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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...
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...
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     Date Submitted:30-06-2014
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     Current job:Sales & Systems Engineer / Software Trainer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSoftware Development, SW Trainer, STK (Systems Toolkit - AGI), System Management, Systems Engineering, C, C++, C#, Matlab, IDL, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, DOORS, JavaScript, some JAVA and ADA
    CV
    Work Experience
     
    Since July 2014
    Sales & Systems Engineer/Software Trainer
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * System Engineering and Sales Support for software products of AGI (www.agi.com)
      STK (Systems Toolkit): 4D Simulation, Modelling and Analysis Software for complex aero-space scenarios
    * Training and Development, AGI certified STK Engineer (“Rocket Scientist”)
        o Fundamental, Comprehensive and Customized Trainings
        o Integration, Extension and Customization 
    * Pilot-Projects
        o Development  of GUIs, STK-Engine Applications, UI-Plugins, and Customer Scenarios
    * Customer support and online support
    * Presentations and Trade Shows 
     
    tukom GmbH
    Am Eichet. 10, 86938 Schondorf 
    Software Service Provider for AGI Software, Hardware and System Solutions for AeroSpace
     
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    July 2011 - June 2014
    Technical Director
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * System Engineering and Sales Support for software products of AGI (www.agi.com)
      STK (Systems Toolkit): 4D Simulation, Modelling and Analysis Software for complex aero-space scenarios
    * Training and Development, AGI certified STK Engineer (“Rocket Scientist”)
        o Fundamental, Comprehensive and Customized Trainings
        o Integration, Extension and Customization 
    * Pilot-Projects
        o Development  of GUIs, STK-Engine Applications, UI-Plugins, and Customer Scenarios
    * Customer support and online support
    * Presentations and Trade Shows 
     
    tukomGEO GmbH
    Am Eichet. 10, 86938 Schondorf 
    Software Service Provider for AGI Software, AeroSpace
     
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    July 2009 – June 2011
    Senior System Engineer
    Main activities and responsibilities
    May 2010 – June 2011, assigned to Astrium/MilSat Sevices/NDSatCom, Friedrichshafen
    * Verification Engineer for acceptance and verification tests in the SATCOM Bw 2 project
    * Generation of test specifications, test procedures and documentation in close collaboration with the customer.
    * Execution of test procedures on site with the customer
     
    July 2010 – April 2010, assigned to EADS, Friedrichshafen
    * Avionic-Systems for Tornado/EuroFighter:
        Software Development for in-flight map visualization, map-mosaicking, Software Verification and Validation
    * System Engineering and Requirements Engineering for the Digital Map Generator (DMG) using DOORS for Requirements tracking, document generation, test specifications, and test procedure generation
     
    TechConnect GmbH
    Ganghoferstr. 29a, 80339 München
    Engineering Service Provider, Aero-Space
     
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    May 2002 – June 2009
    Product Developer  / Software Developer  / System Administrator
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * Software- and Product-Developer for InSAR-Data-Analysis (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture RADAR) in C++, IDL and Matlab, design and implementation of Graphical User Interfaces in IDL
    * Risk Management Analysis, modelling statistical event sets for flood risks in MatLab
    * Development of Business Intelligence Reports for the Insurance Industry using Crystal Reports und Xcelsius
    * Feature-Extraction from digital elevation models, 3D road profiles
    * On-Site-Support SW and HW for clients
    * Support of client missions as RADAR operator and HW and SW specialist for the SAR-real time processor
    * Sales and Marketing support with client presentations and at trade shows
    * System management for the Linux production cluster and Windows network
     
    Intermap Technologies GmbH
    Heimeranstr. 35, 80339 München
    Remote Sensing
     
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    January 2001 – April 2002  (company was acquired by Intermap)
    Software Developer  / System Administrator
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * Support of client missions as RADAR operator and HW and SW specialist for the SAR-real time processor
    * Further development and finalization of a real time SAR processor, incl. testing, hand-over and FAC by the client
    * Acceleration and automation of the mosaicking process and the production software chain
    * Sales and Marketing support with client presentations and at trade shows
    * System management for the Linux production cluster and Windows network
     
    AeroSensing Radarsysteme GmbH
    Münchner Str.20, 82234 Wessling
    Remote Sensing
     
