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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:15:36 +0000
U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:35:16 +0000
For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:30:02 +0000
The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:06:55 +0000
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. 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
    CV
    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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