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Fri, 24 May 2019 21:46:28 +0000
An ability to get on contract quickly and a price far lower that other companies were key factors in NASA’s decision to award a contract to Maxar Technologies for the first element of the lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 20:28:47 +0000
The filings show SpaceX sold all but $18.8 million of the shares available between the two rounds. The company raised $1.022 billion in total. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:28 +0000
Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:04:26 +0000
Fifty-eight years ago, almost to the day, President Kennedy declared what was, at the time, a bold national goal: To send a man to the moon within a decade, and “return him safely to Earth.” The greatest challenge of Apollo was not the former, but the latter. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-01-2014
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     Current job:Senior Ground Systems Engineer
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    Twenty two years’ experience with software and space systems development, operations, integration and project management. Twelve years’ experience in ground system development and integration for LEO satellite constellation.
     
    CAREER EXPERIENCE
    DigitalGlobe        08/2001 - present
    Senior Ground Systems Engineer
     Manage and coordinate all aspects of mission ground systems operations. Write system specifications, requirements and interface control documents for spacecraft control systems, narrowband command and control of LEO imagery satellites and WB image downlink and delivery through production to customers. Lead, design and implement new functionality to meet customer driven SLA. Provide ground system SME guidance for spacecraft launch and operations CDR for new spacecraft capabilities. Direct Software developers and provide guidance on requirement implementation. Lead vendor contracts and perform SAT and FAT activities to verify satisfaction of requirements.
     
    Compaq Computer Corporation      08/1999 – 08/2001
    Solutions Architect
     Investigate, design and implement new hardware and software solutions and major upgrades or enhancements for customers NT 4.0/W2K enterprise of over 190 servers and 10,000 + user environment. Support enterprise users by supplying 3rd level technical support. Work with clients and all levels of management to translate requirements into appropriate business solutions. Provide direction on existing applications, and coordinate operational support. Train peers in new tools, procedures, formal standards and development techniques. Provide input to management for recruiting, hiring, dismissal, and performance review of subordinate support specialist. Perform hardware troubleshooting and repair as needed.

    United Space Alliance / Lockheed Martin     08/1997 – 08/1999
    Telcom Commander/Satellite Systems Engineer
     Provide command capability for Shuttle and International Space Station. Perform real-time Troubleshooting of hardware and software. Perform command and control of space shuttle and international space station to maintain continuous contact with space vehicle and crew. Configure and schedule satellite and ground resources to ensure mission critical activities including launch and landing. Provide system support in training of astronauts and testing of new hardware/software for upcoming missions
    Computer Supervisor/Satellite Systems Engineer
     Perform management, control, and resource allocation of ES9000 mainframe and software applications. Perform real-time troubleshooting of software and hardware problems. Identify and report, and suggest solutions to present and future system limitations to ensure system operability and integrity. Developed and implemented Access database used for day to day operations, also webmaster for sections web page.

    Lockheed Martin Technical Operations     04/1997 – 08/1997
    Satellite Systems Engineer
     Perform day to day operations, maintenance, and testing of the CCS system, user access and system security in SOC-42. Conduct problem analysis and assessing impacts of problems affecting the 4 SOPS SGLS mission capabilities. Support the installation, verification, validation, and testing of CCS software and system upgrades or changes. Assist in the assessment of impacts to mission operations of each upgrade. Review/track requirements to resolve existing problems and identify new system requirements. Perform troubleshooting by generating system dumps as required. Create weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and special reports. Assist in preparing comprehensive briefings detailing the operational impacts of upcoming database transfers.

    U.S. Air Force        02/1991 – 04/1997
    Ground Controller, Lead Satellite Systems Operator Instructor
     Write, implement, and train new LEO and day to day procedures for MILSTAR operations. Perform mission problem investigations and attend weekly meeting for resolution of pending anomalies. Review S/DR’s for changes affecting operational procedures. Evaluate and organize satellite operations training program. Administer academic instruction and developed simulation courseware and curriculum. Perform QA functions in accordance with ISO9000 standards.
    Satellite Systems Commander
     Act as space vehicle subsystems expert for FLTSATCOM satellite constellation. Perform planning/commanding of space vehicle maneuvers and routine maintenance.  Supervise ground configuration to ensure successful vehicle commanding. Identify and direct corrective actions during vehicle contingencies. Perform long and short term planning including maneuvers and orbital products. Schedule (and resolve scheduling conflicts in the AFSCN) passes to evaluate satellite subsystems to ensure nominal operation.
    Ground Controller/Satellite Systems Operator
     Provide continuous ground system software, hardware, and network expertise. Support system users and be first line of defense to determine proper course of action to avoid computer resources allocation and network contention problems. Monitor all segment applications and network resources to determine whether they are operating as expected and manage resource performance based on operational priorities. Confirm or establish networks communication connectivity resources necessary to send commands and receive telemetry from the satellite. Interfaced with the operations test segment users, site infrastructure, external agencies, the customer, and contractor representatives within the operations center. Address system configuration and problems associated with ground architecture. Identify “out of limits telemetry points” and report to satellite commander that a potential problem may exist. Perform Commanding with direct supervision from satellite commander.
    AN/FPS-5- and AN/FPS-92 Radar Operator
     Perform real-time ground and antenna troubleshooting. Configure radar for ICBM/SLBM detection, space track, and attack assessment. Configure equipment to provide accurate satellite position data to external agencies. Develop and implement training and evaluation products for operators. Create simulations to test operator proficiency. Maintain documentation and procedures in accordance with ISO standards.
     
    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    * Unix
    * Shell scripting
    * Harris OSComet RCCS - CCL
    * RTLogic T500, T501, T171, T400
    * Amergint WB systems
    * RF Radio’s Viasat, GLI,
    * Caribou crypto- Safenet/Myktronix
    * AES 128/256
    * CCSDS
    * TDRSS
    * AFSCN
    * Shuttle and ISS Command and TLM systems

     

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