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China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
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Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
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A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
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The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
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The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
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Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
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The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
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DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
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Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
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Commercial satellite technology is developing so fast, Britain’s Ministry of Defense isn’t certain its next-generation program will keep pace with what the future holds. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:22-08-2013
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     Current job:Manager, New Initiatives
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsProgram Management, Engineering, Business Development, Strategy Development
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    QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

     

    Highly enthusiastic and dedicated professional with Program Management, Business Development, and Engineering background.  Exceptional communicator with strong interpersonal, problem solving and client needs assessment aptitude.  Equally effective at leading engineering teams, identifying opportunities, developing capture and proposal strategies and leading capture/proposal activities.

     

    WORK HISTORY

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Littleton, CO 2007 – Present

    Program Development Manager

    Responsible for identifying, qualifying, and developing capture strategy for New Initiatives within Department of Defense and Commercial Ventures.

    ·       Performed as capture/proposal lead for a $4B opportunity through Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  Responsibility included win theme/strategy development, team coordination and technical volume author.

    ·       Leading efforts to develop new market opportunities, leveraging Missiles and Fire Control C4ISR, Electro-optical/Infrared sensors, Autonomy/Robotics and advanced algorithm technologies/expertise.  Establishing new customer relationships with Commercial industry partners and international companies. Developing and communicating business and market strategy to enter new markets outside core LM MFC business.

    ·       Responsible for developing technical concepts, requirement matrices and leading proposals.  Piecing together solutions from within LM MFC, other LM entities, as well as identifying acquisition/licensing candidates.

    ·       Establishing scope, concept of operations, and vetting criteria for assigned initiatives. Leading gate reviews from bid/no-bid to final proposal submittal.  Coordinating with other business units within MFC for technology sharing and collaboration

    Goodrich Aerospace Co., Danbury, CT       1997 – 2007

    Program/Capture Manager, 2003 – 2007

    Performed numerous functions key to spacecraft development and manufacturing.  Key activities entailed shaping and qualifying new business opportunities, the development and management of budgets, schedules, earned value milestones, proposal management, team coordination and building customer relationships.  Specific customers include AFRL, NRL, National labs, NASA, Primes and others. 

    ·       Developed new aerospace opportunities, including $9 million SSA telescope assembly, a $14 million ISR program and a $3 million Operational Responsive Space development study. Prepared several complex sales proposals and internally sold solutions to executive management.

    ·       Developed market strategy analysis used to determine bid/no-bid criteria.  Responsibility included competitive analysis, new technology assessment, and market research.

    ·      Inherited CRAD project with manufacturing difficulties. Through a series of actions, successfully completed the project and managed to increase profit to over 20%.

    ·       Performed as project lead providing technical and managerial direction to a 15-person team consisting of engineers, opticians, and sub-contractors, in the development of advanced reconnaissance window assemblies.

    ·       Responsible for strategic planning and development of intellectual property for large reconnaissance windows.

    ·       Performed as Deputy Program Manager assisting in the effort to design, fabricate and assemble a schedule critical multi-million dollar space-borne telescope.

     

    Senior Mechanical Engineer/Team Lead, 1997 – 2003

    Lead engineer and structural analyst assigned to develop precision opto-mechanical assemblies for space borne payloads. Analysis included dynamics, detailed stress, surface deformations, and frequency response.

    ·       Appointed Principle Investigator on research and development program to demonstrate the feasibility to low temperature bonded Zerodur.

    ·       Performed as Lead Mechanical Engineer with accountability for proposal efforts, cost and schedule management, mechanical design and structural analysis.

    ·       Completed technological studies for the Advanced Mirror Systems Demonstration, which contributed towards winning funding for the James Webb Space Telescope proposal.

    ·       Performed as key assistant to lead mechanical engineer in controlling top-level assemblies and coordinating sub-assembly design and analysis efforts. Created liaison with customers and vendors to develop common interfaces between sub-assemblies.

     

    EDUCATION

    Masters of Business Administration, 2006

    Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2003

    Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1997

    Kettering University, Flint, MI

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