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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 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...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:28-04-2014
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     Current job:Sr. Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywordssystems requirements development, mechanical engineer, project engineer, project manager, hardware integration, launch support, field support, operations support, 23+ years of experience on satellites, ramjet missiles, ISS hardware, shuttle integration, F
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    Professional Profile:
    Systems/Project Engineer with over 23 years of experience. Proficient in the full Project Management life cycle and proficient in Program and Project Planning and Control, Hardware and System Integration and Mechanical Design. Has risen progressively from 2D/3D mechanical design to hardware integration, technical field support, liaison to domestic and international customers and into project and program management. Works well on multiple simultaneous projects and as a liaison to vendors and customers. Is a practical, trustworthy, highly motivated self-starter who consistently exceeds performance expectations.

    Skills:
    • Program and Project Management
    • Hardware Integration and Test
    • Mechanical and Systems Engineering
    • Technical Field Support
    • Project Planning and Control
    • Production Facility Support
    • MS Office Suite and Visio 2010
    • Vendor Technical Liaison
    • MS Project 2010
    • Launch Site and Flight Operations Support
    • MS Project Web Application Server 2010
    • Lean Six Sigma Statistical Process Improvement
    • Milestones Professional 2010
    • FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, Hazard Analysis
    • Mechanical Design (CAD/ProE/IDEAS)
    • Material Review Board/Corrective Actions
    •I BM Rationale DOORS, Windchill, Sharepoint, EDMS, CMDB

    Professional Experience:
    GHG Corporation , Houston, TX March 2008 to October 2013
    Facility Systems Development Division
    Senior Systems Engineer/Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager
    • As Sr. Project Eng./PP&C Lead-Managed mission control facility re-design project cost and schedule adherence. Managed project impacts due to Engineering Change Notices and Interface Control Document changes involving the mission control center facilities and subsystems. Consolidated impacts from 21 subsystem leads. Created a new change tracking system for the division. Managed project risks via reviews with customer and contractors, and by reviewing implementation processes with the contractor during all phases of the project. Reviewed preventative measures and implemented corrective actions to reduce cost/schedule risk.
    • As Sr. Project Eng./PP&C-Managed the mission control center facilities upgrade project and schedule for teardown, re-design and build-up of new control rooms and engineering support back rooms. Work included computer deliveries, secure network installation, installation of consoles and monitors and software loads. Managed inter-project dependencies and integration touch points schedules and milestones for cross-project tracking, notification and upper program management insight. Provided executive management with monthly project status (550+ milestones and critical path). Provided budget oversight and resource management for 21 subsystem teams, working in a matrixed organization and coordinating with all levels of personnel.
    • As Sr. Systems Eng.-Developed and managed System Requirements Documents and Interface Definition Documents for mission control center subsystems and network architecture. Created Concept of Operations and System Architecture Documents and Work Flow Diagrams for the health and status monitoring capabilities in the mission control center and associated back support rooms.
    • As Sr. Project Mgr.-Levied system requirements on vendors and provided requests for proposals and requests for quotes. Defined project scope, goals and required deliverables. Evaluated proposals and quote responses from vendors against project and system requirements for hardware/software health and status software solutions (HP, Nagios, SolarWinds, BigFix, ServiceNow, Net QOS, IBM and Monolith). Defined project scope, objectives, test methods and acceptance test criteria. Worked SLAs, SLRs, OLAs, CIs, CRs, Help Desk, Work Flow}.
    • As Sr. Project Eng.-Managed vendor software tools capability and cost-benefit evaluations for enterprise network management technologies and software solutions to provide health and status monitoring of control center hardware assets, networks and communications /data and 18 other subsystems. Created requirements specs/documents, requirements verification matrixes and vendor solution cost breakdown spreadsheets for evaluation. Provided program office oversight of subcontractors during the installation.

    Wyle Laboratories , Houston, TX Jan 2007 to April 2008
    Program Management Systems Office
    Senior Systems Engineer/Senior Project Engineer
    • As Systems Engineering/PP&C Lead and Integration Office representative, - Chaired program level Joint Audit Working Group, ensuring lower level projects kept in synch with Audit and Verification planning as hardware deliverables were readied for final customer acceptance (launch vehicle, crew exploration vehicle, lunar lander).
    • As Project Manager. - Created the Design Certification Review and System Acceptance Review Plans as well as the Joint Audit/Verification Review Schedule for NASA’s Constellation Program. Ensured all lower projects used consistent, standard and agreed-to methods and tools for documentation development, release and storage. Created design review format and content templates, engineering change notice and corrective action processes, hardware and system verifications and final acceptance review processes. Defined test/verification and acceptance criteria.
    • As Senior Project Engineer - Represented SE&I PMO to prepare lower level projects for major program reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, FAR etc.). Levied program expectations and requirements for successful completion of the associated review cycles, qualification testing and final acceptance testing.

