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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:23:55 +0000
NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 2. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:22:42 +0000
SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to the edge of space for the second time Feb. 22, carrying three people for the first time as Virgin Galactic moved closer to beginning commercial operations of the suborbital spaceplane. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:12:05 +0000
As NASA selects payloads it plans to fly on commercial lunar landers, companies developing those spacecraft are skeptical any landers will be ready to fly this year, as the agency desires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:18:10 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched Feb. 21 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:49:24 +0000
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein: "There are a thousand decisions that have to be made." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:43:36 +0000
The Pentagon would ask Congress to approve “special temporary authorities” for the secretary of defense to transfer resources from other services to the Department of the Air Force and the Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:34:19 +0000
EchoStar wishes it ordered its latest satellite, Jupiter-3, sooner than it did, but won’t seek to play catch up by buying another copy of the satellite in order to meet surging demand for broadband connectivity, executives said Feb. 21. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:10:24 +0000
At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense Information Systems Agency moved over to work in the same capacity under Gen. John (“Jay”) Raymond at the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:48:59 +0000
The challenge facing U.S. Strategic Command is figuring out how to develop a modern nuclear command, control and communications system (NC3) that passes muster. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:17:54 +0000
As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says the altitude the vehicle can reach will put it at an advantage over Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:53:23 +0000
The Indonesian communications satellite that is SpaceX’s primary payload for its second Falcon 9 launch this year overcame a change of manufacturers and the loss of a U.S. Ex-Im Bank loan to reach the launch pad. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:21:12 +0000
Facebook and Viasat are collaborating first in Mexico, but are open to expanding globally, Viasat said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:26:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave, California. The flight test is now scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:39:24 +0000
The new chair of the House space subcommittee says she’s looking forward to working with the commercial space industry on a number of issues, including oversight of non-traditional space activities. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:20:06 +0000
ULA and SpaceX will split six national security launches planned for 2021 to 2022, the Air Force announced Feb. 19. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:18:37 +0000
SPD-4 gives the Pentagon the official go-ahead to send a proposal to the White House recommending the establishment of a separate military branch for space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:15:12 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:14:26 +0000
A slow start for Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa broadband venture and losses in activities beyond the fleet operator’s core business contributed to a 4.4 percent decline in revenue during the last half of 2018. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:11:51 +0000
The multiyear investment begins with 18-month contract worth few million pounds. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:28:19 +0000
As LeoStella inaugurated the factory that will be used to produce a series of Earth imaging satellites, the joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries continues to look for other customers. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-01-2015
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsFlight Test Instrumentation; spacecraft engineer; hardware/software testing and integration; human space flight experience
    CV
    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
     
    Aerospace engineer with expertise in instrumentation, hardware testing, systems integration, and spacecraft operations. Demonstrated project management skills with extensive experience in multi-disciplined projects. Exceptional leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.
     
    * Instrumentation
    * Hardware/software testing & integration
    * Flight testing
    * Human space flight operations
     
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     
    Sierra Nevada Corporation – Space Systems, Louisville, Colorado (2013-present)
    SYSTEMS ENGINEER
    Lead the design, installation and calibration of the Dream Chaser spacecraft instrumentation. Coordinate across systems to ensure the instrumentation plan for each vehicle meets the program requirements. Chair the Instrumentation Control Technical Panel that reviews and authorizes the instrumentation plans. Cognizant Engineer for the Instrumentation, Audio, and VHF functions.
     
    * Instrumentation Lead for the Dream Chaser Engineering Test Article (ETA) Approach Landing Test 2 (ALT-2) Flight Test Campaign to be conducted at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Lead the hardware selection, procurement, test, installation, and calibration of the spacecraft’s instrumentation.
    * Instrumentation Lead for the Dream Chaser Space System (DCSS) vehicle. Lead the coordination across systems to select and integrate the more than 1,500 sensors required to operate and certify the spacecraft. Lead the selection and implementation of all the instrumentation hardware.
    * Instrumentation engineer for the Dream Chaser Engineering Test Article (ETA) Approach Landing Test 1 (ALT-1) Flight Test Campaign conducted at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Ran instrumentation and RF hardware checkouts, calibrated instrumentation sensors, and supported console operations. 
     
