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Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
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As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:38:07 +0000
One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year now appears in doubt following Israel's announcement that Amos-8 will be built domestically. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:54:55 +0000
A Delta 2 rocket lifted off Sept. 15 carrying a NASA Earth science satellite on the final flight of a vehicle whose heritage dates back to the beginning of the Space Age. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:00:58 +0000
The first GPS 3F satellite is expected to be available for launch in 2026. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:52:34 +0000
As satellite manufacturers grapple with what increasingly looks like a permanent decline in the number of commercial geostationary communications satellites purchased worldwide, one offered hope that a partial rebound will ensue in the coming years. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:23:57 +0000
Emirati satellite fleet operator Yahsat and Echostar’s Hughes Network Systems are seeking regulatory approval for a joint venture to offer ka-band broadband service in Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:22:07 +0000
Satellite communications providers are forming partnerships, making acquisitions and developing new business models in anticipation of new satellite constellations and surging demand for data links. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:40:53 +0000
The French space agency CNES plans to raise 100 million Euros ($1.16 million) by the first quarter of 2019 for CosmiCapital, a venture fund to support 50 European space-related startups. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:53:25 +0000
SpaceX plans to announce the identity of the first person it intends to send around the moon next week as its on-again, off-again lunar ambitions appear to be back on. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 02:13:25 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will meet with his Russian counterpart next month as an investigation into an air leak in a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station continues. 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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