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Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
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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
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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
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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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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:02-03-2011
     Last Modified:02-03-2011 (03:14)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Flight Dynamics Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsflight dynamics, orbital stationkeeping
    CV
    SUMMARY 
    Over 20 yrs experience with stationkeeping telecommunications satellites/flight dynamics; also commercial pilot (USA license); also familiarity with ATC/ATM; management experience, excellent communication skills.
     
    EXPERIENCE
    May 2003 to present
    SES Americom, Mt. Airy MD. Senior Spacecraft Analyst. Responsible for stationkeeping of several A2100 satellites.
    March 1997 to May 2003
    Computer Sciences Corporation, Rockville, MD.  Computer Scientist. Systems integration for CNMOS (Consolidated Network Mission Operation Support) project at Goddard Space Flight Center--involving the use of Java technology for the development of a Web-based platform-independent satellite control center interface. Crosslink Scheduler development for GPS IIF including requirements definition, interface
    design, and code development. DOORS for project CM. Engineering team member for Multi-Center Traffic Management Advisor, NASA/FAA project under Advanced Air Transportation Technologies.
    May 1996 to March 1997
    Logicon Geodynamics, Hanover, MD.  Engineer, Level V.  C programming and Motif application development for DoD client.
    Aug 1995 to May 1996
    CTA Space Systems, McLean, VA.  Principal Software Engineer. Establishment of Command and Telemetry lists for INDOSTAR, and integration into the STORM toolkit of satellite control applications.
    June 1985 to Aug 1995 
    GTE Spacenet Corporation, McLean, VA.  Orbit Control Specialist. GE Americom, Mt. Airy, MD.  Senior Member Engineering Staff  (GTE Spacenet became part of GE Americom in October, 1994) Key Contributor Award, 1994. Responsible for stationkeeping RCA 3000 series GTE satellites. Participated in GSTAR-III recovery, 1989; and G-II/G-IV transition, 1992.  Learned the C and C++ programming languages on my own (at a local community college), 1991-93. Developed software for maneuver evaluation, ephemeris plotting, end-of-life prediction, fuel optimization, automated telemetry gathering from TREND data to offline HP9000. Set up a fuel and maneuver database on a LAN using Excel format. Performed a special assignment in Beijing Sept.-Nov. 1994, supporting the ChinaSat contract.   
    Dec 1982 to May 1985 
    Hughes Communications, Inc., El Segundo, CA. Head, Orbital Dynamics Group. Performed Galaxy and Leasat stationkeeping. Project coordinator for development of Leasat Software Simulator. Developed curricula, led training for HC orbital staff, and for Morelos project in Mexico.
    Jun 1982 to Dec 1982 
    McDonnell-Douglas Technical Services Co., Houston TX. On-orbit navigation engineer.  Performed Space Shuttle trajectory analyses and post-flight orbit modeling.
    Mar 1980 to Jun 1982 
    Western Union Telegraph Co., Vernon, NJ. Orbital Dynamics Engineer. Responsible for spacecraft stationkeeping, fuel usage, and telemetry analyses for the WESTAR series of communications satellites.
        
     
    SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
    Spacecraft applications:  Satellite Tool Kit (STK), OASYS, Spacecraft Orbit Control Software (SOCS), TREND Programming, DBMSs, languages, and tools:  FORTRAN, C, Motif, HTML Desktop applications: Sun & Win95 programs/applications, also PowerMac applications environment
     
    SECURITY  CLEARANCE
    U.S. citizen by birth; Top Secret / poly, 1996; Secret, 1997
     
    PUBLICATIONS
    Parvez, S., and J. Pardo. East-West Stationkeeping Near An Equilibrium Longitude at 105 Degrees West.  Advances in Aeronautical Sciences, Vol. 65. 1987.
    Pardo, J. North-South Coupling Study. International Journal of Satellite Communications. June-July 1986.
    Contributing Editor for AOPA Flight Training Magazine. Various articles including bi-monthly "Weather Never Sleeps" column in Flying Safe section, and staff writer on a wide variety of aviation topics on www.iPilot.com.
     
    EDUCATION 
    BS, magna cum laude, NYU School of Engineering & Science.
    MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
    Courses taken:
    1999  DOORS
    1998  1998 Rational Apex C++;  Introduction and Managing Development
    1997  Object Oriented Analysis and Design Using OMT with C++, Rational Rose; Rational Software Corp.
    1997  Object Oriented Analysis/Design, UMBC
    1997  Java Programming, UMBC
    1993   Introduction to Object Oriented Programming with C++ at Montgomery County Comm. College
    1985   Orbital Mechanics course, The Aerospace Corporation, taught by Dr. V. A. Chobotov
    1984   Satellite Communications course, Hughes Communications
        
    REFERENCES
    --on request
     
    PERSONAL
    hobbies:  flying (instrument-rated commercial pilot in airplanes, helicopters, and gliders--1LT/Mission Pilot, USAF/Civil Air Patrol); also running, SCUBA diving, bicycling

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