from Baikonur;

    ·        Duties include technical and program management, for on- schedule delivery of a very complex satellite constellation supporting the next generation of services, including voice and data, under challenging time and budget constraints, and respecting US ITAR and export control regulations and NSA security regulations.

    This highly visible role involved the building, staffing and direction of a multi-site program office with senior (including director level) residents in various locations in Europe, resolution of technical and contractual interface issues between YYY and ZZZ, ie between the satellite development teams and the launcher and dispenser development teams, as well as coordination with US based engineering and operations staff to meet the critical goals established by the CEO of the company for getting the second generation of XXXX into operational service . The first launch has already been very successful, with all satellites performing as predicted. 


    9/2005- 6/ 2007                 XXXX

    Manager, Systems Analysis

    ·        Defined next generation Satellite system, including high data rate communications capability based on variants of WCDMA, WiMAX, CDMA2000


    2/2002 – 9/2005                   Pseudonoise Communications, San Jose, CA


    President and CTO

    ·        Established a small company developing satellite and wireless modem technology for military and commercial applications, and providing consulting services in satellite communications, wireless LAN design and communication systems analysis;

    ·        Won and completed an SBIR (Small Business Innovations Research) contract from the Air Force for satcom modem definition, involving developing Matlab and Simulink models and then (in Phase II) a DSP based implementation for a high data rate satellite communications modem based on WCDMA technology.


    Also taught UC Berkeley Extension course on Digital Signal Processing (practical applications)


    6/2000 – 1/2002               Kromos Communications Inc.,  Los Altos, CA


    VP Technology (started as Director)

    ·        Built, led and set the technical direction for a start-up team of 6-8 mathematicians, engineers and consultants developing novel, proprietary signal processing algorithms for various applications including:

    a) communications in broadband Internet applications using wired, optical and wireless media,

    b) image compression technology, 

    c) efficient linear power amplifiers for wireless applications;

    ·        Obtained senior management approval for and drove the development of  technology for interference reduction between wireless LANs using IEEE 802.11b and Bluetooth personal area networking devices;


    ·        Developed a product plan suitable for licensing the interference reduction technology, starting with algorithms, followed by a low speed demo using standard DSP boards, and then a full-rate prototype using FPGAs.




    4/1999 –6/2000   Self-employed                                            San Jose, CA


    ·        Consultant to broadband wireless Internet start-up companies helping define architecture of fixed and mobile wireless;  IEEE 802.16 and 802.11 wireless products using CDMA, OFDM and single carrier techniques, and various medium access layer protocols, quality of service for various types of data applications (voice, video, file transfer, interactive);

    ·        Developed business plans for Bluetooth based wireless products;


    5/1994 –4/1999                                                   XXXX

    Manager, System Integration and Test

    ·        One of the initial group of 7 technologists who developed from scratch this satellite  CDMA based mobile communications company, working on a range of issues from mobile satellite spectrum allocations with the FCC and ITU, out-of-band emissions standards at ETSI, interference and capacity analyses, system specifications, development of network resource allocation algorithms, enhancements to basic system, next generation satellite communication systems;

    ·        Interfaced with a large group of development partners (leading telecom companies) to understand requirements, allocate them among system segments and verfiy that performance was being met as the system evolved;

    ·        Built and managed a world-wide team of 30 engineers to create system level test plans and procedures for meeting network performance requirements (including call processing, capacity verification, provisioning, billing), contractual obligations and readiness for system deployment;

    ·        Taught day-long satellite communications course to professional engineers.


    9/1991—5/1995 Pi-Net                                                      Menlo Park, CA


    Helping as needed with customer projects involving RAID arrays of disks, TCP/IP network analysis, traffic models for IP data.

    12/1986 –5/1994 Space Systems Loral                                   Palo Alto, CA

    Principal Engineer/Consultant

    ·        Link budgets, coordination with radio astronomy and Iridium;

    ·        In-orbit test plan definition and implementation for Japanese satellite (Superbird);

    ·        Analysis of 8-PSK and 16-QAM demodulator using a 2- state servo;

    ·        Definition of on-board processing satellite requirements.



    5/1981 –12/1986  Ford Aerospace                                          Palo Alto, CA

    Engineering Specialist

    ·        Analysis for NASA TDMA 200 Mbps modem in proposal phase; supporting modem development and analysis;

    ·        Spread spectrum network control techniques, IR&D projects;

    ·        Communications subsystems engineer on INSAT-1B, responsible for subsystem development, integration and test, customer interface, mission support, in-orbit testing.


    7/1980 –5/1981   Jet Propulsion Laboratory                           Pasadena, CA

    Member of Technical Staff

    ·        Communications system research for transmitting encoded and compressed imagery; digital processing of synthetic aperture radar imagery.



    1980                  Caltech, Pasadena, CA                  PhD, EE (major) App.Physics (minor) (GPA 4.0)

    Adviser: Prof. John R. Pierce, Thesis on Effects of Speckle on Image Quality in Coherent Imaging Systems


    1976                Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay   BTech EE

    (GPA 9.95/10.0, highest in the institute)

    Patents, Awards/HONORS


    8 issued patents in the area of communications, interference reduction, satellite and wireless technologies

    5 patents pending in similar areas 


    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!


    2018 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert


    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)562211007 or send us an email at We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.



    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)



    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)562211007.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)562211007 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.



    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2018 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics