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Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:48:35 +0000
The successful launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission was the culmination of two and a half years of work at Rocket Lab that, the company’s chief executive says, could enable “ridiculously low cost” planetary missions. The post Rocket Lab sees payoff from CAPSTONE launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:21:42 +0000
Frank Calvelli said he wants to make sure Blue Origin and ULA understand 'the importance of hitting their milestones' for the BE-4 and Vulcan The post Space Force acquisition chief to meet with ULA and Blue Origin, expects Vulcan to launch in December appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:02:12 +0000
Virgin Orbit says it’s ready for a nighttime launch for the U.S. Space Force as it attempts to get into a more frequent rhythm of building and launching vehicles. The post Virgin Orbit ready for first night launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:15:27 +0000
Arianespace is looking to move Ovzon’s first satellite to another Ariane 5 after Eutelsat switched to a dedicated mission to launch sooner. The post Ovzon needs to piggyback another Ariane 5 ride for late 2022 launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:38:44 +0000
Chinese launch service provider Expace has secured $237 million in B round funding, following last week's return to flight of its Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket. The post Chinese commercial launch firm Expace raises $237 million appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:16:07 +0000
Congress should fully fund NASA’s $25.97 billion FY23 budget request, including the full requested amount for STMD, as it drafts and advances the FY23 appropriations bills.   The post Op-ed | NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is More Important Now Than Ever appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:00:03 +0000
For six decades, Spectrolab has been building the long-lasting solar cells that power satellites and spaceships. Next up: compact, ultra-powerful new solar arrays for the ISS. The post Spectrolab electrifies space through advanced solar cell technology appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:40:29 +0000
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station June 28, three days after it demonstrated its ability to raise the station’s orbit. The post Cygnus departs ISS after reboost test appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:32:32 +0000
An Electron rocket successfully launched a NASA-funded cubesat mission June 28 that will test the stability of the orbit around the moon the agency plans to use for future Artemis lunar missions. The post Electron launches CAPSTONE lunar cubesat appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:31:19 +0000
House appropriators partially restored funding for a planetary defense mission as part of a spending bill while also raising concerns about NASA’s closure of an airborne observatory and plans to return samples from Mars. The post House appropriators partially restore funding for planetary defense mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:09:46 +0000
The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents. The post Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:15:57 +0000
The British government announced a series of measures June 23, from regulations to funding active debris removal projects, intended to make the country a leader in space sustainability. The post U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 22:03:52 +0000
Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, told SpaceNews one of his priorities is to impose discipline in procurement programs The post New head of Space Force acquisitions looks to get back to basics appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:13:06 +0000
Telespazio intends to play a key role in the future in-orbit servicing market, providing customers seeking satellite relocation, refueling, repair or removal with the necessary space and ground-based capabilities. The post Telespazio to play key role in satellite servicing market appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:40:59 +0000
NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission will not launch this year as previously planned after the agency concluded there was not enough time to complete testing of the spacecraft’s software before its launch window closes. The post Software testing problem delays Psyche launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:22:33 +0000
Telesat has applied for a U.K. license to connect broadband terminals with Lightspeed satellites it plans to start deploying in 2025 to low Earth orbit. The post Telesat requests UK license to connect Lightspeed terminals appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:55:27 +0000
The Space Force on June 24 established Space Delta 18, a unit that will run the National Space Intelligence Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base The post Space Force establishes intelligence unit to put sharper focus on orbital threats appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:22:56 +0000
NASA managers say they have completed testing of the Space Launch System after a recent countdown rehearsal and are ready to move into preparations for a launch as soon as late August. The post NASA declares SLS countdown rehearsal complete appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:34:25 +0000
Propulsion startup Orbion Space Technology will supply thrusters for a U.S. Space Force prototype weather satellite under a contract with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems. The post Orbion to supply propulsion for General Atomics weather satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:40:22 +0000
The X Prize Foundation is considering a prize competition focused on removal of space debris to spur technological innovation in the field. The post X Prize Foundation studying active debris removal competition appeared first on SpaceNews.
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     Date Submitted:18-06-2012
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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
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    PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES

    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.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK 2010-present

    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

    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 2006-2011

    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

    COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY 2004-2006

    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. 

    FORMAL EDUCATION

    AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2006-2008

    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. 

    COLORADO STATE UNIVERSTY 2002-2006

    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)

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

    SPACE OFFICER ORIENTATION COURSE 2008

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

    Awards and Honors:

    Top Graduate of 300 students. 

    FUNDAMENTALS OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT 100 2008

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

    FUNDAMENTALS OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT 200 2010

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

     

    SUCCESS MASTERY COURSE, GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK 2012

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

     

    Awards and Honors:

    Level V member (in order to qualify must complete success mastery course and score 95% or higher on 1200 question fill-in-the-blank test entirely from memory with no notes or references)

    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

    MIND MASTERY USA LCC  2012-present

    President.   Created and leads small business team of 8 professionals around the country to market and sell self-improvement and self-help materials via direct marketing and live presentations.  

    CIVIL AIR PATROL (VOLUNTEER)  1998-2009

    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

    PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

    • 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

    SECURITY CLEARANCE (ACTIVE)

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

    COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

    Microsoft Office, MATLAB, MathCAD, Solidworks, Pro-Engineer.

    REFERENCES

    Dr. John Williams (Professor)                                                970-491-8564

    Col. Ken Curell (US Air Force (ret.)                                       937-478-3601

    Jordan Davis (Business Associate)                                      972-795-5547

    Dave Macarthur (Business Associate)                                 480-721-5146


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