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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
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 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
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...
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     Date Submitted:21-01-2014
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     Current job:Engineering Manager
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProject Managemnt Systems Engineering Software Engineering Flight Mechanics Trajectory Analysis Six DOF Simulation
    CV

    Profile

    Creative and Innovative Leader with expertise in Project Management, Systems Engineering and Software Engineering

     

    Areas of Expertise

    Leadership Skills

    Technical Skills

    Project/Program Management

    Systems Engineering

    Engineering Supervision

    Software Engineering

    Employee Recruiting

    Simulation Based Design

    ●   Team Building and Mentoring

    ●   Flight Mechanics and Dynamics

    Strategic Planning

    Optimization and Statistics

     

    Professional Experience

     

    Project Engineering Manager, 01/2007 – Present

    Honeywell Aerospace & Honeywell Process Solutions – Houston, Texas

    Leader of a team of 15+ Engineers developing and delivering safety and mission critical products and solutions for the Aerospace and Energy Industry. 

     

    Management Responsibilities

    • Biannual performance reviews, annual merit reviews
    • Resource planning, allocation and estimation
    • Staff recruiting, training and mentoring
    • Deputy to site Engineering Director assisting with strategic planning and organization development 

     

    Program Management Activities

    • Cost Account Manager for Orion Flight Software Responsible for $20M budget. Practiced EVMS, supported monthly customer reviews, maintained project schedule
    • Project Engineer supporting Zing HUMS Condition Based Maintenance Flight Data Recorder Product Line
    • Proposal Author for Spacecraft Command and Planning System
    • Manager for Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software Integration Services.

     

    Product Development Activities

    • Orion Manned Spacecraft Launch Abort Decision and Vehicle Health Management Flight Software
    • Unmanned Air Vehicle Mission Management and Mission Validation Software
    • Unmanned Air Vehicle Common Controller Systems Integration
    • Commercial Aircraft Avionics Software Integration & Test
    • Work products include requirements, design artifacts, ICDs, source code and test artifacts

     

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Built software engineering team from ground-up in new work site for Honeywell. Site achieved CMMI Level 3 certification. All employees are 6 Sigma Greenbelt Certified
    • Developed innovative tools for team software management resulting in improved quality and productivity
    • Engineering teams met all milestones and gate reviews
    • Project engineering consultants consistently meeting technical objectives on challenging integration activities
    • Identified $3M in cost savings out of $20M budget 
    • Author of Software Development plan for $200M mission planning system proposal

     

    Senior Software Systems Engineer, 04/2003 - 01/2007

    Boeing LTS – Kihei, Hawaii

     

    Senior Software Systems Engineering Lead at Maui High Performance Computing Center an Air Force Research Lab

    Leadership Activities

    • Technical Direction of High Performance Computing Applications
    • Implementation of Standard Processes for Software Development Activities for Application Engineering Task Orders

     

    Product Development Activities

    • Image Processing Pipeline Software hosted on 1000 Node Linux Cluster for Near Earth Asteroid Tracking System
    • Software Integration on Linux Cluster for Real-time Sonar Measurements
    • Space Situational Awareness Software Applications - Uncorrelated Target Tracking (UCT) for Satellites and Orbital Debris

     

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Implemented Agile Software Development Methodology
    • Wrote Software Development Plan, Software Test Plan and Software Configuration Management Plan
    • Implemented Tracking metrics
    • Author/Presenter at 2005 Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS) Conference

     

    Senior Staff Systems Engineer, 10/1996 - 04/2003

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company – Sunnyvale, CaliforniaSenior Staff Aerospace Engineer supporting Commercial Satellite Programs

     

    Software Integration & Test Team Lead - Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope

    • Directed team of 30 engineers organized into 6 IPTs
    • Verified 2400 requirements (Payload and Bus Control Software).
    • Developed Software Test Plan and Configuration Management Plan
    • Designed a Web-based Test Tracking System which featured electronic check lists, electronic signatures, standardized test reports and automated regression testing

     

