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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:17-07-2013
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     Current job:Engineering Technician VII
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsDOORS, Configuration Management, Librarian, Data Management, Tech Writer, ArcGIS
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    OBJECTIVE: To secure a challenging career that emphasizes increasing responsibility, personal growth, and professional achievement.

    CLEARANCE: Secret
     

    EDUCATION: Louisville Technical Institute…Degree in Drafting
    University of Louisville …majored in Science
    University of Cambridge , UK ...Psychology - certificate in Coaching

     

    EXPERIENCE: GENERAL ATOMICS: 2/2007 – … Engineering Technician VII
    Systems Requirements Management involving decomposition, allocation, traceability & validation for the ElectroMagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). Work with Design IPT Engineers (Integrated Product Team) to establish requirements relationships from Tier-1 (System) level specifications through Component Performance Specs (CPS’s). Assist in the development of the Requirements Tractability Matrix (RTM) & Validation Cross-Reference Matrix (VCRM) in support of the Functional Configuration Audits (FCA). Incorporate Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s) resulting from the Engineering Review Boards (ERB’s) assessment of Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s) into the Requirements Management DataBase. Provide support in the development of dependency models used in assessing fault detection & fault isolation capabilities of the EMALS system entering reliability data using Relex & FMECA (Failure Modes Effect Criticality Analysis) & testability data into the diagnostic assessment tool eXpress., & ProE.

    LOCKHEED-MARTIN: 8/2005 – 1-2007… Engineering Technician Senior Specialist
    Directly supported the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) program at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), WSMR (White Sands Missile Range, NM) Remote Site Launch Operations (RSLO), & NASA/Huntsville, AL. Wrote classified procedures, processes, & assign severity, occurrence, risk priority & detection codes for consequences using Functional Failure Mode Effects & Analysis (FFMEA) Satellite Communications (SatCom). Served on Material Review Board. Promoted to Missile Power Monitor for voltage input/outputs on Launcher-Missile Interface Test Computers (LMITC) & Remote Interface Test Console (RITC) & Laser Firing Units (LFU). Worked with QA & CM. Disassembled spent missile canisters. Worked in, on, & around Launchers, Environmental Shelters, Ground Test Units (GTU), Power Distribution Units (PDU), Tactical Station Group (TSG), Army Test & Evaluation Command (ATEC), Launch & Test Support Equipment (L&TSE), Telemetry Ground Stations, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), blockhouse, launchpads, Cold Focal Plane Array (CFPA), RF, Radar & Re-Radiation. Promoted to Command, Control & Battle Manager Component - C2BMC/Fire Control using UNIX. Pulled hard drives from racks on sensitive equipment & replaced with working ones or updated ones; ran fiber optic cables through conduit between facilities; ran Built-In Tests (BIT). ESD certified; Ammunition & Explosives Level II certified; UnExploded Ordnance certified; Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists & Tagline Certified; Foreign Object Control & Elimination (FOD/FOE) certified; Hazardous Communications (HazCom) certified; Fuming Nitric Acid & Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen Compliance; Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); had Soldier-in-the-Loop training with emphasis on Combat Readiness. Training on SAP.

     

    NORTHROP-GRUMMAN: 2/2004 – 8/2005…Systems Engineer Technician Specialist
    Added necessary attributes & established trace links for Requirements Management using DOORS software, & evaluation of design alternatives to reduce operating/support costs for the Comanche Program. Provide support to specialty engineering disciplines such as Reliability, Maintainability, System Safety, & Logistics by entering data into specialty tools (i.e. RELEX) and processing information to assist in the generation of formal reports. Support design, products & fielding of avionics equipment, including h/w & s/w. Developed hierarchal dependency modeling, allocations & predictions, failure mode effects & critical analysis (FMECA) & risk reductions using the eXpress Diagnostic Assessment modeling tool set, & imbedded system diagnostic capabilities to determine Fault Detection (FD) and Fault Isolation (FI) for the generation of system testability assessments and system level diagnostic strategies. Also responsible for administration of user privileges and archiving baselines for CM control of requirements, specifications, and test plans.

     

    RAYTHEON: 7/2001 – 5/2002…Senior Engineering Assistant
    Developed process flow diagrams and functional flow diagrams with MS Visio in C3I Systems. Edited technical white papers for content and grammar. Assemble Power Point presentations for 
    technical interchange meetings and customer briefings for the NMCI Project. Assisted in the coordination of meetings, formal reviews, and administrative functions. Technical Publishing & Data Entry. Escort customers & new on-site personnel around, & coordinate interview schedules. Record maintenance, retrieval & archiving.

     

    BAE/BRITISH AEROSPACE: 8/2000 – 6/2001… Engineering Aid
    Edited technical manuals for Engineers working extensively with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio. Supported Director of the Product Assurance & Product Support Dept. Assisted the Librarian. Responsible for maintaining the company’s acronym database/Lexicon. Maintained department inventory and updated standard parts database for Boeing. Establish training requirements and training sessions for the Military & Simulation Division based on discipline, & keep them current for SEI inspection & auditing. Make travel arrangements & expense reports.

     

    HONEYWELL AVIONICS - GNO: 12/1999 – 8/2000… Admin. Assist.
    Updated schedules and financial databases for Program Managers. Developed and edited Power-Point presentations for managers and engineering staff. Edited documents for the technical publications department. Administrated meeting schedules and facilities for technical interchange meetings and customer briefings.

     

    WINGS AVIATION: 10/1994 – 10/1999…Executive Assistant to President.
    Payroll, dispatching pilots & mechanics for LearJet charter operation, light bookkeeping – accounts payable/receivables, data entry, mailroom activity, airport authorization & traveling. Had check-signing capabilities & was in charge of Human Resources.

     

    CITY OF LOUISVILLE : 4/1985 – 4/1995…Surveyor
    Worked on a survey crew as a lineman measuring the land; sometimes read the transit. Dispatch, Payroll, Customer Service & Mailroom facilities. Trained with GIS. Worked with overlays primarily. Was also on-call a lot. Worked with HazMat (hazardous materials)/MSDS/Industrial Waste, solid waste & waste water. Tested water & environment & entered data in a variety of software programs. Kept customers informed of their status. Worked in conjunction with other municipalities & government agencies on many levels, including the local water supply company.

     

    FAIRCHILD AIRCRAFT CORP: 3/1984 – 3/1985…Material Control.
    Kept & maintained inventory of aircraft parts, tools, equipment & supplies. Proper storage, transfer, Shipping & Receiving of delicate, expensive instruments. Procurement, Logistics.
    In charge of all the out-stations in the eastern half of the United States , either assembling them, or keeping them populated with parts and tools. Traveled extensively.

     

    OTHER EXPERIENCES include extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite; Tech Pubs, proofreading; data-entry, gathering data/research. + Several additional years as TechWriter/Technical Editor. Record maintenance & retrieval. Payroll; dispatch. Medical transcriptionist; also, typing depositions for a Court Reporter. Traveling. Avionics inventory. Trained with GIS & Remote Sensing; survey, plot, & analyze GPS data/geographical spatial & aerial mapping. Assisted meteorologists. Have MatLab & AutoCad. Did volunteer work at a zoo, worked for a Veterinarian, & in a pet-shop, & owned my own pet-sitting service.. Member of the Archaeological Society. Was assistant to the Secretary of the Louisville Chapter of the United Nations. Notary.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Already have Secret Clearance. Am efficient, organized, flexible; dedicated; motivated self-starter; fast learner; attention to detail; take direction well. Can travel at a moment’s notice.


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