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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
     
     
    Confidential– California
    25 Feb 2013 to Present
     
    Vice President of Operations
     
    * Responsible for managing the operations of a small company specializing in procurement, material handling and manufacture of high reliability flight grade Defense and Space electronics
     
    * Expanding skill sets directly involving the management of Production, Finance, Quality, Supply Chain, Labor Relations and Manufacturing Facilities
     
    * Highly dynamic environment demanding strict synchronization of operations to meet extremely high levels of quality and stringent delivery expectations
     
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    Synepsys Technologies Inc. – Clearwater, FL
    15 July 2011 to 12 Sept 2012
     
    Executive Director and Co-Founder
     
    * Small business providing guided munitions development engineering services to the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
     
    * Contracted by the US Government to develop guided artillery and mortar projectile technology
     
    * Novel structural design and analysis, electronics packaging, autonomous autopilot, sensors
     
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    General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) – St. Petersburg, FL
    11 July 2002 to 15 July 2011
     
    Director - Advanced Munition Systems
     
    * Established the GD-OTS Advanced Munition Systems (AMS) Department for the purpose of capturing an emerging low cost gun launched guided munitions business
     
    * Responsible for development and administrative management of annual department budget
     
    * Responsible for management of senior technology personnel (hiring and release)
     
    * Accountable for $28M annual government funded program revenue and associated earnings in support of corporate strategic plan (P&L responsibility for 3 concurrent defense programs)
     
    * Responsible for $3M annual Internal Research and Development (IRAD) budgets used to support enabling technology programs for the Large Caliber Ammunition Division
     
    * Developed a new 120mm rocket assisted guided mortar munition for the US Marine Corps that increased the current 8km range to 18km range while meeting stringent US Navy carrier transportation safety needs.  Demonstrated multiple times during relevant environment testing
     
    * Developed a unique low cost 105mm/155mm advanced GPS guided artillery munition for the US Army.  Successfully demonstrated multiple times in a relevant environment despite the belief by industry experts that it was unachievable due to the high dynamic launch loads
     
    * Lead team of specialized developers to demonstrate the new generation tactical 120mm KE penetrator munition for the M1 Abrams – extensive live gun testing at Yuma Proving Grounds
     
    * Assembled a real-time Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) munitions electronics integration facility to include a 3-axis motion platform capable of performing closed loop simulated guided flight. Responsible for budget, acquisition of materials, safety certification and laboratory integration
     
    * Member of the division Vice President’s direct senior staff – strategic vision and management
     
    * Conducted technology program presentations to large audiences during industry conferences and corporate reviews of new technology initiatives
     
    * Chosen as Tiger Team Lead for obtaining military transportation certification for the USMC Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) consisting of a 120mm rifled tube mortar, a two man tow vehicle, an ammunition trailer and a four man strike variant vehicle – this was the first system of its kind to be successfully certified for internal transport in an MV-22 Osprey to MIL-STD-209K and MIL-HDBK-1791 (CH-53, C130, MV-22 external sling, and rail also achieved)
     
    * Managed a team of structural engineers and specialists responsible for developing a unique system of cargo tie-down provisions and the subsequent execution of structural load testing under observation of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) evaluators at Patuxent River, MD
     
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    General Dynamics – Advanced Information Systems (GD-AIS) – Redmond, WA
    19 February 2001 to 11 July 2002
     
    Senior Program Manager
     
    * Program Manager for the Low Cost Course Correction (LCCC) 120mm Semi-Active Laser (SAL) seeker guided munition - U.S. Army funded development and demonstration program
     
    * Established the GD-AIS semi-active laser seeker integration laboratory – managed the fabrication, procurement,integration and safety certification of a Class 4 Nd:YAG laser laboratory used to validate SAL seeker performance in closed loop environment
     
    * Managed and conducted multiple U.S. Army Automated Laser Seeker Performance Evaluation System (ALSPES) tests at the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) in Huntsville, AL  (indoor and outdoor facility)
     
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    Qualtair, Inc. – Mill Creek, WA    13 May 1994 to 13 October 2000
     
    Vice President and Co-Founder
     
    * Responsible for product software design, development, integration and testing
     
    * Developed Shop Data Loader and Portable Data Loader (universal airborne software data loading system product lines) for loading 55 different commercial aircraft avionics.  Compliance with RTCA DO-178B, DO-254, DO-160, ARINC 429, ARINC 629, and ARINC 615A required
     
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    Teledyne Controls – Los Angeles, CA     2 August 1989 to 6 May 1994
     
    Lead System Engineer - Extensive VME based electronics and software testing/debugging in order to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of Digital Flight Data Acquisition Units (DFDAU) and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting Systems (ACARS)
     
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    United States Air Force – EAFB - FTC (AFSC)     24 May 1983 to 2 March 1987
     
    R&D Flight Test Instrumentation Technician - Specializing in installation and maintenance of telemetry systems,data acquisition systems, sensors, signal conditioners, video cameras and encrypted data recording equipment - F16 LANTIRN, F15 ASAT, B1 weapons system test
     
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    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
     
    – B.S. Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1989
     
    – Top Secret clearance during military service, Secret clearance post military
     
    – Special Instrumentation Electronics, US Air Force Technical School, 880 hrs;  Six Sigma Executive Champion Workshop, VSE Corporation Training;  Program Management Training, General Dynamics PMP certification;  CMMI Executive Overview Course, Systems and Software Consortium;  MIT Sloan School of Management, Managing Complex Product Development Projects

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