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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:18-01-2013
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Program Manager
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    SUMMARY:

    A seasoned, management professional with over 20 years of military experience in mid and top level operational, executive decision making and leadership positions in a wide variety of local and international assignments.  A strong record of achievement and expertise in areas of:  strategic, operational and long-term planning; policy and program development; professional education, personnel development and training; facilities and logistics management; and defense requirements integration. Additional expertise in:   Business Management, Contract Management, Asset Management, Budget Administration, Leading Change. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

     

    Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

    Current TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance with CI Polygraph

     

    Program Manager                                                                                        Nov 2000 - Present

    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), El Segundo, CA

     

    • Expertly manages multi-disciplined staff of 12 people on 6 separate contracts totaling over $12M
    • Secured over $2M in additional funding from Government and doubled team size in 3 months
    • Provides direct support for GPS User Equipment procurement and systems engineering
    • Oversees compliance of Integrated Product Teams with contractual and process requirements
    • Ensures traceability and verification of program requirements
    • Authored:  GPS Acquisition Strategy documents, Requests for Proposal, Source Selection Plans, Acquisition Decision Memorandum and other supporting documents for proposal development, estimating and program start-up processes
    • Manages program definition, plans and integrated processes required for program control including process performance evaluation and metrics
    • Wrote 80 page GPS User Equipment acquisition strategy document used as template for other organizations
    • Originated first-ever Joint Warfighting Space Integrated Master Plan and Schedule (IMP/IMS)
    • Developed Operational Responsive Space system architectures using  DoD Architecture Framework
    • Employs and manages process for effective risk, opportunities, issues, configuration, change board, and data management
    • Reviewed higher headquarters requirements documents and Concept of Operations and translated operational needs into system development requirements
    • Supervised and managed preparation of all deliverable financial reports, technical and cost proposals and all other contract related documentation and reports for the key transformational, $20B Space Based Radar (SBR) Program
    • Generated first-ever SBR Strategic Action Plan and created program management processes for the new Joint Program Office (JPO)
    • Formulated plans/schedules for initial analyses of ground control location, processing, and command & control capabilities

     

    Program Manager                                                                                                                     

    PRC, Inc., Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                       

    • Led a staff of six highly specialized engineering, technical and support personnel
    • Managed contract valued at over $2M annually
    • Exercised bottom-line responsibility for all personnel staffing and management functions including creating and managing budgets, contract and personnel actions
    • Worked closely with senior DMSP personnel and provided insights and recommendations to determine program requirements

     

     

    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

    Achieved rank of Lieutenant Colonel

    Space Operations

    F-4 Instructor Weapons Systems Officer (Navigator)

     

    Mission Manager for GPS, DMSP and DSP satellite launches.  Directed 24/7 operations during 11 GPS, 3 DMSP and 2 DSP launches

     Improved productivity and efficiency by 30% in launch and early orbit operations 

    Led organization of over 215 diverse men and women

    Coordinated renovation of two operations centers, while maintaining full mission capability

    Directed deployment of a multi-billion dollar global network of launch, space, and Air Force satellite systems including GPS, Defense Support Program (DSP), Defense Meteorological Support Program (DMSP), and Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS)

    Reduced operating overhead by 15% by eliminating unnecessary mission requirements

    Standardized operating procedures of 132 units using 28 different weapons systems

    Served as Battle Staff Director for 14thAir Force Air & Space Operations Center (AOC)

    Recruited to serve on initial cadre at Regional Headquarters to develop and establish space support to warfighting commanders

    Integrated space capabilities, modeling, simulations, and Theater Missile Defense into exercises and war plans

    Established new MAJCOM current operations division

    Managed $23.5 million command flying hour program, airfield management, and air refueling schedules

    Authored directives on simulator and flying training requirements

    Established Electronic Combat Maneuvers target support contract increasing F-15 mission effectiveness

    Air Operations Center Chief of Combat Plans during numerous Joint exercises

    Wrote detailed Air Tasking Orders (ATO) for Joint Chiefs of Staff, NORAD and Alaskan Air Command (AAC) exercises

    Developed the first-ever joint ATO for Strategic Air Command (SAC) and US Navy (USN) forces for PACEX 89-1, the largest Joint AAC, USN and SAC exercise since WWII

    From isolated location, provided electronic warfare training for U.S. and Korean forces in the Pacific Theater

    Senior U.S. military representative in the area responsible for US-Korea interactions and cooperation

    Reorganized squadron reducing manpower requirements by 10% with no loss of effectiveness

    Acquired over $200,000 of materials from Korean Ministry of Defense to improve living conditions

    Saved over $100,000 in engineering and manufacturing costs by acquiring spare parts for aging threat simulation radar systems from Korean source

     

     EDUCATION

    MS, Systems Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    BS, Business Administration & Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


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