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Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
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Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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A Silicon Valley startup developing electric propulsion systems for satellites has raised $10 million and added the billionaire founder of LinkedIn to its board. SpaceNews.com
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Intelsat-901, a 17-year-old communications satellite running low on propellant, is awaiting a first-of-its-kind service call from a robotic spacecraft carrying a fresh tank of fuel. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:28-01-2013
     Last Modified:15-12-2015 (12:18)
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     Current job:Technology Director
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsCapacity Planning Management Systems Engineer Link Budget Analysis Transponder Reconfiguration Sales Engineering
    CV
    SUMMARY

    Professional with extensive experience in satellite communications and education. Expertise includes satellite resource management, project management, systems engineering, planning, funding/grant proposal development, course development, staff mentoring and management of training activities.  Excellent skills in inter-personal communication. Well grounded in team-work, sales support and customer focus.  Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Swahili.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Citiwide Computer Training Center, Washington DC, USA                           January, 2007 -Date

    Current Salary: $63,360                                                                                          

    Director of Technology and Training.

    • Provides training in Microsoft Office Applications, Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®), CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Convergence + and Cisco CCNA and CCDA.
    • Provides contractual services to other companies and organizations in Satellite Communications, Computer Technology Training, Network Design and Implementation.
    • Directs staff in the design, installation, modification and maintenance of wireless and wired local area networks (WLANs and LANs).
    • Prepares proposals for contract solicitations and RFPs.
    • Plans, organizes and directs a wide range of training activities.
    • Develops and implements leadership/executive training programs for employees.
    • Directs employment and training of summer programs for high school and college-bound students.

    INTELSAT, .Washington, D.C., USA,                        December 2008 – March, 2010 

    Contractor, Sales Engineering and Technical Services

    • Identified causes of revenue leakage using Salesforce, OFPS, and other software in conjunction with Legal and other departments.
    • Supported transition activities system-wide including link budget analyses, connectivity reconfigurations and day-to-day issuance of SSOG tests schedules for all types of services.
    • Provided support for the testing of the SSOG Messaging and iLog Enhancements under the UAT Test Plan.

     

     INTELSAT, .Washington, D.C., USA..................                     January, 1995 – June, 2004    

    Senior Capacity Manager, Sales Engineering and Technical Services

    • Provided technical support to the sales team in the preparation of Request For Proposals (RFPs) in response to tenders from customers.
    • Supervised the transition from the Intelsat-804 satellite to Intelsat-906 satellite at the 64 degrees East orbital location while mentoring new staff in the associated complex activities.
    • Devised optimal configuration for the new satellite resulting in a seamless transition with no interruptions to the numerous customers’ services.
    • Analyzed link budgets for best transponder flux densities ensuring minimal change in customers’ transmit Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP).
    • Developed and implemented a post-transition plan to optimally utilize available satellite resources.  Increased flexibility to meet then current market demands.

    INTELSAT, .Washington, D.C., USA                                       January, 1995 – April, 2001

    Capacity Planner, Sales Engineering and Technical Services

    • Implemented various internet services via satellite on the Intelsat-701/180E.
    • Managed the implementation of numerous VSAT networks using satellite capacity in the Indian and Pacific Ocean regions.
    • Actively engaged in the transition activities associated with the implementation of 2-degree spacing in the IOR.
    • Established a new role within the Indian Ocean Region as part of the implementation of two degree spacing.
    • Supervised the transition from the Intelsat-510 satellite to Intelsat-704 satellite at the 66 degrees East orbital location.
    • Presented operational plans at Global Operations Representative Conferences.

    INTELSAT, Washington, D.C., USA             September, 1993 – December, 1994

    Young Professional

    • Provided support to Capacity managers as necessary.

    KCCT.Nairobi, Kenya                                                     January, 1991 - September, 1991

    Lecturer.

    • Developed courses and provided instruction in Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Science.

    KP&TC.Nairobi, Kenya                                                            May, 1982 - January, 1991

    Assistant Sectional Engineer.

    • Providedoperations and maintenance of  telecommunications networks and equipment.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION (IT)

    Mentor Technologies, Fairfax, VA, USA...                     December, 2000 – February, 2001   

    On-hands training on Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices and Building Scalable Cisco Network(Areas covered include; the OSI model, cabling LANs and WANs, Cisco IOS software, Catalyst 1900 switch operations, VLANs,  TCP/IP, Novell IPX, VLSM, OSPF, EIGRP and BGP protocols).  Oracle Database 10g SQL, Microsoft Access, Security+.

    EDUCATION

    Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya                                                                   1989 -1991

    • HND in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Telecommunications)

     

    Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya                                                                   1983 -1986

    Telecommunications Technician Parts I, II and III. (City and Guilds of London)


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