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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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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
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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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
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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
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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...
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     Date Submitted:18-05-2013
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     Current job:Aerospace Technologist GNC
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsGNC analysis and design, Systems Engineering, spacecraft operations
    CV

    AST Control Systems, GS 14

    NASA Langley ED/ESB

    August 2009 – Present

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    As a PI for Advanced Flight Computer (AFC) running Single Event Effects (SEEs) radiation detection testing algorithms on MISSE-X experiment, I conducted regular technical review meetings with manufactures (Space Micro), algorithm developers at JPL and MISSE X team members at Langley to resolve technical issues during design, development, and testing.

     

    As a LaRC team member of IPAS (Integrated Power, Avionics, and software)  integration test bed facility  at JSC, I  coordinated with C&DH team to develop Model  Based System engineering (MBSE) models for the design,  analysis and testing of interfaces  (using Magicdraw & SysML tool) for the  Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) projects.

     

    As a Common Instrument Interfaces (CII) project manager, directed the team members from JPL, GSFC, ARC, MSFC, and LaRC centers in developing CII guidelines for the Earth Science Missions.   Also arranged workshops with CII stakeholders and PIs for the new Earth Science instruments and reviewed NASA draft guidelines.

     

    Studied the test setup details for the ORION Boiler Plate Test Article (BTA) drop test for impacting in the water at constant attitude and calculated velocity and position from accelerometers and rate gyros data.  Developed Matlab scripts and compared analytical impact velocity and position of BTA with the sensor measurements.

     

    As a Lead Attitude Control system Engineer for CLARREO spacecraft, I ran the simulations for the analysis of control laws and made successful presentation at Peer and Integrated Mission review meetings.

    DFRC/ Structures branch, GS 13, CA

    May 2008 – August 2009

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Reviewed design documents for the ARES launch abort system (LAS) structures and verified that strength, stiffness, and other requirements are satisfied with good safety margins. Also analyzed LAS Attitude Control motor design requirements, initial concepts, and PDR presentations.

     

    Coordinated with team members and measured CG and mass properties of Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) using load cells.

     

    Senior Software Engineer

    Instrynx Technologies Corporation, CA

    June 2007 - May 2008

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Writing skills in developing Algorithm and equation specifications documents for NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Constellation Program

     

    Reviewed Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) and Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) documents related to Propulsion Engineering domain including both solid and liquid rocket propulsion systems and discussed various technical approaches with other multi discipline modeling team members. Knowledge of producer/consumer maps and identification of the components and devices for several subsystems of the propulsion system models.

    Had knowledge in developing mathematical models for different types of loads acting on the Flight vehicles and flight mechanics. Had experience in the rule based expert systems and gathering domain knowledge for the development of propulsion engineering models.

    Lockheed Martin Company, CA

    Senior Software Engineer

    December 2005 – April 2007

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Mission design, mission analysis and flight vehicle operational experience skills to identify primary and secondary mission objectives and transformation of these objectives to set of mission requirements and constraints on the space missions, and their operations.

     

    Provided technical and leadership skills for the design, analysis and testing of Space Based Infrared Sensors (SBIRS) Spacecraft Flight Systems.

     

    QSS Group Inc. /SGT, MD                  

    Senior Systems Engineer

    January 2002 – December 2005

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Wrote  test scripts for normal spacecraft operations such as daily momentum dumping, station keeping and Delta V maneuvers.  Developed skills in command execution and anomalies resolution of spacecraft during orbit maneuvers.

     

    Computer Sciences Corporation, MD

    Senior Computer Scientist

    August 2000 – January 2002

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Mission Analysis and Mission design skills for the architecture for end-to-end Low Rate Information Transmission (LRIT) of GOES imagery in digital format.

     

    Software Corporation of America, MD

    Senior Software Engineer

    October 1999 – August 2000

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Integration testing for Science Key Parameter Generation Software (KPGS) for different NASA Spacecraft.

    Level Zero processing of Instrument data, updating calibration files for different instruments and maintenance of Central Data Handling Facility (CDHF) database.

    Netplex Inc., VA
    Programmer/Analyst
    01/1999 - 09/1999

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Developed and tested software programs for Revenue Management system involving DB2, QMF and Embedded SQL.
     

    Orbital Sciences Corporation, VA
    Principal Systems Engineer
    08/1997 - 10/1998

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Defined attitude and orbit control subsystem architecture and interfaces for the Vegetation Canopy Lidar (VCL) program including propulsion requirements for the orbit raising and attitude maneuvers. As a lead Attitude Control System (ACS) engineer for VCL program, performed on orbit disturbance torque analysis and sized reaction wheels, thrusters and torque rods.


    Reviewed VCL attitude knowledge and pointing requirements and participated in the selection of VCL sensor complement (LN 200S and AS201 star tracker) based on the covariance analysis for different gyros with program constraints such as cost and weight. Participated in the preparation of VCL concept, preliminary design, detailed design and critical design review documents and made effective presentations to the review panel.

     

    Computer Sciences Corporation, MD
    Computer Scientist
    04/1990 - 08/1997

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Served as task leader and provided technical direction for studying mission support problems for several NASA missions such as Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmic Background Explorer, Extreme Ultra-Violet Explorer, WIND, POLAR, SAMPEX, FAST, and DE. Experience in developing simulation models for the flight systems and flight vehicle designs.

    Simulated accelerometers output used for controlling the WIND spacecraft orbit during the radial maneuvers using thrusters and studied the effect of torques due to thrusters on the accuracy of DELTA-V calculations.

    Knowledge of launch system environment for the design of spacecraft (Acceleration, Vibration, Aerodynamic, Acoustic and Shock) subsystems.

    Informatics Inc., MD
    Senior Analyst
    03/1988 - 03/1990

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Developed simulator and  analyzed LACE spacecraft dynamics and control laws.
    Also analyzed the trimming of pitch librations of LACE satellite using flexible booms for tracking the plumes of missiles and targets within the specified accuracy limits.

    Indian Space Research Organization, India
    Lead Integration & Flight testing
    01/1970 - 08/1984

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    Provided integration and flight-testing operational support for several launch vehicles consisting of solid and liquid propulsion stage motors. Had experience in the design and development of propulsion systems

     

    EDUCATION:

    Ph.D Aerospace Engg, Howard University, USA

    MS Computer Science, University of Maryland, USA

    MS Engineering Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, India

    BS Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University, India

     

    TRAINING:

    • Proposal Writing course Nov. 03, 2011
    • Briefing and Presentation skills course Nov. 16, 2011
    • APPEL-Crucial Conversationsat NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC on

    February 6-7, 2012

    • Attended NASA Project Management (PM) Challenge held in Orlando, Fla., on

    Feb. 22- 23, 2012.

    • LaRC Project Management System Engineering course

     

    AWARDS/HONORS:

    NASA Group Achievement Award for IPAS Pathfinder Team 2012


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