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Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
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The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
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The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
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The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
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An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:17-09-2013
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     Current job:Senior Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsEmbedded Software Engineer Software Developer Firmware Engineer C/C++ Developer RTOS
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    Professional Experience


    2012-Present


    Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS)


    Aurora, CO

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Software engineer for GPS Operational Control System (OCX)

      • Manage a small team of engineers to design, develop and test a multi-subsystem suite of software packages required for formal qualification of GPS OCX

      • Design, develop and test a software product to create a comprehensive GPS IIIA S-Band telemetry stream based on the released interface control document

      • Data management chair for all of GPS data supporting integration, testing, and operations

      • Creating the program wide architecture for the test automation to support the continuous integration initiative on GPS OCX

      • Standing up the beginning, intermediate, and advance C++ classes for the IIS campus to better train the workforce

     

    2008-2012


    Raytheon Missile Systems


    Tucson, AZ

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Embedded flight software development for the Standard Missile 3 (SM3) Kinetic Warhead (KW) Signal Processor

      • Develop and debug low-level flight software in a multiprocessor environment using agile software development

      • Integrated the flight software with the hardware-in-the-loop simulation environment to gain information on system stability, operation, throughput and performance

      • Designed and implemented the communication and device sharing architecture between threads and processors using the VxWorks real-time operating system

      • Software lead to determine root cause for critical missile failures leading to the successful identification of software, electrical, and mechanical faults

      • Design, development, integration, data analysis, and testing contributions led to two successful flight tests

    • Formal Qualification Testing flight software for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile

      • Testing led to the successful FQT of several new components for the Tomahawk Missile  

    • Conducted a research project with NASA-JPL to develop a networked satellite simulation utilizing their Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) software package, with the purpose of determining the feasibility of using the ION framework on a constellation of low-earth orbiting satellites

     

    2007-2008

    Southwest Research Institute

    San Antonio, TX

    Software Engineer

    • Lead a small team to develop flight software for the NASA Juno JADE mission to Jupiter

      • Brought up the newly developed Instrument Processing Board (IPB) and performed initial board level checkout

      • Developed and module tested the boot and science software for the IPB

      • Coordinated the acceptance level testing for the IPB

      • Completed effort on time and under budget

    • Coordinated the effort with Ball Aerospace and NASA JPL to develop a unit level test suite for the NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft

     

    2006-2007

    Interface and Control Systems

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Contract

    Greenbelt, MD

    Software Engineer

    • Designed, developed and tested a serial driver in VxWorks on a Single Board Computer (SBC) in C++

    • Conducted a case study of various telemetry and control XML Schemas, including XTCE and SML, for the C3I framework group to be used for a multi-spacecraft communication architecture for NASA’s Exploration Initiative (Orion spacecraft, Lunar Surface Access Module, etc.)

    • Perform design, development, testing, and sustaining engineering of a client/server API for a ground communication system with the Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC), for use in Mission Operation Centers (MOC) to operate spacecraft for current NASA missions

    • Created a dynamic web based GUI using CSS, HTML, and PERL to determine the results of regression tests used for the GMSEC software interface

    • Designed and developed a multi-platform wrapper around the open source, client/server middleware product Internet Communications Engine (ICE) to be used with the GMSEC software interface

     

    2005

    NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pasadena, CA

    Software Engineering Intern

    • Ported an embedded application messaging framework to VxWorks from a Linux and Solaris environment

    • Tested IEEE-1394b cards on a SBC PowerPC 750 running VxWorks

    • Created a portable version of a state chart automatic code generation tool


    Technical Expertise

    Languages

    C, C++, Java, VC++, Python, Perl, PHP, MySQL, HTML, Matlab scripting, Make and Makefiles

    Concepts and Protocols

    TCP/IP, UDP, Scalable Multiprocessor Design, OOA/OOD, Networking, Unit and Formal Qualification Level Testing, Configuration Management

    Systems

    Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, RTEMS, VxWorks

    Hardware

    LEON2 SparcV8 Microprocessor, MCP 750GX Microprocessor, PROM, EEPROM, Flash


    Education

    2009-2011

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ

    • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering

    2001-2005

    Montana State University

    Bozeman, MT

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


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