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The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
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A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
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The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
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Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
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President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
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The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
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An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
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     Date Submitted:16-05-2011
     Last Modified:16-05-2011 (01:46)
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     Current job:DKET Operator
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsReal time anomaly resolution.


    • Current Secret clearance based upon Top Secret/Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SSBI/SCI) – 1+ year remaining on the investigation.
    • Twelve years supervisory experience with up to twenty employees.
    • Familiarity with UNIX, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word).
    • Proficient in troubleshooting multiple electronic systems to component level utilizing oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, multimeters, fireberds, signal generators, bread boarding, function generators, schematic diagrams, technical reporting, and troubleshooting procedures.


    01/2008 to 05/2011 Datapath/Rockwell Collins DKET Operator, Site Manager - Iraq/Afghanistan

    DKET Operator – SATCOM Level 2

    • Site manager in Korean VillageIraq; with 100 percent customer satisfaction
    • Ensured the maintenance, operation and performance of Ku and Ka-Band Mobile Terminals
    • Worked with multi-disciplinary site personnel to:
      • Maintain satellite communication system availability above acceptable levels – less than 10 minutes downtime in 2 years.
      • Troubleshoot and resolve any identified circuit or equipment outages or degradation utilizing standardized troubleshooting methods including, Antenna controller, satellite acquisition, HPA/TWT, LNA/LNB - Low Noise, Fiber/Coax/Ethernet Cable Work, FDMA/TDMA modems (satellite modems), Up-converters, down-converters
      • Provided interim and finalized statistical  reports, based on particular site conditions and/or anomalies  including daily logs for weekly equipment and site reports
      • Maintained site office and electronics in professional and clean manner
    • Performed multiple on and off-site duties which enabled the company to successfully implement contractual duties relative to mobile terminal, VSATSupport Wide Area Networks (SWAN) and Joint Node Networks (JNN) operation and maintenance (Field Service Engineering)
      • Datapath DKET award winner for outstanding performance.


    05/2004 to 01/2008 Lockheed Martin MissionSystems - Aurora, CO

    Senior Satellite Systems Engineer

    • Network with Air Force personnel during mission operations of Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS), monitoring command sequencing and orbital controls for synchronized mission support.
    • Provide real-time technical direction for critical vehicle malfunctions and recommend alternate operating techniques to continue maximum mission support via statistical analysis of the performance of operating satellites and telemetry data.
    • Analyze and validate system software performance used in spacecraft control tasks and recommended improvements over four complete software builds and fix-tags.
    • Utilizing UNIX based controls, maintained all satellite real-time measurand databases ensuring correct critical monitoring with consideration to individual satellite traits on orbit.


    04/2001 to 05/2004  Cyber, Inc. - Aurora, CO

    Satellite Systems Engineer

    • Subcontracted position involving leading a team which performed data analysis of DOD level secure satellite transmission protocols and satellite hardware systems programming.
    • Analyzed real time data for critical vehicle malfunctions and using provided hardware schematics, and software troubleshooting,  traced faults and provided to-the-second technical direction recommending alternative operating techniques to maintain craft operability and life on orbit extension.


    1997 to 04/2001 U.S.Army Space Command  -  Frederick, MD

    Satellite Systems Network Coordinator

    • Operate and maintain the only U.S. Army dual Defense Satellite Communications System Operation Center (DSCSOC) providing constant vigilance of multiple satellite payloads, tracking, command and control, and earth station systems integration and management with real time monitoring of transponder power level and mission communication quality RF engineering.
    • Advise on and Troubleshoot all fixed earth stations and mobile forces traversing three satellites including Antenna controllers, satellite acquisition procedures, HPA/TWT, LNA/LNB, satellite modems, Up-converters, down-converters, and FDMA/TDMA modems.
    • Frequency Network Controller Point of Contact maintaining, verified and fine tuned Standard Operating Procedures, conducted fault isolation and management of 10 fixed earth terminals over 45 Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) communications links while conducting BERT testing and fine tuning bandwidth and frequency allocation.


    Education and Training

    August 1998  U.S.Army Signal School    Fort Gordon, GA

    Certificate, Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator

    • Conduct satellite network operations and quality control tests; compile and prepare system equipment forms and reports for network statistical analysis.
    • Identify and report electronic jamming and apply appropriate countermeasures.
    • Supervise and perform alignment of communications systems.

    April 1998  U.S.Army Signal School    Fort Gordon, GA


    Certificate, Satellite Communications Systems (SATCOM) Operator/Maintainer

    • Install, operate, maintain, configure, align, test, troubleshoot and supervise satellite communications ground terminals, systems, associated equipment, networks and devices.
    • Operate and perform preventative maintenance checks and services on communications equipment, vehicles and power generators resulting in zero losses.


    June 1992 Withlacoochee Technical Institute  Inverness, FL

    Certificate, Electronics Technologies

    • Completed the 1800 hour curriculum in 1400 hours.
    • Accredited courses in direct current and alternating current circuits, solid-state devices, analog and digital circuits, microprocessor fundamentals and assembly language, soldering assembly rework and repair, and technical reporting laboratory practices.

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