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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
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...
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     Date Submitted:03-02-2014
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     Current job:Space Systems Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsProject Lead, Systems Engineer, Control Account Manager, Risk and Opportunity Manager, Project Planner, Project Scheduler, Requirements Manager, Proposals
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    SUMMARY
    Performance-focused Space Systems Project Engineer with demonstrated ability to achieve mission success.  Front-line leader, adept at partnering with all functional organizations, who achieves management effectiveness in contracting schedule and reduced budgetary environments.  Extensive Systems Engineering expertise in all program phases from pre-capture through product sustainment. 
    Mentors team-members in problem solving, risk reduction and opportunity identification.
    Expertise includes:
    * Earned Value/Control Account Management
    * Risk and Opportunity Management
    * Project Planning and Organization
    * System Studies and Proposals
    * Systems Analysis and Requirements Definition
    * Systems Engineering Methodology
    * Advanced user of Microsoft Office Products, Certified Project 2010 Specialist (MCTS)

     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    RAYTHEON | INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION AND SERVICES (IIS), AURORA, CO 
     
    Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead (2011-2013)
    Managed multi-functional staff of 40 engineers responsible for deployed satellite command and telemetry product sustainment and improvement.  Performed Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) analysis weekly and executed Control Account Management (CAM) Earned Value analysis weekly/monthly.  Continued as Committee member performing schedule coordination for the annual Raytheon Corporate Information Systems and Computing Technology Symposium.
    * Established program baseline for follow-on contract without impacting on-going program performance through selective assignment of tasks to team, consolidation of discrete schedules and development of staffing plans and budgets.
    * Accomplished Integrated Baseline Review with rare occurrence of no residual actions by demonstrating to Prime Contractor/Government customer’s proficient leadership to meet schedule and budget requirements; received special recognition of accomplishment from executive leadership.
    * Corrected potential schedule delay of a critical project and achieved customer confidence that project would complete on time by identifying ideal staff augmentation and coordinating program transfers with home engineering organization.
    * Conducted corporate symposium annually for past 7 years by working with technology leads from various Raytheon businesses to identify common topic groups, coordinating logistical requirements and developing schedule of presentations and tutorials.
     
    Program Area Engineer (2006 – 2011)
    Principle interface between local engineering directorate and program offices.  Primary responsibilities included ensuring successful execution of engineering activities on programs, conducting Engineering Program Reviews and Proposal Reviews, approval of quarterly Estimate-at-Complete (EACs) and deployment coordinator of the Common Process Architecture. Served as the Engineering representative to the IIS Program Leadership Council Risk and Opportunity working group.
    * Achieved company business strategy to increase work-share on key multi-contractor program by coordinating with Engineering Leadership Team to identify best-athlete candidates within company to fill staffing opportunities and interacting with program staffing team to interview/accept Raytheon candidates.
    * Successful completion of ISO 9001 audit of weather satellite program by coordinating collection and review of engineering process artifacts.
     
    Chief Engineering Office Staff Engineer (2004 – 2006)
    Member of Chief Engineering Office on Denver Operations Maintenance and Engineering program.  Performed various projects in support of the Program Management Office.  Team lead for Engineering Improvement Tiger Team working off-site at East Coast location.
    * Corrected engineering process deficiencies by coordinating with multi-site engineering organizations to apply common processes and implementation of problem solutions.
    * Reduced annual effort required to perform cost-collection event for government customer by developing process and related spreadsheet tool for analyzing program financial data.
     
    Systems Engineering Lead (2000 – 2004)
    Managed staff of 25 Systems Engineers for the Data Processing Segment IPT for polar-orbiting weather satellite system.  Participated in multiple program phases, including pre-proposal, proposal, program start-up, and product development.  Staffed and coordinated system engineering efforts across multiple campuses within the IPT.  Developed implementation-layer Systems Engineering processes.  Performed as Control Account Manager with $45M budget.
    * Significant contributor to award of nearly $1B contract by assembling engineering team, developing requirements and design artifacts, and presented at contractor selection Orals review.
    * Created multi-tiered requirement specification tool to meet proposal schedule and budget constraints by applying multi-user database solution and training users.
     
    Systems Engineer (1986 – 2000)
    Previously held roles of increasing responsibility in the development and operation of complex satellite systems.
     
    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    BS, Electrical Engineering
    University of Colorado, Denver Colorado
    24 graduate level course-hours towards MS, Electrical Engineering
    University of Colorado, Denver Colorado

    KEY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Project 2010 - Managing Projects, 2014
    Writing Federal Proposals, Shipley Associates, 2011
    Program Leadership Certification - Level Six, 2009
    Proactive Risk Management - via Colorado State University, 2009
    Integrated Product Team Leadership, 2008

    AWARDS
    NASA Group Achievement Awards, Goddard Space Flight Center
    Integrated NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), 2005
    Earth Observing System (EOS) Mission Operations System (EMOS)
    Development Team, 2000
     
    SECURITY CLEARANCE
    Held SCI-level clearances continuously from 1987 through May 2013

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