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An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs. SpaceNews.com
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Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast says it has sufficient resources to cover the $20 million purchase of analytics firm Geosys from U.S. dairy giant Land O’Lakes. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:22 +0000
SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:20:11 +0000
The commercial spaceflight industry has been enjoying success both on and off the launch pad this year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:05:34 +0000
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:18:44 +0000
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:13:20 +0000
China will launch its Chang’e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15 SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:33:39 +0000
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
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:46 +0000
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
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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
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     Date Submitted:03-08-2011
     Last Modified:03-10-2011 (12:42)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpaceflight operations, guidance, flight control, propulsion, avionics, trajectories, GNC, flight software. Fluid Dynamics, Launch, orbit, re-entry trajectories, navigation, simulator, instruction, design requirements, MATLAB.
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    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

    United Space Alliance, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 
    Senior Space Shuttle Instructor / Engineer (February 2007 – April 2011); Intern (June 2006 – August 2006)
    Recipient of Performance Award for Outstanding Leadership in Astronaut Flight Instruction
    * Instructed astronauts and flight controllers in Space Shuttle flight operations, propulsion, guidance and flight control, GNC, systems knowledge, software, avionics, trajectories, and manual flight techniques.
    * One of only two non-astronaut personnel ever certified to fly the Space Shuttle as Pilot during launch and entry simulations.
    * Trained astronauts and controllers using classroom briefings, one-on-one sessions, and Shuttle simulators.
    * Investigated simulated failure scenarios using recorded Shuttle systems data, environmental data, instructor notes and cockpit voice communication to determine underlying cause of catastrophic failures and accidents during simulations.
    * Acted as Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) in high-pressure and fast-paced situations.
    * Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Space Shuttle entry through landing guidance functions.
    * Worked in teams to develop failure scenarios for shuttle simulations, and authored “failure scripts” to note crew responses, technical knowledge, and communication skills.
    * Trained astronauts regarding: Launch Trajectories; Abort Modes and Abort Trajectories; Orbital Mechanics; and Entry Trajectories.
    * Monitored real-time shuttle vehicle data from Mission Control as a liaison between flight controllers and engineers: relayed information on real-time failures and ensured that the data was properly communicated. 
     
    Constellation Program Technical & Training Support
    * Evaluated hardware and software requirements for Constellation propulsion systems for Orion Main Engine, Service Module Reaction Control System, Service Module Propellant System, and Command Module Reaction Control System.
    * Liaison for crew training to Lockheed Martin Subsystem Design Review and Preliminary Design Review for Propulsion.
    * Evaluated: Failure Mode & Effects Analysis documents for propulsion systems and determined failures resulting in Loss of Mission/Loss of Crew; Go/No-Go mission criteria for Orion capsule.
    * Assisted on a team that authored and edited design requirements for Constellation Training Facility Simulator, including; Orion on-board software emulation modeling, software interface modeling, Instructor-Simulator interface console requirements, and crew-required simulator fidelity requirements.
     
    Project Lead – Propulsion Team for Constellation Program Technical Instruction
    * Lead a team of seven instructors to coordinate the first training materials for the propulsion systems, developed for astronauts, instructors, flight controllers, and flight directors.
                
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Teaching Assistant (August 2005 – December 2006)
    * Taught undergraduate and graduate students in Thermodynamics and Compressible Fluid Flow.
     
    Centroid Inc., Plainview, New York 
    Electrical Engineering Aide/Information Systems Technician (Summers of 2001, 2002, 2003)
    * Built test fixtures from electrical schematics and tested hundreds of electronic units for defects.
    * Developed engineering drawings using AutoCAD for the machining of designed electronic units.
    * Interviewed and hired for company-wide IT upgrade; repaired and maintained company computers.
     
    EDUCATION
     
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, G.P.A. 3.8, December 2006.
     
    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics/Space Systems, G.P.A. 3.15, May 2005.
     
    SKILLS 
    * Real-time spacecraft operations, monitoring and commanding. 
    * Piloting of air and space vehicles through launch, orbit, rendezvous, and re-entry operations.
    * Critical problem-solving skills and effective teamwork and communication during high-pressure operations.
    * Instruction of technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
    * MATLAB, AutoCAD, and Excel programming.
    * Private Pilot’s License
     
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