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NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force will use “rapid procurement authorities” in this program and is targeting the first next-generation OPIR launch in 2023. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:57:09 +0000
The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:42:54 +0000
Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:32:25 +0000
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000
Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 03:47:45 +0000
At the annual SMI MilSatCom Conference in 2017, Army Major General Pete Gallagher, former CENTCOM/J6, shared a vignette about U.S. forces fighting ISIS in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:19:58 +0000
Griffin: "The bumper sticker version of my job is that I don’t have anything to do with anything that the Defense Department is currently buying. " SpaceNews.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:27:36 +0000
A NASA mission to travel closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft is on its way after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Aug. 12. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 00:07:38 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan: “It's going to take some time to work this through the Congress." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:16:21 +0000
NASA announced more than 20 contracts valued at $55 million Aug. 8 intended to develop commercial technologies for space exploration as well as study future markets for commercial activities in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 02:29:36 +0000
Small satellites that have propulsion systems, but don’t have encrypted commanding systems, pose a small but real threat of being hacked and endangering other satellites, according to a new study. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 02:14:18 +0000
French fleet operator Eutelsat sold a jointly-owned satellite to partner Es’hailSat of Qatar, expanding Es’hailSat’s fleet as the company awaits the launch of its second satellite late this year on a Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 02:04:16 +0000
Jim Simpson, chief executive of Bermuda-based fleet operator ABS since December, is no longer head of the company. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:18:26 +0000
Why was the DoD space reorganization report more than a week late? The White House ordered a few tweaks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:23:23 +0000
A technology using a tiny laser tracker could help resolve one of the major challenges involved with the launching of cubesats: identifying individual satellites after their deployment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:46:12 +0000
The debate is over. The United States will have a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:04:24 +0000
Interstellar Technologies is developing the main engine for an orbital rocket designed to carry 100 kilograms and slated for a 2020 test flight. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:21:18 +0000
Hiber plans to launch its first satellite in October on an Indian PSLV rocket and its second in November on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 02:00:15 +0000
French propulsion startup ThrustMe received 2.4 million euros ($2.8 million) from the European Commission to commercialize an electric propulsion system for small satellites. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-03-2011
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     Current job:Entrepreneur
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProgram Manager, Space Systems Engineer, Entrepreneur and Business Analyst
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    QUALIFICATIONS

    Project and program manager with entrepreneurial and technical background. Proven capability to work with cross-functional engineering teams and solve interdisciplinary problems. Experienced software programmer designing business dashboards and databases. Demonstrated ability to prototype and evaluate commercial feasibility of new technologies and assess possible markets.


    Professional    Experience

     

    SCARF TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Mountain View, CA

    CEO/Founder      September 2008 – Present

    • Started technology-based company that manufactures a new type of portable power source
    • Designed and prototyped the first multi-frequency ambient RF power collector (patent expected December 2011)
    • Developed company strategy and marketing plan in business plan

     

    ADECCO USA, Mountain View, CA

    Google Maps Engineering Contract Employee   September 2009 – December 2010

    • As a developer analyst, coded and implemented the GT Local global operations dashboards that increased productivity by 200%
    • Created a new GT database that was used to speed up loading time in dashboard web pages by 1200%
    • Automated end of day reports for Hyderabad operations saving 10 hours per week
    • Developed MySQL queries for management to determine one-off problems with performance and quality

     

    NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY,Pasadena, CA

    Project Manager at NASA Ames Innovative Partnerships Program Office (Mountain View, CA)             July 2008 – September 2008

    • Tracked implementation of new IPP programs that led to three new applicants and one innovation ambassador selection
    • Facilitated partnership between JPL and NASA Ames centers on an earthquake detection satellite

     

    Program Managerat NASA Headquarters Innovative Partnerships Program Office (Washington, DC)     March 2007 – June 2008

    Developed and implemented new agency-wide technical and human resource programs for the Innovation Incubator branch of the Innovative Partnerships Program. Duties entailed gaining approval from multiple NASA centers, NASA directorates, and U.S. congressional representatives, and then developing budget, schedule and requirements that satisfied all customers.