    United Space Alliance, Houston, TX May 2000 to Jan 2007
    Program Management Office – External Unpressurized Carriers
    Senior Staff Engineer
    • Project Engineering Lead responsible for integration and delivery of flight support hardware and complex mechanical assemblies for the International Space Station’s Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) and associated analytical products. Member of Material Review Board to provide root-cause evaluation (RCA) and corrective action guidance on non-conformances; reviewed material traceability and quality verification. Represented PMO verifying vibration/thermal/acoustic testing conformed to quality control requirements and standards.
    • Provided PMO technical direction and oversight of $200+ million of flight hardware from design through manufacture, test and verification, certification, final acceptance, and final delivery to customer. Reviewed prototype designs with astronauts to assess the need for changes/improvements before final manufacturing and integration. Reviewed human interface safety, procedures for tool usage during integration and for handling when on orbit. Performed hazard analyses and reviewed fault trees to provide technical risk management before hardware is used in space; ie. anticipating potential problems and implementing preventative actions and procedures.
    • As Lead Project Engineer-Supervised lower level project engineers and CAD personnel (8) and advised of learning opportunities for career growth, performed performance reviews, reward allocation and timecard keeping.
    • Led integration and launch of payloads, mechanical assemblies and replacement parts for the International Space Station. Received program management recognition for exceptionally quick and successful hardware integration.
    • Provided technical PMO direction to the Canadian Space Agency during hardware development, test, and acceptance of spare elements for the Space Station’s robotic arm. Reviewed designs, drawings, specifications, on-orbit procedures to ensure requirements were met.
    • Technical liaison to domestic and international partners for the design and fabrication of external cargo carriers and hardware attachment systems. Expedited delivery of flight and ground support equipment. Chaired material review board meetings, verification and test reviews and final acceptance reviews.
    • Developed of Memos of Agreement, Bases of Estimates, Statements of Work, Cost Estimates, and Technical Task Orders and Agreements for design and integration activities between NASA and International Partners.

    Honeywell Target Systems – Mishawaka, IN March 1997 to April 2000
    Senior Mechanical Engineer/Senior Project Lead
    • Led weight and cost reduction efforts for the $1.5 million electro-hydro-mechanical fuel control used on the Honeywell AS907 turbofan jet engine. Reductions included changes to machined parts, castings, and fuel control assemblies. Achieved a $330,000 cost reduction and a 7% weight reduction.
    • Converted TALOS surface-to-air missiles to Vandal-Enhanced Extended Range supersonic sea-skimming target missiles. Retrofit missiles to add Inertial Navigation System and Global Positioning System receivers, radar beacons, transmitters, scorers, radar cross section countermeasures.
    • Incorporated first successful supersonic ramjet missile vibration isolation solution for a Ashtech GPS Receiver. Provided CAD layouts to analyze tolerance stacks and possible layouts of components.
    • Designed a fuel leakage repair solution to eliminate random catastrophic failures during supersonic flight. Solution was retrofit on all remaining missiles preventing future failures due to fuel leakages in the hot gas ignitor area. Used FMEA and Lean Six Sigma processes to reduce manufacturing errors and process waste. Developed a quick procedure for implementing the change in the field.
    • Provided design oversight of 24 missiles per year, at $1.3M per missile, for INS/GPS retrofit and launch preparation. Used CAD/SDRC IDEAS/Pro-E to create drawings and assemblies. Authored and implemented ECNs. Led six sigma project to reduce ECN review/sign-off/incorporation process – reduced total time by 1/3.
    • Supervisor of 3 CAD personnel – performed timekeeping, performance reviews, reward allocation and recommended learning path for career advancement within the organization.
    • Developed electronics packaging concepts and 2D/3D CAD layouts for proposed Super Exocet (VESTA) missile forward body section. Provided customer with packaging concepts, center of gravity and mass property data. Validate that the VESTA missile as a potential replacement for the VANDAL.
    • Provided launch site technical field support and firing room operational support during naval warfare training operations. Provided real-time telemetry data translation for altitude, speed, location, and missile system status.

    Lockheed Martin Astro Space – Princeton, NJ Aug 1990 to March 1997
    Program Management, Lead Mechanical Engineer, Manuf. Liaison
    • Vender and manufacturing liaison responsible for handling mechanical design issues and final acceptance or rejection of machined, cast, and sheet metal parts, structural honeycomb panels, and photovoltaic solar arrays for five different spacecraft.
    • Lead mechanical design engineer for a series of five weather satellites. Resolved design, fabrication and integration issues. Provided oversight of drafting support for spacecraft structural bus and panel design, flight electronics mounting drawings, and structural mounting insert placement drawings.
    • Designed first one-piece multilayer graphite epoxy spacecraft-to-launch vehicle transition ring for the A2100 program satellite, providing both weight and cost savings for use on future satellite programs.
    • Designed composite flight structures, machined, cast, and sheet metal parts while overseeing four draftsmen. Designed spacecraft handling and transport structures, and equipment mounting brackets.
    • Responsible for mechanical test rack design, certification and verification documentation packages for final acceptance of Spacecraft Power Supply Test Equipment Racks for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

    Education & Training:
    BS Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering The Ohio State University, June 1989
    Spotfire Introduction to Data Mining, Analysis and Graphing Shell Oil at Lockheed Martin, September 2013
    Milestones Professional 2010 Training NASA Johnson Space Center, February 2013
    Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 NASA Johnson Space Center, January 2011
    Systems Engineering Training (Systems Eng., Trade Studies, Decision Analysis) Wyle Labs, Houston, October 2008
    Earned Value Management System Training Wyle Labs, Houston, October 2007
    Project Management Leadership Training Univ. of Houston Clear Lake, 2004
    Project Management Training Wyle Labs (Kepner-Tregoe), Houston, July 2007
    Lean Six Sigma Statistical Process AlliedSignal Corporate Training, 1997
    SDRC IDEAS and Pro-E Solid Modeling Martin Marietta Astro Space, 1994
    AutoCAD Design and Drafting Martin Marietta Astro Space, 1992
    Spacecraft Design and Attitude Control/Systems Engineering GE Aerospace Corporate Training 1991


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