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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
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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:04-04-2011
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     Current job:Flight Director
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpaceflight Mission Operations Director; 15 years experience; leading multi-element and international/cross–cultural teams; managing end-to-end projects; evaluating talent and readiness; industry relationships; satellite, human, military, and civilian.
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    CAREER SUMMARY
    Accomplished and dedicated Spaceflight Mission Operations Director with 15 years of experience. Demonstrated expertise in integrating and leading multi-element and international/cross–cultural organizations, preparing and managing end-to-end projects, evaluating talent and readiness, cultivating professional growth, and fostering strong industry relationships. Innovative leader with industry experience in diverse operational settings, including satellite, human, military, and civilian programs.
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     German Space Operations Center Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
     6/2009 – Present   Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrt Zentrum
    Flight Director
    Lead the Flight Control Team (FCT) of the Columbus Control Center (Col-CC), with overall responsibility for mission and payload operations, as well as all decisions regarding safe and expedient flight.
     
    Consult with NASA and other International Partner Flight Directors to ensure Crew safety, vehicle safety, and mission success for the International Space Station (ISS).
     
    Identified and resolved several issues with Emergency procedures for Crew.
     
     12/2008 – 6/2009   VEGA Deutschland GmbH
    Training Group Lead
    Responsible for all Col-CC flight controller training, facilitation, assessment, and curriculum content and design. Liaised with NASA to ensure currency of applicable lessons, updated and improved existing lessons, then created and delivered new lessons where appropriate.
     
    Monitored flight controller certification process. Supported joint NASA-ESA and standalone ESA simulations, monitoring FCT performance.
     
    Instituted Oral Boards for FCT certification.
     
    OBT Liaison
    Supported On-Board Training (OBT) telecons between NASA, Col-CC, and the European Astronaut Center (EAC), providing input and feedback on Columbus (and non-Columbus) Emergency OBT events. Led all Columbus Emergency OBT events from Col-CC.
     
    Represented Col-CC at NASA OBT Technical Interchange Meetings at EAC.
     
    Coordinated, created, and delivered dedicated Emergency training to the FCT.
     
     NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center — Houston, Texas
     2/2001 – 12/2008   United Space Alliance
    JAXA CSCT Lead
    Reviewed and forged multilateral and multinational agreements pertaining to ISS Expedition Crew training as a member of the Division-level Core Systems Crew Training (CSCT) Board. Tracked and identified relevant tasks, skills, and lesson flows for joint training.
     
    Liaised with Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to coordinate and integrate training flow between NASA and JAXA. Worked directly with JAXA to significantly improve integrated lessons, multinational training curricula, and communication between JAXA and NASA.
     
    Soyuz Taxi Crew Training Flow Lead
    Organized and led Division effort to create and document a new training curriculum for Soyuz Taxi Crewmembers (to include visiting Space Tourists).
     
    Crew Monitor
    Interfaced between Instructors and Crew during simulation exercises to interpret system operations and/or malfunctions, and to summarize expected actions for Crew. Assisted Crew with timelined and off-nominal activities in order to ease workload and improve fidelity of Crew response.
     
    Emergency OBT Lead
    Conducted in-flight Emergency training of Expeditions 13 and 14 from MCC-Houston.
     
    Selected technical content for exercises, and advanced them through the draft, review, negotiation with external organizations (Flight Control, Flight Director, and Russian counterparts), finalization, and conduct phases.
     
    Evaluated Crew and team performance during exercises.
     
    ICE Lead
    Standardized and streamlined instructional development within groups and between the Training and Flight Control Divisions as Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Lead to the Division-level Instructor Certification Enterprise (ICE).
     
    JAXA Liaison / Flight Lead, 1J (STS-124) and 13A (STS-117)
    Performed Flight Lead duties for ISS Assembly Flights 1J and 13A.
     
    Liaised with JAXA to integrate ECLSS/Emergency training flow, class content, and simulator capabilities. Developed and tested NASA/JAXA simulators in anticipation of joint simulations, and supported joint planning meetings and simulations.
     
    Developed specialized knowledge of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).
     
    Increment Lead, ISS Expedition 13
    Determined the flight readiness of the Expedition 13 prime and back-up Crews as it pertained to ISS ECLSS/Emergency. Tracked Crew multi-year and multinational progress through entire ISS ECLSS/Emergency training flows.
     
    Advised Station Training Lead in managing several unique factors for this Expedition, including the return to three-person Crew and numerous Crew change outs resulting from several launch slips.
     
