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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
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...
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     Date Submitted:09-04-2015
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     Current job:Deep Space Operations Chief
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsOperations Management Computer Mainframe Management Software/Hardware Test Set-up Cable harness installation Data General mainframes Microcomputers Networks (LAN, WAN, MAN) Computer management, software and database applications (MS Word, Excel,
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    OBJECTIVE

     

    Obtain a position in the operations management environment or any creative position allowing me to demonstrate my skills through hard work, solid work experience, and the historic achievements I've accomplished. I would like to continue serving the Space industry and show my seasoned expertise in providing excellent customer satisfaction, employee guidance, and passion for training and challenges.


    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Entertainer – Ordinary Immortals and The resistance (bands)          February 2013 – Present

    Working on new progressive songs as keyboardist, singer, and backup guitarist.  Actively recording new material and playing small venues; however, I would like to be creative with my past experience and utilize my expertise in any way.

     

    Operations Chief Aerospace and Defense                 August 2006 – December 2012                

    JPL/NASA                                          

    Pasadena, California

     

    Managed real-time monitoring and control of the Network Operations Control Center (NOCC). Mentored personnel charged to meet the Deep Space network customer requirements and monitored real-time performance and reliability of Deep Space network systems. Acted as Senior DSN O&M Contract management representative and Central point of contact for real-time operations issues including: spacecraft emergencies, management notifications, NOCC facilities evacuations, and NOCC safety issues. Generated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), ISO work instructions, and other relevant documentation. Facilitated troubleshooting, problem isolation, resolution and restoration of voice and data flow issues. Generated NOCC reports, logs and metrics, including daily/weekly/monthly reports. Represented the NOCC during ITT and JPL meetings and reviews. Provided performance objectives, evaluations, improvement plans, on-the-job training, mentorship, and leadership to subordinates. Lead the Six Sigma process to improve network processes and procedures.

     

     

    Tracking Support Specialist                             September 2002 - August 2006

    JPL/NASA

    Pasadena, California

     

    Monitored DSN Ground systems performance in support of real-time activities. Provided the DSN with real-time assistance and guidance in fault isolation and restoration, resource scheduling conflicts, and data capture/delivery. Provided ground systems support for spacecraft anomalies that may have required additional DSN coverage. Provided customers with alternative DSN solutions during MSPA support. Evaluated & documented NOCC processes & procedures including: generating and updating SOP, ISO work instructions, and other relevant documentation used in the NOCC. Maintained familiarity with the entire data flow processes from various spacecraft to customer, including systems not directly related to the DSN ground stations, but which did interface with DSN subsystems, including AMMOS telemetry and Project Mission front end processors and communications equipment. Provided the Deep Space Communication Complexes with support products necessary to track and support scheduled pass activities, real-time assistance with trajectory predictions and algorithms for ground station tracking systems. Provide accountability for anomalous conditions reported in real-time, in the form of a variety of applicable reports such as DSR, DRMS, Remedy Tickets, AR’s, and Ops Chief Event Logs. Participated in network testing and training in NOCC JPL operations.

     

     

    Network Specialist I                          May 2000 - September 2001

    GlobalStar L.P.

    San Jose, CA

     

    Monitored and maintained network operational status and connectivity in a Ground Operations Control Center using SUN/UNIX and NT systems. Oversaw day-to-day functions in an operations environment implementing quick and concise decision making skills during operational anomalies. Reported daily at operations staff meetings and attended GOCC related staff meetings to resolve operational issues. Primary network operability utilities included Spectrum, HP, Openview, Ciscoview, Trane, and various Unix based applications. Primary administrative duties included recognizing and verifying anomalies in our network cloud with customer support groups, i.e. Infonet and Qualcomm, creating Remedy trouble tickets, and conferencing/coordinating corrective actions with gateways at various sites worldwide. Corrected network problems and procedures, redlined and creating new operations guidelines. Continuously monitored routers to other ports and troubleshot errors. Coordinated with all operations sites resolve downtimes and possible impacts to network operability.

     

     

    Spacecraft Electromechanical Test Tech                        July 1998 - May 2000

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space  

    Sunnyvale, CA

     

    Directly supported the Television Infrared Observatory Satellite (TIROS) and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft, working in close contact with liaisons from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Air Force. Performed flight hardware integration and testing of spacecraft system components using detailed procedures. Verified and performed in-process and acceptance verification of flight hardware. Initiated and controlled test operations for on-board COMSEC decryption/authentication unit and associated subsystems from ground station terminal using command encryption module and Abbreviated Test Language for Avionics Systems command and control software. Successfully launched a DMSP satellite aboard the Titan II missile.

     

     

    Communications-Computer Systems Operator                  March 1995 - July 1998

    United States Air Force

    Offutt Air Force Base, NE

     

    Provided continuous support for a multi-purpose satellite operations center Ground system and managed a network of nine Data General computers, associated peripheral equipment, and a communications system used to command, control, and recover data from orbiting DMSP weather satellites. Provided COMSEC support and maintained operational mainframe systems with immediate and responsive software troubleshooting/restoring to ensure continuous real-time operations.

     


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    SSBI

    DOD Top Secret

    COMSEC Encryption Devices

     


    SKILLS

     

    Operations Management

    Computer Mainframe Management

    Software/Hardware Test Set-up

    Cable harness installation

    Data General mainframes

    Microcomputers

    Networks (LAN, WAN, MAN)

    Computer management, software and database applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Exchange/ Outlook, FrontPage, Oracle, ATLAS), Sun UNIX, NT and UNIX operating systems utilities, diagnostic testing

     


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