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Rather than waiting for international consensus on measures to mitigate the problem of space debris, space agencies and companies should take immediate action, said Jan Woerner, European Space Agency director general. SpaceNews.com
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The European Commission is recommending an increase in its annual space budget of more than 5 billion Euros to 16.2 billion Euros annually from 2021 through 2027 from the current level of 11 billion Euros during the seven-year cycle from 2014 through 2020. SpaceNews.com
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NASA announced Nov. 18 that it was adding five companies to a contract to perform commercial deliveries of payloads to the surface of the moon, a group that ranges from small ventures to Blue Origin and SpaceX. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:42:51 +0000
BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run a public auction of C-band spectrum instead of allowing a consortium of satellite operators to sell it directly to 5G wireless operators.  Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat, acting as the C-Band Alliance, have been lobbying the Federal Communications […] SpaceNews.com
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GAO said in a statement that the agency on Nov. 18 sustained the protest filed by Blue Origin on Aug. 12. SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:19:48 +0000
Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat on Nov. 15 detailed how they would calculate the proceeds they have pledged to contribute to the U.S. treasury if the Federal Communications Commission accepts their proposal to privately auction C-band spectrum sought by 5G network operators.  SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:10:29 +0000
A group of planetary defense advocates is asking European governments to fund a mission to a near Earth asteroid, three years after a similar mission failed to win approval. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 23:42:07 +0000
Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting said the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities can't happen until Commerce gets the necessary resources. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:36:16 +0000
The 10-year contract is for operations and support of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System constellations. SpaceNews.com
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Exos Aerospace said the failed launch of a reusable suborbital sounding rocket last month was caused by a structural failure of the rocket shortly after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:28:02 +0000
NASA’s inspector general warned in a new report that, because of commercial crew delays, utilization of the International Space Station will drop sharply in 2020 and that NASA runs the risk of losing access entirely by next fall. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:52:00 +0000
EchoStar has ordered two tiny S-band satellites from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to jumpstart a low-Earth-orbit constellation using spectrum gained through its October acquisition of IoT startup Helios Wire.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:06:27 +0000
NASA paid Boeing nearly $300 million more than originally planned in its commercial crew contract in part because of agency concerns that the company might drop out of the program, a new report claims. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:47:58 +0000
SDA is the new term replacing Space Situational Awareness, according to an Oct. 4 memo from Air Force Space Command. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:29:46 +0000
Loft Orbital has raised a fresh $13 million to continue development of a constellation of small satellites purpose-built to carry a mix of payloads for customers who don’t want to fly their own satellites.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:19:54 +0000
With growing bipartisan skepticism that NASA’s current plan to return humans to the moon by 2024 is achievable, members of the House Science Committee used a Nov. 13 hearing to advocate for a different, and arguably more conventional, approach. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:04:44 +0000
SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a similar test resulted in the loss of another spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:29-03-2014
     Last Modified:31-03-2014 (09:32)
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     Current job:Reliability Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsExperienced Aerospace Reliability Engineer
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    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
    *  Skills: reliability/availability modeling/prediction/trades, Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMEA/FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), PRA, Weibull/life data, load/strength, confidence, FRACAS, growth tracking, system safety hazard/risk assessment, accelerated testing, proposal/spec/requirements generation
    *  Award winning ingenuity/innovation (see Inventions and Awards, below)
    *  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Clear, concise, well-organized writing skills
    *  MS Mechanical Engineering, UNO; BS Math, Tulane University
     
    EXPERIENCE
    Northrop Grumman Information Systems, July 2010 – Nov 2013
    Reliability Engineer.  Primarily maintained responsibility for reliability planning, analysis / prediction, monitoring, and report generation on airborne military communications programs.  Activities included Relex/FRACAS Administration.  Secondary responsibilities included Logistics Department sparing analysis point of contact. 
    On my own initiative, developed an in-house sparing analysis tool that was used as the basis for complex, high-dollar spares inventory decisions.
     
    Orbital Sciences Corp,  Dec 2007 – Feb 2010
    Principal Reliability Engineer.  Provided Reliability Engineering expertise across multiple missile defense programs.  Developed and implemented Reliability and Availability program plans and carried out a typical suite of reliability activities, including FMEA, modeling / prediction, and statistical analyses.  Coached less experienced engineers.
     
    Spectrum Astro/General Dynamics, April 2001 – Dec 2007
    Principal Reliability Engineer.  Developed and implemented requirements and guidelines for all Spectrum Astro Reliability Engineering activities, resulting in a 100% product success rate on a number of long-life, high reliability space programs.  Identified design improvements on NASA’s Fermi (formerly named GLAST) satellite resulting in $50K - $100K cost savings with improved reliability.  Invented Weibull-based simulator tool that accepted 16 input variables and allowed Spectrum Astro to compete for multi-satellite constellation contracts.
     
    Hewlett Packard, 1995 - 2001
    Reliability Engineer.  Developed and implemented a reliability/availability improvement program in support of high volume automated assembly lines.  Planned and conducted accelerated life testing and data analysis of thermal inkjet printer cartridges.
     
    Allied Signal Aerospace, 1990 - 1995
    Reliability/System Safety Engineer.  Performed a broad range of reliability engineering functions on a number of commercial and military turbine engine design development programs, as well as system safety tasks per MIL-STD-882C.  Interfaced closely with Maintainability and Logistics functions.
     
    INVENTIONS
    •  Constellation Optimizer, an ingenious Monte Carlo simulator that analyzes and optimizes up to 16 satellite, constellation, and launch variables for the purpose of minimizing constellation development time, cost, and risk.  Optimizer provided greatly improved competitive capability for Spectrum Astro Systems Engineering, allowing Spectrum to compete for multi-satellite constellation contracts. 
    •  Developed a sparing analysis model that was used for complex, high-dollar spares inventory decisions on two-echelon system.
     
    AWARDS
    •  Selected as Employee of the Quarter from an organization of 150 employees and received Outstanding Achievement Award for solving very complex availability modeling challenges
     
    PUBLICATIONS
    •  “Constellation Optimizer: A Weibull-Based Constellation Development Tool”, Journal of Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability in Systems Engineering, RMS Partnership, Winter 2010
    •  “The Logistics Shoehorn: Optimize Your Spares for a More Sustainable System”, with Art Villanueva, Ed Welch, and Joe Barta, NGIS Defense Systems Division Technology Newsletter, Volume VIII, Number IV, December 2011
     
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    •  Current SECRET level security clearance

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