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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:01-11-2013
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     Current job:Market Planning & Development Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsDivision management, Business Planning, Strategic Development, Product creation & management, Technical Design Support, Satellite/Transponder management, Budgeting, Satellite Services, Operations
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    Professional Profile:

    The convergence of technology continues to occur at a frenetic pace driving companies to define their “sweet spot”;  that ideal point where technology and business metrics merge to service market demand.  An accomplished executive with a blended background of business & technology, the ability to work across both disciplines, and approaches opportunities and challenges with a 360o perspective.  Strong ability to build relationships with diverse groups to achieve integrated solutions.  

     

    My areas of expertise include division management, business development, strategic planning, product development, market planning & research, and technical design support.  I have global experience working with customers, vendors, and partners in the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia and the Caribbean.

     

    Key Competencies:

    Leadership

    Senior management team member, business unit management, & task force leadership.  

    Business Strategy

    Evaluate and recommend new technologies and markets for opportunities to leverage business strengths.  Develop integrated business/technical solutions.  Create requirements, market strategy, financial analysis, and implementation plan documents.

    Technology

    Knowledgeable in video and transmission.  Provide system level head-end design for fiber and satellite based content distribution networks, working with customer, engineering, and vendors.     

    Innovative

    Unconstrained by comfort zones in creating solutions.  Incorporate new design concepts contingent on meeting functional requirements.  Broad knowledge of business and operations.  Implement and lead organizational change effectively.

    Collaborative

    Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with diverse groups to achieve integrated solutions.  Consultative approach to working with customers, stakeholders, and vendors.

    Communication

    Strong Verbal and written communications; business plans, proposals, customer and professional meeting presentations.

     

     

    Canopy Media Solutions, LLC November 2010 – Present

    Driving growth requires thorough knowledge of the business environment; one’s current products, capabilities & resources, market requirements, and the competition.  Achieving success in chosen markets require an integrated plan, one which details a path forward without putting today’s business at risk.  Canopy Media Solutions delivers expertise in technology, product creation, and business planning to assist the client deliver complete, unified, profitable, and successful solutions.   

    Market Planning &  Development Consultant

    • Initiate processes of strategic planning and market development to establish a defined roadmap for growth.  Areas of expertise used to create tailored plans to achieve desired goals.
    • VISTA Satellite – Supporting creation and implementation of new Digital Archival Service product offering.  Work includes establishing pricing, creating marketing documentation, and drafting multi-year business plan including pro-forma financials supporting the investment.  Providing proposal development support. 
    • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Expert witness in patent infringement suit.  Created documents presenting client’s position based on 20+ years career knowledge and experience in satellite.
    • New York Institute of Technology - Supported project to launch an international Water Conservation Conference.  Part of team identifying target conference attendees and sponsors.  Assisted in creation of attendee invitation letter.

     

     

    Globecomm Systems January 2008 – November 2010

    Globecomm Systems, a systems integrator and service provider, designs and builds complex, turn-key networks for customers in the Media & Entertainment, Wireless, Government, Enterprise, and Maritime markets globally. 

    Senior Director, Broadcast Business Development

    • Created IP-video service delivery strategy to generate up to $10M over 5 years. Treating content delivery as an ecosystem, strategy provided content delivery as a “service” versus “commodity” business.  Product development efforts included assessment of potential target markets, creation of strategy, and validation of strategy through customer research.
    • Identified new markets, opportunities, and potential strategic partners to increase revenues while managing risk.
    • Created technical system designs, wrote customer proposals, and provided sales support for IP video customer initiatives.

    Achievements

    • Created strategy treating content owner versus the end user as the customer.  Plan provided ability to build both infrastructure and service business.  Sources of revenue would be content owners and service providers; both ends of the value chain. 
    • Key projects included development of new IP video service delivery business to enter South African market.  IPTV Head-end design and proposal support for new service provider customers in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the Bahamas.

     

    GlobeCast America October 1995 – June 2007

    GlobeCast, a France Telecom Company with teleports, space segment, and facilities around the world,provides transmission services to most of the world’s major broadcasters.  

