Latest Space News
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
“We can put a satellite phone in the hands of folks who don’t know how to use it and it won’t make a hill of beans difference,” said Ken Flowers, Iridium Communications vice president government.
More space news...
18487 cvs - 1029 jobs


  • HOME

  • HOME
  • CV: Snr Specialist

    Printer Friendly

    << BACK

    Personal information
    Contact information
    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:20-04-2011
     Last Modified:21-04-2011 (07:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Snr Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsStructures, structural dynamics

    Curriculum Vitae

    D.O.B.: 14/01/61

    Skill summary:

    Over 20 years experience in applied FE analysis (mainly MSC-NASTRAN) in Spacecraft structures and sub-systems. Principal expertise focused in structural dynamics spanning frequency response, random vibration, SRS based methods, transient and non-linear static and dynamic analysis.

    My personal perception is as a practical engineer with experience of engineering hardware, design, specification and testing who is able to support practical experience in design and manufacture with an analytical capability.

    In my current role, as Snr Specialist, I am technically responsible for a group of Spacecraft Prime mechanical analysts and have recently been promoted to the EADS technical experts roster (EADS 2%) having been Systems Team Leader for over 8 years. I take pride from an ability to work with other people and see myself as a team member / player who can when necessary work on his own initiative to meet business, team or personal goals.

    In addition to group technical responsibility, I have focused on a number of business R&D activities which are detailed below.



    1986- MSC Computer Dynamic Analysis

    1982-1986: BSc (Commendation) –Mech. Eng. City of Birmingham Polytechnic. Study by day release

    1977-1982 TEC Cert in Mech. & Prod. Eng. Cannock Chase Technical College

    1977-1982 Engineering Apprenticeship

    7 ‘O’ levels

    Work Experience:

    1999 –current EADS Astrium, Stevenage,Herts

    2008 –current. Snr Specialist Spacecraft Prime Mechanical Analysis & Support to Test

    Promoted to EADS expert roster. Business unit technical expert.

    2004-current R&D focal activities:

    • Application of ABAQUS Explicit for impact analysis of vented airbag systems for planetary probe protection on descent.
    • Application of ABAQUS Explicit and NASTRAN SOL600 (Implicit) for folded structure problems involving tape spring hinge technologies.
    • Research into the mechanics and source generators of m vibration (jitter de-point consideration) in Stirling cycle cryo-coolers.
    • Application of stochastic analysis based methods in Spacecraft system design.
    • Optmisation and Mission reliability assessment of a vented airbag using Hyperstudy.
    • Application of Constrained Layer Damping technology to passive damping of Spacecraft structures. Computation of modal loss factor by ESDU, Strain Energy methods and Direct Freq. Response methods using material complex modulus and reduced freq. /temperature nomograph data.
    • Process application and development of future in-house modal correlation of FE models using mode assurance criteria.

    2008 Next generation antenna pointing mechanisms.

    Trouble shoot FE analysis work for random vibration sizing.

    Establish FE modelling method for 3-stage gearbox and 240:1 in series epi-cyclic gearbox.

    Establish methodology for thermo-elastic de-point resulting from thermal gradients and introduction of method to cover kinematic de-point resulting from gear centre change under thermal environment.

    2005 ESA study support –electro-dynamic shock testing.

    Study through analysis and testing showing limitations of SRS shock based techniques and possible over test of wavelet generated shock tests versus impulsive shock.

    2005 Mars Rover

    Modal analysis of Mars rover system – primary composite structure and locomotion kinematics in FE model.

    2004 Lisa Pathfinder spacecraft mechanical systems specification definition:

    Definition of zonal random vibration requirements for payload and equipments through historical acoustic test data obtained from Spacecraft testing.

    Simulation of acoustics through random vibration pressure analysis in FE.

    Zonal shock specification for payloads and equipments.

    2003 –current

    Mechanical Lead Engineer – Metop FM1,FM2,FM3 spacecraft.

    Test conductor for sine and acoustic testing of PFM and FM2 –4.3 tonne satellites.

    Responsible for mechanical analysis activities in preparation for Spacecraft dynamic tests.

    Soyuz & Ariane 5 Spacecraft / Launcher coupled loads analysis assessments.

    Mechanical analysis responsible for customer (ESA) Qualification and Flight Acceptance Reviews.

