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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:45:26 +0000
A report released by the White House June 20 outlines a set of goals to address the small but “high-consequence” threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs), but does not commit to spending more money to achieve them. SpaceNews.com
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Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.” SpaceNews.com
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China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000
An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:08:21 +0000
Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:28-12-2012
     Last Modified:29-12-2012 (10:28)
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     Current job:Senior Propulsion Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
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     KeywordsLiquid propellant handling, Firing Officer, 34 years experience, manufacture and test documentation for propulsion system build
    CV

    DOB: 22 May 1956

    Marital status: Single

    Driving Licence: Full, clean

    Education:

    Bletchley Grammar School – 7 “O” levels

    Milton Keynes College of FE – HND in Mechanical and Production Engineering

    Employment:

    Ordnance Survey -1975-1977

    Surveyors Assistant, large scale mapping of Milton Keynes - Left job due to downsizing and no opportunities for Surveyor courses.

    Miller Buckley Construction - 1977

    Surveyors Assistant, plotting the correct course of underground sewerage systems. Resigned to take position at Westcott.

    Rocket Motor Establishment (formerly Royal Ordnance now AMPAC Isp Ltd), Westcott, Aylesbury, Bucks – 1978-2001

    Final grade was Senior Scientific Officer equivalent. Firing Officer on test sites responsible and actively involved in all aspects of liquid and solid rocket motor development, qualification and testing, for Defense and civil space applications.

    Specific duties included; writing test and safety procedures, setting and organising tasks for on-site support personnel, training Astrium personnel in the safe handling and use of rocket propellants for spacecraft loading, design of test site high pressure gas and propellant delivery systems, liaising with external customers to develop and conduct their test programs

    9 year period spent working at Boeing high altitude test facility in WA State, USA to develop, qualify and acceptance test spacecraft rocket engines. Joint venture between Boeing and Royal Ordnance. Responsible for all test and safety procedures, test activities and organising Boeing technicians in support of our test programs. Produced requirements for engine clean room, built by Boeing, and liaised with Boeing HSE and environmental personnel to ensure the safe conduct of personnel during testing

    Astrium Ltd, Portsmouth, Hants – 2001-2003

    Senior Propulsion Engineer. Validation Manager for the Eurostar 3000 telecom satellite Electric propulsion system. Produced validation documentation and test procedures for 2 customers and was actively involved in all aspects of testing in spacecraft clean rooms. Left due to company decision to re-locate Electric Propulsion Dept. to Toulouse.

    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Guildford, Surrey – 2004-present

     Senior Propulsion Engineer. Work Package Manager for Propulsion Systems on Earth Observation spacecraft. Cradle to grave involvement including initial design studies, generating cost packs, schedules, specifications, hardware development and qualification, procurement, manufacture, test, launch site and in orbit data analysis. Responsible for producing all manufacturing, test, cleanliness and system verification, safety and launch site documentation. Extensive clean room experience.

    Other skills: PC literate in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Visio, MS Project

    Hobbies/Interests: Long distance walking/trekking, camping, skiing, gardening, travel, playing music

    Publications:

    The Development of a novel Green propulsion system using Water; Author and presenter at European Propulsion Conference, Bordeaux, June, 2012

    The Development and Qualification of the Eurostar 300 Electric Propulsion System: Author for AIAA Propulsion Conference, San Diego, May 2003

    Method for determining the Helium saturation levels in Hydrazine and Nitrogen Tetroxide: Co-author for AIAA Propulsion Conference, Colorado, 1998

    Referees:

    Dr Howard Gray, Chief Architect for Electric Propulsion on Bepi-Columbo inter-planetary spacecraft. Astrium, Portsmouth

    Dr Ian Coxhill, Chief Engineer, MOOG ISP Ltd, Westcott, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20, 

    Dr Mark Ford, Head of Propulsion, ESA-ESTEC, Netherlands


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