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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:21-04-2014
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     Current job:Spacecraft Test & Operations Engineer | Ground Segment Engineer | Satellite Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite operations, ground systems, Air Force, classified programs
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    Spacecraft Test & Operations Engineer | Ground Segment Engineer | Satellite Operations Manager

     

    Highly skilled Aerospace Engineering Professional credited as a technical expert with exceptional skills in the deliverance of technical leadership, comprehensive technical understanding and the ability to manage, mentor and train talented individuals in engineering. Broad experience across all three sectors of the space industry (civil, commercial, and national security). Specialized expertise in Air Force space operations with a current Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) security clearance. Strength in communication, customer interface and collaboration with all level and members of the organizational structure. Skilled in cost control, budget management and the deliverance of products and projects on time and within budgetary guidelines.

     

    Areas of Expertise

     


     

     

    §  Leadership

    §  Engineering

    §  Program Management

    §  Operations

    §  Personnel Management

    §  Solution Management

    §  System Testing

    §  Integration and Test

    §  Solid Communication

    §  Presentation Skills

    §  Policy/Regulatory Compliance

    §  Military

     

     

    Key Skills Assessment

     


     

    • Exceptional performance pertaining to on-console support as an operations director during mission rehearsals and actual on-orbit operations

    • Facilitation of time-sensitive staff actions and issues covering policy, operations, and technical/engineering issues in support of senior AF decision-makers

    • Experienced in the identification, development, and implementation of Department of Defense Information Assurance (IA) requirements for a highly classified space system

    • Led a 7-person team, ensuring cost, schedule, and technical objectives are being met

    • Managed the integration of CHIRP ground segment elements based in Dulles VA, Seal Beach CA, Colorado Springs CO, and Woodbine MD. Responsible for construction and equipping of Orbital's new Classified Mission Operations Center (CMOC), including physical and information security requirements

     

     

    Professional Experience

     


     

    Commercial Resupply Service Mission Operations Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2013 – 2014

    • Operations planning for Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) vehicles Orb-3 and Orb-4

    Development of operational procedures and scripts supporting system-level testing, and acts as the operations Cognizant Engineer (CogE) and subject matter expert for vehicles Orb-3 and Orb- 4 as they progressed through integration and test

     

    Deputy Division Chief, Space Operations Support | Headquarters USAF | Pentagon | 2012 - 2013

    • Performed day-to-day management of active duty action officers, federal government civilians, and support contractors as the primary office for space-related technical expertise for the USAF Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force

       

      Hornet Information Assurance Engineer | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2012

    • Facilitated ground segment, space segment, and program management teams to develop detailed multilevel system IA requirements (space and ground) from USG IA regulatory guidance to conform to program and customer objectives

      MexSat Ground & Operations Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2011 - 2012

    • Planned, developed, and assembled of the MexSat Bicentenario (Mexsat-3) commercial communications satellite ground segment and mission operations

    • Accountable to the Program Manager as the Cognizant Engineer (CogE) and Control Account Manager (CAM) for the successful execution of the ground segment and mission operations portion of the Mexsat program, from initial program start through launch, in-orbit checkout, and customer handover

       

      CHIRP Ground Segment Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2008 - 2011

    • Planned and executed design, integration, and testing of the Ground Segment and Mission Operations elements of the USAF-led Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHIRP) flight experiment

       

      Dawn Mission Operations Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2006 – 2008

    • Oversaw of Ground Segment and Mission Operations elements of the JPL-led Dawn interplanetary mission ensuring cost, schedule, and technical objectives were met

    • Developed operations procedures and tools, trained the operations team (both JPL and Orbital) and built the Orbital Dawn Mission Operations Center

       

      Space Operations Mission Commander | Joint Space Operations Center | Vandenberg AFB CA | 2005 - 2010

    • Chaired as operation of the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), the Defense Department's command and control facility for military space operations, and for the leadership of 22-person joint duty crew

    • Tracking and tasking of multiple DoD space systems, and the monitoring of civil, commercial, and foreign space systems

    • Directly responsible to the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command (Space) for the execution of the mission

       

      Chief, Global Information Services | Joint Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB CA | 2004 – 2005

    • Tracked multiple operational DoD space systems including GPS, DSCS, Milstar, UFO, GBS, IBS, DMSP, and Blue Force Tracking

    • Maintained close coordination with NRO, NOAA, Army, Navy, and other U.S. government space systems operators

    • Advised the STRATCOM Joint Space Operations Commander of the status of Air Force and non- Air Force space systems through twice a week formal briefings

       

      Previous Career Overview:

      Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) Crew Commander |614th Space Operations Squadron | Vandenberg AFB CA | 2004

      Minuteman III ICBM Operations | 10th Missile Squadron, 341st Space Wing | Malmstrom AFB MT | 2000 – 2004

      GPS Satellite Operations | 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO | 1997 - 2000

      Titan IV Space Launch System Engineer | Titan System Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, CA | 1993 - 1995

     

     

     

    Education & Training

     


     

    Air War College | Maxwell AFB | 2012 – Present

     

    Certificate in Space Systems Engineering | Stevens Institute of Technology | 2012

     

    Air Command and Staff College | Maxwell AFB | 2006

     

    Master of Science in Space Operations | Air Force Institute of Technology | Wright-Patterson AFB, OH | 1996

     

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering | Tuskegee University | Tuskegee, AL | 1993


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