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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
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:51 +0000
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:10-11-2012
     Last Modified:17-05-2017 (05:12)
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     Current job:Director
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsHand / Technical skills; Hand Calculations; Problem Solving; Critical Thinking; Public Speaking; LEAN Theory and 6S Quality Knowledge; Effective Communicator; Able to work under pressure; Fast learner; Business Acumen; Leadership; Organised; Confident; Pr
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    PROFILE

    Qualified engineer spanning 15 years with experience in the Military, Photonics and Aerospace sectors, looking to provide expertise in complex projects.  Previous projects include system design, full life cycle concepts, technology management and improving efficiency / productivity workflow.

     

    EXPERTISE

    Concept & Design Exploration

    Project Management

    Process & Procedures Engineering

    CAD (SolidWorks) / Mechanical Engineering

    Photonics

    Tooling Design

    Technical Writing & Documentation

    Testing and Validation

    Feasibility Studies

    Intensely focused, punctual and thrives on challenging deadlines

    Attention to detail & critical thinking

    Excellent troubleshooting / problem solving skills / creative

    Tenacious and proactive        

    Public Speaking & Teamworking

    Able to work remotely without supervision

                                   

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    Conducting long term and self-driven research and development technology project for space engineering application.  This has included writing project funding bid applications, liaising with multiple industry sectors and designing experiments to prove feasibility of concepts.

    Trained and transferred knowledge to junior engineers in multiple roles, ensuring that skillsets are maintained for future projects.

    Analyzed and proposed a safer and more optimal layout for an aerospace engineering environment.

    Involved with multiple science technical committees and with planning future space missions.

    Engaged and coordinated with senior military management to ensure engineering projects were carried out (from a junior position.)

    Creating a start-up company and learning the complexities of running a business, gaining a greater appreciation of management requirements and developing keener business acumen.

    The ability to learn quickly and apply such knowledge safely and robustly to a variety of situations and becoming an asset to teams.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Jan 2016 Current

     

    Director of Arundal Astronautics Ltd

    An engineering company based in Torquay, Devon and focusing on design solutions for novel Spacecraft systems. Company work objectives include:

            •    Research and Development in Spacecraft Engineering

            •    Consultancy / Design Solutions

            •    Training / STEM Outreach

     

    Oct 2016 Oct 2015

     

    Engineering Project: Dragonfly with I4iS & Freelance / Engineering Contract Placements

    Assisted with development of a laser sail interstellar mission concept for a mission to Alpha Centauri.  In July 2015, the team came second place in the world-wide competition.

     

    Feb 2014 Sep 2014

     

    Module Engineer at Gooch & Housego, Torquay

    Technician role for 6 Month Contract performing tasks in:

    Providing engineering support to photonics and fibre optics modules. 

    Procedural documentation / technical writing and process/product engineering

    Project and manufacture management

     

    Aug 2013 Dec 2013

     

    Syntech Technology, Paignton

    Operative assembling electronic devices & printed circuit board manufacture.

     

    Sep 2012 Aug 2013

     

    Freelance Engineering Contract (CAD models, etc)

    Work experience placements at several industrial locations and facilities to broaden skills and maintain current knowledge base.

     

    2007

    2011

     

    Royal Air Force – Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic

    First 2 years of service on 13 Squadron (GR4 Tornado) as a Quality Awareness Engineer taking part in several key LEAN events to help improve the Squadrons functionality and efficiency in addition to gaining experience as a document controller, maintaining engineering records.

    Second line maintenance bay working on Electronic Counter Measures, and the Tornado GR4 Stores Management System (SMS-Weapons Computers,) ensuring components (for SMS) were serviceable and upgraded.

     

    2005

    2006

     

    British Army- Army Air Corps

    AAC roles included servicing of helicopters with aspirations to apply for Aircrew later.  However, due to my late father’s terminal illness, I left the Service to help with his home care. 

     

    2001

    2005

     

    Bookham (EDFA Department) & AVX – Capacitors   Paignton, Devon  

    Shop floor factory production of Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers. Skillsets included assembly (component level) up to test and repair / modifications.

     

    2000

    2001

     

    Apprenticeship with Father (Electronics Engineer)

    Initial skillsets learned from my father after leaving school as he was a self-employed engineer specializing in TV repairs.

     

     

     

    HIGHER EDUCATION

     

    Apr 2013 Current

    (Part Time) PhD in Spacecraft Engineering at Cranfield University

    For this research, the system design of a manufacturing orbital facility is under development.  The current working title is defined as: On-Orbit Manufacturing:  Cutting, Welding & Assembly of Spacecraft Structures in Space Using Lasers.  Terrestrial experiments to verify concepts are in development, to be ready for mid-2017.

     

     

    Oct 2012

    Oct 2013

    Post Graduate Certificate in Technology Management, Open University

    Major themes of this course are creating, managing, transferring/sharing and sustaining innovation.

     

     

    2011

    2012

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering, Cranfield University (UK)

    Core modules: Mission Analysis & Design, Space Systems Engineering, Communications, Propulsion, Astrodynamics in addition to the following elective courses:

    Composite Materials

    Attitude and Control Dynamics

     

     

    2008

    2011

    BSc (Hons) Technology: Design & Innovation, Open University (UK)

    2:1 (Upper Second Class Honours). Interim qualifications (as part of the BSc) include:

    Diploma in Design and Innovation

    Certificate in Introductory Astronomy

     

     

           

     

    HOBBIES

    Playing guitar and piano/keyboard in a band

    Cooking

    Carpentry

    Painting

    Rugby, basketball and boxing (with the RAF)

    Fitness / Gym

    Writing E-Books (currently writing science & engineering topics)

     

    REFEREES

     

    (Academic)

    Dr Stephen Hobbs School of Engineering (SOE), Cranfield University
    E: s.e.hobbs(at)cranfield.ac.uk
    (Note : Digital copy of Open University Academic Reference copy is available on request)

     

    (Employment – RAF)

    RAF Testimonial Copy is also available on request in digital format, including Discharge Certificates, etc

     


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