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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:45:21 +0000
Continuing its country-by-country fight against Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network, French satellite fleet operator Eutelsat is returning to its home country regulator to challenge Inmarsat’s recently granted authorization. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:12:51 +0000
Large constellations of satellites planned for low Earth orbit (LEO) present little threat to Iridium’s business despite sharing the same orbit, CEO Matt Desch said April 26. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:58:32 +0000
China successfully completed its twelfth orbital launch of 2018 late on Wednesday, sending five small Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites into orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:12:54 +0000
Intelligence analysts have a problem: more data than ever before. “It presents a massive challenge for us,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr., U.S. Central Command deputy commander. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:31:43 +0000
A longtime space advocate is stepping away from the space resources company he helped found more than five years ago and now plans to help develop the next generation of space startups. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:40:26 +0000
FY-19 NDAA: Lawmakers are diving deeper into DoD acquisition strategies and space capabilities, particularly launch. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:37:06 +0000
Eurockot’s Launch Services last mission using the Russian-German Rockot launcher took place successfully April 25 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:00:18 +0000
GAO: “Implementing a strategy to support multiple launch providers may prove challenging." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:23:42 +0000
Thermo Capital, owner of Globalstar, is merging the satellite operator with a landline company it owns in a $1.65 billion deal intended to help pay off Globalstar’s debts. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:32:25 +0000
Northrop Grumman executives said April 25 that the company declined to submit a proposal for the next set of GPS 3 satellites, all but guaranteeing that Lockheed Martin will win the competition. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:50:15 +0000
The remote sensing industry is trying to contribute to “global transparency,” said Walter Scott, chief technology officer of Maxar Technologies and founder of DigitalGlobe. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:10:01 +0000
The House of Representatives approved legislation April 24 that would reform commercial remote sensing regulation and create a licensing regime for “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:25:18 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson made news last week at the Space Symposium with major announcements on the reorganization of Space and Missile Systems Center and the standup of a new office to eliminate bottlenecks in the system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:11:07 +0000
Iceye, the Finnish company flying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite, forged an alliance with Ursa Space Systems, a firm that offers economic insights from geospatial data. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:20:22 +0000
Countering WMDs is a major intelligence fusion challenge. Thomas: “Even for an organization that prides itself in agility, which we do, this is some incredibly problem solving.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:23:58 +0000
Geospatial data companies are focusing intently on acquiring satellite imagery quickly and speeding data delivery to customers. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:14:24 +0000
The light-lift Vega rocket is Europe’s vehicle of choice for small satellites, but has mainly launched spacecraft weighing hundreds of kilograms. While that’s smaller than what Arianespace normally launches on an Ariane 5 or Soyuz, it’s not the “small” that people generally think of when they think smallsats. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:09:21 +0000
Lockheed Martin executives said April 24 they are confident they will win an Air Force competition for the next set of GPS 3 navigation satellites as questions swirl about what other companies, if any, submitted proposals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:42:28 +0000
An Ariane 5 launch has been cancelled after an unexplained problem with an Indian space agency satellite that was supposed to ride on the mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:34:24 +0000
In its quest for cutting edge commercial solutions to military problems, the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) is not ignoring the talents of traditional government contractors. 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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