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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 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...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:31-01-2013
     Last Modified:10-02-2013 (04:04)
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     Current job:Unemployed
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsRF, Systems Integration, Modification, Testing, Alignment, Optimization
    CV

    Country of citizenship: United States of America

     

    Systems Formal Training

    - Satellite Communication Systems Principles, USAF 1983

    - Digital Communication Subsystems, AN/MSC-66, Army Signal Sch. 1984

    - Satellite Heavy Earth Terminal, AN/FSC-78, Army Signal Sch. 1984

    - Spread Spectrum Multiple Access, AN/USC-28, Army Signal Sch. 1985

    - State of the Art Medium Terminal, AN/GSC-52, Army Signal Sch. 1986

    - NCO Leadership, Offutt, Air Force Base 1986

    - Consolidated Hands on Training, U.S. Air Force, Offutt, AFB 1987

    - Air Force Satellite Systems Journeyman 1989

    - NCO Academy, Air Force, Management 1991

    - Hughes Personal Earth Station training, Germantown, MD 1997

    - Basic Telephony, TDS Telecom 1998

    - Lucent 5ESS Telephone Switch, University of Wisconsin, 1998

    - Hughes Personal Earth Station 1999

    - E.E.O. CIV 5 Quarter Undergraduate 2003

    - State of the Art Medium Terminal/SAM-T, AN/GSC-52(Mod. B) 2004

    - SAM-T/Digital Communication Subsystem, Tobyhanna Army Depot 2004

    - Federal Communication Commission commercial broadcast systems land GROL General Radiotelephony  Operators License, and sea GMDSS (General Maritime Distress and Safety System

    - Universal Certification HVAC, Mainstream Engineering Corporation, 2005.

    - Air Force certified journeyman on Heavy Earth Terminal Satellite Systems.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Mantech

    10/2004 - 10/2006             Fayetteville, NC US

    Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC Supervisor’s name: Nicky Reed

    1043 Robeson St, Fayetteville, NC 28305

    Satellite Systems Operations and Maintenance Tech. III

    Modify, troubleshoot and repair mobile satellite terminal communications equipment. Troubleshooting and equipment setup entailed: modems, and multiplexers, fiber optics, and fixed wire cables.

     

    ITT Systems

    2/2004 - 7/2004               Assignment: Delta Junction, Alaska US

    Supervisor: Butch Advant 5009 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 

    Site Lead, Satellite Operations and Maintenance

    Federal Contract position - At two sites, three satellite terminals, I was responsible for Site Acceptance and Initial Phase Testing of the Global Missile Defense Project.

    1.) I developed initial supply inventories.

    2.) Setup work schedules delegate personnel to take on extra assigned tasks.

    3.) Reviewed equipment configuration & train subordinates.

    4.) Interface with multiple contractors/customers.

     

    U.S.A.F. 755 COMM SQ, 55 MSS/DPC

    7/2003 - 1/2004               Offutt, AFB, Omaha, NE US    

    Supervisor: Paul Mossier Paul.mossier(at)offutt.af.mil

    Grade Level: WG08 Salary: $15.10 USD Per Hour

    Maintenance Technician, Satellite Systems, Operate and maintain satellite terminal equipment, such as: AN/FSC-78, AN/GSC-52, AN/MSC-46, and the AN/USC-28.  

         

    Advanced Integration Systems

    10/2002 - 1/2003              Denver, CO US

    665 Andover Park West Seattle, WA 98188-3321

    Laura Pederson

    Trainer, Airport Security Systems, Operations and Maintenance

    Instructor, Trainer, and lesson plan development. Provide On-Job-Training to Airport Security Operators on, Explosion Detection System (EDS)-X-ray equipment (CTX & L-3); and Explosion Trace Detection (ETD), such as, Barringer and Ionscan equipment. In addition to training operators, we trained maintenance technicians insuring their comprehension of spectrometry fundamentals and repairs of ETD (Explosive Trace Detection) equipment.

     

    Hughes Network Systems

    4/1999 - 4/2002               Assignments: Southfield & Sterling Heights, MI US

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC   11717 Exploration Lane, Germantown, MD 20876 USA

    Supervisor Kamel Dave

    Satellite Operations & Maintenance, Controller

    Install network hub equipment and connectivity to vendor systems, and/or configure, initialize & commission (4,279) remote satellite terminals. Ensure hub satellite link budget parameters are complied with. Support processing of: data, communications, & video teleconferencing links. Direct field engineers with the installation of remote sites and assist them to set up servers. A major accomplish was the set up strategy we implemented to enhance operation of the network & reduce equipment failures. I identified connection failures between IPGW and SatGW and implemented corrective actions. Applications: (Conditional Access Codes), Standard Hughes Operating Console, Windows 95/98, WordPerfect, SNMP, Oracle, Remedy, DecTerm, UNIX, HP Openview, Solaris, & Cisco Routers.

     

    TDS Telecom

    9/1997 - 4/1999

    525 Junction Rd. Madison, WI 53717

    Garth Henriksen             Madison, Wisconsin US        

    Network Surveillance/Analyzer

    Troubleshot 127 remote telephone switches nationwide, such as: Lucent-5ESS, Nortel-DMS10 & 500, & Siemens Carlson - EWSD, & DCO which included fiber optic rings in most metropolitan areas.

    •Monitored equipment, interfaced switches, evaluated faults & trends, and facilitated data collection.

    •Dispatched field engineers to resolve critical problems and documented work using desktop applications.

     

    Hartel Corporation

    9/1996 - 8/1997               Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin US

    Supervisor Charlie Norz,

    Project Engineer

    •Performed Quality Assurance for Clean-In-Place systems, such as, Biogenetic, Pharmaceutical, & food processing systems.

    •Reviewed new product design, wiring, evaluated system operation, performed modifications in the field, installed, and initialized new equipment.

    •While performing Quality Control checks I coordinated changes with the engineers on system fabrications, blueprints design, wiring, and plumbing.

    •Designed and wrote up operational overview of systems.

     

    Air Force

    3/1980 - 6/1992               ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO US

    SSgt. Satellite Operations and Maintenance, GS-0391

    1st Aerospace Communications Wing

    My team managed a maintenance facility of 22 organizations of 2,000 personnel that carried a worldwide impact with priority circuits to the White House. My subordinates (8) and I were required to:

    •Analyzed priorities, directed personnel, coordinated lateral support, developed presentations, and briefed: Commander's, Manager's, Supervisors, Team leaders, and technicians on the work in progress.

    •and Implement emergency actions.

    I also carried out responsibility as a Supply Manager

    • was responsible for a $1.2 Million dollar inventory with a $700 thousand equipment inventory, providing excellent fiscal responsibility.

    Supervisor of the Satellite Systems Facility

    •My team was responsible for operation, maintenance, and installation of: a Heavy Earth Terminal, State of the Art Medium Terminal, a Mobile Earth Terminal, Single Channel Transponder Injection System, Spread Spectrum Multiple Access System, baseband data processing equipment, analog/digital converters, frequency converters, high power amplifiers, multiplexers, co-axial cables, cryogenic refrigerator, cooling systems, waveguides, patch panels, modulators, and peripheral support equipment.

    EDUCATION

    Regis University College of Professional Studies, Denver, Colorado US

    Bachelor's Degree - 12/2013

    120 Semester Hours 2nd Semester Senior, Major: Computer Information Systems

    Minor: Electronics GPA: 3.175 out of 4.0

     

    Community College of the Air Force Montgomery, Alabama US

    Some College Coursework Completed - 6/1992 126 Quarter Hours

    Major: Electronic Systems Technology GPA: 3.87 out of 4.0

     

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