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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs. SpaceNews.com
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German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
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A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
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Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:29-07-2013
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     Current job:Senior Chief Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsExperienced Senior Systems Engineer
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    OBJECTIVE

     

    I am seeking a senior level technical or leadership position in a space related environment.

     

    EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

     

    I have senior level experience in engineering and managing the implementation and operation of complex electrical, communications and computer based systems for space, avionics, defense, and commercial application.

     

    Employment History:

     

    ASRC Management Systems

     

    2012 to Present, Chief Systems Engineer:  I am the senior member of the Flight Operations Team supporting the NASA Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy (DSCOVR).  I am developing procedures, processes, scripts, pages, tools, etc. in support of PlasMag, the key DSCOVR science instrument.  We are presently involved in Integration and Test, but the scope of these activities will continue through launch and early on-orbit operations.  I support and sometimes lead the various meetings associated with the above activities.

     

    MEI Technologies

     

    2007-2012, Senior Staff Engineer:  I was the lead Electrical Systems Engineer for the NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership focusing on power, C&DH, comm., databus and software issues. My initial focus was on challenging instrument I&T issues related to the VIIRS, CrIS and OMPS instruments. Later, I participated in the comprehensive observatory level I&T campaign including EMI/EMC, environmental, and thermal vacuum.  I also provided key inputs into the requirements validation, verification and mission assurance efforts.  I served on the launch team and provided post-launch and early flight operations support and checkout including issue resolution, telemetry and statistical trending, anomaly management and risk assessment.

     

    Assurance Technology Corporation

     

    1995-2005, Principal Systems Engineer:  I provided senior systems engineering support for numerous classified space and military programs managed by the Naval Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).  As a member of OSD’s Open Systems Joint Task Force I had visibility into a broad range of DoD technology insertion efforts.  One of the responsibilities in this role was to act as the Task Force’s liaison to the Joint Airborne SIGINT Architecture Standards Working Group.  I was the lead systems engineer for the Army’s Improved Cargo Helicopter architecture study.

     

    Fairchild Space and Defense / Orbital Sciences

     

    1991-1995, Senior Staff Engineer:  I provided systems engineering, requirements allocation, design, fabrication, integration, test, and quality assurance support for several NASA spacecraft and military avionics programs.  I was the lead systems engineer responsible for the development of the high-speed Science Formatting Equipment flown on 2 Earth Observing Spacecraft, Terra and Aqua.  I also played a critical role in the development of high-density, solid-state storage devices utilized in several space programs.

     

    1987-1991, Engineering Manager: I led an engineering organization that implemented Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) systems for NASA and military spacecraft.  I managed the implementation of TT&C equipment for NASA’s Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX), the Explorer Platform and the Hubble Space Telescope.

     

    COMSAT Corporation

     

    1985-1987, Engineering Manager:  I led an engineering organization that implemented high-speed Time Division Multiple Access satellite communications equipment.  I was also a pioneer in the development of Very Small Aperture Terminal communications equipment that has found wide commercial application.

    Scientific Atlanta

     

    1983-1985, Project Manager:  I led the development of data communications equipment utilized in satellite and cable networks.

     

    Cox Communications

     

    1981-1983, Senior Engineer:  I designed and implemented hardware and software for use in cable communications networks.

     

    Georgia Tech Research Institute

     

    1979-1981, Senior Research Engineer:  I developed RADAR and signal processing equipment for military application.

     

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

     

    1974-1979, Development Engineer:  I developed software and systems in support of nuclear and fusion energy experiments.  I was one of the pioneers of ORNL’s robotics effort.

     

    Education:

     

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, with honor

    Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear), Georgia Institute of Technology

    Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


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