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NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com
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The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Indeed, we were witnessing “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, “I don’t believe it and will never believe it.” SpaceNews.com
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Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
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Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:29 +0000
Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0000
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:47 +0000
Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:22 +0000
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:44:31 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 01:30:08 +0000
A company Cisco is poised to buy for $2.6 billion is required to pay damages to Viasat for failing to pay royalties on a decade-old technology it used from the satellite operator.  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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