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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:05:34 +0000
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:18:44 +0000
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:13:20 +0000
China will launch its Chang’e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15 SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:33:39 +0000
NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:46 +0000
The Air Force will use “rapid procurement authorities” in this program and is targeting the first next-generation OPIR launch in 2023. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:57:09 +0000
The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:42:54 +0000
Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:32:25 +0000
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000
Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 03:47:45 +0000
At the annual SMI MilSatCom Conference in 2017, Army Major General Pete Gallagher, former CENTCOM/J6, shared a vignette about U.S. forces fighting ISIS in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:19:58 +0000
Griffin: "The bumper sticker version of my job is that I don’t have anything to do with anything that the Defense Department is currently buying. " SpaceNews.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:27:36 +0000
A NASA mission to travel closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft is on its way after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Aug. 12. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 00:07:38 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan: “It's going to take some time to work this through the Congress." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:16:21 +0000
NASA announced more than 20 contracts valued at $55 million Aug. 8 intended to develop commercial technologies for space exploration as well as study future markets for commercial activities in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 02:29:36 +0000
Small satellites that have propulsion systems, but don’t have encrypted commanding systems, pose a small but real threat of being hacked and endangering other satellites, according to a new study. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 02:14:18 +0000
French fleet operator Eutelsat sold a jointly-owned satellite to partner Es’hailSat of Qatar, expanding Es’hailSat’s fleet as the company awaits the launch of its second satellite late this year on a Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 02:04:16 +0000
Jim Simpson, chief executive of Bermuda-based fleet operator ABS since December, is no longer head of the company. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:18:26 +0000
Why was the DoD space reorganization report more than a week late? The White House ordered a few tweaks. SpaceNews.com
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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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