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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:25:18 +0000
Rogers: Whether you call the new branch a Space Corps or a Space Force is not all that important.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:45:26 +0000
A report released by the White House June 20 outlines a set of goals to address the small but “high-consequence” threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs), but does not commit to spending more money to achieve them.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:52:56 +0000
Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.”
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:57:18 +0000
China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000
An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:08:21 +0000
Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.”
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications."
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space.
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     Date Submitted:29-10-2013
     Last Modified:26-09-2016 (07:24)
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     Current job:Manufacturing Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsCreo/ProE, Hands on, Team leader, assembly, carpentry, soldering, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, SolidWorks


    Inquisitive Engineer looking for new problems to solve. Graduate of an ABET-accredited bachelor's-degree program, willing and able to relocate. Completed NASA Funded internship with Penn State Astrobiology Research Center and performed research that produced a sensor probe investigating a volcanic lake in Colombia. During senior thesis project, examined methods for reducing satellite propulsion system weight by 25%. Academic studies have provided a foundation in fluid dynamics and orbital mechanics; propulsion; systems design and testing; systems controls; and failure analysis. Member of AIAA.  Jewelry maker, operating own business for 15 years.


    Attain employment as an engineer contributing to the space program, through development of new vehicles, propulsion systems, satellites, and technologies.


    The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)    
    BS in Engineering Science – December 2013             
    Program Highlights:
    ∗    Dean’s List, Spring 2013
    ∗    Senior Thesis: “Microwave Ignition of Environmentally Friendly HAN”
    Design Projects:
    ∗    Spacecraft Design for Inspiration Mars contest
    ∗    Capstone Design Project
    Relevant classes:
    ∗    Aerospace Software Engineering
    ∗    System Dynamics and Control
    ∗    Mechanics of Fluids (Honors)
    ∗    Aerospace Control Systems
    ∗    Spacecraft Design/Preliminary
    ∗    Space Dynamics
    ∗    Aerospace Propulsion
    ∗    Failure Analysis (Honors)
    ∗    Electrical Circuits (Honors)
    ∗    Materials Engineering (Honors)
    ∗    Statics & Strength of Materials (Honors)
    ∗    Dynamics (Honors)


    United Technologies Aerospace Systems (Windsor Locks, CT)
    Manufacturing Engineer, March 2015 to Present
    ∗    Created operation sheets for life support and thermal control components
    ∗    Designed tools to improve productivity
    ∗    Worked with technicians to improve procedures

    The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
    Propulsion Engineering Research Center
    Undergraduate Researcher, April 2013 to December 2013
    ∗    Successfully ignited hydroxylammonium nitrate with 2.45 GHz helium plasma torch
    ∗    Fabricated armature to stabilize torch during trials
    ∗    Authored thesis explaining results

    Astrobiology Research Center
    Capstone Team Member/Intern, January 2013 to June 2013
    ∗    Member of design team for sensor probe development
    ∗    Fabricated water sampling device and lift harness
    ∗    Designed and fabricated delivery system for sensor probe
    ∗    Calibrated water sampling devices
    ∗    Authored final report describing probe functions
    ∗    Delivered probe on time and on budget

    Computer Skills
    ∗    Creo
    ∗    SolidWorks
    ∗    MS PowerPoint
    ∗    MS Excel
    ∗    MS Word
    ∗    MS Project
    ∗    Windows 7
    ∗    MS Outlook
    ∗    Google Drive       
    ∗    MatLab

    Manufacturing Skills

    ∗    Drill press
    ∗    Soldering
    ∗    Woodworking
    ∗    Model Making
    ∗    Painting
    ∗    Metalsmithing
    ∗    Circuit Testing
    ∗    Lean Six Sigma - White Belt Certified

    Volunteer Work

    Habitat for Humanity (Morris, NJ)
    Madison Site
    Volunteer, August 2014
    Installed tongue-and-groove flooring in 15’ x 15’ bedroom
    Performed spackling/caulking of nail holes in trim and molding
    Assisted in preparing meal for 50 people

    Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey (Somerville, NJ)
    Opportunity Center Committee, Co-Chair IT Committee
    Member and Committee Co-Chair, February 2014 to August 2015
    Maintained membership of Google Group for job leads
    Developed Google Forms and Google Drive Infrastructure presentations for membership
    Assisted in implementing Google Drive, including security protocols, directory structure, and file sharing

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