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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:13:06 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:49 +0000
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:38 +0000
Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:22:08 +0000
AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-06-2013
     Last Modified:04-06-2013 (01:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Mission Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsTop Secret/SCI clearance, Satellite Operations Manager, Launch and early orbit, Excellent written skills
    CV

    Summary

    Satellite operations manager with extensive experience in low earth orbiting spacecraft and constellations performing earth imaging, tracking objects in space, earth environmental science and telecommunications.  Strengths include launch and early orbit, procedure development and supervising operational teams.  Top Secret (SCI) clearance is current.

    Experience

    September 2009 – March 2013

    DigitalGlobe (formerly GeoEye)

    Dulles, VA

    Mission Manager – Responsible for the on shift operations of the GeoEye-1 satellite operations team

    §  Led operations team in monitoring, commanding and controlling of the GeoEye-1 earth imaging satellite

    §  Coordinated the detection of and recovery from satellite anomalies including briefing upper management

    §  Managed and evaluated the performance of up to five directly reporting employees.  Participated in hiring and termination of employees

    §  Authored over 80% of the Mission Manager training modules for newly selected trainees

    §  Created or made major revisions to fifteen Mission Manager procedures

     

    April 2008 – September 2009

    DigitalGlobe (formerly GeoEye)

    Dulles, VA

    Principle Mission Controller – Certified as Mission Operations Controller (MOC) and Ground Terminal Systems (GTS) operator

    §  Established and ensured best practices for GTS monitoring and control during first months after launch of GeoEye-1

    §  Authored fifteen GTS procedures

    §  Responsible for commanding, monitoring health and welfare and initial spacecraft anomaly detection and recovery for GeoEye-1 spacecraft as MOC operator

     

    July 2004 – April 2008

    Grove Resource Solutions

    Columbia, MD

    Mission Operations Specialist – Responsible for control and operation of MSX spacecraft for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    §  Led and managed the real-time operations team.  Provided direction when an anomaly was detected.  Implemented proper contingency procedures.  Made any required decisions regarding the safety of the spacecraft.

    §  Central Flight Operations point-of-contact to the Air Force and other mission elements for real-time operation

    §  Maintained an in-depth understanding of the MSX spacecraft

    §  Coordinate between MSX Flight Operations planning, control, and assessment functions with particular emphasis on real-time operations

     

    March 2004 – July 2004

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    Greenbelt, MD

    Satellite Engineer VII – Instrument Engineer responsible for all scientific instrument activities and maintenance for NASA's Terra Satellite Flight Operations Team (FOT)

    §  Generated and reviewed long term trending data for the spacecraft’s five science instruments

    §  Acted as liaison between each Instrument Operations Team and the Terra FOT on all health and welfare and maintenance issues for science instruments

    §  Provided pre-launch support for the Aura satellite launch on instrument issues

    §  Played key role as the system expert for the science instruments on the Terra FOT

     

    March 2003 – March 2004

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    Greenbelt, MD

    Satellite Engineer VII – Satellite Online Engineer in charge of monitoring the health and welfare of the Terra spacecraft for NASA

    §  Managed the Terra Solid State Recorder to ensure all science data was completely transmitted to the ground

    §  Responsible for detecting satellite anomalies and initiating contingency procedures to keep the satellite safe

    §  Generated, reviewed and transmitted the various navigation and stored commands required daily for the Terra spacecraft

     

    April 2002 – December 2002

    Preferred Systems Solutions

    Washington, DC

    Ground System Test Engineer – Tested satellite ground systems for Intelsat Global Service Corp

    §  Coordinated and performed acceptance testing for the Satellite Control Center software changes and updates

    §  Reviewed and assigned priorities for ground system fixes

    §  Liaison between spacecraft engineers, software developers and software system integration

    §  Reviewed and assigned priorities for ground system fixes

    §  Monitored system performance to ensure software changes do not adversely affect satellite control mission

     

    August 2000 – November 2001

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    Greenbelt, MD

    Aeronautical Engineer VII – Training and Certification Coordinator for NASA's Aqua and Terra Satellite Flight Operations Team (FOT)

    §  Created the FOT certification program prior to launch of the Aqua spacecraft

    §  Administered the certification program for both the Terra and Aqua FOT

    §  Established a master test database of ground system and satellite operations questions for certifications and continuing training of FOT personnel

    August 1997 – August 2000

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    San Jose, CA

    Aeronautical Engineer VII – Operations Coordinator, Shift Supervisor, Operations Controller, Network Coordinator – Globalstar Satellite Constellation

    §  Coordinated between the Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC), other Globalstar divisions and outside service providers for use and scheduling of assets for mission requirements

    §  Led daily briefings to Globalstar management on the status of mission critical equipment

    §  Wrote multiple Standard and Contingency Operating Procedures for both the Globalstar ground and space systems

    §  Authored ground system portion of SOCC Operations Handbook

    §  First member of the satellite operations team to certify in all six possible positions

    §  Performed launch and early orbit operations in support of 14 multiple satellite launches in four different roles

    §  Developed, documented and administered simulated anomaly conditions in preparation for 12 satellite simultaneous launch

    Education/Military Service

    US Navy Nuclear Trained Electronics Technician – Submarines November 1988 – August 1997

    Schools – Electronics Technician Nuclear Field “A” School, Naval Nuclear Power School, Naval Nuclear Prototype School, Advanced ET Maintenance School, Navy Leadership and Development, Submarine Quality Assurance

    High School Diploma – Windsor High School, Windsor, CT



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