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    February 1994 – December 2000
    Scientist
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * Planning, installation, and management of the image processing lab (Windows PCs, Sun Workstations with SunOS and Solaris)
    * System manager for the SAR Working Group
    * Program development (C, C++, IDL, Erdas Imagine, ArcInfo, FORTRAN) for numerous satellite and Space Shuttle projects, such as SRTM, SIRC/X-SAR, ERS, Landsat
    * Development of methods and algorithms for error estimation in interferometric elevation models (C, C++, IDL)
    * Development of Tools for interactive and automatic improvement of interferometric products (ERDAS Imagine, IDL)
    * Web site generation in „near realtime“ for the SRTM Homepage (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission), daily updates, 12 million clicks in 12 days
    * Quality assurance for the Geocoding- and Mosaicking systems
    * Quality assurance, generation of test plans, test und FAC of third party provided software
    * Thematic interpretation and scientific application of SAR data
    * Tutor for in-house training at DLR for IDL Widgets and Object-Oriented Programming in IDL
    * Tutor for interns, diploma and doctorate students
    * Regular presentations for visitors to DFD, represented DFD at various national and international venues
     
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
    Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum
    Münchner Str. 20, 82234 Weßling
    Aero-Space Research
     
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    August 1991 – January 1994
    Scientist
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * Development of a ground station simulator for the Deep Space Network
    * Data Manager for the D2 Space Shuttle Mission
    * Project preparations for the MIR Demo Mission and MARS 94/96
    * Test and validation of a CCSDS-compatible telecommand-decoder
    * On-site installation of Soft- und Hardware at the Russian Aerospace Control Centre ZUP near Moscow for a direct data link ZUP-DLR
    * SW und HW support during LEOP (Low Earth Orbit Phase) for the EUTELSAT and DFS telecommand systems in Bangalore, India
    * SW und HW Manger for the Telecommand Systems Working Group
     
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
    German Space Operations Centre
    Münchner Str. 20, 82234 Weßling
    Aero-Space Research
     
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    October 1986 – July 1991
    Scientist
    Main activities and responsibilities
    * Program development for data reduction and photometric calibration for the HIPPARCOS/TYCHO satellite project
    * System manager for the AIT-VAX-cluster
    * Assistance creating the German Astro Net (DAN)
    * Member of the German Astronet team, advisory group for astronomical institutes on purchasing HW and SW
    * National Host Manager ULDA (IUE Low Dispersion Archive, International Ultraviolet Explorer) 
    * Tutor for the astronomy practical course
     
    Astronomisches Institut der Universität Tübingen (AIT)
    Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen
    University Research Institute
     
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    Education and training
     
    1982 – 1986 
    Diplom-Physiker (MSc)  Physics and Astronomy
    Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen
     
     
    1980 - 1982 
    Vordiplom Physik (BSc), Mathematics and Physics
    Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
     
     
    Personal skills and competences
     
    Languages
    Mother tongue(s): German, English
    Other language(s): Russian, Spanish, basics in French, Italian, Chinese, Croatian
     
    Social skills and competences
    Teaching various topics from programming to air traffic law and radio telephony procedures, held a course for VAX-Cluster-Management with the company DML for the German Bundeswehr, worked as freelancer at Volkshochschule Tübingen, Astronomy instructor at beginners and advanced level, study trips to Stuttgart Planetarium for children, guide for observatory tours at Tübingen Observatory, leading groups, giving presentations, moderating, committee work
     
    Computer skills and competences
    Requirements Engineering with DOORS, wide variety of operating systems from an administrators and users view (DOS, Windows, Linux, Solaris, SunOS, VMS), various programming languages (C, C++, C#, Pascal, Fortran, JavaScript, VisualBasic, IDL, MatLab, some Java, Forth and Ada), numerous script languages (csh, tcsh, sh, DOS shell, VMS shell, awk/gawk, perl, php), Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, Databases (Access, some Oracle and DBASE), Image processing (Erdas Imagine, Envi, ArcInfo/ArcView), Image Manipulation (Photoshop, GIMP), webpage development and administration using HTML, CSS, PHP
    These skills were acquired at University courses and/or on the job.
     
     
    Other skills and competences
    Private Pilot License (SEPL and Powered Gliders)

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