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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:51:23 +0000
Commissioners speaking this week at the Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels said the continued reservations of European investors about financing space startups is hampering Europe’s ability to keep pace with similar startup activity in the United States. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:10:23 +0000
A partial government shutdown now nearly five weeks old is affecting a growing number of space companies and organizations as well as the agencies themselves shuttered by the lapse in funding. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:37:14 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan has directed Undersecretary of Defense Mike Griffin to submit a plan by March 1 to stand up the Space Development Agency no later than March 29. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:35:43 +0000
The European Commission allocated another 96 million euros ($109 million) for the European Space Agency to spend on the Copernicus Earth-observation program in the next two years. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:17:50 +0000
OneWeb and its manufacturing partner Airbus Defence and Space have shipped the first six satellites of OneWeb’s broadband smallsat constellation from Toulouse, France, to French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:57:02 +0000
Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle launched on its tenth test flight Jan. 23 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:20:13 +0000
While an unprecedented number of satellites brings with them important benefits to humanity, we must be careful to proceed responsibly and minimize the potential for harming the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment for generations to come. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:13:31 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:47:46 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:11 +0000
ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:22:24 +0000
The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:31:01 +0000
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:31:25 +0000
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:44:05 +0000
QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:51:20 +0000
Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000
The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
     Last Modified:18-10-2013 (09:39)
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     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace Systems Engineering, Spacecraft Design, Mission Operations, Telerobotics, Project Management, Proposals, Database Development, Technical Writing
    CV

     

    Foreign Languages: French

    Ratings: Private Pilot

     

    Systems Solver

    Persistent, proficient, innovative systems/test engineer to investigate, define, troubleshoot, document, and manage large-scale aerospace and related systems, proposals and programs quickly and efficiently.

     

    Key Skills & Competencies


    Systems Engineering

    ·      Technical Proposal Development & Management, Subcontracts Support

    ·      Engineering Conceptual Design

    ·      Concept of Operations (Conops)

    ·      Functional Decomposition

    ·      Requirements Definition, Flow-down & Traceability

    ·      Detailed Design

    ·      Verification & Validation

    ·      Systems Integration & Test

    ·      Operations & Maintenance

    ·      Safety and Mission Assurance

    ·      Hazard Mitigation & Control

    ·      Procedures & Documentation


    Computers and IT: MSOffice, EASE, Sharepoint, Lotus Notes, CRADLE, ProBidder/ProPricer, STELLA, FileMaker Pro, Access, LMC WBOE, ProjectLink. Clearance: Secret, recently inactive

     

    Key Accomplishments

    ·      Overcame 3-month export backlog by converting a personal daily DECA (Designated Export Control Administrator) log into structured attachment review guidelines for each specific type of export document, giving all Orbital DECAs uniform, defendable decision criteria to use during their export review process.

    ·      Led engineering team that rebuilt requirements and verifications set for the Orbital Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program from multiple NASA, internal docs, draft specs, tech reviews into NASA-specified CRADLE database system. Published systems specs from CRADLE as proof of success.

    ·      Developed hands-on, fully costed, step-by-step Shuttle Orbiter Wear-Out and Re-Certification plan to track wear, maintain, and double mission life, avoiding bunched system EOL while saving over $0.5B over replacement cost per Orbiter vehicle, and preserving US manned launch capability during ISS construction.

     

    Work History

     

    Orbital Sciences Corporation,  Dulles, VA    2007-2013

    ·      Assistant Chief DECA: Process 3000+ exports; create customized, structured export review guides and tools; provide inputs for revised U.S. Depts. of State and Commerce rules (78 Fed. Reg. 40892 & 40922).

    ·      Cygnus Safety & Mission Assurance: Collect verification data on open Hazards, Controls; process Engineering Change Notices, Design Change Notifications, Change Requests, etc.

    ·      GEO Customer Support Office: Update GEO satellite procedures, process ECNs, SDRLs, etc.

    ·      Cygnus Mass Simulator: Derive requirements by subsystem and mission operations.

    ·      COTS RID-AI System Manager: Upgrade & document COTS RID-AI Sharepoint system. Manage staff in real-time RID-AI closure, permitting successful CDR, TRRs, VBRs, SCDR etc. milestone payments.

    ·      COTS CRADLE Requirements DBS & Specs Publishing: Develop COTS requirements from NASA, internal docs, draft specs, & tech review sources into fully-inter-related CRADLE DBS. Re-publish COTS specs. Populate verifications and link to AITD events. Effect COTS/CRS Tiger Teams. Generate Change Notices (RCNs) to resolve open issues, correct rollups, orphans, and other errors in the DBS. Generate and close Verification Closure Notices (VCNs).

    ·      SASSA Proposal Manager: Phase 2 FPR to USAF SMC. Staffing, scheduling, rewriting, delivery.

    ·      Orion LAS (Launch Abort System): Realignment II Change Manager, ProE/Wildfire ROM proposal prep: requirements synthesis, evaluations, reporting; offsite customer support: kickoffs, fact finding, reviews, Alpha Contracting; submittals production & delivery, assumptions & ground rules, action items, discontinuities, presentations & overviews.

     

    Christian Faith & Fellowship School,  Ashburn, VA    2005-2007

    Develop/field IT strategic plan & curriculum; instruct 350+ students & faculty.

     

    KellySoft,  Leesburg, VA    1993-2005

    Sole Proprietor, DBS development, computer T/S for GSA, DoS, NGOs, NPOs, schools, Help Desks

     

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  Pasadena, CA    1988-1993

    Chief Technologist, Telerobotics @NASA HQ, Washington, DC

    Originate telerobotics program plans for International Space Station Freedom (ISS) design changes. Manage over $1.4M Code MT telerobotics task funding. Develop and review NASA ISS and International Partners’ telerobotics requirements, activities, and long-range technology development plans. Visit all NASA-sponsored robotics labs & sites, evaluate project progress, present regular Director-level reviews for program justification.

    Deputy Technical Manager, Telerobotics @JPL

    Coordinate and manage cooperative research efforts for Space Telerobotics core research.Coordinate multi-center tasks into a joint robotics control system architecture. Plan robotic depot-level heavy airlifter maintenance. Build Telerobotics-EVA Joint Analysis System (TEJAS) tool for mission planning and inter-center communications.

     

    University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute,  Arlington, TX    1987-1988

    ·      Space Technologist: Investigate patented Portable Electron Beam Welder for on-orbit pipe welding; manage Space Station and aircraft production program planning.

    Rockwell International, Inc.   Houston, TX   Downey, CA       1979-1987

    ·      Project Supervisor, Reliability & Safety, Space Transportation Systems Division, Downey, CA

    ·      Flight Operations Analyst, Space Station Systems Division, Downey, CA

    ·      Analyst, Space Transportation Systems Division, Downey, CA

    ·      Integration Systems Engineer, Shuttle Test Division, NASA JSC

     

     

    Education

     

    Stevens Inst. of Technology, Hoboken, NJ - Space Systems Engineering M.S. (expected 2014)

    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX - Coursework inRobotics, AI, product/project planning

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - M.S. Aerospace Engineering

    University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX - M.S. Physical Science (Astrophysics)

    Rice University, Houston, TX - B.A. Physics (Space Physics)


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