    • Led the FAST program, which provides microgravity flights to private companies, from concept to first technology selection
    • FAST program has resulted in 42 technologies being tested in microgravity conditions
    • FAST recognized by U.S. President’s Office of Management and Budget as one of NASA’s most innovative programs
    • Began the Innovation Transfusion program which resulted in NASA being able to share innovations with MIT, PARC & NREL

     

    Technology Transfer SpecialistJanuary 2006 – March 2007

    • Evaluated 50+ hardware designs for commercial feasibility and marketing opportunities resulting in 4 patents
    • Oversaw $500,000 Small Business Technology Transfer project funds making sure all projects were on budget and schedule

     

    Assistant Project Manager for the NASA Exploration and Design Team (NEDT)   April 2005 – August 2005

    • Provided support for accounting, IT, scheduling, and engineering aspects across 9 NASA centers
    • Gathered requirements from all NASA centers to incorporate into design plan
    • Co-chaired Systems Engineering for real-time, NASA-wide collaborative Mars sample return mission design

     

    Systems Engineer, Academic Part-Time       July 2004 – April 2005

    • Developed risk analysis method for real-time collaborative team applications
    • Resulted in NASA technology publication and use for early mission analysis of pre-Phase A missions

     

    UCLA PLANETARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, Los Angeles, CA                 

    Graduate Research Assistant             May 2004 – July 2004

    • For joint proposal with Northrop Grumman, prototyped a 3-D imaging microscope that was used in a NASA mission proposal

     

    Research Assistant        June 2002 – August 2003

    • Coded programs for a distributed architecture to fit millions of lines of data from the Mars Global Surveyor to theoretical models
    • Used the fitted data to make the first heat maps of Mars’ subsurface water-ice depth using albedo and thermal inertia data
    • With JPL, performed quality control on a rock sampling system that will be aboard the Mars Science Laboratory rover

    VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

     

    VENTURE CAPITAL ~ PRIVATE EQUITY ROUNDTABLE, Palo Alto, CA

    Director of Operations     July 2008 – October 2009

    • Ran all technical aspects for 15 venture capital meetings and 14 angel investment meetings
    • Evaluated over 40 start-up company presentations during the private angel investment meetings

     

    Education

     

    GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, Malibu, CA            April 2006

    Master of Business Administration / Concentration in Entrepreneurship


    • Merit Full Scholarship Recipient for having a GMAT score of 700
    • Exchange Student at European Business School in Germany (Fall 2005)

     


    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI                                     April 2004

    Master of Engineering in Space Systems

    • Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin Higher Education Scholarship

     

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES,Los Angeles, CA                                      June 2002

    Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics and Mathematics with Computer Specialization


    • Only UCLA student to receive Walmart Mathematics Merit Scholarship Recipient for year

     

    ELLIOT SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC  

    Professional Development in International Science and Technology Policy

     

    PUBLISHED ARTICLES

     

    • Paige, David A. and Joshua Scherbenski. “Mars Polar Thermal Inertia and Albedo Properties Using TES Data.” American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2002.
    • Paige, David A. and Joshua Scherbenski. “The Global Three Dimensional Distribution and Temperature of Near-Surface Martian Ground Ice:  New Results from MGS TES.” Sixth International Conference on Mars (2003): pp. 3265. Print.
    • Scherbenski, Joshua, et. al. “Searching for Ground Ice at the Martian Equator.” American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2003.
    • Scherbenski, Joshua and Leila Meshkat, “A Case Study for Risk Assessment & Modeling in Conceptual Concurrent Design." JPL Technical Report, 2004.
    • Scherbenski, Joshua, et. al. “SPADE: A rock-crushing and sample-handling system developed for Mars missions.” Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112 (2007): pp. 14. Print.
    • Comstock, Douglas A. and Joshua Scherbenski. “Facilitated Access to the Space environment for Technology development and training (FAST).“ 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 2008.

     

    personal Interests

     

    HOBBIES:  Table Tennis (Ran a Ping-Pong Tournament), Running (Ran in the 2003 LA Marathon)

    AFFILIATIONS:Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, National Space Society, California Space Authority

    PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES:  PHP, MySQL, C++, Perl, Unix Shell Script, HTML, FORTRAN 77, Javascript

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS:  Microsoft Project, Merlin

    TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS:  Agilent ADS Circuit Design, OrCAD Pspice, Mathematica 


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