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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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     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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