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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:13:06 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:49 +0000
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:38 +0000
Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:22:08 +0000
AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
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     Current job:Software Engineer
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     KeywordsSoftware engineering, development, test, avionics, gn&C, verification, quality
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    SOFTWARE ENGINEER
    Degreed professional with 20+ years high-quality, real-time software engineering experience. Skilled at developing, analyzing, and testing both new C++ and legacy systems. Ability to quickly learn new tools, languages and environments. Effective in managing multiple priority tasks and completing work on schedule with very high quality. Experienced in software process improvement and coordination. Excellent communication and leadership skills.

    SKILLS
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    * Complex Problem Solving
    * Systems Analysis
    * Development
    * Verification
    * Quality Analysis & Improvement
    * Critical Thinking
    * Communication
    * Dynamic Schedules/Priorities
    * Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI)
    * C/C++
    * Rhapsody/UML
    * Green Hills Integrity
    * Rational Synergy
    * LDRA Testbed
    * Red Hat Linux
    * Borland C++ Builder
    * OS/Comet
    * Wind River SIMICS
    * Matlab/Simulink


    EXPERIENCE
    Orion/MPCV Flight Software 2011 – 2012
    United Space Alliance (USA) Houston, Texas
    Software Engineer, Unit Test & Verification
    - Performed unit testing of complex, object-oriented C++ code using LDRA Testbed tool suite in a dynamic environment. Interpreted a unique set of requirements and standards and analyzed design (Rhapsody/UML) and C++ code implementation to determine testing approach and method.
    - Verified spacecraft event sequencing software using custom simulator in Red Hat Linux and Trick simulation environments. Designed and executed tests in a rapidly evolving environment with various system constraints.

    Space Shuttle Primary Avionics Software System 1985 – 2011
    IBM, Loral Aerospace, Lockheed/Martin, USA Houston, Texas
    Software Engineer, Guidance, Navigation & Control Development
    - Analyzed and interpreted requirements, estimated cost, designed, coded and tested enhancements to guidance, navigation and control applications. Principal area of expertise was complex spacecraft sequencing software.
    - Performed troubleshooting and analyzed issues and anomalies with GNC applications. Synthesized and communicated analysis and recommended solutions. Also performed causal analysis and recommended corrective actions to the appropriate process within the software lifecycle.
    - Programmed in C++, using object-oriented programming techniques, to create a tool to aid in analysis of flight software. This was a path finding task that required tapping outside resources, as well as obtaining budget support from management. Interfaced with an Oracle database via SQL and coordinated with database developers and administrators.
    - Performed operational customer support in the Mission Evaluation Room, part of MCC, during launch, ascent and orbit.
    - Developed and tested real-time updates to code, which required extremely short response time and were crucial to ensuring operational success for the customer.lso ncluded all phases of flight, but primary focus was on launch and ascent/abort.
    - Organized and simplified anomaly analysis from entire GNC application department in order to communicate the information to the software discrepancy control board, both internally and to the NASA customer.

    Space Shuttle Primary Avionics Software System 1993 – 2011
    IBM, Loral Aerospace, Lockheed/Martin, USA Houston, Texas
    Design / Code Inspection Coordination
    - Led a process improvement team that consistently met or exceeded early error detection goal of 80%. Analyzed issues submitted by project personnel to determine applicability to the process within the software lifecycle, and take corrective action when appropriate.
    - Trained and supervised team of 20+ inspection moderators. Incorporated both classroom training and a mentoring program for new moderators.
    - Analyzed process and product quality data to determine process effectiveness. Collaborated with upper management and the chief engineer’s office to optimize the process.
    - Addressed input from Software Quality Assurance personnel to ensure compliance with all applicable standards.

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION
    - NASA Space Flight Awareness Honoree, STS-50.
    - NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award.
    - USA Employee of the Month Award, Teamwork, three times.
    - Organizational award for Inspection Process Leadership.
    - LMSIS (Lockheed/Martin) Achievement Award.

    EDUCATION
    B.A. in Mathematics, with a Concentration in Computer Science
    San Jose State University San Jose, California


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