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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
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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
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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
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Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:23-08-2013
     Last Modified:17-10-2017 (07:26)
    Job information
     Current job:Independent Researcher
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communication, Technical Analysis, Technology Innovation, Independent Research, Keynote Speaker
    CV

    Profile

    With around a decade’s experience in the Satellite Communication Industry, Muhammad is a renowned writer and analyst in the industry with multiple publications and keynote appearances at different international platforms. He has been advocating for innovation in satellite communication in accordance with development in terrestrial technology including; IoT, Cloud, AI etc. Currently based in Australia, he has worked in different regions including Middle East and Asia Pacific.

     

    Skills

    Management

    - Customer account management: Cellular Operators, Oil & Gas, Broadcast and ISP

    - Account management: Satellite Operators, Vendors, Service Providers and Subcontractors

    - Team Management:  24×7 Network Operation Center duty shift teams, Field Support Engineers, duty rosters, resource movement and resource allocation

    - Pre-Sales Engineer: customized network designs, technical proposals, presentations, technical support to commercial and sales teams

    - Project management: planning activities, coordination with all stakeholders and meeting agreed timelines

    - Managing inventory: at hub end and remote site earth stations

    - Providing advisory and consultancy to multiple organizations

    - Keeping up to date with technology trends and market situation of the industry

    Technical

    - Technical site survey & complete installation of VSAT antennas and link commissioning for SCPC and DVB links

    - Cellular backhauling over VSAT transmission

    - Working in 24×7 Network Operations duty shifts and providing technical support whenever required

    - Preventive maintenance and technical audit of installed sites

    - Coordination with Satellite operators for Link Budget making, its implementation and UAT, ASI/CPI testing

    - Complaint Log Reporting and Analysis on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis

    - Complaint/Outage escalation, alert generation and follow up

    - Making of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Significant Event Report (SER)

    - Testing and reporting of new equipment, space segment as well as problematic equipment and space segment for performance comparison analysis

     

    Equipment & Tools

    L-Band Modems: Comtech CDM 625, Comtech QXL, Radyne DMD20 LBST, STM Turbo Solante, STM Satlink, iDirect Evolution X

    RF BUC: Terrasat, Comtech, Advantech, Codan, NJRC, STM. Both Ku band & C band ranging 2W to 750W

    -  Vertex RSI 6.3m, 6.1m, 4.8m, 3.7m, 3.8m; Patriot 2.4m; Andrew 1.8m & 1.2m both C-Band and Ku-Band, motorized and manual

    -  Intelsat IS-904, IS-902, IS-12; Paksat-1, Paksat-1R, Arabsat Badar-5, ABS-7, Asiasat-5, Singtel ST-1, RSCC Express AM-1, NSS-12

    Spectrum Analyzers: Agilent, Anritsu, Rhode & Schwarz

    Link Budget Analysis: Satmaster Pro, Manual Calculations

    BERT: Acterna

    -  Neteye by T.Soft

    Computer: DOS, Windows 98, XP, 7 & 8, MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Visio & Project

    - Integration and commissioning of GSM sites on VSAT backhaul Transmission for Huawei, Ericsson, NSN and Alcatel BTS

     

    Work Experience

     

    Independent Researcher

    Satellite Communication Technology                              June 2014 – Present

    - Keynote Speaker at VSAT Mobility 2014 held at The Mira, Hong Kong on Oct 28-29, 2014. I presented the concept of Ring Computing: ExTerNet, an extraterrestrial network to compliment terrestrial networks with global reach and intention for the revival Satellite Communication Industry

    - Featured Author and Analyst at Satcom Post for presenting innovative ideas related to the future of Satellite Communication Industry

    - Featured Author in Satellite Communication and Broadcasting – Special Issue 2016, a journal of “Communication Technologies & Equipment Magazine” Russia

    - Featured Author and Analyst at Space Watch Middle East for generating new ideas related to the industry with special focus on Middle East region

    - Featured Researcher International Conference in Aerospace for Young Scientists (ICAYS) which will be held during November 12th-13th, 2016 in Beihang University, Beijing, China

    - Featured Contributor to Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s review of the Space Activities Act 1998, the Space Activities Regulations 2001 and the Space Activities (Approved Scientific or Educational Organisations) Guidelines 2015.

