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Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab said Dec. 16 it will delay its next Electron launch attempt until early 2018. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
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German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
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Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:48:52 +0000
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:30-09-2014
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer Launch Operations
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsTest Integration, Launch Operations, Test and Checkout
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    Professional Profile

    Dedicated integration engineering professional during Apollo and Space Shuttle manned space flight launch operations, having a wealth of experience in Test Integration and Design Integration. Currently a Docent at the Kennedy Space Center.

    Aerospace Engineering Training and Development

    KSC Test Director Instructional Systems

    Test Procedure Development Investigations

    Test Plans Strategic Thinking

    Test Procedure Performance Detail Oriented

    Complex System Assemblies Aerospace Industry Knowledge

    Gases/Fluids Testing Communication Skills

    Complex Problem Solving

    Experience

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    August 2012 to present

    Docent

    Volunteer as a resident expert on the Apollo and Space Shuttle vehicles in the Apollo Saturn Five Center and Space Shuttle Atlantis displays at the KSC Visitors Complex.

     

    QinetiQ North America

    Kennedy Space Center

    May 2009 to April 2012

    Member of the NASA team responsible for evaluating and certifying the Space X Falcon 9 launch vehicle for NASA payload launch operations.

    • First and only contractor to be certified as a NASA Test Director

    • Multi system Integration Engineer for system design, testing, trouble shooting and launch operations

     

    United Space Alliance

    Kennedy Space Center

    March 1998 to February 2009

    This company was formed specifically to perform manned space flight operations with NASA’s space shuttle fleet.

     

    Senior Engineering Specialist/Launch Operations Integration Engineer

    Responsible for numerous management functions as well as performing duties in the launch

    Control Center at the integration console as a Test Project Engineer (TPE).

    • Space Shuttle integrated testing, checkout, servicing and launch operations.

    • Configuration of the vehicle systems as required for daily testing, trouble shooting and launch operations

    • Engineering team lead for Space Shuttle post landing operations at primary, secondary and emergency landing sites.

    • Technical lead of the test team during Space Shuttle test operations as well as integrating multi system vehicle test procedure development and modifications.

    • Test Project Engineer working closely with the NASA Astronauts Corps on a daily basis as part of Space Shuttle test and check out procedures.

    • Manned the launch control center integration console for over 100 Space Shuttle launch campaigns.

     

    Lockheed Space Operations

    Kennedy Space Center

    February 1984 to March 1998

    Manager of Test Project Engineering

    Integration engineer reporting directly to Lockheed and NASA Chief Engineers

    • Integrating and leading the test team in the presentation of the pre-launch Space Shuttle systems review to the Astronaut flight crew

    • Integration Engineer representing the Chief Engineer on all multi-center reviews of the Space Shuttle system test requirements and launch commit criteria requirements.

    • Responsible for keeping the Chief Engineer and systems managers informed as to current vehicle trouble shooting and test status.

    • Worked directly with Astronaut flight crews to develop special mission unique test procedures.

    • Received Astronaut’s Silver Snoopy Award.

     

    Rockwell International

    Kennedy Space Center and Downey California

    August 1970 to February 1984

    Test Project Engineer

    Apollo Saturn Five launch vehicle second stage structures, and Purge Vent & Drain systems engineer and Apollo Space craft Environmental Control Systems engineer at the Kennedy Space Center. After the Apollo program ended, I was assigned to support the Space Shuttle Design Integration group in Downey, California for 4 years. Reassigned to KSC for the Space Shuttle launch operations as a Propulsion Systems Engineer in 1977.

     

    EDUCATION

    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    August 1965 to June 1970


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