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A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
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A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-02-2013
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     Current job:Sr. Satellite Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsSenior Satellite Controller with 10+ years experience in communications satellite command and control. Highly experienced in Microsoft Office products. Some computer programming, mainly with Visual Basic, creating tools for spacecraft analysts. Would like
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    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS                                

    • DoD Secret Clearance renewed (2008), inactive since 2010
    • Bachelors in Game & Simulation Programming (3.86 GPA)
    • Associates in Air & Space Operations Technology
    • 10+ years’ experience as a Satellite Controller performing 24/7 satellite ops
    • 6 years experience as a supervisor/noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force
    • Experienced with Microsoft Office products, plus VBA/VB.NET/C#/C++ programming experience

      

    EXPERIENCE

    SES Engineering, Woodbine TT&C, Mount Airy, MD.

     

    SES

    Mar 08 – Present:  Senior Satellite Controller/GMV Hifly SOC Coach

    • Operate Spacecraft Buses – Lockheed Martin A2100; Alcatel SB4000, SB2000; Orbital Star2; Loral 1300
    • Monitor spacecraft telemetry, transmit commands as required and perform ranging operations
    • React to emergencies and make decisions within approved guidelines and procedures
    • Operate ground station independently and as a team with geographically separated controller seats
    • Maintain technical proficiency through continued training simulations and learning of new systems
    • Create and maintain operational video pages for SES SCORPIO ground system telemetry data
    • Train controllers on GMV Hifly ground system as platform Training Coach
    • Build and maintain tools for spacecraft analysts using Microsoft VBA programming in Excel

     

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD.

     

    Grove Resource Solutions Inc.

    Jan 07 – June 08:  Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Mission Operations Specialist

    §  Provided direction to the real-time operations team, detect anomalies & invoke contingency procedures

    §  Performed State of Health operations

    §  Provided central Flight Operations point-of-contact to the Air Force for real-time operations

    §  Conduct objective and readiness reviews prior to each spacecraft contact and post-contact review

         

    United StatesAir Force, Schriever AFB

     

    6th Space Operations Squadron, U.S. Air Force Reserves

    Jan 07 – May 10:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operator

    §  Certified DMSP ground system Operator

    §  Provided backup DMSP control for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    §  Provided users with real-time weather data

     

    50th Operations Support Squadron

    Aug 05 – Dec 06: Instructor/Product Developer

    • Designed, developed, tested & implemented concept of operations for Task Based Training & Evaluation
    • Created training program for CCS-C satellite operations ground system
    • Selectively-manned to instruct DSCS III/CCS-C operators
    • Standardized operational instruction & evaluation materials IAW Instructional System Development directives

     

    3rd Space Operations Squadron

    Aug 04 – Dec 04: Command & Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) Subject Matter Expert

    • Validated 100% mission capabilities of new $146m ground system (CCS-C)
    • Worked with Integral Systems Inc. (ISI) in identifying flaws with CCS-C’s ground operations portion
    • Trained 70+ mission ready ground operators as Subject Matter Experts on CCS-C 
    • Liaison to 17th Test Squadron during CCS-C’s certification process as an approved Air Force Weapon System

     

    Feb 02 – Dec 06: Satellite Systems Operator

    • Lead SSO responsible for coordinating shift contact schedule and overseeing six other SSO(s)
    • Controlled two constellations of 12 Defense Satellite Communication Systems (DSCS III) and seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO/SKYNET IV) spacecraft
    • Configured/detected/resolved ground system anomalies encountered during satellite operations
    • Accomplished all routine short-term planning functions and performed routine satellite post pass actions
    • Proficient with Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and DCC (ground links to ARTS site), ESD (Electronic Schedule Display), and MCN (interface w/ARMY payload controllers) terminals
    • Identified/troubleshot/commanded payload, telemetry, tracking & commanding, electrical power distribution, attitude control, propulsion, and thermal subsystem anomalies on the DSCS III constellation
    • Conducted station-keeping maneuvers to move or maintain communication links with vital users

           

    EDUCATION & TRAINING                      

    • Bachelors in Game & Simulation Programming, DeVry University, 2012
    • Train the Trainer, Bay-O-Wolf Corp., 2011
    • Maneuver certified Orbital Star 2 Bus, 2011
    • Maneuver certified A2100 Bus, 2010
    • Associates in Air & Space Ops Technologies, Community College of the Air Force, 2007
    • Criminal Justice, Howard Community College, Columbia Maryland, (59 credits)
    • Microsoft Visual Basic.Net, DeVry University, 2007
    • MSX Trained (no certification for position), 2007
    • DSCS Familiarization Course, 2006
    • Advanced STK 7.1 Training, AGI, Colorado Springs, 2006
    • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Course, 2006
    • DSCS III Vehicle Operator Training, 2006
    • COMSEC Certified, 2006
    • Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Course, 2006
    • Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and FrontPage Certifications, 2005
    • Instructional Product Developer Training, 2005
    • Instructor Certification Course, 2005
    • Command & Control Systems-Consolidated Subject Matter Expert Training, 2004
    • Airman Leadership School, 2002
    • DSCS III, NATO/SKYNET IV Satellite Operations Qualification Training, 2002
    • Satellite Command & Control Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Distinguished Graduate, 2002
    • Enlisted Space Prerequisite Training (ESPT), Distinguished Graduate, 2001
    • Air Force Trainer Course, 2000

         

    AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS                   

    • SES Dinner On Us Award, 2011
    • SES Dinner On Us Award, 2010
    • Air Force Commendation Medal, 2006
    • Air Force Achievement Medal (2 OLC), 2006
    • AF Recognition Ribbon, AFA “Best Space Operations Crew of the Year”, 2003
    • Rated “Highly Qualified” as Satellite Systems Operator, 2003
    • Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 2001
    • Superior Performance Award, 2001
    • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, 1999
    • Logistics Professional (Airman Cat), 1999


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