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The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
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China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:23:25 +0000
Commercial satellite technology is developing so fast, Britain’s Ministry of Defense isn’t certain its next-generation program will keep pace with what the future holds. 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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