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SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
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Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
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Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
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It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
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Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-02-2013
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     Current job:Systems/Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsOver 20+ years in space operations. Command and control, customer interaction.
    CV

    SECURITY CLEARANCE: TOP SECRET/SSBI (Granted: 23 October 2012)

     

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER OBJECTIVE

     

    Obtain a position to best utilize my operations, leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills where I may apply my vast experience in systems engineering and operations to make a positive business impact, be creatively challenged, contribute to improve client relations, and meet business objectives. A position preferably in asystems engineering analyst or similar activity, in an organization that successfully uses team building to accomplish mission objectives.

     

    CAREER SUMMARY

     

    • Over 22 Years of Experience in Operating and Managing Space and Missile Systems
    • Over 24 Years of People Management Experience
    • Program Management and Operations Lead
    • Management and Oversight to Subcontractors
    • Experience with Task Completion and Estimate to Complete
    • Requirement Validation and Verification
    • Proposal Development and Review
    • Customer Interface with SMC, 4SOPS, 1SOPS, 50SW
    • Over Two Years UNIX Operations Experience
    • Requirements Analysis and Management
    • Demonstrated Outstanding Internal and External Customer Relationship ManagementSkills
    • Over Three Years Supporting the Space Based Space Surveillance Ground System
    • Over Two Years Operations Software and Hardware Integration Test Experience
    • Strong GPS Operational and War-Fighter Support Background
    • Over Three Years Multiple Integrated Product Team (IPT) Environment Experience
    • Always Professional in Front of the Customer
    • Comfortable Working in a Dynamic and Flexible Environment

     

    Apr 2008 – Jun 2011 Systems Engineer Support Analyst 4, Boeing – Colorado Springs, CO

     

    Systems engineering analyst support for the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system. Co-authored test plans, performed system testing, and derived system definitions for incoming and outgoing metric observation traffic. Derived mission needs from Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical requirements creating working procedures for the Payload Systems Operator (PSO) position. Updated and tracked operational tasks and procedures using DOORS. Managed the Operations Engineering Discrepancy Reporting (DR) system for SBSS using ClearQuest—tracked estimated task completion. Provided requirement verification and validation through system test support for software/operational system. Performed regression testing on each software drop to identify software problems and submitted Discrepancy Reports (DR) to suggest proper fix actions. Primary instructor and subject matter expert for the PSO position. Incorporated customer requirements and changes into operations procedures and engineering manuals—improved real time operations. Used UNIX based environment to validate procedures and processes—identified discrepancies and implemented changes prior to launch. Used SQL to update and commit tables on the operational SBSS system. Performed ground segment tests on Solaris operating system and created test artifacts. Worked directly with MIT/LL to improve system performance and increasing operations capability of the Optical Processing Architecture at Lincoln (OPAL) software suite above 95%.

     

    Nov 2005 – Apr 2008 Principal Operations Engineer, LinQuest Corporation – Colorado Springs, CO

     

    Principal operations engineer in support of the MILSATCOM Site Activation Task Force (SATAF). Co-authored antenna location schematics using Visio for the Interim MIT/LL AEHF antenna proposed location solution on Schriever AFB. Supported the operational control transition of the first Advanced EHF (AEHF) satellite from AFSPC/SMC to the 4th Space Operations Squadron (4 SOPS). Supported all technical interchange meetings with other stakeholders to coordinate efforts for the AEHF program prior to launch.

     

    Program manager for the Global Positioning System Operations Center (GPSOC). Key proposal contributor for winning the GPSOC contract. Reviewed and developed inputs to proposal technical and management volumes. Managed overall GPSOC contract performance and oversaw activities of two subcontractors. Coordinated directly with GPSOC government customer to improve mission responsiveness and address any concerns. Developed and maintained annual shift schedule to ensure continuous operational mission support.

     

    Apr 2004 – Nov 2005 Operational Plans Manager, HQ Air Force Space Command (E-7) – Peterson AFB, CO

     

    Operations plans manager for Headquarters, Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC). Planned, developed, and managed C2 requirements using tasking orders and directives to subordinate commands. Evaluated and interpreted integrated space picture for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Commander to answer critical space operational issues. Planning point of contact for HQ AFSPC level exercises to execute exercise planning objectives for AFSPC. Processed Chairman Joint Chief of Staff orders to direct commands to accomplish all AFSPC mission objectives.

