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Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
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Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
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A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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Tue, 15 May 2018 20:26:23 +0000
A NASA advisory committee, concerned about delays in the development of commercial crew systems, wants the agency to look at options where the International Space Station is operated with a reduced crew. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:52:12 +0000
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Tue, 15 May 2018 19:37:15 +0000
Eutelsat on May 14 said it is taking steps to secure a foothold in the European broadband market after last month’s decision to forgo jointly funding a satellite with Viasat turned the two companies into direct competitors. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 18:11:00 +0000
It is still early days for this emerging sector, but 2018 will be the year that Chinese commercial launch companies begin to take off. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:01-07-2013
     Last Modified:11-11-2013 (05:08)
    Job information
     Current job:Sr. Mission Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsDOD, DSP, SBIRS, Clearence, Planning, Testing, Launch, Ground Systems, Mission analyst, Network, Data processing,
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    CLEARANCE: TS-SCI (DCID 6/4 ELIGIBLE), SSBI, CI Polygraph dated 18 Aug 2010

     

     EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

    Geoeye/Digital Globe                             04/12 to Present

    Sr. Mission Controller Mission Operations Controller

    Herndon, VA

    • Generated daily data extraction for generation of SV ephemeris
    • Weekly/Monthly data maintenance
    • Performed real-time command and control activities
    • Maintained Station Pointing Downlink for internal and external data downlink operations

     

    Sr. Mission Controller Ground Terminal Subsystem

    Herndon, VA

    ·     Maintained Ground Systems integrity for SV contacts

    ·     Monitored mission data down link and monitor data processing

    ·     Conducted initial training for shift controllers

     

    Raytheon                                             5/10 to 04/12

    Test Team

    Washington DC Metro

    • Investigated Anomaly Reports for resolution actions
    • Tested new software prior to installation, ensured operational procedures ran as expected
    • Attended Site meeting of upcoming tests, installs, activities to ensure de-conflictions did not occur
    • Attended Activity meetings to discuss upcoming test events and activities that will be conducted.

     

    Mission Analyst

    Washington DC Metro

    • Coordinated the installation and maintenance of new software to support operational need
    • Assessed anomalous ground system telemetry and coordinated proper response
    • Frequent direct customer interaction

     

    Satellite Vehicle Controller

    Washington DC Metro

    • Test and Integration of operating systems pre-launch and during real time operations.
    • Executed real-time Mission Control Systems command and control activities
    • Trained shift operators

     

    Aerotek/Orbcomm                                           10/08 to 5/10  

     

    Satellite Controller

    Dulles, VA

    • Maintained operational day to day command and control of M2M Satellite Vehicle
    • Tested new unclassified tracking system used by Coast Guard under Homeland Security.
    • Monitored and tracked trending data

     

     

    203rd RCAG, United States Air Force                                            02/07 to 08/07

    RTO/Battle NCO/Enlisted LNO

    • Maintained contact with Convoys
    • Tracked convoys across down range locations
    • Maintained mechanical, office supplies, and medical supplies in-process and dissemination to down range locations
    • Managed personnel movement from down range to other locations as needed
    • Maintained the processing of 155 HMV to go down range
    • Managed ammunition to accompany HMV and In-processing AF members
    • Managed, stored, and transported incoming postage for the 203rd RCAG

     

    2d SWS, United States Air Force                                  10/05 to 07/08

    Mission Crew Chief

    Buckley AFB, CO

    • Wing Deployment Training Cadre Member
    • Unit Deployment Manager
    • Noncommissioned officer in charge of personnel
    • Detected and tracked sea-launched and intercontinental ballistic missiles using a variety of system sensors. 
    • Forwarded information to appropriate command and control agencies.

     

    1SOPS, United States Air Force                              10/02 to 10/05

    Satellite Systems Operator

    Schriever AFB, CO

    • Echo Crew Lead DSP Operator
    • Crew Satellite Contact Planner
    • Scheduler for 200+ personnel
    • Certified Line Instructor
    • Conducted line training and MRT for DSP operators
    • Preform launch pretests as part of alternate launch crew
    • Material expert—briefed Crew CMD, SQ Engineers, SQ DO, and External Users on Anomalous Activity detected after launch
    • Monitored on-orbit telemetry, tracking, and commanding

     

    319th ARS United States Air Force                                     06/99 to 10/02

    Electrical and Environmental Systems (KC-135 Specific)

    Grand Forks AFB, ND

    • Isolation Dock maintenance of electrical and environmental system on 50+ KC-135 aircrafts

           (2 each every 3 to 4 weeks)

    • Refurbishment of E&E systems on 50+ KC-135 Aircrafts (2 each  yearly)
    • Maintained battery maintenance of NiCad Batteries used on Aircraft
    • Rebuilt Gas Oxygen Carts used across the 319th Air Refueling Wing
    • Maintained shop supplies and stock
    • Filled required deployments for E&E specialist Flt.
    • Maintained “3rd wheel” Crew Chief certification to backfill deployments

     

    FORMAL EDUCATION:

    American Military University To be Conferred 12/14 

    B.S., Space Studies


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