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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:09-02-2013
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProject management, contract management, policy writing, outreach coordinator, supervisor, research, earth science, space policy, science policy.
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    EDUCATION:
    George Washington University, Washington D.C.                                        2007-2008
    Masters Certificate, Science, Technology, and Space Policy & Studies

    The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA                                            2005-2007
    MPA, Public Policy & Administration

    The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA                                            1997-1999
    BA, Environmental Sciences & Business Administration

    Skagit Valley College, Mt.Vernon, WA                                            1995-1997
    ATA, Parks & Natural Resource Management

    CAREER:
    Science Systems and Applications Inc                                   Fall 2009-Nov. 2010
    Position: Senior Outreach Coordinator

    ·    Liaison for NASA GSFC outreach of NASA Research and Applications in Chesapeake Bay.
    ·    Assist in research promoting the use of NASA satellite data products.
    ·    Outreach and recruit organizations and agencies to partner in NASA science proposals.
     ·    Organize presentations, draft research proposals for funding, provide public information at events

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration                               Fall 2008-Nov. 2010
    Position: DEVELOP Student Director

    ·    Direct and administer DEVELOP program and Earth Science outreach for NASA GSFC.
    ·    Supervise University student teams and participate in NASA Applied Science research projects.
    ·    Manage, plan, budget, and propose yearly research projects.
    ·    Recruit organizations and agencies to partner in projects as developers and end users.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration                             Spring-Summer 2008
    Position: DEVELOP Intern

    ·    Established stakeholder partnerships, researched and analyzed current use of remote sensing products in Chesapeake Bay  Watershed Modeling.
    ·    Researched Bengal Tiger populations in India creating a breeding and dispersal model for resource managers
    ·    Authored white paper on Decadal Survey policy and programmatic guidance for NASA’s DEVELOP program.

    Washington State Department of Natural Resources                          1999-2006
    Position: Natural Resource Specialist

    ·    Managed Natural Resource State Owned Aquatic Lands in accordance with local, state, federal and tribal law.
    ·    Researched, analyzed, and created environmental policies and procedures for State of Washington.
    ·    Negotiated and created land transactions, contracts, and partnership agreements for the State.
    ·    Performed outreach, project management & strategic planning related to use of natural resources.

    VOLUNTEER/ EXTRA CURRICULAR SKILLS: Non-profit Community Organization - Backyard Astronomer - Editing/Writing Grants - Community Policy Advocacy - Birding

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I am writing you to express my interest in a position within your organization, company or agency, and to share some of my experience in the space industry and related institutions. I am currently living in Washington state after a finishing my Masters degree in Public Administration with a graduate certificate program, Science, Technology and Space policy program, at George Washington University in Washington DC. While finishing my degree in DC, I began a series of research and outreach contract positions with Science Systems Applications, INC (SSAI) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in their Applied Sciences Directorate-Earth Science Division. The last few years I have been caring for an ailing parent and subsequently managing their estate. Now that my work for my family is completed, I am eager to rejoin the defense and space industry.


    During my approximately 4 years of contracts with SSAI and NASA Earth Science Division at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, I was responsible for facilitating access to and use of space applications and satellite based research modeling by developing countries as well as developed countries via research examples and outreach. I coordinated with NASA Scientists, Universities, international and national organizations, local, state and federal agencies to support potential practical applications of satellite data to support socioeconomic benefits in wildlife, fisheries, air and water quality, and land management of natural resources. Through creating integrated strategies, relationship building, outreach, organizing workshops and expert meetings, and providing educational research results, I was able to promote access to NASA scientists and research to outside professionals responsible for managing valuable natural resources.This work required that I lead several teams to research the different need base of broader user groups, identifying and analyzing their activities, then understanding and respecting their management authority and organization structure to incorporate satellite applications. Through this liaison work, I was able to connect NASA to groups that can truly benefit from those applications and continued collaborative relationships.


    I believe I was successful in this endeavor due to my previous eight years experience with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. As a manager of state owned aquatic lands based in an environmentally diverse region, I understand the real time need for satellite applications to assist with identifying the environmental effects on socioeconomic reliant resources. Through my work with this agency I relied heavily on my ability to prioritize issues, establish working relationships, create and maintain positive communications, and effectively disseminate technical and scientific issues to local, state, and federal agencies, national and international businesses, and environmental stakeholders to bring resolution to issues or problems in my region and the greater state.

    In closing, I am firm believer in learning and truly comprehending the needs and interests of others in order to find a common ground to help build a better future. I have a demonstrated work history specializing in providing knowledge and access to satellite applications to other organizations, agencies and countries to assist in their management of resources for socioeconomic benefits. To build a better future, people need the right tools and the knowledge of how to use them. I have seen the effects of successful collaborations bring back natural resources to areas once barren and polluted. I would like to be a part of your organization's efforts for change.
     


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