    Detail justification of modal damping assumptions resulting from electro-dynamic shaker tests at two (2) different test facilities.

    Support to qualification of Metop Solar Arrays.

    2001 –current

    Astrium Stress Analysis (standards panel) representative.

    2000-2008 Systems Team Leader

    Section leader for Spacecraft Prime level systems analysis and mechanisms stress analysis.

    Group technical authority and manpower management.

    Sub-contractor and recruitment responsible into group.

    1999-2000 Principal Engineer

    Metop fixed and deployable antennas. Stress signatory --FE static and dynamic analysis.

    Composite tube ply lay-up optimisation with respect to launch and thermo-elastic constraints.

    Design of new concept hold-down release mechanisms for deployable antennas.

    Dynamic test and test assessment responsible and justification of FE model validation (dynamic correlation).

    Composite verification tests on Metop spacecraft --primary deployment mechanism booms. Analysis and evaluation of laminate levels tests. Assessment of laminate stress allowables versus assumptions used in dimensioning.


      1. ComDEV Systems, Cambridge, Ontario,Canada.

    Senior Member of Tech. Staff.

    Responsible for development and design of ‘high’ volume Spacecraft antennas and procurement of specialised duplex bearing system and specification.

    Mechanical concept design definition.

    1990-1998 BAe Space Systems (Matra Marconi Space), Filton.

    Senior stress Engineer: Metop Spacecraft.

    FE composite ply lay-up optimisation for primary structure adhesive bonded ring joints considering launch loads and thermo-elastic constraints.

    Senior Stress Engineer:

    Lead Stress Engineer: GOMOS instrument optical pointing instrument. Detail stressing and stress signatory for optical pointing assembly. Specification of stiffness and inertial coupling control of design to meet high inertial stability requirements <4 m rads optical dynamic jitter resulting from 6 dof base sine inputs. Random vibration simulation of acoustic loading, sine and base random vibration input (equipment sizing and stressing with respect to random vibration). Transient shock analysis. Thermo-elastic analysis and control of launch and on-station thermal distortion loads on Beryllium optical surface. Vibration test conductor for sine, random and shock tests. Correlation of FE model with electro-dynamic shaker test measurements.

    Lead Stress Engineer ENVISAT I Solar array primary deployment mechanism. Detail stressing /drawing stress signatory supported by classical hand methods and FE. Random vibration analysis, freq. response analysis, transient shock analysis, thermo-elastic analysis. Structural specification development for composite tube manufacture and fatigue requirements for launch, Spacecraft manoeuvre loads and cyclic thermal stresses. Test conductor /responsible for equipment random/sine vibration and shock testing. Correlation of FE model with electro-dynamic shaker test measurements.

    Stress Engineer:

    Prime system analysis : ENVISAT I – static stiffness sensitivity studies—NASTRAN

    Theoretical and process development for reduced modal model production using fixed interface Craig-Bampton reduction process for reduced Spacecraft models produced for launch vehicle coupled analyses.


    1987-1990 Thorn-EMI Naval Systems, Rugeley,Staffs. – Mechanical Engineer design and analysis of data distribution consoles and Naval de-gaussing systems. PAFEC FE and Integraph Microstation application to design.


    1986-1987 MSC University of Aston


    1977-1986: Mechanical Tools & Gauges –engineering apprenticeship in hydraulic component manufacture and design of hydraulic rams.


    Published papers:

    • Application of Abaqus Explicit for vented airbag. 2006 ABAQUS UK User conference.
    • Application of NASTRAN SOL600 for a tape spring hinge. 2008 MSC Aerospace symposium.
    • Applied stochastic analysis methods. Is this the future? 2009 ESA Structures, materials and testing symposium.
    • Tools for multibody dynamics. ESA 2010 Multibody dynamics seminar.

    Software experience

    • MSC-NASTRAN / MSC Patran extensive/diverse experience
    • Intespace Dynaworks— vibration signal processing.
    • ABAQUS Explicit –application for impact and complex buckling / post release buckling dynamic response of tape spring hinge structures.
    • MSC ADAMS – recent training limited experience.

    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!


    2018 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert


    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)562211007 or send us an email at We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.



    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)



    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)562211007.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)562211007 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.



    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2018 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics