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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
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Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
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The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:20-04-2013
     Last Modified:02-05-2013 (10:47)
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsLead technical engineer, pragmatic problem solver, cradle to grave experience, operations, commissioning, AIT
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    Professional Experience

    '07-12 Senior Systems Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

    • Lead technical engineer for Sapphire (Space Surveillance) from Kick-Off to delivery. Accountable for systems design through all phases including AIT. I wrote and performed spacecraft level test procedures and was responsible for the verification of platform requirements.

    • Commissioning engineer for NigeriaSat-X (Earth Observation & Training).

    • Liaison engineer for US mission prospects between SSTL-UK and SST-US in Denver.

    • Various bids covering mission concepts, spacecraft design and interface specifications.

    • Other roles included reviewing subsystem design and test documents, requirement specifications and compliance matrices. I have experience with work package management, customer interfacing and operations.

      Paper: Low Cost, Agile Spacecraft for Resident Space Object Tracking (IAC 2011, Cape Town).

      Outreach: Promotional videos for Bebo and The University of London. I was a case study to encourage A-Level students to study science and technology at University. I have given various presentations on my job, experience and where a degree in science can lead to.

    2012 Marketing Manager at Holmbush Events Ltd.

    • Generating leads, establishing new business partnerships and maintaining regular customers.

    • Helping create a multi-event centre which includes blindfold 4x4 driving, Archery, Spa Sessions, activities for clubs and days out for people with special needs.

    • Developing and delivering new promotions to all customer segments.

    • Improving customer service and internal process efficiency, tracking advertising spend and customer throughput, event management, reducing running costs.

    '99-06 Part-time & Summer Work Experience

    • Territorial Army Infantry (3PWRR), Cellar Manager for the Workers Beer Company, Paintball Marshal, McDonald’s and Lifeguarding.

    • High School work experience with three Army regiments and a Minerals Engineering company in Toronto.

                                       IT & Language Skills

      Competent in: Microsoft Office, Satellite Tool Kit, Adobe Fireworks Working knowledge: MatLab, CATIA
      Spanish: Conversational (lived in South America for 4 years).

     

                                        Education & Qualifications

    2013 Marketing in Practice Open University

    • Short course in marketing theory: customer segmentation, product quality and applying market research to improve B2B and B2C service.

    • Assignment: Marketing Audit focused on improving customer value at my current workplace resulting in a coherent marketing strategy.

    '06-07 MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering Cranfield University
               Core Modules: Systems Engineering, Propulsion, Control Theory, Astrodynamics, FEA. 

    Group Project: Precursor Rendezvous for Impact Mitigation of Asteroids (PRIMA)

    • The team of 8 designed a Phase-A mission concept to rendezvous with an asteroid, investigate its physical properties and alter its orbit.

    • Responsibilities included trade-off analysis of mitigation strategies, operations and systems engineering.

    • Conclusion: defining the internal structure is required before explosively altering an orbit. Electric propulsion is the preferred method to demonstrate the concept for cost-effectiveness and safety. Spacecraft mass: 675 kg (20% margin).

      Thesis: Refinement of MUSTANG-0 Nanosatellite Design

    A breadboard power system for a nano-sat was constructed with four power buses: 11.25 V (unregulated) and 7.5 V, 5.0 V and 3.3 V (regulated). Power efficiencies were between 36.5% and 78.6%.

    Paper: Electrical Power System for the MUSTANG-0 Nanosatellite (2007, Cranfield).

     

    '03-06 BSc Physics 1st Class Honours Royal Holloway University of London
                Trent University, Ontario, Canada (integral 2nd year)
                Core Modules: Quantum Mechanics, Teaching Physics, Energy, Mechanics, Nuclear & Particle Physics,                   Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism.
                Major Project (UK): Improving the Efficiency of a Solar Water Heater

    Investigating and testing heat losses from a home-built solar water heating system. Overall efficiency was improved from 16% to 46%. Future work on optimising motor control and valves was proposed.

                 Individual Project (Canada): The Construction of a Wavemeter for Frequency Calibration

    A flip-flop control circuit was prototyped and a support frame was constructed for a linear actuator which lead to a patented laser calibration tool.

                                         Achievements & Interests

    At university I was the Health & Safety rep, Class rep, Student/Staff Committee Chairman, Study Abroad Ambassador and was awarded a bursary for my BSc. Associate member of the Institute of Physics since 2003.

    I have lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the U.S.A., Peru, Chile, and Canada and am always keen to travel. I play a range of guitar styles from Flamenco to Heavy Metal and enjoy cooking and tutoring maths. I regularly keep fit with mountain biking, Krav Maga and CrossFit. I have coached and played American Football and am a triathlon marshal.

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