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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:45 +0000
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one orbit to another, the Santa, Clara, California company announced Nov. 14. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:22 +0000
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe secured a $900 million contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide commercial imagery until August 2023. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:17 +0000
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for the future of the Space Force will not be known for some time. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:31:29 +0000
The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to develop small satellites for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT under a program named Gunsmoke-L. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:07:08 +0000
"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the European rocket launch business compel ArianeGroup to reduce its capacity by the equivalent of 2,300 full-time jobs by 2022," the company said in a statement. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:36:05 +0000
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:50:40 +0000
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:59:42 +0000
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-03-2012
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     Current job:Director Advanced Technology & Space Systems
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsBusiness Development, Program Management, Operations, Project Management
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    Advatech Pacific, Inc San Bernardino CA                                                                 2002 - present

    Director, Advanced Technology & Space Systems 2008-present                                                      

    • Developed strategic and target planning, policy formulation, operations, hiring, training, employee development, proposal Capture Manager, and negotiations. Responsible for improving and stabilizing the work environment and reengineering processes to ensure rapid growth 
    • Successfully developed new business and managed contract execution in three market areas – Aerospace Business, Information & Services, and Electronics & Communications
    • Defined goals and objectives, initiated major programs, developed and managed budgets of up to $10 Million, developed new business, and managed, proposed, and negotiated contracts 
    • Conceived the idea for Analysis & Design Division, sold it to executive management, wrote the Business Plan, developed the model, and brought in the Division Manager to lead the start-up organization
    • Capture Manager for 8 uninterrupted contract wins and increased division’s revenues by $15 Million
    • Grew the business from 10 employees to over 60 
    • Received highest performance rating in the division 
    • Received Special Services award from AFRL/RVES for space systems support 
    • Won commercial services work on launch vehicles, space craft and Rideshare 
    • Recently won TRAFTA IDIQ contract worth estimated $13.7 M 
    • Led capture effort for 2 Tactical Communications proposal wins and then developed requirements, schedules, budgets, and provided technical direction for team activities
    • Won trade studies contracts and P.O.s that brought in additional revenue for a variety of space systems conceptual development including TacSats, Operationally Responsive Space, Cost Estimations, Space Plug-n-Play Architecture, and Heavy Liquid Launch Vehicles, life-cycle management
    • Provide expertise in space systems – current member of AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee

     

    Program Operations Manager                                                                                         2002-2008

    • Provided direction for a variety of advanced technology programs which included managing engineering teams, requirements completion and creep, schedules, budgets, technical accomplishments, SOW, WBS
    • Key creator in the integrated multi-disciplinary physics based space systems engineering and cost modeling software tool suite developed for Government customers
    • Program Manager and key contributor to Highly Mobile Tactical Communications interoperability for Beyond-Line-of-Sight communications capability and interoperability of incompatible radio systems operating in different security domains. These efforts led to creation of current Electronics & Communication Division
    • Program Manager for integrated Hypersonic Flow Path Analysis Tool suite
    • Off-site Engineering Management for 25 employees
    • Transitioned a traditional design approach method for high-performance complex systems to a new integrated design process utilizing modern Modeling Simulation & Analysis tools in a collaborative environment
    • Ran cost and schedule estimates on program completion and interfaced with Government customers to track all aspects of projects.  Reduced impacts of operational, technical and programmatic risks by implementing mitigation plans and developing action plans
    • Developed the concept to integrate separate Government software tool suites into one encompassing multi-disciplinary systems engineering tool. This resulted in huge savings on down time, programming and ease of use for end-user accessibility
    • Initiated and induced collaboration and sharing between NASA and AFRL on systems engineering and cost modeling.  Officials were given “kudos” for collaboration efforts
    • Had 95% of all projects completed on time (had some no cost extensions) and completed within budget 

     

    Space Systems Loral                                                                                                         2000-2002

    Senior Engineering Specialist/ Product Cost Manager

    • Responsible for Spacecraft Design Engineering, manufacturing support and test.  Team lead for top-level design of the spacecraft 
    • Responsible for creating project plans and then tracking costs and schedule
    • Provided layout of antennas, composite structures, electronic payload, bus, sensors, and propulsion. 
    • Conducted field-of-view studies for antennas, stowage/deployment, and launch vehicle clearance. 
    • Directed designers in documenting designs and work for manufacturing assembly and part fabrication, use ANSI 14.5, GDT.  Represented the Corporation to customers and vendors to provide solutions to technical problems
    • Performed Program Cost Status for waveguide of active programs by calculation of Percent Complete Reports for labor and material. Made predictions and tracked change for programs through Variance Reports and estimation of dollars spent
    • Performed feasibility studies and conceptual designs for proposal and follow-up work 
    • Wrote Statements of Work, Purchase Requests, and Sole Source Agreements to perform all contract work associated with outsourcing engineering projects 
    • Performed vendor site surveys on waveguide manufacturing in conjunction with Quality Assurance. This increased the number of waveguide available to complete programs behind schedule

     

    Truax Engineering, Inc                                                                                                       1998-2002

    Deputy Principal Investigator

    • Contributed to and Won AFRL BMDO contract worth $13 M
    • Hired engineering team and set up facility to build liquid fueled reusable pressure fed rocket
    • Coordinated efforts to design, develop, fabricate and test a two-stage combustion 75-k thrust lox/kerosene engine
    • Managed the R&D rocket facility including day to day operations 

     

    CDI Corp, Mechanical Space Systems and Antenna Group 1993-1998

    Satellite Design Contract Engineer

    • Performed top-level design for satellite structures and mechanical systems for series 702, 601(HP) and 376 satellites 
    • Responsible for all aspects of design, build, integration, test and delivery of numerous commercial and military satellite programs
    • Followed designs through from “cradle to grave” as well as generate detailed top assembly drawings

     

    McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing)                                                  1991-1993

    Engineer/ Scientist

    • Team Lead for Sensor Systems on the Space Station Variational Gravity Centrifuge Program 
    • Investigated and evaluated environmental controls, sensors and life science experiments in reduced gravity on NASA's KC-135 Micro Gravity flights at Johnson Space Center 
    • Performed structural/mechanical Space Station design for Structural Design Group

     

    Bioserve Space Technologies, NASA Center for Commercial Development of Space, 1988-1990

    Graduate Researcher

    • Developed and conducted Fluid and Gas Bubble Dynamics experiments in microgravity aboard NASA’s KC-135 Microgravity flights. 
    • Designed and developed sensors and hardware systems for life-science experiments performed in microgravity flights.  Conducted basic research and analysis. 
    • Wrote and presented technical papers on research work and analysis.
    • Won Honorable Mention for Research Space Biology
    • Education:

    M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

    B.A. Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder

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