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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:25:25 +0000
Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab said Dec. 16 it will delay its next Electron launch attempt until early 2018. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:03:48 +0000
German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:33:25 +0000
Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:48:52 +0000
AIA CEO Melcher: “I’m very concerned about how our nation has come to accept several anchors that are dragging our industry down" SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:06-08-2012
     Last Modified:06-07-2013 (04:43)
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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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