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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:13:06 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:49 +0000
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:38 +0000
Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:22:08 +0000
AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:10-01-2015
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     Current job:Director of Commercial Space
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsBusiness development, management, marketing, in depth technical expertise, launch service providers, engineering services, product development
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    Overview:

    • Business Development Aerospace – Commercial 

    • Program and Technical Management

    • Deep Technical Expertise – Problem Solver
    • Current Top Secret Clearance


    Aerospace business development and technical management executive with 35 years experience in commercial and federal business. Expert at creating new highly profitable commercial business opportunities and building business relationships. Proven new business concept developer, manager, and problem solver with strong entrepreneurial and engineering skills. Adept at overcoming obstacles to success and always achieving the business goals. Hard working team player that gets along with everyone, enjoys the work, and gets the job done.

    Career Objectives:

    Apply my proven BD, and management skills in US and International business. Help contractors expand into commercial markets creating new revenue streams in times of contracting federal budgets. Interest in commercialization of space programs internationally. I have a track record of expanding government contractor businesses in new and existing markets. I also enjoy the challenges of international business.

    Background In Brief:

    Current Director of Commercial Space for Vencore, leading business development and execution of an engineering services division in the US and international space industry. Personally created and continuing to grow a division leveraging a 1000 person government engineering services group into new commercial markets. Won $5m of business with new customers, exceeded profit goals of 45% while undercutting the competition. Established new business concepts pairing technical services with the insurance industry that will change the way government contractors view performance payments in classified programs. Drove changes in company business processes enabling more efficient commercial practices and competitive operations.

    Extensive experience in the government and contractor community conducting technical and programmatic negotiations with suppliers, customers, and program partners. Highly proficient presentation, writing, and relationship development skills. Past performance and technical writer on numerous proposal development teams.

    Senior Technical Advisor to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on US and Ukrainian rocket programs. Managed a 100 member engineering and analysis group. Member of NASA’s launch team with go/no-go authority for science mission ELV launches. Wide range of expert technical proficiency in system design, trade studies, requirements development, design certification, risk assessments, RF systems, failure analysis, mission management, systems integration and test, and technical due diligence. Authored NASA certification plans and requirements.

    Successfully founded and managed an information technology business in 1993 growing to employ 28 people serving corporate customers throughout the US. Sold this business after 7 years. Gained invaluable experience in the demanding P/L environment of small business and team building.

    Prior positions in avionics systems engineering for helicopter anti-submarine warfare systems, the Hubble Space Telescope, spacecraft integration and test, classified collection system design, and digital circuit design of nuclear medicine systems. Expert at troubleshooting of electrical, avionic, and RF systems.

    2002 - Present Vencore Inc, (FKA QinetiQ-NA) Reston,
    11/07 - 09/08 VA Orbital Sciences, Chandler, AZ
    09/93 - 01/02 Quick Link Information Services, Branford, CT
    08/88 - 08/93 Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT

    12/86 - 07/88 GTE Government Systems, Mountain View, CA
    10/85 - 12/86 Man Tech, Alexandria, VA
    06/83 - 07/85 Perkin-Elmer, Danbury, CT
    01/82 - 05/83 Data Products, Wallingford, CT

    07/78 - 01/82 Picker Nuclear, Northford, CT


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