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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
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A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
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Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-06-2014
     Last Modified:12-06-2014 (07:40)
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
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    EDUCATION
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    2008 Mechanical Engineering
    Bachelor of Science - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
     
     
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    EXPERIENCE
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    11/2010 - Present
    Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies Corporation) East Hartford, CT
     
    Mechanical Design Engineer
     
    * Design Lead of Adaptive Engine Technology Development's (AETD) power transmission gear train assembly. Programmed calculator to optimize gear train configuration which eliminates shaft operation within its natural frequency, resolved interdepartmental hardware configuration conflicts, and presented designs to Pratt & Whitney's chiefs and military customers. 
    * Design Lead for a confidential gas turbine engine's oil delivery scheme redesign.  Responsible for optimizing the oil tank's configuration, external tubing, deaerator, oil filter, deoiler, and oil sensor while maintaining its capability to handle the aircraft's flight profile and maneuver loads.
    * Gained hands-on fabrication, assembly, and/or testing experience from being the Field Support Engineer for F119 Gas Turbine Engine (F22 Raptor), F135 Gas Turbine Engine (F35 Lightning), PW1000 Gas Turbine Engine (A320Neo, BA, and MRJ), and PW4000 Gas Turbine Engine (various aircraft manufacturers). 
    * Experience working with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment by inspecting bearings, seals, and gears for flight readiness and conducting various engine tests in concert with our Materials and Processes Engineering (MPE) group.
    * Earned Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) B proficiency with a concentration in Design For Variation (DFV). 
    * Currently hold Secret Security Clearance. 
     
     
    12/2008 - 11/2010
    United Space Alliance (USA) Kennedy Space Center, FL
     
    Mechanical Design Engineer
     
    * Utilized Unigraphics NX and Pro-Engineer's (Pro/e) computer aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE), and finite element analysis (FEM) for the design, development, and testing of structures and equipment pertaining to Lockheed Martin's Orion Capsule tooling.
    * Provided Ground Support Equipment (GSE) design engineering by updating legacy drawings and preparing procurement specifications for NASA, Lockheed Martin, and ATK using a variety of design tools including Unigraphics NX with Teamcenter, Microstation, Nastran, and Pro-Engineer (Pro/e).
    * Produced full dynamic simulations, weight, and stress analysis of 3-D models in order to reduce certification costs.
    * Incorporated governing requirements and specifications such as ASTM, ASME, SAE, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) into hardware designs and documentation.
    * Provided field engineering support for the upgrade of Launch Complex 39 A and B in preparation of the first Ares I launch as well as maintenance of the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) bay doors.
     
     
    8/2006 - 12/2008
    United Space Alliance (USA) Kennedy Space Center, FL
     
    Control Systems Design Engineer (Co-Op/Intern)
     
    * Acquired knowledge of Microsoft Office Visual Basic by programming macros which expedited engineering processes such as analysis reports and drawing packages.
    * Amassed four semesters of work related experience overseeing the lab testing and initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning of two control simulation test boxes (one analog, one digital) which enable engineers to validate software used in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) . 
    * Enhanced presentation skills by providing project updates triannually to United Space Alliance's steering team.
     
     
    8/2007 - 5/2008
    Walt Disney Orlando, FL
     
    Senior Design Project
     
    * Designed automated character head (Piglet) which included Flex Sensors, Make Controller Kit, servo motors and gears for mouth and eye articulation, and polyurethane for flexible skin.
     
     
     
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    PATENTS
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    * Long Jr., Wesley P. 2013. Bearing Outer Race Squirrel Cage (US Gov). PA-0029940-US. Filed December 20, 2013. Patent Pending.
    * Long Jr., Wesley P. 2014. Anti-Rotation For Fenestrated Bearing (US Gov). PA-0031517-US. Filed April 28, 2014. Patent Pending.
     
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    AWARDS
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    * Awarded Certificate of Recognition from Pratt & Whitney's Military Program Chief Engineer and from Vice President of Engineering.
    * Awarded Appreciation Award from Pratt & Whitney's Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) Front and Mid Bearing Compartment Integrated Product Team (IPT) leader.
    * Awarded multiple Giving Further Thanks (GiFT) Awards from various Pratt & Whitney colleagues. 


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