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Virgin Orbit says it is technically ready for its next LauncherOne mission, and the first orbital launch from the United Kingdom, but is still waiting on a launch license from the British government. The post Virgin Orbit awaiting license for first UK launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
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India expects to conduct the first launch of OneWeb satellites in eight months during the second half of October, Indian space agency ISRO said Oct. 5. The post India on track for OneWeb launch in second half of October appeared first on SpaceNews.
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York Space won a $200 million contract for the Space Development Agency's Tranche 1 Demonstration and Experimentation System (T1DES) program The post York Space wins $200 million Space Development Agency contract for 12 satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Viasat’s $7.3 billion Inmarsat takeover could lead to more expensive and poorer quality Wi-Fi for plane passengers, the U.K.’s competition watchdog said Oct. 6 as it prepared to launch a full-scale probe of the deal. The post UK competition watchdog has concerns about Viasat’s Inmarsat takeover appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Sierra Space has hired a former SpaceX executive as its chief information officer as the company builds up its infrastructure to support work on commercial spacecraft and a space station. The post Sierra Space hires former SpaceX executive as CIO appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:33:08 +0000
After a successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft whose crew included a Russian cosmonaut, a Roscosmos official struck a more conciliatory tone about relations with NASA. The post Roscosmos official supports continued cooperation with NASA on ISS appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:09:49 +0000
The expansion of Chinese ground stations in South America is generating concern regarding Beijing’s intentions in the region and in space, according to a new report. The post Report highlights U.S. concerns over China’s space infrastructure in South America appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 23:45:13 +0000
NOAA is preparing to launch the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 on Nov. 1 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The post Next NOAA weather satellite launching just in time appeared first on SpaceNews.
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After winning a $17.6 million Space Force contract for a 2023 mission, Firefly eyes more opportunities in the military market The post After successful first launch, Firefly sets sight on national security market appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:01:24 +0000
Plans to use a part of Ku-band for 5G networks in the United States could disrupt Starlink broadband services even more than SpaceX previously estimated, the company said Oct. 4 as it released interference analysis from a third party. The post SpaceX says 5G plan could disrupt Starlink more than previously thought appeared first on SpaceNews.
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A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with four people on board is on its way to the International Space Station after a successful launch Oct. 5. The post SpaceX launches Crew-5 mission to the space station appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:21:47 +0000
The United Kingdom and South Korea have pledged not to conduct direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile testing, throwing their weight behind the U.S.-driven initiative launched in April to promote peaceful and safe use of outer space.  The post UK, South Korea join ASAT test ban, raising like-minded countries to seven appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:40:11 +0000
United Launch Alliance launched a pair of satellites for SES Oct. 4 that are vital to the operator’s bid to claim nearly $4 billion in C-band clearing proceeds. The post SES closer to $4 billion payout after ULA launch to near-geostationary orbit appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:39:42 +0000
A Sherpa tug launched a month ago is still undergoing commissioning and has yet to start maneuvers as its orbit gradually decays. The post Sherpa tug yet to start raising orbit a month after launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 21:49:45 +0000
Companies in the space domain awareness market are eager to work with the Space Force but need a clearer picture of future demand The post Space Force in discussions with industry on future market for space surveillance data appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 21:16:26 +0000
The Space Development Agency announced Oct. 4 it awarded Ball Aerospace a $176 million contract to build, operate and secure launch services for 10 experimental satellites.  The post Ball Aerospace wins $176 million contract to build and operate 10 satellites for Space Development Agency appeared first on SpaceNews.
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AE Industrial Partners announced plans Oct. 4 to acquire a majority stake in York Space Systems, a small satellite manufacturer and turnkey mission operator based in Denver. The post AEI claims majority stake in York Space Systems appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 02:56:13 +0000
As SpaceX prepares to launch a new crew to the International Space Station from one pad at the Kennedy Space Center, it is starting work to upgrade another pad at Cape Canaveral as a backup. The post SpaceX to upgrade Cape Canaveral pad for crew and cargo missions appeared first on SpaceNews.
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British defense firm Qinetiq is selling its Belgian commercial satellite systems division to Redwire, a U.S.-based consolidator of space infrastructure. The post Redwire back on acquisition trail with deal for QinetiQ Space appeared first on SpaceNews.
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     Date Submitted:03-03-2014
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     Current job:Sr Quality Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsQA, Quality, RCCA, Inspection, Quality Engineer, Satellite,
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    ------------------------ Summary of Professional Qualifications ---------------------------
    Highly experienced Quality Engineering Professional
    Bachelor of Science Degree and lifelong learner.
    Six Sigma, Lean, FMEA, GDT knowledgable.
    Source Inspection, Audit and Supplier Management, SCAR follow up and analysis.
    Satellite Integration,Test  and Launch (System Level Projects).
    Machining and other manufacturing processes.
    Black Box and satellite component manufacture (MLB, PWB, electronic assemblies, discrete electronic components, soldering, ESD protection, hardware handling).
    Problem Resolution (MRB, material review board), Led cross-functional teams.
    Customer Relations and Management.
    RCCA (Root Cause, Corrective Action) Identification, 5 why, fishbone diagram.
    ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, QMS compliance.
    Project Management, creation and analysis of management metrics.
    Attained ASQ CQE certification.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing.
    Microsoft Office proficient.
    Plant layout and equipment installation.
    International Business and extensive World Travel.
     
