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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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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 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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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
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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
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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:18-07-2014
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     Current job:Independant consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsCom Satellite program monitoring from A to Z (customer / operator) orientedwith strong backgrond in Product Assurance
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    Objective Ready to help you with my experience in space business.

    Summary

    More than 38 years of space business experience.

    Eight years of experience as an independent contractor for audits, red team, hardware inspection, Material Review Board, design reviews, proposal evaluation, program monitoring for various customers on several programs.

     Large experience in Intelsat spacecraft program monitoring:

    I-VII : Prime: SS/L, (Palo Alto CA) (1988-1993), from EDC to launch of 9 satellites

    I-VIII: Prime GE/Martin Marietta (Princeton NJ). (1993-1997), from EDC to launch of 6 satellites

    I-IX: Prime SS/L, in charge of the Product Assurance and Payload at Alcatel (Toulouse France) from 1997- 2002. Delivery of 7 payloads fully tested.

    KTV: Prime Astrium (Toulouse France), from kick off to delivery

    I-X: Prime Astrium (Toulouse France), from 2002 to 2004

    Experience in payload monitoring from design to test. I was the sole Intelsat representative for the I-IX program at Alcatel Toulouse.

    Define and manage the Product Assurance disciplines and expertise in parts, materials, processes, hardware and software quality assurance, reliability, radiation, safety and configuration control during the design, manufacturing and test phases.

    Represent INTELSAT customer in the various Product Assurance and technical boards to ensure that the contract requirements are implemented in order to get reliable spacecraft. I apply the same approach on the various programs, I-VII, I-VIII, I-IX, KTV and I-X, which represents already more than 25 satellites in orbit. I was involved from the RFP writing up to in orbit delivery.

    Large experience in unit design, manufacturing and testing. From 1976 to 1988, I worked in several companies involved in the space business, including Astrium and Alcatel / Thales. Competencies

    Ability to work in a field office, by contributing to the development of the team spirit and ability to have my experience recognized by the prime contractors.

    High experience of all processes used in the spacecraft design, manufacturing and test (from part level to system test).

    Highly developed logical skills, with broad understanding of technical and quality issues.

    Ability to deal with ambiguity effectively and to manage risk.

    Ability to apply my skills and past experience to new problems.

    Ability to present analysis and recommendations at the program management level

    Ability to expand horizons through continuous technical learning and working on new areas.

    Ability to get work done through others including prime contractors.

    Ability to pass my experience to others.

    Ability to convince others by using my teaching skills.

    Ability to understand group’s reaction and interactions, and use it to smooth relation-ship and to improve efficiency. .

    Relevant Experience & Employment

    Consultant, Sr. satellite Engineer as independent 2006-Present

    Audits, red team, hardware inspection, Material Review Board, design reviews, proposal evaluation, for various telecommunications spacecraft. Product Assurance Manager, Intelsat (DC), based in Toulouse (France) 2001-2004

    Product Assurance Manager for the INTELSAT X Program. Two spacecraft on order. In charge of all Product Assurance aspects from evaluation, design manufacturing and launch. The Prime Contractor is ASTRIUM based in Toulouse France.  1997-2001

     Product Assurance Manager for the INTELSAT IX Program. Seven spacecraft on order. In charge of all Product Assurance aspects from evaluation, design manufacturing and launch. The Prime Contractor is Space System Loral (SS/L) based in California (USA). Based at ALCATEL Toulouse (France) who is in charge of the design, manufacturing and test of the payload to be delivered to SS/L I am in charge of the INTELSAT program office in Toulouse for all Product Assurance aspects of the program and in charge of the technical aspects of the payload. I am reporting to the INTELSAT program office located in California (USA). Product Assurance Manager, Intelsat (DC), based in New Jersey (USA) 1993-1997 

    Product Assurance Manager for the INTELSAT VIII Program. Six spacecrafts launched successfully. In charge of all Product Assurance aspects from design to launch. The Prime Contractor was GE Astro / Lockeed Martin based in New Jersey (USA). Product Assurance Manager, Intelsat (DC), based in Palo Alto (USA) 1989-1993

    Product Assurance Principal Engineer on INTELSAT VII Program. In charge of Product Assurance from design to delivery and launch of nine spacecrafts. Based in Palo Alto (California, USA). The Prime Contractor was Ford Aerospace, then became Space Systems Loral. In charge of all aspects of the Product Assurance (Reliability, Parts, Materials, Processes, Quality Assurance, Software Quality Assurance, Configuration Management). Worked closely with the INTELSAT Engineering Team. Product Assurance And Reliability engineer, Alcatel Toulouse (France) 1986-1988

    Product Assurance and Reliability Engineer on various proposals (Parts, Processes, Quality Assurance, Audit, Reliability) at satellite or payload level and on Syracuse system (Satellite based defence communications network).

    Group supervisor for the definition and development of the tools and associated procedures in the Design Assurance Section, acting at unit and system level.

    Selected by ALCATEL, as a Product Assurance Engineer to join the Flight Assurance Team of FORD AEROSPACE (Palo-Alto), California) for the INTELSAT VII Program. Supporting the design analysis and the manufacturing activities Quality And Reliability engineer, Crouzet SA Valence (France) 1983-1986 

    Quality and Reliability responsibilities within the Space Department for units and subsystems (Hardware and Software).

    Supervisor for the implementation of quality software on space and defence projects. Product Assurance engineer, MATRA Toulouse (France) 1981-1982

    Product Assurance Manager for the HIPPARCOS satellite. Reliability Engineer for the TELECOM 1 satellite.  In charge of quality trend analysis for the ARIANE Launcher.

    Quality And Reliability engineer, Crouzet SA Valence (France) 1978-1981

    Design Assurance Engineer for Ground Telecommunication Networks and Ground Transportation systems (Maintainability, Reliability, Availability, Field Data Analysis).Quality Assurance and Reliability Engineer for units dedicated to defence and space projects. Supervisor for the implementation of quality software on space and defence projects. Quality And Reliability engineer, DEBEAPUIS SA Paris (France) 1976-1978

    Assigned by DEBEAUPUIS S.A. Consultant to MATRA Velizy as Reliability and Safety Engineer for SPACELAB units. Education

    Graduate from engineering school « Institut National des Sciences Appliquées » Toulouse (1974). Major : Electronic and Automatic Engineering.

    More than 70 days in different workshops and seminars on Quality, Reliability, Configuration Management topics, Software and Satellite Engineering.

    Experience in computer software development (Programming, Data Base, Expert Systems).

    Language FRENCH - ENGLISH

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    Age: 64 years.

    French Citizenship.

     Willing to travel

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