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The FAA plans to further extend the public comment period for a proposed revision of commercial launch and reentry regulations that’s faced significant industry criticism. SpaceNews.com
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Satellite communications startup UbiquitiLink has raised more than $12 million for its plan to launch a constellation of satellites to extend the reach of terrestrial mobile networks, the Falls Church, Virginia, company announced July 17. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:45:03 +0000
Esper told the SASC that, if confirmed, he intends to get involved in the Space Force legislative debate. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:11:21 +0000
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As part of our monthlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing,  SpaceNews is proud to present this special digital edition. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:32:46 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 15 that, as NASA presses ahead with plans to return humans to the moon by 2024, he will not rule out a first human mission to Mars as soon as 2033. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:00:38 +0000
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:07:43 +0000
SpaceX said July 15 that the explosion that destroyed a Crew Dragon spacecraft during a ground test in April was likely caused by oxidizer that leaked into the spacecraft’s propulsion system and destroyed a valve, but didn’t give a firm schedule for resuming test flights. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:57:02 +0000
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer became the third acting secretary of defense since Jim Mattis resigned. SpaceNews.com
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The committee cited concerns about the "turmoil surrounding the Space Development Agency." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:18:20 +0000
Under newly proposed rules, smallsat operators will be able to choose a licensing path — for authorization as a domestic operator or for U.S. market access as a foreign operator — for $30,000 instead of the $472,000 fee required today for satellites in non-geosynchronous orbits.  SpaceNews.com
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The House and Senate voted in support of a space service to be nested inside the Air Force, but much still remains unresolved. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:22-03-2012
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     Current job:Mission Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsSoftware Test Engineer
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    EXPERIENCE

    Oct 2004 - Present: Mission Systems Engineer, MDA Space Missions, Brampton, ON
    - Critical team member of the Logistics and Sustaining Engineering program for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station (ISS); the MSS consists of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm2), Mobile Remote Servicer Base System (MBS), and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre)
    - Current duties involve performing Verification and Validation testing on MSS Operator Control Software and Canadarm2 Control Software; duties include developing automated test scripts for test scenarios derived directly from system requirements
    - Conducted End-to-End Integration testing of the software subsystems of the MSS, including GUI testing of MSS Software used by astronauts on ISS; duties include developing test plans and test scripts for specific use cases
    - Provided system support during Space Shuttle Flights to ISS; duties include replicating on-orbit scenarios encountered by the astronauts and addressing end-user concerns about the system
    - Technical lead for mission critical functional testing of reconfiguration files used for manoeuvres of the Canadarm2 and Dextre; received Employee Recognition Award for exemplary work in this role
    - Implemented and unit tested mission critical software patches to real-time embedded control software; maintained Software Requirements Specification and Software Design Documentation, incorporating changes that correspond to software enhancements to the Canadarm2 Control Software
    - Extensive experience in designing, scripting, and executing test cases, analyzing results, and investigating integration issues for complex control software systems; highly proficient in executing tests using custom-made automated testing tools for integration, user acceptance, functional, system, and regression testing
    - Extremely adept at generating documentation pertaining to Test Requirements, Test Specifications, Test Plans, Test Procedures, Test Logs, and Test Results

    May 2007 – Feb 2008: Research Assistant, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montréal, QC
    - Performing advanced research on trust-protected data storage in online social networks.
    - Developing simulations and analyzing results to determine feasibility and efficiency of a variety of access protection schemes

    Sep 2007 – Dec 2007: Teaching Assistant, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montréal, QC
    - Teaching assistant for Operating Systems Course and Computer Networks Course
    - Duties involved grading assignments, answering students' questions and proctoring examinations

    May 2004 – Aug 2004: Research Assistant / Software Developer, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    - Engaged in the development of a web-based framework to support collaborative undergraduate programming projects
    - Using Object Oriented Analysis and Design techniques, analyzed system requirements by interviewing prospective users, and designed and successfully implemented the system in Java according to specifications and wrote test cases in JUnit to thoroughly test the system

    May 2002 – Aug 2003: Software Engineering Intern, MD Robotics, Brampton, ON
    - Designed and implemented an application to aid in Contract Negotiations and Program Planning
    - As an MSS End-to-End Testing team member, performed, analyzed, and documented certification testing of flight data files and flight software for the operations of Canadarm2, and wrote automated testing scripts to test MSS Operations Software


    EDUCATION

    Master of Science, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec
    Area of Concentration: Online Social Networks
    - Thesis: “A trust-based access control scheme for social networks”
    - Implemented access control scheme prototype using Ruby

    Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Specialist in Computer Science: Software Engineering; Minor in Biology
    - Graduated with High Distinction
    - Dean’s List Scholar


    CERTIFICATIONS

    University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, Toronto, ON
    - Certificate in Latin Language (Expected November 2012)


    RELATED SKILLS

    Software Design:
    - UML
    - OOA/OOD
    - Object Oriented Design Patterns

    Programming Languages:
    - Ruby
    - Java (JavaBeans)
    - C/C++
    - Ada
    - Perl
    - MatLab
    - CSH/Bash Shell Scripting

    Programming Tools:
    - Eclipse IDE
    - GNAT Programming Studio Pro
    - CVS
    - Subversion
    - MKS Source Integrity
    - MKS Integrity Manager
    - JUnit
    - Rational Apex
    - Rational Testmate
    - Makefile
    - Ant

    Operating Systems:
    - Windows
    - Linux
    - UNIX/Solaris

    Software Applications:
    - MS Office
    - MS Visio
    - Rational Rose

    Interpersonal Skills:
    - Experienced technical team lead for mission critical projects
    - Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills
    - Determined individual who is eager to learn new technologies
    - Speaks fluent English, Tagalog, and currently learning Latin


    AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

    - MDA Employee Recognition Award for successful reconfiguration file testing
    - St. Michael’s College Silver Medal in Computer Science
    - Golden Key International Honour Society Member
    - Dr. E. Bruce Tovee Award from the Metro Toronto Police Association
    - William J. Brown Memorial Scholarship from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto


    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

    B. Ali, W. Villegas, and M. Maheswaran, “A trust based approach for protecting user data in social networks,” in CASCON '07: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research, (New York, NY, USA), pp. 288-293, ACM, 2007.

    W. Villegas, B. Ali, and M. Maheswaran, “An access control scheme for protecting personal data," Privacy, Security and Trust, 2008. PST '08. Sixth Annual Conference on, pp. 24-35, Oct. 2008.


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