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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:45 +0000
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one orbit to another, the Santa, Clara, California company announced Nov. 14. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:22 +0000
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe secured a $900 million contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide commercial imagery until August 2023. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:17 +0000
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for the future of the Space Force will not be known for some time. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:31:29 +0000
The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to develop small satellites for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT under a program named Gunsmoke-L. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:07:08 +0000
"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the European rocket launch business compel ArianeGroup to reduce its capacity by the equivalent of 2,300 full-time jobs by 2022," the company said in a statement. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:36:05 +0000
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:50:40 +0000
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:59:42 +0000
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:14-03-2013
     Last Modified:14-03-2013 (03:12)
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     Current job:Satellite Operations Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsOS Comet, MS OFFICE, Mission Planning, RF, MUOS Launch, UFO, FLTSAT, Scheduling, Vehicle Commanding, Ground Systems, Link Troubleshooting
    CV

    Objective

    Seeking a position as a Physical Science Technician, where I may apply my extensive satellite communications and mission operations experience, and where I can acquire new technical skills. I am willing to relocate for this position. I am willing and able to upgrade to a higher level clearance if required.

    Education

    Ventura County Community College – Ventura, CA

    Aug. 2009 - May 2011

    Completed 15 credit hours

    4.0 GPA

     

    U.S. Army SATCOM School - Ft. Gordon, GA

    Oct. 2001 - Sept. 2002

    Completed the 42 week Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer course. Trained on both tactical and strategic SATCOM terminals. 

    St. Joseph’s College of Maine

    Aug. 1999 – May 2000

    Completed 18 credit hours

     

    Computer Proficiency

    Software:  UNIX, OS Comet, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

     

    Professional Experience

    Rome Research Corporation – NAS Point Mugu, CA

    Satellite Controller Specialist

    September 2008 – Present

    • Currently maintains a secret clearance.
    • Completed the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) review board for Satellite Controller certification.
    • Responsible for understanding all Space/Ground links, Ground Station equipment, Data transport systems, and ground software. Identifies problems, and determines the best applicable course of action for troubleshooting affected systems.
    • Performs real time commanding, telemetry monitoring, and console operations for NAVSOC, for the UHF Follow-On (UFO), Fleet Satellite (FLTSAT), and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) geosynchronous satellite constellations.
    • Performed real time commanding, telemetry monitoring, and ground resource allocation for the GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) and Navy Ionosphere Monitoring Satellite (NIMS) low-Earth orbiting satellites, prior to their decommissioning.
    • Reacts to spacecraft anomalies, and telemetry limit violations. Notifies engineering department staff of spacecraft status changes. Notifies external agencies when anomalous conditions affect the customer.
    • Executes real-time operations and scheduling processes for satellite contacts. These include de-confliction, 24 hour contact scheduling, 10 hour scheduling, support site or time changes made within the contact phase of operations.
    • Interfaces with Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) network schedulers on a daily basis. Ensures that all requested satellite supports are properly scheduled and modified as required.
    • Provides support through troubleshooting local and remote ground systems issues. Identifies remote site hardware malfunctions via software processes. Recalls remote site personnel to restore service when required.
    • Assembles daily performance assessment reports, and presents results at daily operations briefings.
    • Performs weekly cryptographic updates, and cryptographic loads using various fill devices.
    • Performs as the lead Mission Planner for NAVSOC. Plans all satellite contacts in accordance with Support Requirements Documents, and engineering requests. Assigns all contacts to specific NAVSOC and AFSCN ground system resources. Distributes the completed schedule to Network Schedulers, and NAVSOC personnel. This has resulted in no missed satellite contacts during the planning phase of operations.
    • Schedules routine and emergency downtimes for ground segment equipment maintenance and repair.
    • Processes special requests for satellite vehicle commanding and monitoring by customers.
    • Creates standard operating procedures, checklist procedures, and implements training for future NAVSOC Satellite Controllers and Mission Planners, resulting in standardized training and operating procedures for my organization.
    • Supports ground system software and hardware upgrades by participating in testing and evaluation procedures. Works with engineering personnel to develop test plans, and coordinate scheduled system outages to support testing and validation of equipment.
    • Conducts training and certification of new Satellite Operations employees.
    • Conducted scheduling functions for launch and early orbit operations on the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.
    • Opens trouble tickets for circuit outages. Informs the customer of service interruptions and provides alternative methods of communication to accomplish critical mission functions.

    EC III – U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, AZ

    Electronics Technician

    July 2007 – September 2008

    • Maintained a Secret security clearance, with no security violations.
    • Provided field support for equipment testing.
    • Directly responsible for ensuring correct operation of electronic devices, and data recording devices.
    • Monitored, recorded, and analyzed various test data to ensure the validity of daily testing results.
    • Provided field repairs to electronic equipment, resulting in minimized testing time outages.
    • Responsible for training new employees on how to properly perform job functions during testing and evaluation.
    • Responsible for writing detailed reports to the department manager on the deployment, storage, and parts listings of newly fielded antenna systems.
    • Used a spectrum analyzer to find exact frequencies and power levels of electronic devices to determine that they met testing specifications.
    • Maintained a computerized log book detailing all events of importance and corresponding times, including outages, repairs, and troubleshooting.
    • Proficient at cable repairs, and soldering.
    • Used various workshop tools, to include drill presses, band saws, grinding wheels, and palm grinders to fabricate equipment boxes and brackets.

    U.S. Army – Ft. Bragg, NC

    Satellite Communications System Technician

    Aug. 2001-Aug. 2007

    • Maintained a Secret security clearance, with no security violations.
    • Used various monitoring and testing tools, such as the spectrum analyzer, radio frequency power meter, signal generator, volt meter, and the Replacement FM Orderwire.
    • Provided support for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom with 99% reliable satellite communication links over a 2 year period.
    • Monitored and recorded transmit power levels, modem receive levels, user data and timing, and overall terminal statuses on hourly intervals.
    • Assisted in troubleshooting of remote satellite communications links in tactical networks, resulting in minimized communication outages.
    • Joint Service Achievement Medal: Recognized October 2003 for providing communications successfully in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    • Army Achievement Medal: Awarded November 2005 for providing communications successfully in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    • Performed troubleshooting and fault isolation techniques on SATCOM terminals, successfully diagnosing component malfunctions and minimizing communication outages.
    • Taught subordinates, co-workers, and superiors, the installation of satellite communication antenna upgrades and the use of internal component upgrades resulting in better unit efficiency and knowledge.
    • Supervised the daily operations of AN-TSC 85D and AN-TSC 93D satellite communications systems during critical operations.
    • Conducted component inventories and was personally accountable for over $1 million of sensitive satellite communications equipment.
    • Coordinated communications outage times for proper servicing of satellite communications terminal and power generator.
    • Analyzed technical manuals and electrical wiring diagrams to assist in the diagnosis of communication equipment problems.
    • Maintained 2 satellite communications terminals, power generator units, and vehicles to ensure optimal performance.
    • Performed troubleshooting on Satellite Communications terminal components, and performed various loopbacks to isolate communication link problems.
    • Managed the accuracy of access rosters and provided on-site security resulting in no breaches of security.
    • Used various encryption devices and fill devices to provide reliable, secure communications over various networks.
    • Experienced in handling confidential materials, to include Satellite Access Authorizations and cryptographic material.

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