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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
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     Date Submitted:12-04-2012
     Last Modified:22-04-2012 (04:35)
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     Current job:IS Engineer/ Service Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsSystem Administrator, System Software Engineer, Network Manager
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     OBJECTIVE


    To achieve meaningful employment as an IT Systems Engineer/Team Manager, applying my experience in CIS Service Management, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Project Manager to both enhance the capabilities of my employer and fellow employees.

     

    OVERVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS


    • Active Cosmic Top Secret  NATO/DoD Security Clearance
    • ITIL v3 Certifications(Foundation, Service Strategy, Continual Service Improvement)
    • Microsoft Certifications (Windows 2008 and Windows 7)
    • PRINCE 2 Certified (Project Management)
    • Extensive Active Directory Administrative/Architectural Design Experience
    • Active Multi-nation Project Management Experience
    • Extensive Systems/Services Management Experience

     

     

    CERTIFICATIONS


    TECHNOLOGY

    • MSc Information Systems Management (in progress) – Regis University
    • B.S. Computer Networking – Regis University
    • Certification  - Computer Networking – Regis University
    • Certification – Microsoft (Windows 2008 AD / Windows 7)
    • Certification ITIL v3 (Foundation, CSI, Strategy)
    • Certification PRINCE 2
    • A.A. Liberal Arts – San Diego City College

          SERVICE MANAGEMENT:

    • Service Management Framework
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Manager CIS Services

    SYSTEM INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT

    • VMware Integration and Administration
    • SAN Services Integration
    • MS Active Directory Integration/Design and Management
    • Windows Desktop Deployment Technologies
    • Network Management
    • DNS/DHCP/TCPIP
    • Ethernet/Switches

    SCCM/SCOM

     

           SOFTWARE:

    • Windows 2008 R2/2003/2000/NT
    • Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/NT
    • MS Office 2010/2007/2003/2000
    • MS Visio, MS Project
    • MS SCCM/SCOM/SCSM/SCVMM
    • VMware v3 / MS Hyper V
    • HP SAN Manager
    • Symantec Antivirus

     


    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


    Service Delivery Division, (NCHQ) NATO SHAPE, BE             September 2010 ~ Present

    IT Engineer, Senior Project Manager SMF Sector Implementation  

    • Senior Project Manager responsible for the implementation of Service Management Framework Phase I Processes (based on ITIL v3) and toolsets to be deployed throughout all five NCSA sectors. This requires coordination with local Sector Project Teams, Process Design Virtual Teams, and Technical Integration/Deployment Teams as directed by the Project Management board. This project is based on PRINCE II.
    • Strategic Communications Manager, editing and producing the monthly SMF  Newsletter, assist in the design and implementation of the SMF SharePoint Portal, Project Management dashboards, cross-Sector document publishing.
    • Present SMF concepts to the CIS Office Orientation training in Latina Italy.
    • Technical Advisor to the CORE NCHQ SMF team, helping to evaluate technical options and integration strategies.

    Stavanger Squadron (NCST), NATO Stavanger, Norway           July 2008 ~September 2010 IT Engineer, Integration and Interface Section Chief

    • Managed three IT Engineers responsible for designing and managing CIS projects.
    • Worked to integrate virtual technology in support of ISAF and NRF exercises resulting in greater service uptime, reduced preparation and recovery time for exercises offered at the Joint Warfare Centre.
    • Trained new Exercise Engineers, acting as an Exercise Engineer as required to support ISAF and NRF exercises held at the Joint Warfare Centre Training Facility.

    Stavanger Squadron (NCNW), NATO Stavanger, Norway          March 2006 ~ July 2008

    Senior System Administrator/Acting CORE Chief

    • Acted as the Core Chief prior to 2007, supporting ISAF and NRF exercises as well as all static CORE services at the Joint Warfare Centre.
    • Worked to secure and refine CORE service (both Jatta and Ulsnes) for NS, NU and MS networks - emphasis on documentation, process assurance, reduced cost analysis and in-house training.
    • Integrated SMS, MOM, and SAN management resources to provide more effective CIS support to our customers. Built and tested the CIS Virtual Test Environment.

    California Polytechnic State University. San Luis Obispo, CAApril 2001 ~ March 2006

    Network Analyst

    • Designed, implemented and administered the campus Active Directory forest supporting students and faculty and staff.
    • Trained campus system administrators, technical support staff and faculty on use, design and implementation of Active Directory services with special consideration to identity integration with a host of operating systems providing a single sign-on environment.
    • Provided technical support for special projects (such as designing and implementing the long distance learning facility at Kessler Airbase, centrally managed access keycards, etc).

    EDUCATION

    Regis University ~ Colorado Springs, CO

    BS in Computer Networking, Pursuing MSc ISM

     

     

    USMC, Camp Lejeune                                                                        Sep, 1975 ~ Oct, 1979

    (Honorable Discharge)


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