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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:09-03-2011
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     Current job:Senior Business Development Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGeneral Management, Operations, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Engineering, Program Management
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    GENERAL MANAGER PROJECT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MARKETING AEROSPACE 
    ACTIVE TOP SECRECT AND SCI CLEARANCES

    Demonstrated expertise in the ability to conceptualize, design, develop, implement, evaluate and manage state-of-the-art, mission-critical systems in a large, highly technical organization.

    Successfully leverages comprehensive knowledge of systems, aviation, avionics, and defense operations to translate requirements into sound solutions. Leverages broad military experience, technical knowledge, and analytical skills to help organizations achieve their strategic objectives and articulate a vision for the future.

        Executive Presentations        Strategic Planning        International Business
        Engineering Management            Vendor Relations        Cost-Benefit Analysis
        Proposal Development        Process Improvement        Contract Negotiations & Management
        P&L Responsibility        Risk Management                Vendor Management
        Project Management        Supply Chain Management             Customer Relations


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Denver, CO                                  2008 to Present

    SENIOR MANAGER, NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT
    Hired to drive business development initiatives and product offerings. Coordinates business development activities with other SBUs throughout the company. Prospects and collaborates with Government organizations including Air Force Space Command, Air Force Research Lab, National Reconnaissance Office, Operationally Responsive Space Office, Missile Defense Agency, and Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

    * Work with company engineers to develop space systems that meet customer needs
    * Oversee budget & resource allocation for product development from beginning of concept to implementation
    * Lead proposal teams consisting of multiple engineers to develop unique system concepts and solutions
    * Captured $400M Operationally Responsive Space Program.
    * Positioned company for win on $1.2B Precision Tracking Satellite System for the Missile Defense Agency.
    * Developed and implemented Business Development organization structure to improve efficiency.
    * Established Teaming Agreements with several Prime contractors on major programs.
    * Developed program to provide missile warning capabilities for international countries.
    * Negotiated exclusive teaming position on $3.7B Space and Missile Defense program
    * Engaged Government customer through marketing activities to develop product distribution channels     


    Newmont Mining Corporation, Denver, CO                                            2007 to 2008

    DIRECTOR, IT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    Oversaw and directed IT PMO resources. Established Portfolio Management for the IT Department. Developed and enforced global project management methodology for 5 regions including Asia Pacific, South America, Africa, Australia, and North America.

    * Created and implemented process for acquiring external project resources.
    * Established Vendor Management Working Group charged with streamlining processes and reducing costs.
    * Conducted project management training for Peru Operations PMO
    * Developed Gated Milestone process for IT projects to ensure specific ROI.
    * Established operating practices and resource allocation for programs across 5 geographic regions including Asia Pacific, South America, Africa, Australia, and North America


    Science Applications International Corp-SAIC, Aurora, CO                             2006 to 2007

    BUSINESS LEAD, AFRL & SPACE
    Led business development and strategic planning initiatives for 4 Divisions within the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Proposal Lead for $16M DARPA advanced surveillance program. Business Development Lead for NGA supported Automated Targeting System. Coordinated annual budget development and execution for all space-related activities.
    * Team member on winning proposal for $6M program to support Office of Naval Research.
    * Developed 3 year Strategic Business Plan to support Space Situational Awareness.


    United States Air Force                          1986 to 2006

    DIRECTOR, MAUI HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING CENTER, Air Force Research Lab, (2003 to 2006)
    Led team of 95 military/contractor engineers and program managers in delivering unparalleled high-performance computing assets. Procured and deployed hardware during 3 year strategic plan. Delivered 24x7 operations to 21 separate DoD organizations at multiple security classification levels. Supported NRO, NGA, and MDA.
    * Developed and captured $13M High Performance Computing Software Institute funding.
    * Conducted over 85 capabilities briefings to top government executives including members of Congress, Senior Executive Service, and Flag Level officers.
    * Earned recognition as a “Top Ten Global Supercomputing Center”  with a total of 60 Teraflops.

    CHIEF, SPACECRAFT ACQUISITION DIVISION, DoD Space Test Program, Kirtland AFB, NM, (1999 to 2003)
    Promoted with full responsibility for 11 priority R&D satellite missions valued at over $850M. Reports included 12 military/government personnel and 150 contractors.
    * Successfully maintained 100% readiness level.
    * Negotiated contracts. Reduced Government charges by over $3M.
    * Promoted to Branch Chief 2 years ahead of schedule.

    SENIOR CREW, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, (1996 to 1999)
    Directed all aspects of Mission-Ready evaluation and certification of launch operations for 56 personnel in 11 launch mission areas. Controlled 213 sites and over 900 range operations personnel during launch operations.
    * Performed 34 launch operations of orbital and sub-orbital vehicles with 100% success rate.
    * Senior U.S. representative for 2 US satellite launches at Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan

    GRADUATE STUDENT, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright – Patterson AFB, (1994 to 1996)

    MISSILE OPERATIONS EVALUATOR & COMBAT CREW COMMANDER, Whiteman AFB, (1991 to 1994)


    EDUCATION
    Executive MBA Program, University of Colorado
    Master of Science, Space Operations, Air Force Institute of Technology
    Master of Arts, Human Resource Development/Management, Webster University
    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Colorado Technical University

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
    Project Management Institute, PMP, Certified in 2004
    Defense Acquisition University Certification, PM Level II, SPRDE Level II, T & E Level I

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    Squadron Officer School
    Officer Training School

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    Project Management Institute (PMI), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Engineers (AIE), Vista Ridge Metropolitan District Board of Directors


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