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Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:21:42 +0000
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Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:02:12 +0000
Virgin Orbit says it’s ready for a nighttime launch for the U.S. Space Force as it attempts to get into a more frequent rhythm of building and launching vehicles. The post Virgin Orbit ready for first night launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:15:27 +0000
Arianespace is looking to move Ovzon’s first satellite to another Ariane 5 after Eutelsat switched to a dedicated mission to launch sooner. The post Ovzon needs to piggyback another Ariane 5 ride for late 2022 launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:38:44 +0000
Chinese launch service provider Expace has secured $237 million in B round funding, following last week's return to flight of its Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket. The post Chinese commercial launch firm Expace raises $237 million appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:16:07 +0000
Congress should fully fund NASA’s $25.97 billion FY23 budget request, including the full requested amount for STMD, as it drafts and advances the FY23 appropriations bills.   The post Op-ed | NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is More Important Now Than Ever appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:00:03 +0000
For six decades, Spectrolab has been building the long-lasting solar cells that power satellites and spaceships. Next up: compact, ultra-powerful new solar arrays for the ISS. The post Spectrolab electrifies space through advanced solar cell technology appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:40:29 +0000
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station June 28, three days after it demonstrated its ability to raise the station’s orbit. The post Cygnus departs ISS after reboost test appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:32:32 +0000
An Electron rocket successfully launched a NASA-funded cubesat mission June 28 that will test the stability of the orbit around the moon the agency plans to use for future Artemis lunar missions. The post Electron launches CAPSTONE lunar cubesat appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:31:19 +0000
House appropriators partially restored funding for a planetary defense mission as part of a spending bill while also raising concerns about NASA’s closure of an airborne observatory and plans to return samples from Mars. The post House appropriators partially restore funding for planetary defense mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:09:46 +0000
The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents. The post Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:15:57 +0000
The British government announced a series of measures June 23, from regulations to funding active debris removal projects, intended to make the country a leader in space sustainability. The post U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 22:03:52 +0000
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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:13:06 +0000
Telespazio intends to play a key role in the future in-orbit servicing market, providing customers seeking satellite relocation, refueling, repair or removal with the necessary space and ground-based capabilities. The post Telespazio to play key role in satellite servicing market appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:40:59 +0000
NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission will not launch this year as previously planned after the agency concluded there was not enough time to complete testing of the spacecraft’s software before its launch window closes. The post Software testing problem delays Psyche launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:22:33 +0000
Telesat has applied for a U.K. license to connect broadband terminals with Lightspeed satellites it plans to start deploying in 2025 to low Earth orbit. The post Telesat requests UK license to connect Lightspeed terminals appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:55:27 +0000
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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:22:56 +0000
NASA managers say they have completed testing of the Space Launch System after a recent countdown rehearsal and are ready to move into preparations for a launch as soon as late August. The post NASA declares SLS countdown rehearsal complete appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:34:25 +0000
Propulsion startup Orbion Space Technology will supply thrusters for a U.S. Space Force prototype weather satellite under a contract with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems. The post Orbion to supply propulsion for General Atomics weather satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
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     Date Submitted:01-03-2012
     Last Modified:01-03-2012 (07:14)
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     Current job:Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProgram management, mechanical systems, space science
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    Career Summary

    Mechanical Engineer with extensive Research and Development experience in the space, aviation and telecommunications industries.  Broad knowledge and experience base which covers a wide range of engineering activities including design, manufacture and qualification testing.  Proven  ability to lead medium to large size teams of professionals and to provide the technical guidance and leadership needed to complete complex projects on time and on budget.

