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SpaceX filed a bid protest in federal court against the government May 17, but most details about the protest, including the specific award being protested, remain undisclosed. SpaceNews.com
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In order to meet the goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, NASA needs to get one element of its proposed lunar Gateway on contract in the near future so it will be ready in time. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 19 May 2019 21:42:23 +0000
The HAC notes that the decision to not back the $72 million request should not be read as a complete rejection of the idea of establishing a Space Force. SpaceNews.com
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Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small business awards. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 May 2019 21:10:32 +0000
A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request for an additional $1.6 billion to support plans for a 2024 human return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:17:01 +0000
NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes can help it meet its 2024 human landing goal. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 20:34:56 +0000
Under the proposed system, space officers would only compete against space officers for promotions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 19:48:28 +0000
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers little in the way of additional funding for exploration priorities included in the agency’s recent budget amendment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:14:20 +0000
Chinese private launch firm LandSpace has completed assembly of a liquid methane-liquid oxygen rocket engine for its new Zhuque-2 launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 08:57:32 +0000
While most of the debate about establishing a Space Force within the Defense Department has centered on its national security implications, a recent Senate hearing examined how it could bolster growing commercial activity in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:56 +0000
SpaceX shared details about its largely secretive Starlink constellation program March 15, providing updated targets for commercial service, details about satellite design and the thought process behind why the company’s upper target is 12,000 satellites. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:35:20 +0000
The European Space Agency gave contracts to ArianeGroup and MT Aerospace on May 14 to develop a prototype upper stage that could lead to an advanced carbon-composite upgrade for the Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:01:18 +0000
Fifty years after man’s first steps on the moon, the future of human exploration in the final frontier is at a critical turning point, ULA CEO Tory Bruno writes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 17:45:44 +0000
Singtel reported its lowest profit in 16 years, citing increasing competitive pressure in India and Indonesia. SpaceNews.com
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Engineers are continuing to work to free an instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that remains stuck just below the surface. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 13:00:48 +0000
Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. and Iceye, the Finnish company that launched the first synthetic aperture radar microsatellite, announced a memorandum of understanding May 15 to deliver radar imagery to government and commercial customers in South Korea. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 03:14:52 +0000
Eutelsat executives said the challenges getting Konnect Africa off the ground since 2016 are now largely in the rearview, but have nonetheless pushed any material revenue from the growth initiative out to the company’s next fiscal year. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 22:20:52 +0000
A day after NASA unveiled an amended budget request to support a human landing on the moon in 2024, the agency’s leader warned that if Congress provided less than the request it increased the risk of missing that deadline. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-03-2012
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     Current job:Project Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Launch Systems
     Keywordshypergol, bi-propellants, SRM, cryogenic systems, Thermal Protection, mechanisms, ordnance, structures, GSE, maximo, primervera, excel
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    Project Specialist Aerospace

     

    Over 15 years of leading mission-critical projects to successful completion within limited budgets and constrained timelines.

    • Accomplished in evaluating technical systems, developing innovative solutions, and driving efficiency, safety, and quality improvements.
    • Empowering leader with approachable management style and open door policy.
    • Build loyal high performance teams of top talent by providing training, development, mentoring, and professional development opportunities.

     

    Core Competencies

     

    Project Management  -Operational Streamlining -Lean Six Sigma/5S Principles -Systems Engineering & Testing

    Flight/Ground Component Testing -Alpha/Beta Testing -Test Requirements Planning/Scheduling -Imagery Analysis

    HAZMAT Management -Risk Identification/Mitigation -Subcontractor & Vendor Management -DOD Contracting

    Offsite/Offshore Logistics Support -Logistics Coordination -SCAPE Operations -Cleanroom Operations -GHe/GN2

    Electro-static Safety -Ordnance Safety -Cryogenic Systems Safety -High Pressure Gas Systems Safety -ICD Compliance -Hypergol-Propellants-Management -Critical-Path -development -KHB-Processes -Personnel Management/Mentoring

     

    Professional Experience

     

    United Space Alliance / Kennedy Space Center– Cape Canaveral, FL                     July 1995 – July 2011  

    Technical Operations Project Lead – External Tank Mechanical wJanuary 2006 – July 2011

    Led timely processing of external tank from shipment via New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center through successful launch to return of vehicle. Documented daily processing activities, generated reports and presentations, and developed work procedures for technicians, inspectors, and customer inspectors. Interfaced with NASA and primary vendors, verified technical requirements, and maintained associated database. Scheduled test activities, delegated assignments, coordinated training, and evaluated staff performance.

