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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
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 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
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...
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     Date Submitted:24-02-2013
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     Current job:Satellite & Communications Systems Engineer
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSatellite systems, radio based communications systems, broadcasting, IT networks, project management, technical consulting, change management, procurement and sourcing, contract management, audiovisual multimedia.
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    PERSONAL PROFILE

    With more than 25 years experience in technical consulting and engineering management, Tony is very skilled at envisaging ‘big picture’ issues and has great aptitude in identifying where technology solutions can improve business effectiveness. A technical problem solver, programme manager, and an assurance and sourcing expert with specialist expertise in satellite communications, broadcasting, radio systems and IT resilience. A combination of extensive technical knowledge and consulting skills enables him to effectively plan and manage complex change initiatives. With excellent team player and communication skills, he is also highly adept at being able to communicate technically complex issues very effectively to a wide range of recipients.

     

    EDUCATION

    MSc in Satellite Communications Engineering, UK (1987)

    BSc Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UK (1980)

    Chartered European Engineer (CEng, Eur Ing, MIET) (1989)

    Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip with Distinction) in Sound Recording & Design (2008)

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    Relocated to The Hague, Netherlands            2012

    Relocated to New Zealand for personal and family reasons.             2007 - 2011

    During this time, studying and re-training as a professional sound designer, recordist and editor, carrying out a number of freelance TV and audio projects, and co-parenting my son.

     

    Principal Consultant
    PA Consulting Group, London UK            1996 - 2006

    Various consulting assignments for major clients in both public and private sectors throughout Europe, the USA & east Asia. Providing leadership and expertise, especially in the areas of programme management, interim management, technical strategy, planning and development, sourcing and technology problem solving.

    Clients included: China Light & Power (Hong Kong & China), The BBC (UK), Flextech Television (UK), BT (UK), The UK Ministry of Defence (UK), BP (various - UK, USA, Australia, Asia), an International Bank Consortium (Europe) and the UK Department of Works and Pensions (various, UK).

     

    Project Team Expert
    European Telecommunications, Standards Institute (ETSI), France            1994 - 1996

    Part of the ETSI project expert team producing the TETRA standard (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio - a digital private mobile radio system for the emergency services). Responsibilities included the coordination and production of the technical specification for TETRA Direct Mode and managing the public enquiry for the TETRA ‘Voice & Data’ and TETRA ‘Packet Data Optimised’ draft standards

     

    Principal Consultant in Communications Systems
    German Space Operations Centre, DLR/GSOC, Germany            1991 - 1994

    Defining and producing an outline technical design for the ‘on-line’ (i.e. live & mission-critical) communications systems within the European Manned Space Control Centre (MSCC), based near Munich, Germany. In collaboration with NASA and ESA, the MSCC now supports 24/7 operation of the European ‘Columbus’ module of the International Space Station.

     

    Head of Cell Radio Engineering
    Unitel Personal Comms / Parallel Network Alliance, UK (now part of T-Mobile)             1991 - 1992

    Lead-design responsibility for one of three planning teams developing Unitel's GSM/DCS1800 mobile cellphone system. The network is now operational supporting the UK’s ‘T-Mobile’ telephone network.

    Staff recruitment & training within the organisation.

     

    Principal Consulting Engineer, Satellite Systems
    Ewbank Preece Consultants, UK            1990 - 1991

    Successfully expanding satellite communications consultancy work, including system studies, technical design, and implementation planning.

     

    Satellite Communications Representative
    British Telecom and British Telecom International, UK             1981 - 1990

    1985-1990 - Senior Engineer, European Satellites Group representing BT in various standards committees and working groups. Also technical adviser supporting BT’s delegate to the Eutelsat European satellite system organization. Sponsored full time by BTI on an MSc in Satellite Systems at Surrey University to investigate the 20/30 GHz frequency bands and their use for commercial VSAT systems. Afterward BTI’s representative on the European OLYMPUS satcomms R&D programme investigating new satcomms technology projects including digital TV, advanced access methods (e.g. SSTDMA) and VSAT services.

    1984-1985 - Engineering Project Manager, Antenna Systems Development, type approving new, high-capacity digital microwave radio-relay systems to be used within the main BT backbone trunk network.

    1981-1984 - Microwave Systems Engineer/Project Manager, Main Earth Station Provisionresponsible for the specification, procurement, contract management, acceptance testing and commissioning of two major (19 metre dish) satellite earth terminals for a main BT satellite earth station.

     

    LANGUAGES

    Fluent English
    Basic French (2 years in France)
    Basic German (3 years in Germany)

    British nationality
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