    ----------------------------- Professional Experience ------------------------------------
    Orbital Sciences Corp.                             2010-2013
     
    Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer        Redondo Beach,  CA
     
    West Coast Source Inspection QA Engineer regularly supporting more than 30 suppliers producing the following products: passive and active RF components, TWTA, satellite structures, waveguides, discrete electronics, propulsion components (tanks, valves, filters), reflectors, solar arrays, SADA, SADE, black box electronic assemblies and large machined parts. EIDP review performed during Final Inspections. Performed QA audits, test surveillance and capacity/capability analysis.
     
    Inspected (including In-process and Final) more than 1000 satellite parts per year with 0.01 percent missed supplier issues found at company receiving inspection. (No returns required)
    Discovered significant subtier supplier solder process issue thus saving company $1.7 million in costs of quality and schedule.
     
    SpaceSystems / Loral     2006-2009
     
    Sr. QA Procurement Program Management Engineer    Palo Alto, CA
     
    Oversaw all aspects of Supplier Procurement QA system for seven satellite programs. Exclusive QA company employee rep in Europe based in Waiblingen, Germany for 2.7 years before relocating back to the Los Angeles Area. Provided technical input and acted as local liaison for all European and Los Angeles MRB issues. Performed Supplier Audits for key partners in Europe and the Los Angeles area.
     
    Recognized by QA management for Outstanding Service at completion of European assignment.
    Utilized company QA database skills and experience increasing inspection rate by over 30 percent which eliminated additional schedule slips.
    Inspected yearly over 1000 complex satellite parts with zero return on accepted hardware saving program cost and schedule.
    Provided key visibility and recommendations from remote locations concerning critical MRB issues thus ensuring rapid issue resolution.
    Used travel skills and decision capability reducing European inspection waiver rate to less than 5 percent which allowed detailed scrutiny of all critical hardware.
     
    Northrop Grumman Space Technology    2003-2006
               
    Sub Project Manager (Spacecraft Integration)    Redondo Beach, CA
     
    Provided Quality Assurance oversight to Advanced DOD Spacecraft requiring Secret, EBI Clearance.  Member of advanced satellite proposal team. Quality Focal Preventative Action Board coordinator for company Test and Measurement group.
     
    Recommended solutions resulting in reduction of schedule delay and cost increases.
    Selected for training resulting in attainment of American Society for Quality Engineer Certification.
     
    SpaceSystems / Loral  1999-2003
     
    Quality Engineering Specialist (Spacecraft Integration)                    Palo Alto, Ca
     
    Provided Quality Engineering oversight to several satellite programs driving resolution for all MRB issues during integration, test and launch. Conducted test/manufacturing readiness reviews for major program milestones. Provided direct program status to upper level management and customer. Resolved discrepancies with EAGE and MAGE usage for satellite test and assembly.
     
    Acted as sole QA engineering representative during launch base operations in China, Florida, French Guiana, Kazakhstan, and Japan resulting cumulatively  in over 12 launches with no major satellite or on orbit issues.
    Recognized with award for excellent performance during EchoStar 6 satellite program.
    Selected as QA engineering representative to oversee supplier quality function in Edinburgh, Scotland and Toulouse, France during critical milestone phase of production, resulting in on-time performance and resolved issues.
     
    Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Space                             1997-1999
     
    Quality Engineering Specialist (Spacecraft Integration)                 Sunnyvale, CA        
    Provided Quality Engineering oversight to key satellite program driving resolution for all MRB issues during integration, test and launch.
     
    Space Systems / Loral                                                                                1986-1997
     
    Program Quality Engineer      (1996-1997)                                         Palo Alto, CA
     
    Monitored and controlled all Spacecraft Quality Assurance activities for major satellite program. Produced several working QA documents reflecting contractual requirements and relevant QA standards for flow down to manufacturing.
        
    Leveraged QA database skills reducing Program Quality discrepancies by 80 percent during first three months as Program Quality Engineer.
    Recognized by Company President for outstanding effort and valor during failed launch attempt in China. 
    Successfully testified for company before US Justice Department due to failed launch attempt in China.

    ----------------------------        Education  -----------------------
    BS, Industrial Technology, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    BA, American History, Psychology (Minor),  Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
    AAS, Mechanical Technology, Farmingdale University, Farmingdale, New York     
     

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