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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:51:23 +0000
Commissioners speaking this week at the Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels said the continued reservations of European investors about financing space startups is hampering Europe’s ability to keep pace with similar startup activity in the United States. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:10:23 +0000
A partial government shutdown now nearly five weeks old is affecting a growing number of space companies and organizations as well as the agencies themselves shuttered by the lapse in funding. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:37:14 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan has directed Undersecretary of Defense Mike Griffin to submit a plan by March 1 to stand up the Space Development Agency no later than March 29. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:35:43 +0000
The European Commission allocated another 96 million euros ($109 million) for the European Space Agency to spend on the Copernicus Earth-observation program in the next two years. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:17:50 +0000
OneWeb and its manufacturing partner Airbus Defence and Space have shipped the first six satellites of OneWeb’s broadband smallsat constellation from Toulouse, France, to French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:57:02 +0000
Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle launched on its tenth test flight Jan. 23 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:20:13 +0000
While an unprecedented number of satellites brings with them important benefits to humanity, we must be careful to proceed responsibly and minimize the potential for harming the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment for generations to come. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:13:31 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:47:46 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:11 +0000
ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:22:24 +0000
The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:31:01 +0000
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:31:25 +0000
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:44:05 +0000
QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:51:20 +0000
Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000
The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:30-01-2013
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    Job information
     Current job:Director Site Strategy
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsmobile communications operations, engineering, software, network management
    CV

    Objective

    To seek a senior management position in a technology-centric organisation with strong focus on mobile/satellite communications and/or software design/development

    Experience

    Inmarsat, London UK                                                                                   Apr 1992 – present

     

    Director, Site Strategy                                                                                   Jan 2012present

    Project management, technical RFP preparation, evaluation of bids, site selection, contract negotiations and implementation for Ka-band satellite earth stations in an efficient time-constrained manner within budget. Role also includes negotiation of technological solution for high-speed/high-capacity broadband terrestrial networks to support satellite services

    Director, Technology Alignment Strategy                                                    Jan 2009Dec 2011

    Part of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activities, responsible for technology integration and strategy of subsidiaries across the world in an operations/engineering domain to ensure synergies within the businesses were  exploited avoiding duplication of roles/responsibilities and functions and a long-term aim of efficiency of the combined business with reduction in Capex/Opex

    Senior Manager, GSPS Operations Implementation                                  Sep 2006Dec 2008

    Responsible for technical integration of Indonesian subsidiary and operational direction of the design,, development, installation, commissioning and testing of the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Mobile Switching Component (MSC) of the Global Satellite Phone Service (GSPS)

    Manager, Network Operations Centre                                                         Apr 2005Aug 2006

    Management of a 24/7 global network operations centre (NOC) and remote off-site disaster recovery backup centre for satellite communications and various ground-station site service contracts across the world. Responsible for change management for efficient working of the control centre staff and ensuring high-availability (99.999%) services relied upon for global maritime distress safety communications (GMDSS). Managed a budget of USD20M

    Manager, Satellite Operations Support Group                                             Mar 2000Mar 2005

    Management of a team of software developers in the design/development of a state-of-the-art telemetry, telecommand (TM/TC), ranging system and integration & testing with a third-party automation tool in time for launch of Inmarsat’s 4th generation satellites. Included supervision of sub-contractors, technology strategy and hands-on integration/testing of software for deployment to operations of the Satellite Control Cente (SCC)

    Senior Systems Analyst                                                                                Apr 1992Feb 2000

    Lead technical architect for analysis, design, development, testing, installation, maintenance, training of state-of-the art monitoring tools for mobile satellite communications and automation software using object-oriented technologies and tools. Supervision of a number of sub-contractors and intimate knowledge of mobile satellite communication protocols in use by Inmarsat

    CNA Engineers Pte. Ltd., Singapore                                                                       1990 – 1992   

    Senior Engineer                                                                                                                    

    Lead technical architect for the analysis, design, development, testing, installation, maintenance and project management of a major upgrade to the Airfield Lighting Command and Control System (ALCCS) at Singapore Changi International Airport (CIAS)

    Indeco Engineers Pte. Ltd., Singapore                                                                    1988 - 1990

    Software Engineer

    Lead software developer involved in the analysis, design, development, testing, installation, maintenance and training of a state-of-the-art real-time building automation system in use by Singapore Changi International Airport (CIAS) and various public buildings in Singapore. Also responsible for prototypes of the Electronic Road Pricing System (ERPS)

    Education

    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA                                                    1987

    Master of Science, Computer and Information Science, GPA 3.5/4.0              

    Worked as a Faculty Assistant and taught an undergraduate class as a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Computer Science   (CS101)

    Bapuji Institute of Engineering Technology, University of Mysore, India                        1984

    Bachelor or Engineering, Electronics and Communications, First Class with Distinction                          

    Skills

    • Leading change: creativity, innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking and vision
    • Leading people: leveraging diversity, developing others and team building
    • Results-driven: accountability, decisiveness, customer service, problem solving and technical credibility
    • Business acumen: financial, human capital and technology management
    • Global program and project management (Technical, Strategic, M&A)
    • International technical contract negotiation and administration
    • Mobile, wireless, broadband and satellite communications protocols
    • Hands-on software analysis, design, development. testing, maintenance, training and teaching
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Strong motivation and high energy self-starter
    • Understanding of military standards such as ITAR/MAC
    • Excellent verbal and written fluency in English, Hindi and working knowledge of French, Kannada, Tamil
    • Microsoft Office family of products viz. Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Access, PowerPoint
    • C++, C, Java, PASCAL, Gensym G2, and HTML/web-development technologies
    • Microsoft Windows family,  MAC/OS, Unix/Solaris, VMS
    • Visual C++, Sun Workshop, DEC C/C++/Pascal, Jbuilder, Microsoft C, NetBeans, Eclipse. DrJava
    • TCP/IP, SNMP, DECnet, UNIX Network Programming
    • X-Windows Motif, System Architect, Dreamweaver
    • PCs, SUN, Apple, DEC ALPHA/VAX Family
    • CORBA technologies such as IONA Orbix, ACE/TAO and OpenORB

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