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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:04-08-2011
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     Current job:Systems Engineer/ Project Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssystems enginneering, project lead, Systems analyst, configuration management, documentation, data base developement
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    EXPERIENCED SYSTEMS ENGINEER/PROJECT LEAD

    Excellent leadership skills and team player. Extensive experience in aerospace, development, operations and maintenance. Supported projects from beginning to end, including monitoring and reporting on project schedules and resources.  Passionate about community outreach and tenacious in pursuit of goals. Equally adept at strategic planning and tactical execution. Success driven, strong ethics, dependable and committed to excellence.  Security Clearance - Secret (DISCO) – expired.

     

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE

     

     

      ●  Systems Engineering                             

        Configuration Management   

      ●  Software Development Cycle

      ●  Project Lead                                       

        Documentation                        

      ●  Internet/Intranet Applications

      ●  Data Base Development                        

        Systems Analysis                    

      ●  Supervisory Skills

      ●  Programming                                        

      ●  Leadership                          

      ●  Microsoft Office Suite       

      ● Capability Maturity Modeling             

      ●  PMP Training Certificate      

      ●  Enrolled Agent

     

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    • Used interpersonal skills and experience to significantly influence company’s integrity with a positive spin with the Canadian Space Agency by taking control of the tasks for the Canadian segment specification to support overall ISS performance and design requirements through final reviews, acceptance and Certification of flight readiness (CoFR) which resulted in recognition from the Director of the Canadian Space Agency.
    • Implemented the company’s safety and security procedure with quick reaction time to observe and get the proper care for a person who had wandered on to the company’s property in the early stages of a heart attack and enable him to get the medical assistance needed to sustain his life.  Followed up with a report to the company to correct a flaw in the procedure that could have endangered life.
    • Designed and rehosted graphics display software for the Input/Output System on the Shuttle Mission Simulator facility upgrade program.  Preliminary and critical design documents were produced using Government Standards.  Software was coded, tested, and cycled at the second block of shared on-line time.
    • Led project for the inputs to the configuration management process which resulted in the section passing an audit for the first time with a score of 98/100.

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    Senior Systems Engineer/Project Lead         The Boeing Company                      1995-2010

     

    • Responsible for developing, documenting, coordinating, monitoring status, scheduling and providing program visibility and quality to the customer for over 500 change requests for the International Space Station (ISS) on time with an average grade of 98/100.
    • Mediated resolution of issues, determined alternatives, directed and implemented solutions for the Homeland Security Program to successfully meet contract deadline and have hardware activated in major airports across the United States. Participated with stakeholders to develop potential preventive or corrective actions and implementation.
    • Managed, created the definition, development, maintenance, allocation, verification, and issue resolution of ISS System level requirements down to the Canadian segment specification, the Italian segment specification and interface control documents using a systems engineering approach to support overall ISS performance and design requirements through final reviews, acceptance and Certification of flight readiness (CoFR).
    • Ensured the requirements for the integrated software control functions of the ISS were adequately allocated and defined.
    • Led project for engineers on the ISS engineering support contract including, scheduling, monitoring resources and suppliers and providing quality deliverables, feedback and technical support to stakeholders.

     

     

    Senior Systems Analyst                      Dual Incorporated                                     1993 - 1995

    • Provided data base support for the Space Shuttle Portable On Board Computers for the Flight Planning Branch using Microsoft ACCESS and Visual Basics
    • Coded maintenance, upgrade and development of Oracle PL/SQL, SQL*FORMS, SQL*PLUS, Pro*FORTRAN and Pro*C programs that provided company financial support applications and reports on a HP.

     

    Senior Systems Analyst/Project Lead              Lockheed  Company              1988-1993       

    • Provided data base support for the Oracle based Engineering Shuttle Configuration Management System and the Space Station Configuration Management System and the Datatrieve based Division Library Data Base.
    • Developed Oracle based data base for tracking Total Quality Management classes and user accounts.
    • Provided user support for the Engineering Computation Facility help desk for mainframe and supercomputer, both using UNIX based operating systems.
    • Provided documentation support and tested the Software Support Environment User Menus for the Rational Teamwork interface using ADA.  Provided a market survey for configuration management and build products that run UNIX and VMS.
    • Led project for the Flight Telerobotic Servicer (FTS) Display and Control Workstation development.  This included developing and implementing software requirements and providing documentation and reports and risk management on the FTS System.
    • Provided trouble shooting and systems analysis support for the Multi-Purpose Application Console workstation.
    • Evaluated UNIX and AIX operating systems  including the X-windows, Dataview, and SAMMI graphic software packages.  Served as beta test site analyst for the SAMMI graphic software package.

     

    Systems Engineer   Singer Company/Link Flight Simulation Division    1983 - 1988      

    • Created acceptance test procedures for the Automated Generalized Payload Model, produced preliminary design and critical design documents for master and control subsystem for the Navy simulator operational modes, designed Interface Control Documents for the Multi-mission program office, and produced Base IC Structure Maintenance and User Class Materials.
    • Managed the interface between software engineering and the application engineering departments for the Multi-mission project.
    • Designed and documented the Supplemental Computing Interface task on HP.

     

     

    EDUCATION

        University of Houston- Clear Lake  -  Masters of Science - Computer Science – Houston, TX     

    ·        Louisiana Tech University    -    Bachelors of Science -  Mathematics – Ruston, LA

     

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

            ● Enrolled Agent                              

      Configuration and Data Management Certified - National Defense Industrial Association

      PMP Certification (In Progress)

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    “Project Arusha Pressurized Rover Cabin Layout.” (Jointly authored.)  Proceedings of the 2010 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference.  National Society of Black Engineers, February 5-10, 2010.

     

    “Arusha Cabin Interior Team Study.” (Jointly authored.)  Proceedings of the STS-2011 Space Technology Session. National Society of Black Engineers Space Special Interest Group, January 13-17, 2011.

     

     

     


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