     

    Jan 2001 – Apr 2004 Theater Integration Manager, 14th Air Force SPACE AOC/JSpOC (E-7) – Vandenberg AFB, CA

     

    Theater integration manager for 14th Air Force AOC. Managed execution of 28 space operations systems, 155 units worldwide for the commander, Space Air Forces to support the Commander in Chief, USSPACECOM. Managed Operations Security program to ensure all operations met security requirements. Managed real-time command and control of 13 strategic missile warning satellites and ground sensors to ensure global coverage. Managed continuous operability and security of mission-critical Command and Control, Communications, computer and intelligence systems (C4I) to guarantee worldwide mission execution. Created over 1500 GPS prediction and computation of user range error, scintillation, over flight, and SATRAN products to support user requested Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) analysis, time sensitive targeting (TST) analysis, and user-requested GPS Information System (GPIS) data. Performed pre-mission performance analysis and post-mission performance assessments. Managed mission activities to maximize the collection of critical data on missile.

     

    Apr 2000 – Jan 2001 Missile Warning Crew Chief, 12th Missile Warning Squadron (E-6) – Thule, Greenland

     

    Missile warning crew chief for 12th Missile Warning Squadron. Managed the operation of a $500 million Ballistic Missile Early Warning System solid-state, phased array radar, accomplishing the AFSPC missile warning and space surveillance missions (ITW/AA). Managed the missile warning crew during foreign missile launch events to assess system performance and provided critical missile track data to CINCNORAD and JCS command centers. Managed equipment status and system performance to correct equipment malfunctions and adjust system to optimize radar system performance and communications equipment. Analyzed and reported Satellite Object Identification (SOI) data of newly launched foreign satellites to the Space Surveillance Center and Combined Intelligence Center for mission determination and threat assessment. Recorded, assembled, and reported radar signature data to determine the physical and dynamic characteristics of earth orbiting objects.

     

    Oct 1995 – Apr 2000 Satellite Systems Operations Instructor, 534th Training Squadron (E-6) – Vandenberg AFB, CA

     

    GPS Satellite Systems Operator (SSO) instructor for the 534th Training Squadron. Provided classroom stand-up instruction and emulator evaluations on operations for the SSO GPS Block II/IIA/IIR course. Created and administered written test and performance evaluations to determine students’ proficiency. Reviewed academic curriculum and conducted analysis, ensuring technical accuracy and currency. Monitored student academic performance; conducted counseling and provided special instruction when needed. Created and managed over 20 lesson plans for entire SSO course.

     

    Mar 1992 – Oct 1995 Satellite Operations Crew Chief, 2nd Space Operations Squadron (E-5) – Falcon AFB, CO

     

    Managed crew operations of the $1.6 billion NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) to accomplished AFSPC mission requirements. Managed over 5600 GPS satellite supports and transmitted 300+ commands to maintain worldwide navigation accuracy. Managed the operations and maintenance of the $300 million worldwide ground system network and the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) (PIKE) to ensure collection of critical mission data. Supported Compatibility test and Launch and Early Orbit (LEO) operations for new GPS satellites. Created daily operation reports to brief AFSPC leadership on worldwide navigation mission accomplishments. Created and distributed Navigation notifications to worldwide users (NANU) to alert users of potential navigation outages. Performed GPS system performance monitoring, analysis, and status reporting, PPS and SPS performance monitoring and analysis, and EMI/Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) monitoring.

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

     

    UNIX, Visual Basic, Visio, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel,Outlook, Space Battle Management Core System (SBMCS), Mission Critical Reporting System (MCRS), Omega, Space and Missile Analysis Tool (SMAT), Space Common Operating Picture Execution System (SCOPES), Single Integrated Space Picture (SISP),InfoWorkSpace (IWS), Optical Processing Architecture at Lincoln (OPAL), Rational ClearQuest, Microsoft Project, Satellite Tool Kit (STK), MILSTAR Communications Planning Tool-integrated (MCPT-i), and the Global Positioning System Interference and Navigation Tool (GPSOC GIANT) 4.0, DOORS

     

    EDUCATION

     

    M.S.,    Space Systems Operations Management (Emphasis: Acquisitions and Program Management), Webster University, Colorado Springs, CO—GPA 3.54

    B.S.,     Organizational Management, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA—GPA 3.45

    A.A.S.,             Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

    A.A.S.,             Space Operations Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

    Professional Development: 600+ additional hours completed through in-residence courses in Leadership, Management, Human Resource Development, Communicative Skills Training, Principles of Quality Management, and Microsoft Office applications.

     

    CERTIFICATES

     

    Occupational Instructor, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

    Master Instructor, 534thTraining Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA

     

    HOBBIES

     

    Build personal computers. I have installed motherboards, memory, processors, video cards, hard drives, and power supplies. I have also loaded Windows based operating systems, such as Windows 98, Windows XP, and Windows 7. I am very comfortable with maintaining hardware and software of Windows based systems.


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