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While both the president and vice president plan to attend the Demo-2 commercial crew launch, there will be far fewer people attending the first American human orbital spaceflight in nearly a decade than once expected. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says that it’s ready for its first orbital launch attempt, scheduled for May 24, while acknowledging potentially long odds of successfully placing a payload into orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 22 May 2020 23:05:28 +0000
NASA has given SpaceX approval to proceed with final preparations for the first commercial crew mission with astronauts on board, although there is still work to complete ahead of the planned May 27 launch. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Space Force is asking for changes in the rules that currently are in place for buying new weapon systems. SpaceNews.com
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Satellite imaging companies are embracing long-awaited reforms to commercial remote sensing regulations, although one member of Congress doesn’t think the changes go far enough. SpaceNews.com
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SDA wants information on "potential launch solutions" for its first 30 satellites to be deployed in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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Bruno Carvalho, D-Orbit’s vice president of business development, said the company hopes to launch one of its InOrbit Now (ION) propulsive cubesat deployers every two to three months after proving out the system and lining up customers.  SpaceNews.com
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Preparations for the launch of a SpaceX commercial crew test flight with two NASA astronauts on board are continuing despite the unexpected departure of the head of the agency’s overall human spaceflight program. SpaceNews.com
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The Senate Commerce Committee backed the nomination of Neil Jacobs to be the head of NOAA May 20, despite some lingering concerns by some members. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit announced May 20 it will make the first flight of its LauncherOne air-launched vehicle as soon as May 24, but is setting modest expectations about the probability of success. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
     Last Modified:18-10-2013 (07:22)
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     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsSystem Test and Integration, Math Modeling,
    CV

    Engineering Professional with extensive experience in exploration of development pathways that lead to successful and robust test environments for system verification.  Expertise in application-side embedded system development, deriving application requirements and assembling the aggregate into an integrated unit.  Background includes mission planning, development and testing and guidance/attitude dynamics within aerospace and electronics firms.  SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret DoD.

     

    Education

    Master of Science – Astrodynamics- University of Colorado, Boulder 1991

    Bachelor of Science – Aerospace Engineering - University of Colorado, Boulder 1988

    Undergraduate Pilot; Trained in T-41’s and T-37’s

    United States Air Force Scholarship – Pilot/Technical- Honorable discharge

    Lackland AFB, Del Rio, TX

     

    Training and Certifications

    Security Custodian for Satellite Test Bed; Electro-Static Discharge

     

    Technical Skills

    C, FORTRAN, Python, Unix, Vxworks, MathCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, QPlot, DVDraw, VersaCAD, XSIM, XTSF, XTOP, DSATS, JBuilder, Eclipse

    Mission Planning: Orbital transfer trajectories, rendezvous and intercept maneuvers, and special orbits: Sun synchronous, Polar, Gravity Assist, etc.

    Guidance, Attitude Dynamics:  Satellite position employing radar tracking for orbit determination; vehicle attitude utilizing on-board sensors and effectors.

     

    Fields of Study

    Amateur Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Climate, Model Rocketry

     

    Publications

    American Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics

    Award for technical research paper:

    “The Effect of a Ground-based inversion Layer on an Impacting Microburst”

     

    Professional Experience

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, Rancho Bernardo,CA 2009 - 2013

    Systems Engineer 4 - NAVY X47-B UNMANNED COMBAT AIR SYSTEM                      

    ·         Generate lab Hardware-in-the-loop test procedures and test scripts, support Responsible Engineer performing FQT subsystem validation.

    ·         Troubleshoot hardware-software integration.

    ·         Support first flight operations.

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY, Redondo Beach,CA      2006 - 2008

    Attitude Control System Integration &Test Engineering Lead - NPOESS, JWST, ATP

    ·         Generate system-level ACS functional test procedures and test scripts, tracing complete functional threads used to verify requirements in a I&T environment.

    ·         Prepare ACS test plans and EGSE requirements, providing test point criteria needed to access subsystem electrical hardware.

    ·         Support test set development tasks: procedure writing/performance, producing commonality and robust, automated testing.

    ·         Provide inputs to I&T test plans, protecting flight hardware and test personnel.

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN MISSION SYSTEMS, Manhattan Beach, CA            2004 - 2006

    Software Test Engineer - AEHF: Security Equipment Computer                                      

    Formally proved software meets all levied requirements pertaining to Key Management.

    ·         Supported SEC Software. Reviewed SEC Use Cases, Courses of Action, and ICD.

    ·         Validated Test Verification Matrix to ensure Requirement coverage.

    ·         Executed FQT tests and analyzed test output. Documented discrepancies and problems. Created and updated test procedures based on enhanced domain knowledge.

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, El Segundo, CA             2003 - 2004

    Systems Engineer F-35 Man-in-the-Loop Testing                                                               

    Established aircraft performance in simulated combat scenarios with human controllers

    ·         Supported simulation applications for F-35 systems with scenario analysis, utility analysis, metrics analysis, problem space definition, and technical feasibility assessments.

    ·         Supported long-term build developments of simulation requirements (F-35, threats, targets, environment, and data collection). Researched and developed ID Fusion, MADL, AVSIM Radar, and Track Fusion.

    ·         Provided experience for real time model development.

    THE BOEING COMPANY, Seal Beach, CA                                                         1997 - 2002

    Systems Engineer / Real Time Embedded Math Modeler                                                 

    Created a simulated space vehicle providing high fidelity sensor inputs and dynamic effector feedbacks; coded real-time software/hardware for signal generation testing of embedded satellite control laws.

    ·         Collected math model requirements for the GPSIIF subsystems; coding requirements in C (VxWorks / UNIX environment) on an embedded processor.

    ·         Integrated math models together for satellite simulation, communicating I/O with flight hardware via serial, discrete, analog, 1553 hardware driver boards in a real-time environment.

    ·         Supported FQT with vehicle scenario runs including failure inject, anomaly resolution, and performance verification.

     

    Meade Instruments Corporation, Irvine, CA                                       1992 - 1997

    Design Engineer / Programmer                                                                                       

    Designed the mechanical components, the electrical-mechanical interface, and the aluminum cast parts for computer-automated telescopes (LX2OO, Magellan, LXD450).

    ·         Completed C programming development for the computer-controlled telescopes, eliminating sole source contractor and allowing on-time production.

    ·         Designed and implemented the “Two-Star Alignment” method for the computer-controlled telescope that automatically calculates relative latitude and sidereal time for an observer’s location from only two stellar position measurements.

    Devised the “High-Precision Pointing” algorithm, improving tracking accuracy to less than 10 arc seconds.


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