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NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid worries about additional delays in commercial crew flights. SpaceNews.com
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An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a secondary payload on the upcoming Falcon 9 launch of a commercial communications satellite and lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is now emphasizing speed in its lunar exploration plans, including seeking to fly payloads on commercial lunar landers before the end of this year as it works with industry on lander concepts. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:37:20 +0000
During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space, he pointed out that under the proposed reorganization the lines of authority could become a little blurred. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:36:31 +0000
Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where we are." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:15:46 +0000
We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a new military branch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:36:41 +0000
Fleet Space Technologies will begin raising money next week from investors in a Series A financing round after service launch immediately filled its four cubesats with customers. SpaceNews.com
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Small launch vehicle developer Relativity has added three people, all of whom previously held key positions at SpaceX, to its leadership team as it refines the technologies it will use on its rockets. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:51:59 +0000
NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins of solar systems, galaxies and the universe. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:46:59 +0000
NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:18:56 +0000
SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:30:50 +0000
Lawmakers are calling for an independent review of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts and its strategy to acquire launch services in the coming years. Why? SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:00:50 +0000
To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Russia plans to conduct six Proton launches this year, as well as a second flight of the Angara 5A, according to Khrunichev, the manufacturer for both rockets. The Angara 5A mission is scheduled for December 2019. The rocket […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:54:15 +0000
The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:55:36 +0000
CEO Yona Ovadia said Gilat had $104 million on hand as of Dec. 31 and will have sufficient resources for significant financial plays even after subtracting the dividend. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:06:37 +0000
Spanish power company Red Eléctrica announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite operator Hispasat for 949 million euros ($1.08 billion). SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:44:26 +0000
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced Feb. 12 his intent to run for a United States Senate seat in Arizona. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:00:36 +0000
Starburst Aerospace and Techstars announced plans Feb. 12 to begin accepting applications for a new space-focused accelerator based in Los Angeles and backed by the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and Israel Aerospace Industries. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:15:25 +0000
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:32:46 +0000
DoD memo: The 2020 budget is a “starting point." The budget plan does not include “mission growth that may be needed to meet the evolving threat.” 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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