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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:11-11-2012
     Last Modified:11-11-2012 (09:37)
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     Current job:Proposal Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsTechnical writer/editor for space and satellite industry contractors such as ManTech for Goddard Space Flight Center, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. for the Air Force's Satellite Control Network, Raytheon for the Air Force's Global Positioning Syste
    CV

    OBJECTIVE

    Seeking an aerospace position, to facilitate an aerospace company’s technical, financial, and business growth.

    EDUCATION

    Princeton University                 1987

    Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, New Jersey

    Graduate Astronomy Seminar-Ohio State University,  - Attendee          2004

    EXPERIENCE

                          Aerospace Company Experience

    • Lockheed Martin Information Technology (LMIT)
    • Raytheon Contract, Global Positioning System (GPS) Ground Control System
    • BAE Systems IT
    • Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTSI) - Satellite Control Network Contract (SCNC)
    • ManTech Aerospace Technology Applications Center (ATAC) – Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Contract
    • BBN Technologies

                                   Aerospace Program Proposal Development

    • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    • Kepler Extra-solar Planetary Studies Satellite
    • Space and Satellite Electromagnetic Testing
    • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    • Boeing Satellite Subcontract Project
    • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Proposal Support
    • Space and Satellite Thermal Testing
    • Kepler Extra-solar Planetary Studies Satellite
    • Satellite Control Network Contract (SCNC)
    • CERES Remote Sensing Program
    • ST Satellite Program
    • Space Portable Purge System (PPS) Commercialization
    • Johnson Space Center (JSC) Proposal Support
    • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

       

    Proposal Consultant             Jan  2012 – Present

    Proposal Consultant

    • Computer Technology Associates (CTA), FAA, DOT
    • Dynamic Pro Inc. (DPI)
    • Ascent Solar Technologies
    • Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
    • Department of Energy (DOE) Renewable Energy Training
    • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) LOI, Science Visualization Laboratory

    Senior Proposal Manager               Jan  2011 – Jan 2012

    TISTA Science and Technology

    • $11 million NIH Electronic Research Administration win
    • National Guard Bureau (NGB) editor, win
    • DHS Eagle II
    • Proposal editor and document manager $20 billion NIH CIO-SP3
    • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    • Established departmental library

    Proposal Manager/Proposal Professional                 March  2008 – May 2009

    Alutiiq, Aurora, Colorado

    • $50 million in winning proposals in construction bids for Gov.
    • $30 million generated from technical writing submittals.
    • Winning $14.8 million Fort Wainwright, Alaska proposal.
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal development.
    • Proposal development for Air Force Heavy Engineering Repair and Construction contracts.
    • Winning $16 million General Services Administration (GSA) construction project.
    • Air Force, DOD, and Company Operations Facilities (COF) construction proposal development.
    • Winning $20 million IDIQ State of Hawaii National Guard proposal.
    • Managing proposals’ financial, technical, company specialized experience.

    Proposal Manager/Lead Proposal Representative             Aug 2007 – Feb 2008

    BAE Systems IT, Washington, D.C.

    • Lead Proposal Representative – Test Lab proposal U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    • Successful interaction with Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) senior leadership.
    • Proposal Manager – Storage Area Network (SAN) proposal U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    • Lead Proposal Representative – System Administration proposal.
    • Lead for weekly proposal management meetings with senior Project Management Office (PMO) leaders.
    • Leading planning and requirements meetings with Technical, Engineering, and Business staff.
    • Reviewing labor categories, rates, and personnel for technical and pricing proposals.
    • Creating and managing Remedy ticket system for proposals and project management.
    • Working successfully with Contracts and Procurement to deliver approved, funded proposals.

    Information Technology Specialist/Technical Writer        Oct 2006 – Aug 2007

    U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), Baltimore, MD.