    Instructor Development Lead / Mentoring and Orientation Lead
    Voluntarily pioneered a mentoring, orientation, and instructional design program within the group, and constructed supporting processes and material. Successfully mentored incoming instructors and interns, simultaneously improving quality and reducing overall certification time. Consequently selected to serve as Instructor Development Lead for the group.
     
    Conducted all Oral Boards for certification.
     
    Participated in hiring selection and interviews.
     
    ECLSS-Engineering Liaison
    Selected to serve as liaison between the ECLSS Training group and the external ECLSS Engineering organization in order to further interaction and positive communication between the Mission Operations and Engineering communities.
     
    Significantly enhanced group cognizance of on-orbit configuration and anomalies.
     
    Instructor
    Fully certified to conduct lessons in classroom, mockup, and simulator settings for the purpose of preparing astronauts, cosmonauts, and flight controllers for ECLSS operations as well as response to spacecraft emergencies aboard ISS.
     
    Responsible for providing insight into new technology, operational concepts, and procedural changes to assigned Crews and the ECLSS training team.
     
    Pursued additional certification in the ISS Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system.
     
    Manifest Flight Lead, 9A (STS-112)
    Managed integration template and reported manifest status to various ISS and Space Shuttle Program (SSP) programmatic boards. Oversaw and assessed all engineering issues affecting integration function.
     
    Coordinated with Launch Package Manager, Increment Manager, International Partners, and ISS community to identify and negotiate solutions and recommendations. Interfaced with hardware providers and technical organizations assessing manifest feasibility against vehicle transportation and ISS capabilities.
     
     USAF Schriever Air Force Base — Colorado Springs, Colorado
     7/1997 – 2/2001   Lockheed Martin Technical Operations
    Rehearsal Committee Member
    Devised, developed, and delivered all simulation activities for Milstar Launch Readiness exercises and rehearsals, spacecraft software upgrades, payload readiness, and procedure validation.
     
    Commended for creativity of scenarios and efforts to increase simulation fidelity.
     
    Instructor
    Developed specialized knowledge and technical capability in various satellite subsystems. Taught and updated subsystem training materials.
     
    Recognized by management for revising subsystem training and for voluntarily providing specialized training and mentorship. 
     
    Ground Controller
    Configured Ground Segmentequipment for satellite contacts. Resolved anomalies and analyzed mission impact during outages or failures. 
     
    Telemetry and Database Programmer
    Programmed and maintained multiple database systems for decommutation and analysis of satellite and launch vehicle telemetry.
     
    Flight Controller / Mission Analyst
    Performed real-time on-console and mission planning functions during exercises, rehearsals, launch, early orbit testing, and on-orbit operations. Provided engineering and technical support to Air Force Crews for Milstar spacecraft. Generated operational and contingency procedures for all phases of the Milstar mission.
     
    Internships — University of Texas at El Paso
    1/1997 – 7/1997   Southern Union Gas — El Paso, Texas
    Preliminary design of mechanical systems associated with a variety of alternative energy equipment and associated economic feasibility studies.
     
    1/1995 – 10/1995   Joseph Pollack Corporation — Juárez, Mexico
    Established PCAD database for Engineering Department. Designed and developed protective shielding using AutoCAD. Prepared dashboard prototype for testing.
     
    EDUCATION
    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, December 2008
    University of Colorado at Boulder
     
    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, May 1997
    University of Texas at El Paso
      
    ACTIVITIES & AWARDS
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Vice Chair of Operations, 2003-2005; Member since 2003.
     
    Mars Settlement Design Competition – Acted as CEO for team of high school students competing for best Mars base design, 2003-2004; Served as Technical Expert, 2005.
     
    E.I.T. – Qualified as an Engineer in Training in the state of Texas.
     
    SCUBA – Certified PADI Open Water Diver.
     
    Pilot Training – Currently pursuing ground school training for VFR Private Pilot license.
     
    Languages – Working knowledge of German; basic Russian, Italian, and Japanese.
     
    United Space Alliance On-The-Spot Award – Simultaneous support of the 13A and 1J Flights, pursuit of Emergency certification, and creation of a mentoring program.
     
    United Space Alliance Employee of the Month Teamwork Award – Development of new Crew lessons to make training more efficient and relevant for assigned Crews.
     
    Lockheed Martin Award – Implementation of new TM decommutation system.
     
    Milstar MCT GC Award – Ground Controller support during an anomalous launch.
     
    Lockheed Martin Award – Excellence as Flight Controller advisor to Air Force Crews.

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