    Wyle – NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas (2012-2013)
    BIOMEDICAL & RESEARCH ENGINEER
    Developed and integrated custom engineering hardware used for scientific research. Operated, maintained, and troubleshot hardware, instrumentation and software applications. Conducted research experiments and performed data collection, reduction and analysis. 
     
    * Provided critical troubleshooting of a 6 degrees of freedom motion simulator used for an on-going research study with astronaut subjects. Diagnosed and repaired several hardware components, including encoders and servo motors, and performed verification testing.
    * Coordinated all aspects of research ground studies, including hardware and software development, experimental design, subject recruitment, and data collection and analysis.
    * Developed and integrated custom hardware and software used as a benchmark for an upcoming research experiment to be conducted on board the International Space Station. Tested this instrumentation in a NASA Zero-G parabolic flight campaign. 
     
    United Space Alliance – NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas (2007-2012)
    SYSTEMS/OPERATIONS ENGINEER
    Motion Control System Specialist in the International Space Station (ISS) Program. Provided technical and operational expertise as Subject Matter Expert in the ISS attitude control and inertial navigation systems. Provided console support in the Space Station Training Facility and the Mission Control Center. 
                      
    * Spearheaded the identification and resolution of Guidance, Navigation & Control flight software issues.
    * Conducted formal verification and validation of new flight software revisions and led acceptance testing. 
    * Analyzed ISS systems telemetry to assess vehicle health and status and to identify and resolve hardware and software problems to ensure crew and vehicle safety.
    * Performed over 2,000 hours of on-console work to support the development and execution of international simulations used to prepare Space Shuttle and ISS astronauts and Flight Control Teams. 
    * Negotiated technical agreements and facilitated international relations with the Russian Space Agency to integrate the American and Russian ISS Motion Control Systems. 
     
    Corning Incorporated – Specialty Materials Division, Canton, New York (2004-2006)
    MECHANICAL AND OPTICAL ENGINEER
    Managed and supported operations of a state-of-the-art optical metrology laboratory. Achieved on-time production and ensured that products met customer quality specifications. Operated and troubleshot optical instrumentation and developed custom analysis software. 
     
    * Championed a multi-disciplined division project that achieved significant cost savings by applying DMAIC Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise methods to eliminate process waste and increase yield of a matured High Purity Fused Silica (HPFS®) product line. 
    * Led the implementation of manufacturing process changes to reduce costs and increase the efficiency.
    * Coordinated the installation, acceptance and product integration of two new optical instruments. 
    * Designed an automated mechanical fixture to support the measurement of oversized fused silica glass products with a new large aperture interferometer. Led the evaluation and purchase of the required automation hardware and software, and coordinated the construction and installation. 
     
     
    EDUCATION
     
    Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, New York (2008)
    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida (2004)
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida (2004)
     
    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
     
    Instrumentation Test Specialist Diploma (4 of 7 courses), TTi
    Strain Gage & Strain Gage Instrumentation Applications & Measurement Techniques, Vishay
    Basics of Aircraft Instrumentation course, International Telemetering Conference
    Certified Associate in Project Management (26 hours of courses towards certification), NASA
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, United Space Alliance
    Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Excellence Program, Level One, NASA
    Risk Management and Mishap Investigation, NASA
    Leadership Development Institute, United Space Alliance
    Space Flight Resource Management Series, NASA
     
    HONORS AND AWARDS
     
    Sierra Nevada Corporation Star Award
    NASA Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Team Award
    United Space Alliance Individual Performance Award
    NASA Johnson Space Center Team Achievement Award
    National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society, member
    The Physics Honor Society, member
     
    LANGUAGES SELF-ASSESSMENT
     
    Spanish: Native
    English: Fluent
    French: Basic (spoken); Intermediate (reading)
    Italian: Intermediate
    Russian: Basic
     
     
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