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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 12:21:10 +0000
ArianeGroup has started static-fire tests of the upper stage of the Ariane 6 rocket, a key step in the development of the vehicle whose first launch remains uncertain. The post Ariane 6 upper stage testing underway appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:54:23 +0000
AFRL is developing a cyber training range where Space Force operators could practice defending satellites using actual spacecraft in orbit The post AFRL developing ‘cyber range’ for space operators appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Virgin Orbit says it is technically ready for its next LauncherOne mission, and the first orbital launch from the United Kingdom, but is still waiting on a launch license from the British government. The post Virgin Orbit awaiting license for first UK launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 20:04:19 +0000
India expects to conduct the first launch of OneWeb satellites in eight months during the second half of October, Indian space agency ISRO said Oct. 5. The post India on track for OneWeb launch in second half of October appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:54:56 +0000
York Space won a $200 million contract for the Space Development Agency's Tranche 1 Demonstration and Experimentation System (T1DES) program The post York Space wins $200 million Space Development Agency contract for 12 satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 16:37:47 +0000
Viasat’s $7.3 billion Inmarsat takeover could lead to more expensive and poorer quality Wi-Fi for plane passengers, the U.K.’s competition watchdog said Oct. 6 as it prepared to launch a full-scale probe of the deal. The post UK competition watchdog has concerns about Viasat’s Inmarsat takeover appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:10:27 +0000
Sierra Space has hired a former SpaceX executive as its chief information officer as the company builds up its infrastructure to support work on commercial spacecraft and a space station. The post Sierra Space hires former SpaceX executive as CIO appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:33:08 +0000
After a successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft whose crew included a Russian cosmonaut, a Roscosmos official struck a more conciliatory tone about relations with NASA. The post Roscosmos official supports continued cooperation with NASA on ISS appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:09:49 +0000
The expansion of Chinese ground stations in South America is generating concern regarding Beijing’s intentions in the region and in space, according to a new report. The post Report highlights U.S. concerns over China’s space infrastructure in South America appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 23:45:13 +0000
NOAA is preparing to launch the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 on Nov. 1 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The post Next NOAA weather satellite launching just in time appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:19:25 +0000
After winning a $17.6 million Space Force contract for a 2023 mission, Firefly eyes more opportunities in the military market The post After successful first launch, Firefly sets sight on national security market appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:01:24 +0000
Plans to use a part of Ku-band for 5G networks in the United States could disrupt Starlink broadband services even more than SpaceX previously estimated, the company said Oct. 4 as it released interference analysis from a third party. The post SpaceX says 5G plan could disrupt Starlink more than previously thought appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 16:45:35 +0000
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with four people on board is on its way to the International Space Station after a successful launch Oct. 5. The post SpaceX launches Crew-5 mission to the space station appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:21:47 +0000
The United Kingdom and South Korea have pledged not to conduct direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile testing, throwing their weight behind the U.S.-driven initiative launched in April to promote peaceful and safe use of outer space.  The post UK, South Korea join ASAT test ban, raising like-minded countries to seven appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:40:11 +0000
United Launch Alliance launched a pair of satellites for SES Oct. 4 that are vital to the operator’s bid to claim nearly $4 billion in C-band clearing proceeds. The post SES closer to $4 billion payout after ULA launch to near-geostationary orbit appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:39:42 +0000
A Sherpa tug launched a month ago is still undergoing commissioning and has yet to start maneuvers as its orbit gradually decays. The post Sherpa tug yet to start raising orbit a month after launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 21:49:45 +0000
Companies in the space domain awareness market are eager to work with the Space Force but need a clearer picture of future demand The post Space Force in discussions with industry on future market for space surveillance data appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 21:16:26 +0000
The Space Development Agency announced Oct. 4 it awarded Ball Aerospace a $176 million contract to build, operate and secure launch services for 10 experimental satellites.  The post Ball Aerospace wins $176 million contract to build and operate 10 satellites for Space Development Agency appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 20:26:26 +0000
AE Industrial Partners announced plans Oct. 4 to acquire a majority stake in York Space Systems, a small satellite manufacturer and turnkey mission operator based in Denver. The post AEI claims majority stake in York Space Systems appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 02:56:13 +0000
As SpaceX prepares to launch a new crew to the International Space Station from one pad at the Kennedy Space Center, it is starting work to upgrade another pad at Cape Canaveral as a backup. The post SpaceX to upgrade Cape Canaveral pad for crew and cargo missions appeared first on SpaceNews.
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     Date Submitted:06-08-2012
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     Current job:Lead Engineer/Technologist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsmaterial review board, program support, structures
    CV

