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President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
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A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:24-07-2012
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     Current job:Senior Satellite Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsSenior Satellite Engineer with over 25 years of military/commercial operations, maintenance, and network interface with all types of satellite communication from heavy ground base terminals, tactical mobile, and quick reaction flyway package.
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    Satellite Systems Engineer

    Objective:  To acquire a position in a challenging company where I can use the experience I've gained to its fullest potential and expand my knowledge of satellite communications and associated fields with over 25 years of hands-on experience.
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    Jul 2006 – Present

    Engineering Solutions and Products, Ft. Gordon Ga.(RHN)

    Senior Satellite Engineer, Shift Lead/Floor Supervisor. Manage and supervise personnel on my shift in operations and maintenance of  the Network Service Center, Training (NSC-T). Master Reference Terminal, (MRT) Fixed Regional Hub Node, in support of multi-terrestrial time division multiple access (TDMA) and frequency division multiple access (FDMA),VSAT to provide an IP Centric Satcom  (ViaSat Linkway Modems) communications to joint network nodes (JNN/AN/FSC-133) and command post nodes (CPN) for soldiers in the field. Also train NCO’s that are sent by their units to forward operation bases. O&M Terminals:

    Vertex 9.2 Meter Antenna System, Viasat 4.5 Meter Antenna System, AN/TSC-185 V1&2, and AN/TSC-133.

     

    Sep 2003 – Jul 2006
    Engineering Solutions and Products (ESP) Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
    Lead Satellite Engineer, operating, maintaining, and training personnel on tactical tri-band (C,X,&KU) Phoenix satellite terminals (training and real world contingencies) in support of the USARPAC G-6, C4ISR. Conduct experimental training and act as focal point for upgrades and equipment problems to the manufacture of the Tri/Quad-band terminal and engineers involved in maximum performance capabilities of their equipment.

    Jun 2003 - Sep 2003
    Computer Science Raytheon (CSR) Ascension, United Kingdom.
    Alternate Site Chief, responsible for operating and maintaining an AN/GSC-39B Satellite Communication terminal (HT/MT Mod) in support of shuttle and rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

    Sep 2001 - May 2003
    Rome Research Corporation/BAE, NCTAMS Gateway Satcom, Wahiawa, Hawaii
    Watch Supervisor, responsible for operating and maintaining these satellite systems:
    AN/FSC-78C (Three Heavy Fixed Satellite Terminal with HT/MT Mod)
    AN/USC-28 (Spread Spectrum Multiple Access)
    AN/GSC-63 (DSCS ECCM Control Subsystem, DECS)
    AN/GSC-51 (Defense Freq. Division Multiple Access Comm. Sys.)
    AN/USC-38 (EHF Satellite Communications Terminal)
    AN/FSC-97 (Single Channel Transponder Injection System, SCTIS)

     DSCS FDMA Control System (DFCS).
    Teleport,Midas, and SHF Surtass Equipment
    Timeplex (Link 2/ST-1000, C4I) and GMF Gateway Step Site

     

    May 2000 - Sep 2001
    Raytheon Range Systems Engineering (RSE) US Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands.
    Sr. Shift Lead, responsible for operating and maintaining an AN/FSC-78B/C terminal with DFCS Satellite Network Monitoring System (AN/GSC-51),in support of the Army Missile Defense System.

    Apr 1984 - Apr 2000

    United States Air Force, stationed at Florida, Colorado, Georgia, Korea, Japan, and Germany
    Satellite Communication Technician, operation and maintenance of numerous satellite terminals with 5 years experience as a classroom technical instructor. On hands experience with these satellite terminals:
    AN/GSC-49 (Spread Spectrum Anti-jam Terminal) and
    ANG/GSC-42 (Command & Control AFSATCOM-UHF) 2 years
    AN/TSC-100, 85, 93 & 94 (Ground Mobile Terminals) 6 years
    AN/GSC-52 (State-of-the-Art Medium Fixed Terminal) 3 years

     

    Duties Included:  Establishing Wideband communication links via the satellite according to satellite schedules and distant end parameters.  Conduct monitoring, testing, and aligning to ensure high quality circuits; performing network operations circuit patching, self-verification and loop tests; performing preventive, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance including inspections; evaluating equipment performance using applicable test equipment; troubleshooting to card and component level using technical manuals and schematic wiring diagrams removing and replacing faulty component using soldering techniques; minor repair of circuit cards, and installation and alignment of space communication systems.  Worked directly with numerous system engineers in designing/implementing new circuit architecture for various satellite communication sites. Developed training curriculums for over 40 students per class as an Air Force support instructor.  Also, 9 years experience as Shift Supervisor with at least 4 personnel under my supervision at any given time.
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    Equipment Experience:  Hands-on experience with various types of terminal equipment to include:
    Frequency up/down converters and A/D to D/A converters
    Electro-mechanical Antenna tracking systems to include Atomic Frequency Standards
    BPSK/QPSK/8PSK digital data modems to include L-band systems, ViaSat Linkway Modems
    Tactical Satellite Signal Processors (TSSP) to include the Enhanced version
    Asynchronous time/freq division multiplexers
    Wideband air-cooled TWT amplifiers and Low Noise amplifiers
    Trunk Encryption (KG-84/194, KIV-7/19, KGV-9)
    IDNX/ADNX systems to include IP driven interface equipment.
    ST-1000 Timeplex systems (C4I)

    JNN (Joint Network Node) and MRT (Master Reference Terminal) systems.
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    Test Equipment:  Utilized a wide variety of test equipment for monitoring, aligning, and testing of equipment mentioned above. Also experienced in numerous windows based network operating systems to include, control and monitoring assemblies (CMA) and the promina 800, network interface system.
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    Formal Training and Education:  Received 55 semester hours from the Community College of the Air Force towards an Associates Degree in Electronic Systems Technology.

    Satellite communication Principles, 788 hours

    AN/GSC-49/USC-28 Systems Course, 630 hours

     

    Advanced Soldering Course, 40 hours

     

    Advanced Digital Techniques Course, 40 hours

    Defense Frequency Division Multiple Access Comm.
    Subsystem (DFCS), 80 hours

    AN/FSC-78C(V) Heavy Terminal Maintenance Course, 80 hours

    Security Clearance:  SECRET/ENTNAC, active since April 1984
     


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