     

    Career Highlights

    • Developed the basic measurement technique employed on the Force Moment Sensor, a device used to measure loads applied to the tip of the Space Station’s robotic arm.  Lead the development team that designed, built and tested this device.  Total revenue recognized on this project was over $15M
    • Assumed technical responsibility for WINDII when the project was weeks away from termination for non-performance and went on to lead the team as technical/program manager to a highly successful completion. WINDII was a Michelson Interferometer based instrument used to measure wind speeds and temperature from a satellite in Low Earth Orbit.  This work formed the core of a project in which the Canadian Government has invested over $50M.
    • Co-owned and managed 2 successful R&D oriented companies, initiated negotiation agreements which lead to the profitable sale of both companies
    • Hold a patent for a high performance pressure sensor designed for use on space-craft fuel monitoring systems
    • Prepared and submitted several major proposals to both government and private industries and in the process developed an excellent proposal win percentage. All jobs won as a result of these proposals were delivered on budget to satisfied customers.
    • Extensive experience in the following areas:
    • Finite Element Analysis (Structural and Thermal)
    • New Product Introduction
    • Project coordination and control using PS8 or Microsoft Project
    • Cost and schedule estimation and proposal Preparation
    • Preparation and delivery of key presentations
    • Certified as a Project Management Profession in 1998

     

    Experience

     

    April 2010- February 2012

     

    COM DEV LTD

     

    Ottawa, Ontario

    • Program Manager
    • A term position as part of the agreement of sale for Routes AstroEngineering.  Accountable for transferring key solar panel manufacturing technologies from Routes to COM DEV

     

    April 2008-April 2010

    Routes AstroEngineering

    Ottawa, Ontario

    • Co-owner, Director of Program Management
    • Hired as technical lead/program manager but offered ownership position and promoted to Director of Program Management after 8 months with the company

     

    September 2005-April 2008

    EMSSATCOM

    Ottawa, Ontario

    • Program Manager/Technical Lead
    • Responsible for the design and development of INMARSAT based terminals and antennas for use on commercial aircraft
    • Hired to correct a growing lack of confidence on the part of a major customer.  Effected a dramatic improvement  in customer’s evaluation of EMS performance.

     

    September 2002- Sept 2005                           XJ Design                                      Ottawa, Ontario

     

    • Co-owner, Director of Operations
    • Co-founded and managed company with sales of $500K
    • Acted as lead mechanical engineer and manager of operations
    • Companies key projects included the mechanical and electrical design of an autonomously operating ATV, the design of blast shields and armor for military vehicles and the design and development of various devices used in physiotherapy for disabled people

     

    February 2000 - September 2002                     JDSU                                         Ottawa, Ontario

     

    • Manager of Protection Switches
    • Lead a team of engineers and scientists responsible for the development of protection switching modules
    • Introduced GD&T practices to JDSU in order to avoid problems with monitoring and controlling the manufacture of high volume mechanical parts
    • Developed a process for gradual introduction of injection molded parts into the assembly flow at JDSU which delayed the investment in molds until after the initial field trials were complete. 

     

    June 1985 – February 2000                           EMS Technologies                       Ottawa, Ontario

     

    • Started as technical lead, promoted to manager of mechanical engineering and documentation
    • Responsible for the technical direction/leadership on several key space programs including WINDII and Force Moment Sensor

     

    September 1984-June 1985                               VCI Controls                             Ottawa, Ontario

     

    • Product Manager for SCADA Systems
    • Responsible for the development of Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition Systems used in water purification and sewage treatment facilities

     

    September 1977- September 1984                      CAL Corp                               Ottawa, Canada

     

    • Mechanical Engineer, Project technical lead
    • Started as qualification test engineer and mechanical analyst, took on technical lead role on a             number of projects as experience level increased

     

     

    Education

    CarletonUniversity

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Master of Engineering

    • Mechanical

     

    CarletonUniversity

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Bachelor of Engineering

    • Mechanical

     

     

    Awards

    Outstanding Achievement Award

        December 1990

    This Award was presented annually to the one person who was deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the overall company.  In this case it was presented for work  performed on the WINDII program.

    Most Valuable Player of the Year

        December 1993

     This Award was presented annually to the person in the Company’s space group was deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the group.  In this case it was awarded for work performed on the Force Moment Sensor



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