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President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
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The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
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With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
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     Date Submitted:12-02-2013
     Last Modified:13-02-2013 (08:29)
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     Current job:Hardware engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     Keywords• Charged with Electronic Design, PCB Layout, Test and Reworking of electronic circuits. • Designed a Digital Telemetry system for two Entergy Nuclear power plants allowing them to increase output power. • Cut Test time down from days to a few ho


    Accomplished Hardware Engineer and Product Manager consistently recognized for achievement and performance in the Space Systems and Commercial Satellite Industry. Recognized for innovation and successes in the design, test, and implementation of analog, digital and RF circuits.  Experienced with electronic hardware development through all phases of product development. Proficient in the use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DVM, signal generators, power meters, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, frequency counters and other related test equipment. Skilled in the testing of digital, analog, and RF circuits to the card and component level. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Pads Layout and ORCAD.


    GC CONSULTING, Fremont, CA     2012

    * Designed a rack mounted multi channel Command and Telemetry modem incorporating multiple modulation schemes and two way ranging capabilities, significantly reducing and enhancing Satellite testing time for Lockheed Martin.  
    * Hired to Design and build a turnkey multi channel telemetry system to test a Satellite propulsion system for Ampac.
    * Contracted to upgrade and redesign existing electronic systems including PCB layout and rework of PCA’s .
    * Traveled to customer sites for Maintenance, Repair and Certification of existing systems that I have designed and built.

    ORBITAL NETWORK ENGINEERING, Cupertino, CA    2000-2011
    Electronic Engineer / Member of Technical Staff

    * Charged with Electronic Design, PCB Layout, Test, and Reworking of electronic circuits.
    * Designed Digital and Analog Telemetry systems for two Entergy Nuclear power plants allowing them to increase output power.
    * Cut Test time down from days to a few hours by designing a Satellite Propulsion system Tester for Lockheed Martin.
    * Designed, developed, and implemented test plans and procedures for embedded Telemetry and Communication products.
    * Senior Engineer for Product Development, Design, Test and Integration of UHF/VHF Receiver systems.
    * Responsible for systems requirements, analysis development of specifications, design, verification plans and procedures for mixed signal embedded systems consisting of RF, Analog, Digital and DC/DC power converters.
    * Created schematics (ORCAD), PCB design, layout, and stackup for high speed FPGA, A/D, and D/A circuits.
    * Selected and qualified components for a variety of OEM products.
    * Worked closely with PCB assembly houses and OEM manufacturers to assure quality and on time delivery.
    * Designed and integrated interface test adapters, wire harnesses, and cable assemblies.
    * Developed designs for the installation of components and assemblies into chassis, racks, cabinets, workstations, customer facilities, and/or shelters.
    * Planed and designed test equipment to satisfy test requirements.
    * Participated in design specifications creation, design reviews, production and field failure analyses.
    * Interfaced directly with Customers and Vendors to assure product requirements were met.
    * Traveled to customer facilities for installation and acceptance testing of deliverable systems.
    * Senior Engineer for Thermal, Environmental, EMI/RF/UL testing.
    * Responsible for the day to day operations of the Hardware Development Lab and Manufacturing Facilities.

    LOCKHEED MARTIN, Sunnyvale, CA     1981 –2000
    Systems Integration Analyst (1996-2000)

    • Key team member of the IRIDIUM Bus Functional Test Facility/E-STE Group.
    • Aided in the design, assembly and debugging of the IRIDIUM Satellite STE consoles.
    • Aided in the design, build, and testing of various types of analog, RF, and digital circuits for multiple programs.
    • Key member within responsible groups for Integration, Test, and Verification (IT&V) of multiple program systems sent to various remote sites.

    Test Engineer (1989-1995)  

    • Responsible for the development, checkout, and redesign of various types of RF circuit boards for P-397.
    • Aided in the assembly, checkout, and debugging of the ICON video enhancement system.
    • Troubleshoot complex Analog, Digital, and RF circuits to the component level for multiple special programs.
    • Designed LMSC proprietary special electrical and electronic test equipment for deliverable and non-deliverable LMSC Programs.

    Test Equipment Engineer – Electrical (1985-1988)

    • Evaluate, establish equipment needs, required tests, and test procedures for validating Program and department projects.
    • Design measurement systems for Program applications which require special test fixtures.
    • Wrote test procedures for testing end-item hardware and oversaw the initial testing.  

    R&D Technician (1981-1984)

    • Breadboard and Checkout of Analog and Digital circuits.
    • Bring up, Test, Evaluate, and Repair PCB’s
    • Wrote test procedures for testing end-item hardware and oversaw the initial testing.


    General Courses: Engineering, Math and Electronics


    AS9100 training
    Certified Inspector for NASA 8739
    Solder, Polymerics, and Crimp & Cable Harness
    Cadence Orcad Schematic Capture
    Mentor Graphics PADS


    • SECRET
    • TS/SCI with poly

    • Special Commendation for the ICON system 1987
    •     P.O.E (Pursuit of Excellence) 1995
    •     P.I.P – IRIDIUM Project

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