    Work Experience

    GE Aviation
    Lead Engineer/Technologist
    2000 - present

    Large Commercial Combustor Diffuser Nozzle (CDN) Structures Lead Engineer - GE90, GP7200, CF6 technical lead working with global team to support cost reduction projects, product improvements, and field support; Manufacturing Review Board (MRB) mentor and approver.

    LEAP-1A/C CDN structures hardware/operations focal - assisted team in meeting design review and hardware commitments, identifying potential issues in advance and working hardware schedules with design owners, Sourcing, and Systems team through Preliminary Design Review (PDR)phase.

    Guided design of high pressure turbine (HPT) forward inner nozzle support (FINS) and HPT forward outer seal (FOS) stator hardware from pre-existing preliminary designs to PDR configurations. Introduced innovative, integrated cast FINS/inducer design enabling key turbine cooling technology on engine as well as reducing cost and part count. Successfully presented conceptual design review and long lead material release review to senior engineering team.

    As a Material Review Board (MRB) engineer, assessed and provided dispositions on thousands of manufacturing non-conformances on both cold and hot section engine structure hardware for commercial and military programs including the GE90, GP7200, F101 and F110 engines. Worked closely with suppliers and engineering team to identify repairs or rework in cases where parts were not acceptable as is, avoiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential losses.

    Provided time-critical engineering guidance to Product Support Engineer for GE90, GP7200, F101 and F110 engine hardware. Reviewed engine manuals, existing analyses and new-make non-conformance and repair history and performed engineering assessment to disposition hardware, including initiating specific analysis if needed. Engaged Materials Application Engineer and consulting or principal engineers in review of field return hardware to investigate root causes of failures. Identified need for design fixes/improvements to address failures or distress observed in field.

    Introduced material changes on two GP7200 CDN structures components achieving $1500 per engine cost savings. Released optimized fan frame castings to production, resulting in 30 pound weight savings and 15 hour reduction in manufacturing cycle time. Engaged sub-component supplier to improve durability of part, and advocated direct sourcing strategy with management to reduce cost of parts.

    Introduced durability improvements and assessed new repair procedures for various parts and components of the GE90-94B and -115B engine CDN, HPT, and turbine center frame (TCF) to extend part lives, reduce field support cost, or meet commitments to customers.

    Authored numerous design changes to improve producibility and reduce manufacturing cost with a total impact on the business in excess of $1M savings & avoidances.

    Belcan Engineering
    Aeronautical Engineer
    1998 - 2000

    Performed engineering analysis and assessment in support of GE90 and CF6 hot section structures hardware. Redesigned hot section leaf seal spring for improved durability. Ran trade study on engine carcass bolted joint design and fan blade out loads to identify viable design space.

    USAF
    Captain / Aeronautical Engineer
    1994 - 1998

    Technical lead for contract investigating improved combat survivability composite wing structures, reporting to joint services funding organization. Ensured contractor met all planned testing within scope of contract. Engineering manager for $7M contract supporting Wright Laboratory technical library and database.

    USAF
    1988 - 1992
    Captain, 1st Lt., 2nd Lt. / Range Operations Officer, Program Support Manager

    Monitored locations and activity of aircraft supporting launches from the USAF Eastern Test Range. Coordinated Air Force launch support to five NASA space shuttle launches. Presented Range readiness status at key NASA pre-launch reviews. Coordinated support for critical airborne observation of space shuttle launch in support of external tank foam shedding investigation. Technical manager of $1M+ airborne range security contract. Managed support of several aircraft programs utilizing range assets and airspace both independently and during launch operations.

    Education

    Air Force Institute of Technology
    M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1993

    Parks College of St. Louis University
    B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1985

    Computer Skills

    MS-Office, Mini Tab, some ANSYS and UG experience, limited OpenPlan, NASTRAN & PATRAN experience.

    Activities, Interests & Hobbies
    Cycling, nature walks, cooking, homebrewing, blood donor, private pilot (currently inactive).


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