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Wed, 17 Aug 2022 22:33:22 +0000
NASA’s Space Launch System made its third trip to the launch pad Aug. 17, this time with the intent of lifting by early next month. The post SLS arrives at the pad for Artemis 1 launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 22:29:55 +0000
U.S. military and allied forces in upcoming exercises will put to the test commercial technologies that could help detect GPS jamming or other activities that disrupt satellite-based navigation. The post Commercial geospatial technologies that detect GPS disruptions to be tested in military exercises appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 13:11:16 +0000
A historical warfare perspective on enhancing satellite survivability and ensuring commercial satellites are more agile in today’s threat environment. The post Op-ed | Preparing for Maneuver Warfare in Space – The Next Battleground appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 08:00:15 +0000
Will regulators show mercy for constellation hopefuls battling unprecedented manufacturing and launch constraints outside their control? The post Seeking Regulatory Mercy: The case for extending constellation deployment deadlines appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:22:48 +0000
Ball Aerospace and Seagate Technology Holdings are working together to develop and test high-capacity commercial data processing and storage devices for spaceflight applications. The post Ball and Seagate test data storage devices for satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 22:20:51 +0000
Supply chain issues have delayed the launch of the first operational satellite in AST SpaceMobile’s cellphone-compatible broadband constellation by about six months to late 2023. The post AST SpaceMobile delays commercial satellite debut by six months appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 21:53:18 +0000
A large ship that Blue Origin planned to convert into a landing platform for New Glenn boosters is instead being sent to the scrapyard as the company changes its recovery plans. The post Blue Origin scraps original recovery ship for New Glenn boosters appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:48:19 +0000
Orion Space Solutions announced Aug. 16 it was selected by the U.S. Space Force to develop three small satellites for a demonstration of on-orbit services in geostationary Earth orbit. The post Orion Space wins U.S. Space Force contract for on-orbit services experiment appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 14:15:36 +0000
A legislative proposal in the 2023 defense spending bill calling on DoD to leverage commercial space networks marks a victory of sorts for the SmallSat Alliance. The post On National Security | SmallSat Alliance steps up push for a military comms ‘outernet’ appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:20:54 +0000
Astrobotic Technology, a lunar lander developer, has made a formal bid for “substantially all” of the assets of Masten Space Systems, another lander company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. The post Astrobotic bids for Masten Space Systems assets appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:10:43 +0000
A Chinese reusable experimental spacecraft remains in orbit nearly two weeks after launch, despite passing directly over its expected landing site early Monday. The post China’s spaceplane remains in orbit but clues emerge from recovered launch debris appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 21:00:06 +0000
While there have been successful projects demonstrating readily available industry capability, the Department of Defense has not yet successfully institutionalized the imperative of responsive space The post Op-ed | DoD falling short on responsive space capabilities appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:02:15 +0000
Space logistics company D-Orbit said Aug. 12 it has canceled plans to go public by merging with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The post D-Orbit cancels SPAC merger plan appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:29:26 +0000
The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command awarded SpaceX a $1.9 million one-year contract to provide Starlink internet services in Europe and Africa starting this month. The post SpaceX gets $1.9 million Air Force contract for Starlink services in Europe and Africa appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 23:22:53 +0000
How pandemic and war dealt a double whammy to a supply chain already struggling to keep up. The post Smallsat’s supply chain woes appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 22:39:58 +0000
Virgin Orbit now expects to perform four launches this year, at the low end of earlier projections, but with a higher per-launch revenue. The post Virgin Orbit reduces launch forecast while increasing per-launch revenue appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 21:00:09 +0000
Once-in-a-generation advances in commercial technology will fundamentally strengthen the U.S. economic and security posture in space The post Op-ed | Why a ‘hybrid’ space architecture makes sense for economic and national security appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 09:15:04 +0000
Satellite ground stations that for decades have been operated by the U.S. Army will be officially handed over to the Space Force on Aug. 15. The post U.S. Army hands over satellite operations to Space Force, but keeps a foothold in space appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 21:43:50 +0000
NASA and the U.S. Space Force have resolved an issue with the flight termination system on the Space Launch System that could have cut short the vehicle’s inaugural launch campaign. The post NASA, Space Force resolve SLS flight termination system issue appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 21:46:55 +0000
Vice President Kamala Harris said Aug. 12 that the National Space Council will work to revise commercial space regulations that have become “simply outdated” as the industry evolves. The post Harris says U.S. to update commercial space regulations appeared first on SpaceNews.
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:20-02-2011
     Last Modified:20-02-2011 (10:06)
    Job information
     Current job:IPT Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsI manage mutidisciplinary engineering and hardware efforts in a variety of technologies. My MS is Astronautical Engineering, but I've picked up an understanding of many other technologies as necessary along the way, including communications, IT, risk ass
    CV