    Orchestrated four-/five-day imagery analysis entailing review with systems specialized engineering organization of 135+ ground camera locations and film consisting of infrared, photogrammetry, HD regular and high speed, long range telescopic camera system, and on orbit camera assets from shuttle and ISS crews.

    Major Accomplishments:

    • Met NASA’s requirement to increase flight rate by up to two flights each year by bringing deferred vendor work from prime contractor Lockheed Martin in-house. Led on time, under budget completion of contract addendums, engineering changes, technician training, hazard reviews, and flight certification.
    • Optimized launch team’s decision-making process by enhancing photographic documentation and timeframe of imagery assessment to provide complete view of vehicle prior to “final go” and “re-entry” decisions. Tested software developed by customer counterparts and developed procedures for incorporation into launch sequence.
    • Recognized with Launch Directors Award and Program Excellence Award for saving program $1M+, while creating capability to perform electrical, mechanical, and thermal work in hostile, potentially explosive environment of launch pad area by modifying conex box that physically fit onto launch pad, passed safety review, and provided necessary thermal environment.
    • Delivered 18 space shuttle external tanks (ET) with numerous ET modifications on every flight, on time, and within budget.

     

    Technical Operations Project Lead – Hypergol Propulsion Systems wAugust 1997 – January 2006

    Processed orbital maneuvering system during routine maintenance and expedited repairs to support launch schedule. Maintained daily logs of processing activities. Served as primary point of contact with NASA and vendors. Scheduled test activities, verified technical requirements, and maintained database. Coordinated staff training, delegated assignments, and evaluated employee performance. Console test engineer hazardous propellants, hypergols. Scheduled facility maintenance and reviewed results.  Orbital tube welding techniques, high/low pressure GN2/GHe systems test/maintenance

     

    Major Accomplishments:

    • Delivered hypergol hardware, four flight sets from heavy maintenance, and three flight pods for unplanned repairs on time, on budget, and with excellent performance on orbit.
    • Enhanced specialized repair turnover by improving vendor subcomponent maintenance and support via increase in daily meetings/teleconferences, cleaning, and documentation.
    • Reduced failures by at least 50%, improved on-orbit reliability, and limited costly repairs and processing timelines for orbital maneuvering system thrusters by incorporating and activating GN2 purge system at hypergolic maintenance facility (HMF) in all three test areas. GN2 purge system removed moisture (corrosive products) from thruster throat during processing.
    • Identified and repaired failure on main propellant line on time with broken spare part also repaired and returned to ready spares.
    • Creation of mandrels/lapping kit to repair minor imperfections of both vehicle/ground flanges for propellant and clean gas systems

     

    Mechanical Technician – SRB (Solid Rocket Booster) Retrieval Operations wJuly 1995 – August 1997

    Retrieved, disassembled, and returned flown solid rocket boosters to ATK Utah for refurbishment and reuse.

    Major Accomplishment:

    • Completed training in ordnance safing, hypegol safing movement of large flight components and heavy ground support equipment, use of hydrolazing equipment to remove high strength thermal materials, maritime operations, use of hypobaric chambers, ship operations, and basic seamanship functions.

     

    Additional Experience

    Mechanical Technician – External Tank with Morton/Thiokol/ATK Corporation in Titusville, FL  1989-1995

    Mechanical Technician – Missile Systems with Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, FL     1986-1989

     

    Education                                                                   

     

    University of Central Florida– Orlando, FL                                                                                                           

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Expected Graduation Fall 2012

    • Concentration in Management.

     

    Brevard Community College– Cocoa, FL                                                                                                             

    Associate of Arts in Business Administration – 2009

     

    Military Service

     

    United States Air Force – Logistics / Contractor Liaison; Honorable Discharge

     

    Credentials and Systems Proficiencies

     

    HAZMAT Certification -SCAPE Certification -Certified Firing Room Engineer -Aerospace Vehicle Move Director

    NASA/NACI (National Agency Check with Inquiries) Background Checks – Equivalent to Confidential Clearance

    Microsoft Office Suite -PeopleSoft -Maximo/MS-Project

    Passage of A&P General Written Exam

     

    Affiliations and Activities

     

    Space Coast Project Management Association

    Volunteer for Light the Night for Diabetes and Breast Cancer Awareness

    Member of Alex Job Racing Crew – American Lemans Series


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