    • Technical Consultant/Writer – Social Security Administration Government.
    • Technical writer for more than 300 pages of final documentation for enterprise architecture.
    • Writer, and administrator for more than 600 pages of draft documentation.
    • Successful interaction with Associate Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and Technical staff.
    • Technology project presentations.
    • Writing and editing individual and consolidated team technical reports.
    • Editing and proofreading for publications quality control (QC).
    • Writing and editing comprehensive Technical Progress Report (TPR).
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    Technical Writer                   May  2006 – Oct 2006

     Lockheed Martin Information Technology/Pointe Technologies, Baltimore, MD

    • Technical Consultant/Writer – Pointe Technologies.
    • Technical writing and editing for enterprise architecture and information technology project presentations.
    • Writing and editing individual and consolidated team technical reports.
    • Editing and proofreading for publications quality control (QC).
    • Writing and editing comprehensive Technical Progress Report (TPR).

    Proposal Writer                       Dec  2005 – Oct 2006

    Mind & Media, Inc., Alexandria, VA

    • Proposal Writer for winning Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposal.
    • Successfully working with BD Director to increase business.
    • Writing and editing media proposals.
    • Pricing media proposals including video, writing, and training projects.
    • Active participant in Business Development department and team.

    Proposal Production Specialist                     Aug  2004 – Dec 2005

    BBN Technologies, Arlington, VA

    • Proposal Production Specialist for production for winning $3 million DARPA proposal.
    • Document management through the departmental Knowledge Management System (KMS).
    • Proposal Production Specialist for winning Department of Energy (DOE) proposals.
    • Proposal Production Specialist for of multi-volume technical, management, contract and corporate history publications.
    • Proposal production specialist for government projects including Department of Energy (DOE).
    • Editor and proposal coordinator for white papers, power point presentations, marketing material.
    • Technical editing, writing, and proofreading, for multi-volume business development proposals.

    Proposal Coordinator               2001 – 2002

    Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Columbia, MD

    • Technical editing, writing, and proofreading, for multi-volume business development proposals.
    • Lead Proposal Coordinator for printing and production of more than 70 million dollars in new business proposals.
    • Lead Proposal Coordinator for more than 800 pages of multi-volume technical, management, contract and corporate history publications. 
    • Assistant editor for government contract proposal totaling more than 2 billion dollars.
    • Coordination with marketing, finance, and subject matter experts to successfully obtain and print proposal volumes.
    • Proposals for (NOAA), Ball Aerospace, National Security Agency (NSA), Air Force

     Proposal Specialist                  2000 – 2001

    ManTech Aerospace Technology Applications Center (ATAC), Lanham-Seabrook, MD

    • Writing and editing proposal content for $285 million Environmental Testrecompetition.
    • Established a comprehensive recompetition record management system for grant writing.
    • The record management system covered multi-volume sections such as business, cost, management, past experience, technical qualifications, and archives.
    • Implementing strategy by including written themes from ManTech ATAC executive team.
    • Section Development Thermal Testing, Vibration, Acoustics, Electromagnetics
    • Performed editing, proofreading, and rewriting for the GSFC Contractor Excellence Award. 
    • Proofread the Power Point presentation, which accompanied the Excellence Award
    • Interacting successfully with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to verify publishing accuracy.

    Wrote and edited the PPS (Portable Purge System) manual, in conjunction with project engineering and development teams.

     Skills

     Federal Govt. Administration, 2007

    University Director, 2002

    Executive

    VP of Corporate Development, 1995

    Director of Finance

    Leadership

    Proposal Management

    Technical Writing

     

    Administration

    Budget Management

    Budget Development

    Programmatic  Reporting

    Software Documentation

    Usability Testing

    Program

     

    Space Program Proposal Development

     

    Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

    Johnson Space Center (JSC)

     

    DOD Program Proposal Development

     

    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

    U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Defense

    U.S. Air Force

    U.S. Navy

    U.S. Marine Corps

    National Security Agency (NSA)

     

     

     

    U.S. Federal Govt. Proposal Development/Program Management

     

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

    NOAA

    General Services Administration (GSA)

    U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)

    U.S. Department of the Treasury

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    U.S. Congress

     

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    Public Trust Security Clearance

    Web Training I

    Web Training II

    Web Training III

    MS Office Suite

     

     

     

     

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