    Senior Vice President, Business Development  (2004 – 2007)

    • Directed creation of 1st major strategic plan for GlobeCast America.  Delivered 5-year business plan delivering $40M of growth detailing products, target markets, marketing, sales, and financial projections to GlobeCast Corporate Chairman.
    • Cultivated strategic partners to increase market presence in the plan areas.  One key initiative was development of IPTV content delivery platform via satellite to Telco and Cable service providers.  Supported technical platform design, established pricing models, identified target customers, managed process of securing transport and distribution rights from major US cable programmers. Secondary target market was international Direct-To-Home programmers.
    • Key contributor in reorganizing company to stabilize costs and improve margins, and re-tool product offerings.
    • Key contributor in annual budgeting processes; budget preparation through corporate approval of $80M-$120M budgets.  

    Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services  (2001 – 2004)

    • Division Manager of Enterprise Services with revenues of $10M.  U.S. Enterprise business provided turn-key satellite services enabling Fortune 500 companies to deliver training and corporate communications to employees at all locations. 
    • Realigned staff and introduced IP services into a traditional video environment.  Created partnerships with complimentary service providers.  Achieved $3M increase in revenue. 
    • Led global Enterprise task force, focusing on product development of offerings to our U.S., Asian, and European business unit customers.

    Senior Vice President, Multimedia Services  (1997 – 2001)

    • Assumed overall management of Multimedia Services Division.  Generated revenues of $7 million.
    • Redefined product sold, and made adjustments in pricing.  Restructured to improve efficiency of Operations.  Result was an expanded customer base and improvement in customer service. 
    • Drove product development/implementation of U.S. IP product meeting market need for scalable, secure, interactive training platform, developing budgets and  identifying potential strategic partners in IP arena.
    • Represented GlobeCast America at Corporate in development of global IP products, and provide sales support.
    • Part of team responsible for design and deployment of GlobeCast ATM fiber network within the U.S.  Responsible for vendor selection, contract negotiation, hardware selection and purchasing, internal costing and pricing, and implementation.  

    Senior Vice President, Client & Transponder Services  (1996 – 1997)

    • Managed 24x7 Customer Service Center responsible for supporting our broadcast, program syndication, and cable customers.  Responsible for transponder planning and overall transponder utilization.  Group managed scheduling and loading of GlobeCast America’s ad-hoc transponder and fiber resources.  
    • Negotiated agreements with satellite carriers for transponders, insuring sufficient capacity to meet customer demand.
    • Program managed software development and implementation of new GlobeCast traffic system.  System replaced use of 2 separate traffic systems left over from merger of Keystone and IDB Communications.

    Director Of Sales  (1995 – 1996)

    • Managed $11M sales budget for Western Region and staff of 3 account representatives.  
    • Sold production, studio, transmission, and space segment services to broadcast customers.

    Achievements

    • Created 1st major 5-year strategic plan for GlobeCast America including $40M in revenue growth over plan period.  Key component was use of new technologies to enhance core competency of global content distribution.
    • Development of plan to reorganize company to improve financial performance.  Modified existing product offerings and planned for development of new ones.
    • Growth of Enterprise Services revenues to $10M; a $3M increase.
    • Directed GlobeCast inter-business unit task force to reposition company as global Content Exchange IP-based service provider.

     

    Lambert Communications February 1994 – August 1995

    Healthcare communications company delivering continuing education to nursing staff, medical news to physicians, and patient entertainment programming via satellite to hospitals across the U.S.

    • As Vice President, Operations I was responsible for the satellite based program distribution network to 700 hospitals.  I managed an operations staff of 3 and a sales staff of 2 who sold our program services into hospitals.

     

    GTE Spacenet Corporation May 1985 – September 1993

    Satellite Communications company with fleet of hybrid  and Ku-Band satellites delivering voice, video, and data transmission services.  Owned and operated supporting TT&C earth stations.

    • Held product management and transponder management positions during my 8 year tenure at GTE.  The primary markets serviced were the major US Broadcasters and cable program service providers.  

    Achievements

    • Successfully transitioned live customer traffic during repositioning of 2 on-orbit GTE satellites between 2 orbital positions.
    • Led the development of Ku-Band Satellite News Gathering product; the 1st of its kind in the U.S. domestic market.  Product integrated satellite-based phone service with video on a single satellite.  Offering was created through collaboration with our broadcast customers, sales, engineering, legal, and finance.

     

    Education

    Bachelor Of Arts, Visual Media – American University, Washington, D.C.


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