    Iridium Software Integration

    • Led S/W Integration Activities for Iridium Flight Software Validation on Closed Loop Spacecraft Simulation Environments
    • Led and Directed Efforts for Y2K Certification of Iridium Program Simulation and Electrical Special Test Equipment (Ground and Launch) at Sunnyvale CA and Chandler AZ facilities

     

    Software Engineering Activities

    • Implemented Software Changes and Defect Resolution on Orbit Control System Software for Iridium Spacecraft Bus
    • Performed Qualification Tests on Iridium Satellite Bus Control and Fault Management Software
    • Resolution of Spacecraft On-Orbit Anomalies

     

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Met all delivery milestones on Iridium and Spitzer projects
    • Web-Based Test Tracking System was recognized by LM senior management and recommended for future projects

     

    Staff Systems Engineer, 07/1987 - 10/1996

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company – Houston, Texas

     

    Staff Systems Engineer supporting Advanced Program Office activities at NASA JSC,

     

    Engineering Activities

    • Supported NASA Advanced Programs Office Launch Vehicle Analysis Activities as a Flight Mechanics Analyst. Was recognized local expert in ascent trajectory analysis
    • Responsible for refining the SORT Trajectory Analysis Code into a general purpose mission and vehicle analysis tool for Launch System Design. Significant features added included Monte Carlo, GRAM Atmosphere Model along with NPSOL and Projected Gradient optimization algorithms.
    • Provided technical contributions to several launch systems proposals
    • Developed unique analysis techniques for Launch Vehicle Sizing problems and developed and delivered algorithms and results to NASA JSC
    • Performed Analysis of Space Shuttle Upgrades and Enhancements
    • Performed Analysis of Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle Concepts

     

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Contributed to winning proposal for the Space Shuttle Advanced Solid Rocket Motor and National Launch System programs
    • Delivered SORT Trajectory Code to NASA COSMIC Library
    • Received Patent Disclosure Award for SORT Code

     

    Senior Systems Engineer, 06/1982 - 07/1987

    McDonnell Douglas – Houston, Texas

     

    Guidance and Control Analyst for Space Shuttle Mission Planning and Analysis Division

     

    Engineering Responsibilities

    • One of the original 3 developers of the SORT Trajectory Optimization and Simulation Program used for Space Shuttle mission planning and analysis activities. Developed a unique multi-layered optimization algorithm which could reliably solve difficult constrained optimization problems
    • Developed a general purpose launch abort prediction code useful for analysis of the abort performance of Space Shuttle and derivative launch vehicles.
    • Ascent Trajectory Analyst for National Aerospace Plane program

     

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Recognized for Contributions to Space Shuttle Ascent Flight Planning
    • Recognized for development of SORT Code which went on to be used in Space Shuttle Mission Planning for nearly 25 years

     

    Consultant, 03/1993 - 06/1995

    Space Industries – League City, TX

    Developed General Purpose Trajectory Optimization Code with Monte Carlo Dispersion Analysis Capability for use in range safety analysis and trained company engineers.

     

    • Performed entry foot-print analysis and landing opportunity analysis for the Commercial Entry Satellite Program

     

    Consultant, 05/1995 - 12/1997

    Kistler Aerospace – Kirkland, WA

     

    Consultant

    • Performed Vehicle Trajectory Analysis and Range Safety Analysis for FAA Certification of K-1 Rocket using SORT Trajectory Optimization Code.
    • Conducted landing opportunity and launch window trade studies.

     

    Education

     

    2009 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Kihei, HI, USA

     

    Masters of Science Technical Management

     

    1982 Iowa State University – Ames, IA, USA

     

    Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering

     

    Certifications

     

    Six Sigma Green Belt - October 2007

     

    Cost Account Management - October 2008

     

    Affiliations

     

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

     

    Community Service

     

    Volunteer in Rebuilding Together Program

     

    Keywords

     

    Program Management, Project Management, Project Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Six Sigma, C, C++, ClearCase, DOORS, Fortran, MS Office, MS Project, Windows, UNIX, Visual Source Safe, Linux, OSX, SORT, POST, OTIS, Technical Leader, Flight Mechanics , Trajectory Analysis, Space Systems Analyst, Statistics, Optimization, Avionics, Safety Critical, Mission Planning


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