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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:14-10-2012
     Last Modified:17-12-2012 (01:38)
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     Current job:Lab Operator VI
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:
     KeywordsComputer Systems, Lab Work, Aerodynamics, Astrodynamics, Propulsion Systems, Windows, Linux, Open VMS, Aeronautics
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    Work Experience:

    Jacobs Naval Systems Group/ New Directions Technologies, Inc:  04-2010 to Present; Lab Operator VI; NAWS China Lake; Operated and Maintained Simulation System Labs for FA-18/EA-18G Aircraft Advanced Weapons Laboratory.  Provide computer operations support for the configuration, integration, administration and operation of the simulation computer systems and general purpose computing systems.  These systems include Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX and AXP Alpha Computer Systems, Hewlett Packard, PC Computer Systems.  This position also provides computer operations and system administration including system configuration, system account maintenance, system status monitoring, system security intrusion monitoring, system security authorization agreements, operating system security, user access security, and data management security.  Required also to provide support to the System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA), this includes the assurance of all WSSF file and web servers are fully operational and accessible and current with the security procedure.  Perform data backup, archival and retrieval; provide computer systems and printer utilization reports electronically.  Provide computer systems hardware and data inventory reports.  Worked with aircraft avionic systems, radar systems and weapon systems. 

     

    TEK Systems:  09-2009 to 04-2010; 50 hours per week; NMCI Administrator/ CSR; NAWS China Lake;  Worked as a field technician/ Tier 2 Systems Administrator for the NMCI project, familiar with Remedy and Guardian Edge, installed software, setup up and verified computers for non secured and secured network.  Repaired hardware issues for desktop computers, laptop computers, client printers, network printers, scanners.  Troubleshot problems with network, and all computers and related equipment on network. 

     

    Department of Defense:  09-2008 to 05-2009; 50 hours per week; Police Officer; GS-05; Camp Pendleton; Human Resources Work Confirmation Number 1-800-996-7566.  Performed various tasks necessary to maintain security of personnel and property at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  Graduated from Police Academy that was conducted by Homeland Security Solutions Inc. on 5 Jan 2009.  Certifications in CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens and Field Sobriety Testing.  Maintained traffic control, investigation of crime scenes and accidents.  Provided first responders medical aid.  Utilized Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Law, Uniform Code of Military Justice, California Penal Code and California Vehicle Code in order to perform my duties.  Conducted Search and Seizures, building and area Searches and vehicle searches.  Conducted gate control and control point procedures.  Provided terrorism awareness, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high yield explosive hazmat response.  Conducted riot control techniques and drug identification.  Conducted  interviews and interrogations. 

     

    U.S. Marine Corps:  06-2005 to 05-2006 and 12-2006 to 12-2007; Security / Team Leader;  80 hours per week; Temporary Employee; Iraq, Africa.  Performed various tasks in order to Detect, Deter and Defend from all hostile and criminal intentions to installation, personnel, U.S. Embassy, Ship Port, Airport and local countries.  Conducted armed Security patrols on foot as well as in vehicles.  Maintained access control for vehicle and personnel.  Carried out duties as designated marksmen, Gate Sentry, Non Commissioned Officer in charge and Team Leader.  Consulted with local law enforcement to increase awareness of crime patterns and assist in investigations.  Conducted joint operations with local law enforcement and military forces  in order to enhance security in local area.  Trained local military forces personnel.  Trained colleagues to present security plans using professional presentation skills.  Managed communications.  Supervised and monitored activities of up to 13 Marines, providing direction and control necessary  for smooth and consistent work flow and continued readiness to ensure safety and protection of more than 5000 residents.  Assumed responsibility for security and appropriate use of equipment of combined value in excess of $1 Billion Dollars. 

     

    U.S. Marine Corps:  02-2004 to 03/2010; Unit Level Circuit Switch Operator Maintainer;  50 hours or less per week;  E-4/Corporal; Last Promoted on 07-2008; Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Iraq; Staff Sergeant Russell, 951-454-5945; may contact supervisor.  Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all telecommunication equipment.  Assumed the responsibility of the handling and the maintenance of classified materials.  Maintained communications network for multinational project.  Supervised communication project.  Instructed, supervised and evaluated the performance of project personnel.  Responsible for classified equipment valued in excess of $1 Million.  Proven ability to communicate effectively in diverse environment.  Cross trained and experience in setting up, operation and maintenance of complex radio, multi channel Radio, telephone, data and satellite communications equipment. 

     

    American West Appraisal Services:  06-2000 to 12-2003; Senior IT Manager; 40+ hrs per week; 6185 Magnolia Ave PMB 157, Riverside, CA 92506; Miss Victoria(Tami) Ellis, (951) 352-4870; may contact supervisor.  I am still also currently being called in to do contract work for this employer to work on their computer systems and network.  Responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of computer network, computers, servers, printers and all related equipment.  Developed network plan and IT security plan.  Installed, maintained and updated software. Instructed Employees on use of equipment and software.  Utilized Microsoft Operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows ME, Windows 2000 Pro, Server and Advanced Server, Windows 98 and DOS.  Microsoft Office such as word, excel, power point, outlook, front page etc.  Cisco Networking and switching.  Detected and disposed of all viruses, Trojans, worms and all other weaknesses in system’s security.  Team supervisor.  Setup, installed and maintained all networks, routers, switches and hubs as well as managed internet protocols, TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP and a bit with POP3 and FTP. 

     

    Education:

    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; AS/BS Program in Aeronautics,

    Minors in Aviation Safety, Security & Intelligence; GPA 3.3; 148 of 120 Credits, Completed 2012

     

    Marine Corps Institute, San Diego, CA; Military Leadership, Counseling for Marines; 2007

     

    La Sierra High School, Riverside, CA; Diploma; 2003

     

    Professional Certifications:

    Aviation Safety Certification, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Completed 2012

     

    Security/Intelligence Certification, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Completed 2012

     

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft, Completed 2011

     

    Microsoft Windows 7 Certified, Microsoft, Completed 2011

     

    Security+ Certification, CompTIA, Completed 2010

     

    Professional Training/Education:

    Advanced Leaders Training Course; U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejune, NC, 2005

     

    A+ Certification Course; Regional Occupational Program, Riverside, CA; 2002

     

    Cisco Networking Certification Course; Regional Occupational Program, Riverside, CA; 2002

     

    Digital Graphics Designing Certification Course; Regional Occupational Program, Riverside, CA; 2002

     

    U.S. Military Service Information:

    Reserve Duty: 10/2004 to 04/2010- U.S. Marine Corps

    Active Duty: 12/2006 to 12/2007- U.S. Marine Corps

    Active Duty: 06/2005 to 06/2006-U.S. Marine Corps

    Active Duty: 02/2004 to 10/2004- U.S. Marine Corps

     

    Campaign Badges and/or Expeditionary medals received:  Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, (2) Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal

    Honorable Discharge

    Percentage of service connected disability 20%

    Date of last Veterans Administration Letter: 04/28/2008


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