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A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-11-2013
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     Current job:Senior Scientist
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpacecraft Power Subsystem and Electrical Systems Engineering
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    A  Professional Spacecraft Systems Engineer specializing in Electrical Power Systems
    A focused, detail driven, resourceful Electrical Systems Engineer with extensive experience in a wide variety of Spacecraft Electrical and Power Systems from their conception through all the stages of design, development and execution to spacecraft commissioning in orbit. 
    Cost Account Management and Program Technical Leadership for several Communication Spacecraft Electrical Power Systems, showing a consistently innovative and yet conservative approach to their fully successful design and implementation, being wholly involved in all aspects of their hardware and operational design.
    * Management of Multi-Disciplinary Teams in programs of significant complexity.
    * Systems Specification and Requirements Definition. 
    * Technical Direction and Liaison of Spacecraft Power Component Subcontracts.
    * Strong emphasis on hardware design and integration.
     
    Work Experience 
    Senior Scientist, Orbital Sciences Corporation 1998- 2013 
    > Star-2 Communication Satellite Power Subsystem Cost Account Manager and Technical Lead 
    Architect and design lead for the flexible and expandable Star-2 Power Subsystem to meet communication satellite growing power needs for at least 10 years. Performed midterm design studies to increase augmentation power to the spacecraft station keeping thrusters and to introduce lithium ion batteries, formulating requirements for their operational management and performance.
    Lead power subsystem engineer for the first STAR-2 satellite, N-STAR-c through to in-orbit test in July 2002, and the HYLAS satellite launched August 2012. Analytically demonstrated the electromagnetic compatibility of bus electrical components to the HYLAS Ka Band payload thus mitigating the need for expensive EMC testing. 
    The power subsystem design is fully successful, accommodating solar cell efficiency improvements and lithium ion batteries to provide a power capability expansion from 2.0 to 5.5kW, and being operational for over 11 years on 27 STAR-2 satellites without system or component failure.  
    > Small Spacecraft Studies and Programs
    Provided budgetary, technical and planning support to Business Development for  numerous LEO and special application spacecraft proposals. Lead Power Subsystem engineering activities included:
    Design studies into the inter spacecraft wireless power transfer of electrical power, and the power subsystem design of a small spacecraft bus for a flight demonstration of the F6 Fractionated Space Architecture program.
    IPT Lead for the Power Subsystems of the Spacecraft Micro-Star IBEX and ST8 Spacecraft, adapting the heritage Micro Star Power subsystem to the specific requirements of the two spacecraft programs, and leading the design of the IBEX and ST-8 adaptive Power Control Modules. The IBEX program is fully successful and the first user of Lithium Ion batteries in Orbital’s small spacecraft.
    Conceptual design of a novel low mass, low cost Solar Array Regulator for Battery Dominated Bus Power Systems featuring simplicity with high redundancy and efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions.
    > Design and Development Lead Engineer of a Low Illumination, Low Temperature High Voltage Solar Array and it Power Distribution System for the Dawn Interplanetary Spacecraft 
    The solar array program involved the conceptual and detailed design, specification and technical negotiation with both NASA JPL and the selected contractors for the Solar Array, its Photovoltaic Assembly and Drive System. Conducted detailed investigation into the low illumination, low temperature characteristics of Multi-Junction Solar Cells. Developed techniques on the solar array and drive mechanism to retire the risk of voltage breakdown and arcing. 
    The Dawn Solar Array has fully met its predicted performance with no failures, allowing optimum mission performance of the spacecraft’s ion propulsion engines.
     
    Principal Engineer, Lockheed Martin East Windsor, New Jersey 1988-1998
    > TELSTAR Spacecraft Power System Lead Engineer
    Architected and designed the 100 volt power bus and subsystem for the Telstar IV and  Series 7000 communications satellites as the first U.S. high voltage spacecraft power bus, designed to accommodate the growing power requirements of communication spacecraft. 
    > Cost Account and Engineering Manager for the Inmarsat 3 Spacecraft Power System
    The Engineering Lead and Cost Account Manager for the development of a mid range subsystem, directing an assigned team of specialists in battery, solar array and power component design.
    The subsystem flew on four Imarsat Communication Satellites that significantly exceeded their life expectancy. The GE Technical Excellence Award was received for the innovative power subsystem design.
    > Electrical System and Power Systems Engineering for the 9.5  kW ACES Spacecraft Program
    Engineered the A2100 spacecraft power subsystem to support a high power payload and provide power to improve the impulse of the station keeping thrusters. After critical review of detailed subsystem design analyses the system capability was increased by 12%.  Thoroughly upgraded the electrical distribution system to support high power loadings and ensure the electromagnetic compatibility of the spacecraft system to the radiated emissions of the high power S Band payload.
     
    Electrical Power Subsystems Engineering Manager, EADS Astrium, Stevenage, U.K. 1978-1988 
    > Engineering Manager, Electrical Power Subsystems
    > Inmarsat 2 Spacecraft Power Sub Engineering Manager 
    > Power System Lead Engineer for the ESA Olympus High Power Spacecraft Demonstration Program.
     
    Education  
    George Washington University: Master of Science, Systems Engineering. 
    University of Hertfordshire, U.K.: Master of Science, Astronomy and Astronautics.
    Polytechnic University of East Anglia, U.K.: EE Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
         Professional Qualifications
    Chartered (Professional) Engineer
    Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, U.K. 


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