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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he believes launches of crewed Soyuz spacecraft will resume “on schedule” after last week’s launch failure, avoiding the possibility of leaving the International Space Station without a crew. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:00:58 +0000
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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:34:53 +0000
With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:35:04 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:56:05 +0000
As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:34:35 +0000
Luck is not a plan. Yet up to now Congressional appropriators and senior NASA officials are mostly relying on luck to keep us safe from catastrophic fatalities resulting from the surprise impact of an unseen asteroid. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:03:30 +0000
The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the Long March 5B launch vehicle, a variant of the Long March 5 and designed for lofting large modules of the planned Chinese Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:51 +0000
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:41:27 +0000
Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:39:24 +0000
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:22:45 +0000
Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
Like SES, government agencies and space companies are applying artificial intelligence to various problems they face. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-12-2012
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     Current job:Materials and Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords•Advanced degrees including a Master’s in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. • 10+ years experience in equipment design, including: machine testing, prototype fabrication, production implementation, and tool automation. • Talented pro
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    Key Qualifications:

    ·  Advanced degrees including a Master’s in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.

    ·  10+ years experience in equipment design, including: machine testing, prototype fabrication, production implementation, and tool automation.

    ·   Talented project manager with a unique ability to bring together small teams and coordinate different groups to function synergistically.

    ·   Experienced with advanced materials applications and processing in alternative energy technologies such as: photovoltaic, thermophotovoltaic, thermoelectric, and advanced combustion.

    ·   10+ years of technical experience paired with proven leadership and intrapersonal skills.

    ·   Strong hands-on mechanical and fabrication capabilities.

    ·   Substantial CAD and computer experience including data collection and analysis.

    ·   Proven ability to interface well with existing teams and deliver thorough, well-documented work in a timely manner.

     

    Relevant Work Experience:

     

        Owner                            July 2011- Present

        Motoza Performance                 719-685-8102 

        Owner

    ·   Created Motoza Performance, a company specializing in vehicle dynamics and software development for high-performance automobiles.

    ·   Developed proprietary software to alter Bosch engine control units found in Volkswagen Audi Group vehicles.

    ·   Achieved substantial increases in efficiency and performance in modern computer controlled FSI, TFSI, and TDI engines.

    ·   Currently market and sell a unique USB device and software kit, which allows individual enthusiasts to have custom control of their projects worldwide.

     

        Lead Scientific Engineer                    December 2006 – July 2011

        Global Near Space Services                719-685-8102 

        Supervisor: John Gorman, VP of Research & Development

    ·   Promoted from within the company twice due to outstanding performance and ability.

    ·   Current project engineering duties include conceptual review, product development, prototype production, testing and qualification.

    ·   Successful execution of several projects involving development of complex systems within rigorous time and budgetary constraints.

    ·   Data collection and Finite Element Analysis of isotropic and anisotropic materials for both structural and thermal performance

    ·   Focus on high performance power transmission, energy storage, aerodynamics, high efficiency electric motor drives, and high performance composites and adhesives.

    ·   Instrumental for creative input during the early stages of the project’s development, with specific attention to scope, capabilities, and requirements.

    ·   Development of Systems Requirement Documents focusing on production drawings, bill of materials, component specifications, and vendor selection.

    ·   Design of lighter than air flight & energy systems, aerostats, and high altitude balloons, as well as ground and launch support equipment.

     

        Project Engineer                            January 2005-May 2006

        FSAE International Racecar Design                          505-277-1345

        Supervisor: Dr. John J. Russell, Coordinator

    ·   Efficiently utilized a team of 12 people to finish multi-system projects on- time and under budget.

    ·   Responsible for the integration of several subsystems into a complex and dynamic structure, combining multiple smaller teams to efficiently develop a winning performance vehicle.

    ·   Performed testing and quantification of system performance using an advanced 24 channel data acquisition and analysis system.

    ·   Responsible for the in-house completion of all components of the design, analysis, manufacture, assembly, testing, and development.

     

    Fabricator, Designer, Draftsman                           2000-2004

    Aerobox Composite Structures                          505-867-0098

    Supervisor: Pat Padilla, Operations Manager

    ·   Designed and built custom machinery to manufacture and assemble in-house components.

    ·   Formulated manufacturing methods, custom built jigs, fixtures, and ultimately, participated in the qualification of a novel manufacturing process.

    ·   Creation and revision of an intricate drawing packet on file with the FAA for a composite unit load device (ULD), which received a TSO-90C certification.

    ·   Important contributor to the development of a unique forming process in the design and construction of aerospace panels used in the ULD.

    ·   Evaluated the mechanical properties of thermoplastic composite materials and conducted field testing of finished products.

                   

    Internship                                      1999-2000

    Training Research Institute of Plastics                             505-836-0985

    Mentor: Armand Winfield, President

    ·  Sampling and cataloging of properties for resin/cloth combinations.

    ·  Prototyping, mold making and one-off production of a wide range of both plastic and composite projects.

     

    Education:

        Master’s Degree: Mechanical Engineering and Material’s Science

    ·  Colorado State University: December  2009

    ·  Dean’s List

        Bachelor of Science Degree: Mechanical Engineering

    ·  University of New Mexico: May 2006

    ·  Dean’s List

     

    Relevant Information and Skills:

       Areas of Interest:

    ·  The application of advanced engineering in the field of energy production and alternative energy development.

    ·  The chance to utilize acquired skills working with a reputable company interested in advancing the fields of solar and alternative energies.

         Computer Skills:

    ·  Solidworks, ProEngineer, Solid Edge, Autocad, Matlab, FEA

    ·  Microsoft office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite

         Mechanical Skills:

    ·  Master welder and fabricator

    ·  Master CAM X, Lathe and Mill operations

    ·  Skilled in mold making and composite prototyping


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