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Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to the design. SpaceNews.com
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Northrop Grumman successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Nov. 17 after two days of weather delays. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
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Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
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AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
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Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-03-2011
     Last Modified:02-03-2011 (03:14)
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     Current job:Senior Flight Dynamics Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
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     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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