    Profile: Project manager, organizer, communicator, consensus builder, and catalyst for accomplishment with extensive aerospace, military, and communications experience. Demonstrated history of success, even with severely limited resources, budgets, and time frames. Thrives in dynamic environments—welcomes change that is beneficial to the business. Planned and directed a wide range of efforts, from designing gas turbine exhaust systems to executing vectored thrust rocket engine tests; from next generation net-centric warfare architecture to military space tactics development; from military intelligence efforts to one-of-a-kind technology demonstrators. Fearless of high risk efforts and dirty hands.

    Core Competencies:

    • Plans and manages successful multimillion dollar efforts

    • Builds team efforts combining in-house, outsourced, and cross-organizational activities

    • Easily understands technologies and manages achievement in cross-cutting technology efforts

    • Manages risk—rather than simply avoiding or ignoring it

    • Excellent writing and presentation skills—specializes in explaining complex issues and concepts to customers and non-technical audiences

    • Improves processes via analytical and/or common-sense means—as appropriate

    • Instant expert and educator—quick uptake on many subjects, often trains coworkers

    Purpose: Seeking a career shift to entrepreneurial ventures outside of the government domain. Enthusiasm for working with outside-the-box thinkers and on high-risk, “unsolvable” problems. Opportunities must align with strong core values based on liberty, capitalism, creativity, self-reliance, and a strong work ethic.


    Career Accomplishments

    IPT Lead, Project Engineer, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.

    November 2007 – Present

    • Delivered Integrated Product Team (IPT) efforts delivered significantly under budget, while supporting an on-time execution of ADVENT program demonstrations.

    • Proposed, planned, and led new-start special projects for a variety of customers—increasing in-house capabilities while simultanesously broadening the customer base.

    • Chosen to co-lead a leadership development initiative team.

    • Obtained Lean Sigma Green Belt certification—led efforts to improve a manufacturing effort, while automating and documenting multiple business processes.

    Partner, Frontier Astronautics LLC

    March 2005 – September 2007

    • Co-founded an entrepreneurial private space company that provided spectular results in rocket propulsion and vehicle attitude control via ultra-low-cost efforts.

    • Designed and led the manufacture of SpeedUp's Laramie Rose, a hovering technology demonstrator to compete in NASA's Lunar Lander Analog Challenge.  Designed electronic architecture to conrol vehicle and provide multiple abort capabilities.  Stable tethered hover test achieved:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGk6Wb64soU

    • Planned and executed nine safe, successful firings of Frontier’s Asp, a hydrogen-peroxide monopropellant engine designed to produce 1500 lb thrust—including vectored thrust measurement.

    Communications Engineer, Sr., MITRE Corporation

    March 2002 – February 2007

    • Participated in mission safety planning for AFRL's XSS-11, a maneuvering space vehicle demonstrating on-orbit proximity operation--pioneering new orbital safety approaches and coordination with Cheyenne Mountain Operations.

    • Managed risk in support of Undersecretary of Defense decisions--made recommendations that resulted in safe military operations.

    • Chartered a Space Situational Awareness Community of Interest--provideing a foundation for future net-centric warfare and aerospace management efforts.

    • Assessed emerging threat technologies for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center--expanded knowledge of potential threats beyond anecdotes.

    • Performed protection assessment of commercial remote-sensing systems utilized by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

    Officer, United States Air Force

    March 1993 – March 2002

    • Air and Space Intelligence Center—expanded knowledge of potential threats beyond anecdotes.Volunteered to manage a struggling organization, Space CHOP, where funding had run out—“sold” mission to outside organizations who funded the effort for the next seven years.

    • Led an eight-member countermeasure engineering team from concept definition to final assembly of hand-built proof-of-concept hardware in only 12 months—hardware functioned as advertised—potential threat was characterized in the first-ever red-team mission against proposed National Missile Defense assets.

    • Participated in foreign materiel exploitation of a state-of-the-art threat aircraft—increasing warfighter threat awareness.


    Education

    Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB

    MS, Astronautical Engineering 1996 – 1997

    One of only five selected to attend Astro MS program in residence. Succeeded in a fast-paced 18-month program, accumulating credit hours well in excess of those required, while achieving a 3.48 GPA.

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    BS, Aerospace Engineering 1988 – 1992

    Rare student who finished an engineering degree in only eight semesters, even while working part-time and participating in AFROTC. Awarded an AFROTC scholarship. Achieved a 3.35 GPA.


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