    - Attended Cable and Satellite exhibition and conferences CABSAT 2016, Dubai, UAE

     

    Es’hailSat -- Ministry of Defense Qatar

    Satcom Specialist                                  Dec 2012 – May 2014


    Working as a Satellite Communication Specialist for the launch of Qatar’s 1st ever Satellite Es’hailSat 1. The satellite is intended to meet country’s communication needs.
    Major Responsibilities:

    - Working with Eutelsat and E’shailSat for pre-launch & post-launch tests

    - Looked after all Pre-Launch activities including installations and commissioning

    - Worked with vendors and sub-contractors for Antenna installations for TT&C and Geo Locations

    - Supervised installation of technical rooms for TT&C and Geo Location including equipment installation, power requirements etc.

    - Providing Voice, Video and Data connectivity to Qatar Peacekeeping defense forces deployed in Djibouti & Eretria

    - Pre-launch testing of GSM backhauling for On-The-Move and On-The-Pause Cellular BTS to be deployed in Djibouti & Eritrea

     

    Wateen Telecom

    Senior Executive – Engineering VSAT/DVB                                              Nov 2007 – Dec 2012

    Wateen Telecom Ltd is an international venture of Abu Dhabi Group and currently the largest WiMax Operator and private carrier of long-haul connectivity in Pakistan. Currently Wateen Telecom is providing VSAT/DVB services through different satellites within Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    Major Responsibilities:

    - Account Management of Customer, Satellite Operators, Vendors and Subcontractors

    - Team Lead for 24×7 Satellite Network Operations Center and remote Field Engineering resource

    - Pre-Sales Engineer to work as Technical Expert with Commercial and Sales departments

     

    Education

     

    International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

    BS Electronic Engineering                                                 Sep 2003 – Sep 2007

    - Registered Engineer, Pakistan Engineering Council

    - University degree and professional experience verified by Engineers Australia

    - Spearheaded multiple projects for relief efforts carried out after massive October 8th, 2005 earthquake in Pakistan

    - Served as President of Binding Link for Unity of Engineers at IIU ( 2006-07)

    - Organized 6th Convocation of International Islamic University, March 2006

    Technical Training

    Comtech EF Data                                                     Mar 2010

    Attended Satellite Communication Course (CM-03-10), Comtech EF Data, Beijing, China

    - Comtech Products Overview and future technologies

    - Operation and maintenance of CDM625 & QX Modem using Carrier-in-Carrier technology

    - Problem solving and case study in Carrier-in-Carrier implementation

    - Practical Lab for ODU & Modems
     

    Publications

     

    One Belt, One Road, One Space, Space Watch Middle East, Feb 19, 2017

    GEO-LEO Hybrid Multigrid Network, Space Watch Middle East, Feb 12, 2017

    Ring Computing ExTerNet: An Extraterrestrial Network of a Constellation of Geostationary Communications Satellites, International Conference in Aerospace for Young Scientists (ICAYS) which will be held during November 12th-13th, 2016 in Beihang University, Beijing, China

    multi-satellite systems LEO-HTS: "disruptive innovationin the field of satellite communications or bubble?,  Satellite Communication and Broadcasting – Special Issue 2016, a journal of “Communication Technologies & Equipment Magazine”, Jan 2016, Russia

    Analytical review of opinions: The immediate future of satellite communication, Satellite Communication and Broadcasting – Special Issue 2016, a journal of “Communication Technologies & Equipment Magazine”, Jan 2016, Russia

    Policy Review Feedback for Government of Australia, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s review of the Space Activities Act 1998, the Space Activities Regulations 2001 and the Space Activities (Approved Scientific or Educational Organisations) Guidelines 2015.

    Survey Analysis: Near Future of Satellite Communications, Satcom Post, Dec 1, 2015

    Satcom Based Disaster Management, Satcom Post, Nov 12, 2015

    Downfall of an Empire, Satcom Post, Sep 9, 2015

    Ring Computing, VSAT Mobility Conference, Oct 28-29, 2014, Hong Kong

    Future of Satellite Communication, Satcom Post, Sep 9, 2014

    Ring Computing: Challenges & Advantages, Satcom Post, Sep 19, 2014

    Analysis: Wireless Competition, LinkedIn, May 10, 2016

     

    Added Values

     

    - Having very influential contacts all over the globe from the industry including Satellite Operators, Vendors, Service Providers and customers. These contacts also include but not limited to 3400+ LinkedIn contacts and 3200+ tweeps, with regular interactions

    - Travelled  multiple destinations including Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Doha, Perth, Brisbane meeting people from the industry

    - Accepts new challenges and solving complex problems with stress free approach

    - Likes traveling frequently and willing to relocate for a worthwhile opportunity 


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