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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.
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
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     Date Submitted:31-05-2013
     Last Modified:03-06-2013 (03:49)
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     Current job:Senior System Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsIn Aerospace, technical excellence is not enough. Communication, corporate culture and finesse can be the line between perceived success and failure. Performed project planning, design and development through operations and sustainment to include scope d



    To lead a cross-integrated engineering team within a progressive and goal driven organization.


    Work Experience

    Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO 2000 to Present

    Lead System Engineer. A sampling of job responsibilities includes: 2008 to Present

    Aquila Classified Infrared Sensor for the US Government

    Performed project planning, design and development through operations and sustainment to include scope definition, work breakdown structures, Microsoft Project schedule development/management, change request management, cost account management and rolling wave planning on numerous critical hardware projects to validate requirements

    Planned and lead the engineering recovery effort over 80 people to redesign a complex sensor system to withstand stressing mechanical environments. This issue had a series of weekly and monthly reviews involving visibility at the highest levels at Ball Aerospace & the US Government.

    Proposal Manager Discovery AO, Explorer AO, Solar Electric Propulsion System Demonstration, Earth Venture NASA as well as Classified Step 1 Proposals

    Integrated Product Team Leader, TRL Advancement Division Low cost Probe Avionics; Low cost RF “Elecktra-lite” electronics; Deployment mechanism (design and test); Low cost tactical 2 axis gimbal; Shock resistant electronics (to 10,000g)

    Lead for Mechanical Subcontracts. A sampling of job responsibilities includes: 2005 to 2008

    STPSat-2/STPSat-3 Top Secret Air Force Space Test Program mission (



    Successfully managed two separate $3,000,000 Solar Array subcontracts (ATK-Goleta), delivering on budget, and overcoming non-traditional technical and schedule issues.

    Verification & validation of Environmental Requirements by commanding environmental testing (vibration, acoustics, shock)


    Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) NASA MIDEX mission, (



    Subcontract management of $1,500,000 composite & solar array vendors (Alliance Space Systems), delivered on cost and schedule.

    Initiated, implemented and lead $850,000 SoftRide subcontract (Moog-CSA) from proposal to delivery, initiated late in the WISE program lifecycle


    Lead Structural Engineer. A sampling of job responsibilities includes: 2000 to 2006

    Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) Top Secret Space Missile Command mission (



    Manage multiple complex engineering developments to meet aggressive schedule, performance and cost targets.

    Optical bench and optical work included extensive system trades of optics, CTE, stress analysis, and Zernike analysis of structural and optical components

    Save 45% of structural spacecraft bus mass thru composite panel design optimization


    Orbital Express Secret DARPA-led mission (



    Cradle to grave structural analysis and dynamic testing of spacecraft done on schedule on cost, accurately correlating dynamic test to analysis

    Coordinating SRR, PDR and CDR reviews with customers and management, interface with customers and management at all levels and ITAR issues



    Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, Boulder, CO 1999 to 2000

    System Administrator –

    Solved professors technical needs in astrodynamics and remote sensing.


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