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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
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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
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
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
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
     Last Modified:03-06-2013 (05:36)
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     Current job:Embedded Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems

    Degreed engineering professional with 10+ years experience in software development, flight control and technical education. Developed and tested software for the International Space Station Guidance, Navigation and Control flight computers.  Coordinated mission control operations for the avionics systems of the ISS.  Developed and conducted technical training for astronauts and flight controllers in the onboard computer systems of the ISS.  

    - Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Project and Internet Explorer
    - Programming languages:  Ada, C, Java, Perl

    Boeing – Nodes, Power and Guidance, Navigation and Control Flight Software Group                 2008 Present

    Software Engineer

    - Designed software changes to update the calculation of data communication satellite positions
    - Developed and tested numerous software updates to improve the operation of onboard flight software
    - Lead Lean Process Improvements teams to streamline organizational processes and procedures resulting in time and budget savings
    - Provided real-time support to investigate on orbit anomalies in the space station onboard flight software

    United Space Alliance – Spaceflight Flight Control                           2001 2008

    Flight Controller

    - Supported on orbit operations of the International Space Station onboard computer systems, communication systems and guidance, navigation and control systems
    - Managed a 15 person team of flight controllers
    - Developed on orbit flight crew and controller procedures and flight rules for operation of the onboard computer system.
    - Trained new employees and cross discipline controllers in the maintenance and operation of the onboard computer systems.
    - Coordinated 7 different major software updates for onboard systems

    United Space Alliance – Spaceflight Training                           1997 2001


    - Developed training courses and materials for several technical courses in International Space Station onboard computer systems
    - Conducted technical classroom training for astronauts and flight controllers in the design, theory and operation of the Command and Data Handling system of the ISS.
    - Supervised high fidelity simulator training and low fidelity single system simulation training for over 500 students in space station computer systems

    US Navy – Naval Nuclear Power Operations                                   1988 1997

    Engineering Laboratory Technician, Mechanical Operator and Instructor

    - Lead a 5 person division responsible for training and instruction of students in the operation and maintenance of naval nuclear power chemistry and radiological control systems
    - Certified as naval nuclear power instructor and seminar leader
    - Monitored chemistry corrosion control systems for 4 different reactor plant types
    - Performed radiological surveys and contamination control for numerous plant maintenance activities

    University of Houston       Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering

    Southern Illinois University            Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development

    Missouri University of Science & Tech.   Master of Science in Systems Engineering – In Progress, anticipate completion in 2014

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