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United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
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     Date Submitted:18-06-2012
     Last Modified:18-06-2012 (10:18)
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     Current job:Astronautical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsRocket Propulsion, Electric Propulsion, Plasma Thrusters, Vacuum Chambers, Space Propulsion, Satellite Propulsion, Ion Propulsion, Plasma Propulsion



    Use engineering expertise and US Air Force officer experience to lead a team of engineering professionals.  To also work in an intermediate to senior level engineering leadership profession in the US Government or private sector. To research and deploy new technology for the space and energy industry.



    Sanctioned Speaker. Leads over 100 Global Information Network members in Ventura County through monthly success mastery training.  Training teaches individuals how to effectively set and achieve goals in all areas of life.   

    Awards and Honors:

    Level V Member (Top 1% of The Global Information Network worldwide), 2012


    Captain,Counterspace Technology Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory (2009-2011). Worked with a team of junior officers and developed protection for US-based space-assets and national assets.  Also collected technical data on foreign threats and provided this information to The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, CA to reduce the vulnerability of high-priority space assets.  Directed the management and oversight of facility operations, maintenance, and safety.

    1st Lieutenant, Foreign Space Intelligence Analyst, National Air & Space Intelligence Center (2008-2009). Delivered classified technical reports and assessments of foreign space technology to the Undersecretary of Defense, Joint Space Operations Center, and US Army Space officer corps. 

    2nd Lieutenant, Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology (2006-2008). Designed and built satellite plasma thruster technology merging state-of-the-art US and Russian components.  Also designed a lead the construction of the only state-of-the-art $1.5 million dollar space simulation vacuum chamber in The Air Force Institute of Technology.   

    Awards and Honors:

    Air Force Achievement Medal

    Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

    National Defense Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    Air Force Longevity Ribbon

    Training Ribbon


    Laboratory Technician. Constructed ion thrusters and test-set-ups for research into the thermal and material erosion effects of ions and plasma on materials used in space.  Also performed maintenance and operation of 4 high-vacuum test chambers. 



    Curriculum included topics within: Space propulsion and power, space mission analysis and design, power generation, aerospace materials, combustion, and orbital mechanics.

    • MS in Astronautical Engineering:, April, 2008. Thesis Title: "Advanced Hollow Cathodes For Next Generation Space Propulsion Technology"

    GPA: 3.5 (4.00 scale)

    Awards and Honors:

    Nominated for Best Thesis in entire Astronautical Engineering Department and the Mervin E. Gross award for service and educational contributions to the local community. 


    Curriculum included topics within: Engineering statics, dynamics, machine design, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, computer aided design, manufacturing, chemistry, materials, space propulsion, and energy conversion.

    • BS in Mechanical Engineering: May 2006.

    GPA: 3.63 (4.00 scale)



    Curriculum included familiarization with the air force space officer career field.  

    Awards and Honors:

    Top Graduate of 300 students. 


    Curriculum included all coursework related to entry-level participation in US defense department acquisition programs.  


    Curriculum included all coursework related to intermediate-level management of US defense department acquisition programs.  



    Curriculum included 150 hour in-class training including goal achievement, business management, prioritization, communication, leadership, and success psychology.  


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    Captain, Ohio Wing Commandant of Cadets. Lead the execution and designed the training curriculum for the annual Civil Air Patrol Summer Encampment for the state of Ohio.  Responsible for day-to-day training execution and coordination for entire 200+ cadet encampment with a staff of over50.                                 

    Awards and Honors:

    Ohio Wing Commander’s Commendation Medal


    • Author of Ignition and Plume Characteristics of Low-Current Cerium and Lanthanum Hexaboride Hollow Cathodes, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2010 vol. 26 no. 1

    • Author of Low Current Cerium Hexaboride and Lanthanum Hexaboride Hollow Cathodes, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV


    TS/SCI Security Clearance w/Counterintelligence Polygraph (granted September 2008)


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