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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:31-12-2011
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     Current job:Senior Tooling Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMechanical Design Engineer, GD&T, Pro/e, Solidworks,
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    3D Modeling • Concept Generation and Selection • Rapid Prototyping • G.D. &T.• Project Management

    Experience:
    Aerojet (Redmond, WA) May 2011 to Jan 2012
    (Senior Tooling Engineer, contractor)
    • Designed tooling to assist in the assembly, testing and delivery of assemblies for the Orion program.
    • Responsible duties: designs, shared in analysis duties, drawings, procuring materials, scheduling design reviews and assembling components upon completion of fabrication, Pro/E administrative functions.
    • Coordinated and managed multiple jobs to ensure cost and schedule constraints were adhered.

    Aerojet (Redmond, WA & Sacramento, CA) Feb 2010 to Jan 2011
    (Senior Design Engineer, contractor)
    • Designed left and right thruster Roll Control Housing for NASA’s Orion Program utilizing Pro Engineer V3.
    • Assisted in the development and implementation of trade studies for the design and fabrication process of the Roll Thruster Housing on the Orion Command Module.
    • Assisted in the selection of vendors for Titanium casting of the thruster housing by coordinating expert information and NASA System Requirements for Orion Command Module.
    • Coordinated specific interface design detail design information with Lockheed-Martin to ensure proper fit and function between Housing and Thruster Plate.

    General Dynamics-Advanced Information Systems (Gilbert, AZ) July 2009 to Feb 2010
    (Senior Design Engineer-contractor)
    • Functioned as Lead Mechanical Engineer on six projects to support LDCM Solar Array development and testing of subsystems.
    • Utilized (Siemens’) Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management tools to create Engineering Change Requests, (ECR’s), create part numbers, release drawings and order parts.
    • Assisted Lead Engineer with design and development of flight hardware and test equipment for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Solar Array.
    • Created and released procedures to test the subassemblies and mechanisms associated with the LDCM Solar Array.

    Orbital Sciences Corporation (Chandler, AZ) May 2008 to May 2009
    (Senior Engineer, contractor)
    • Created over 50% of the conceptual models of Structural Mechanical Ground Support equipment using Solidworks 2009 and Mathcad for Orbital Sciences Taurus II COTS program.
    • Assisted with the development of all system requirements for Mechanical Ground Support Equipment for Taurus II COTS Program.
    • Performed over 25 tolerance stack ups on developed hardware to determine fit, form and function checks.
    • Assisted in the development of the three different concepts of operations for Taurus II upper stack integration.

    Lockheed-Martin Mission Services (Houston, TX) December 2007 to May 2008
    (GHG Design Engineer, contractor)
    • Designed and developed full-scale prototype mechanisms for Crew Systems Habitation Accommodations utilizing Pro E Wildfire 2.0 and Z print software.
    • Created simplified representations of assemblies consisting of over 10,000 parts and subassemblies.
    • Assisted in the development of specifications for manufacturing hardware for Orion.
    • Utilized Windchill and Product View to communicate design progress and analysis to project engineers.
    • Supervised junior engineers and designers to assist project engineers with status and workload.


    Jacobs Engineering, Design Engineer (Houston, TX) May 2007 to December 2007
    (Design Engineer, contractor)
    • Utilized Pro E Wildfire and Windchill to create and manage models of mechanisms and concepts.
    • Designed and developed flight hardware for STS-124 camera restraint system with minimal cost of materials, development and impact to schedule.
    • Designed and coordinated the manufacturing of Orion Command Module Mock up for use in antenna testing.

    Oil States Industries Inc., (Houston, TX) October 2006 to May 2007
    (Design Engineer)
    • Utilized Solidworks 2006 to create structural conceptual solutions for customers.
    • Coordinated the manufacturing and procurement of materials to expedite jobs.
    • Designed products based on customer requirements and API specifications.
    • Created manufacturing, testing and procurement specifications to meet departmental needs.

    Oceaneering International. Inc., (Houston, TX) February 2005 to October 2006
    (Design and Systems Engineer)
    • Assisted in the design, fabrication and testing of hardware, software and hand tools for the Overlay Tile Repair Project for NASA’s Return to Flight effort.
    • Designed and developed test hardware that enabled real time support of STS -114 gap filler issue using Pro/E Wildfire.
    • Re-designed Delta Pressure Valve to suppress oscillations and mitigate risks associated with failure.
    • Assisted in the maintenance and repair of the SRMS and SSRMS based at the Sonny Carter Training Facility.
    • Contributed to 50,000 hours of safe diving and VPP Star Awards.

    Lockheed-Martin Space Systems (Houston, TX) January 2004 to January 2005
    (Design Engineer, contractor)
    • Assisted in the 3 Degree of Freedom Orbital Boom Sensor System Simulator project with design of structural stand and mechanisms, prototyping, testing, assembly and verification of components.
    • Provided multiple concepts and solutions to allow crewmembers the ability to limit the amount of torque being applied to the RCC plug repair concept.
    • Designed a torque limiting Snap-On tool for NASA’s Return to Flight effort that uses pre-existing interface technology familiar to crewmembers and compliant to JSC 2626A.
    • Used Pro-Intralink on a daily basis to store and communicate concepts, revisions, final designs and drawings to lead engineer and project management.

    Education:
    1999-2003 University of Texas at Austin, Bachelors of Science Mechanical Engineering

    Software Skill Sets:
    PTC Pro/E: Versions (2001- Wildfire 4.0), ProMechanica, Mathcad, Intralink, Windchill
    Dassault Systèmes: SolidWorks (2006-2011), Cosmos Works
    Siemens: Unigraphics NX6 (less than 500 hours), Teamcenter (Engineering & PLM 2007)
    ANSYS: ANSYS Workbench
    Z Corporation: Z Print Software

    Continuing Education Courses:
    GD&T and Tolerance Stack Up Analysis, Lock-Out Tag-Out, Electrostatic Discharge, Torque Certification, Six Sigma, Clean-Room Experience and, Certified Open Water Diver.


     


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