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Fri, 24 May 2019 21:46:28 +0000
An ability to get on contract quickly and a price far lower that other companies were key factors in NASA’s decision to award a contract to Maxar Technologies for the first element of the lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 20:28:47 +0000
The filings show SpaceX sold all but $18.8 million of the shares available between the two rounds. The company raised $1.022 billion in total. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:28 +0000
Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:04:26 +0000
Fifty-eight years ago, almost to the day, President Kennedy declared what was, at the time, a bold national goal: To send a man to the moon within a decade, and “return him safely to Earth.” The greatest challenge of Apollo was not the former, but the latter. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-09-2012
     Last Modified:06-09-2015 (10:51)
    Job information
     Current job:Procurement Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProcurement, Management, Mechanical Structures, Business, Strategy, Negotations
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2013 - Present OHB-SYSTEM  Germany
    Procurement Manager
    Subcontractor Management
    • Identifies and contacts potential suppliers for satellite subsystems and units.
    • Prepares RFQ (Request For Quotation) data package for suppliers, working in strong collaboration with cross-functional team (engineering, legal and finance).
    • Leads the evaluation of received proposals in terms of cost, quality and schedule.
    • Negotiates with pre-selected suppliers before contract signature.
    • Supports the financial office in the definition of contract and payment milestone with suppliers.
    • Monitors and reports suppliers’ progress status to final customers.
    Proposal preparation 
    • Prepares deliverables for the proposal related to procurement aspects. 
    • Prepares geo-return distributions compliant with budget and customer requirements.
    • Leads the Request for Proposal campaign with suppliers to build a consistent final proposal.   
     
    2006 - 2010 AIRBUS Defence and Space (former EADS CASA Espacio)  Spain
    Mechanical Engineer Team Leader
    Project Management & Leadership
    • Prepared 6 months schedules and budgets valued over €100,000 for outsourced engineering services. 
    • Prepared and delivered presentations to clients (SES, Eutelsat) on mechanical performance of structures in aerospace projects of €20M budget.
    • Supervised outsourced team of 3 people responsible for antennae mechanical analysis (ASTRA1N, ASTRA3B, Atlantic Bird 7).
    Mechanical Engineering
    • Performed mechanical analyses, working in a cross-functional team (design and manufacturing).
    • Collaborated in R&D projects developing a new material used in antennae structures. 
    • Executed tests on mechanical structures in line with EADS specifications, 100% success rate achieved.
     
    2004 - 2005 ICEX (Spanish Government Foreign Trade Institute) South Korea
    International Trade Agent
    • Prepared market researches on South Korean business.
    • Provided feedback to commercial enquiries from Spanish and South Korean companies.
    • Supported the preparation and follow-up of trade missions. 
    • Prepared reports on South Korean trade and financial information. 
     
    2002 - 2004 ITP (Turbojet Engines) Spain
    Junior Mechanical Engineer
    • Completed R&D tasks on Stealth project to reduce radar detectability on military aircrafts.
    • Collaborated with the design department for the nozzle’s performance improvement in military aircrafts. 
    • Accomplished structural analyses on aeronautical elements to check mechanical reliability. 
     
    EDUCATION
    • 2011 - 2012  INSEAD MBA Class of July 2012  France/Singapore 
    • 2010 - 2011  BFSU (Beijing Foreign Studies University) Mandarin Chinese Certificate  China
    • 2001 - 2002  UPV (University of the Basque Country) Master's Degree in Aeronautical Technologies Spain
    • 1997 - 2002  UPV (University of the Basque Country) Bachelor's Degree in Structural Engineering Spain
     
    LANGUAGES
    • English (Fluent)
    • French (Native)
    • Spanish (Native)
    • Mandarin (Business)
    • German (Basic)
    • Korean (Basic)
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS
    • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook
    • Eclipse software suite
    • Aerospace Analysis Tools (FEM – Nastran and Patran)
    • EMITS tool for ITTs (Invitation To Tender) publishing
     
    OTHER SKILLS
    • Cross-functional team work
    • Communication skills at management and technical levels 
    • Negotiation 
    • Business administration  
     
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    • 2015  ESA (5 weeks)  Germany
    ESA course on Monitoring Climate from Space using data from Earth Observation satellites.
    • 2012  ASTRIUM (1 month)  Singapore
    Member of the winning team in the ASTRIUM Space tourism Business Plan Competition in Singapore.
    • 2011  CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) (1 week)  China
    Attended IESE EMBA China Module   one week intensive course on Chinese business.
    • 2004  ICEX (6 months)  Spain
    Studied an intensive course on International Trade.
    • 2001 - 2002  ESA (European Space Agency) (12 months)  Spain
    Participated in Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiatives, project for a collaboration amongst European Engineering Universities to design an aerospace satellite structure.
     
    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    • Sustainability, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy Technologies
    • Chinese culture and language (studied Chinese for 3 years in Madrid before going to China)
    • Culture: independent music festivals, movies and cultural exhibitions
    • Travelling and experiencing different cultures
     

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