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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:36:00 +0100
NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. At 12:52 p.m. EDT on Sept. 22, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) spacecraft came within 10,711 miles (17,237 km) of Antarctica, just south of Cape Horn, Chile, before following a route north over the Pacific Ocean. OSIRIS-R...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:48:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 300163 (2006 VW139), in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. Hubble’s crisp images revealed that it was actual...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:02:00 +0100
Arianespace’s ninth launch of 2017 is now scheduled for September 29 on a dual-payload Ariane 5 mission to geostationary transfer orbit with Intelsat 37e (for the global operator Intelsat) and BSAT-4a (for Space Systems Loral in the framework of a turnkey contract for the Japanese operator B-SAT). Ariane 5 in the Final Assembly BuildingDesignated Flight VA239 in Arianespace’s mission numbering system for its launcher family, the liftoff originally had been set for September 5, b...
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Sept. 23, at 10:49:47 p.m. PDT. Designated NROL-42, the mission is in support of national security. "Congratulations to the entire team for overcoming multiple challenges throughout this launch campaign. From Hurricane Irma schedule impacts to replacing to a first stage battery this week - the team maintained a clear focus on mission success," said...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
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     Date Submitted:27-08-2013
     Last Modified:27-08-2013 (03:21)
    Job information
     Current job:Business Operations Staff/ Project Planner
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsInformation Technology Strategic Planning and Integration
    CV

    Highlights of Qualifications 
    • 35 years experience in Information Technology (IT) Planning and Asset Management
    • Sustained excellent job performance
    • Highly developed interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
     
    Professional  Experience 
    United Space Alliance (USA) Kennedy Space Center, Fl     October 1999 – April 2013
    Spherion Staffing Services   May 2012 – April 2013/ USA– Subcontract employee
     Responsibilities (General Clerk)
    * NASA Space Shuttle Program - Government Property Rent Free Non-Interference Agreements/Closeout
    > Concurrence and oversight of all requests for utilization of Government contract equipment for NON Space Shuttle Program Contracts
    > Development and submittal of transition Information Technology Plan – 2013
    > Management and Oversight of approved IT plans supporting Space Shuttle Program Closeout
     
    United Space Alliance - Information Management – October 1999 – April 2012
    Responsibilities (Business Operations Staff):
    * Information Technology Planning Coordinator
    > Development and submittal of  multi - million dollar Information Technology (IT) Plans
       Five year forecast narrative/ Fiscal Year detail - Space Shuttle Program and USA Corporate
    > Development of briefings and associated documentation needed to obtain approvals
    > Management and Oversight of all approved Information Technology Plans supporting Space Shuttle Program and USA Enterprise IT Planning process and directives
    * Customer Support
    > Oversight of all acquisition requests, track, report progress, resolves issues
    > SW/HW contract negotiations for establishment and renewal.
    > Initiate actions supporting Infrastructure upgrades/enhancements, new technology infusion and process improvements
    > Ensure compliance USA-Information Technology policies and procedures, Issue resolution, process flow confirmation and utilization of IT asset management applications
    * Information Technology Planning Training and mentoring – Florida and Texas
    > Development of all formal training and Computer Based Training modules for IT Planning Process
    > Certified Training Instructor
    * NASA Space Shuttle Program - Government Property Rent Free Non-Interference Agreements
    > Concurrence and oversight utilization of Government IT equipment for NON Space Shuttle Program Contracts

    Significant Achievements:  
    Successful delivery, approval and oversight of IT Plans totaling over 600 million dollars
    Successful oversight and implementation of IT Planning process training program
    Participated in SW/HW contract negotiations resulting in substantial costs savings
    Implemented and co-developed interactive web-based Single point of entry for IM requests for services, trouble calls, and/or problem reporting.

    Awards: 
    Astronauts’ Personal Achievement Award – Silver Snoopy
    NASA IT Planning Peer Award
    USA-Employee of the Month – Quality January 2004
    Multiple Customer Service and Performance Recognition Awards
     
     USBI Co. Kennedy Space Center, Fl   April 1985 – September 1999
     USBI Co - Information Systems
     Responsibilities: (Project Planner and Data Communications Specialist):
    * Manage USBI Co. Information Technology Operating Budgets
    Indirect Budget (est. $7.9million) supporting-UNISYS Mainframe, 1,100 personal computers Engineering workstations, Local and wide area networks/central server complex
    Direct Budget (est. $1.8million)
    * USBI Co. Information Technology Strategic Planning
    Development and submittal of IT Asset capital plan and appropriations
    5 year Automated Data Processing Plan
    United Technologies Corporation-annual Information Technology Financial Report
    * USBI Co. Information Technology Resource Acquisition and Distribution
    Initiate IT acquisitions-Capital and Indirect Budget Items
    Initiate annual company capital planning and resource distribution schedules
    * Sub-contract Administration
     Automated Data Processing (Hardware and Software) subcontracts and license agreements
    Administer remote United Technologies Corporation IBM mail system
    * Hardware/Software Support Services
    Testing and evaluation of new software and hardware products
     Administer Information Systems library services
     Develop MAPPER based Acronym System
    Significant Achievements:  
     
    Established successful methodology for remote corporate mail system access and administration
    Established USBI Information Systems Library Services
    Project Lead for implementing web based repository for USBI documentation (ISO 9000 certification)
    Lease Vs Buy Plan-Engineering Workstations negotiations resulting in over $510K savings
    UNISYS Mainframe Lease negotiations resulting in substantial cost savings
       
    Awards: 
    NASA – Manned Space Flight Awareness Launch Honoree-STS-96
    Multiple Customer Service and Performance Recognition Awards
     
    Computer Skills: 
       Maximo
       Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio and Access Products
       Peoplesoft
       Oracle
       FileMaker Pro
       Adobe Photoshop
       Dreamweaver
       UNISYS OS2200
       Gateway, Dell, HP, Sony Vaio, Apple Hardware Products
     
    Education: 
    West Virginia University-1968-1969
      Associate of Applied Science (Dental Assistant - School of Dentistry)
     
    Continuing Education: 
      ITL Foundation IT Service Management (ITSM) Certification (V2 and V3)
      Certified Training Instructor
      United Space Alliance Leadership Series
      COACHING: BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN OTHERS
      PROACTIVE LISTENING
      EXPRESSING YOURSELF
      GIVING AND RECEIVING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK
      GIVING RECOGNITION
      THE LEADER IN EACH OF US
      INFLUENCING FOR WIN/WIN OUTCOMES
      Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
      Software Licensing Agreements
      PeopleSoft Purchasing 5.1
      Introduction of ISO 9000
      Dealing with Suppliers and Contractors
      Truth in Negotiations Act
      Export Control
      Procurement
      Government Property

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