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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-08-2015
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPrototyping, robotics, CAD modeling, CREO, Solidworks, Python, MS Office, rocket design, hybrid rocket motor design, team management, stress analysis, and many more.
    CV

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science with a Space Concentration

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

    GPA: 3.54, University Honors Scholar, Pi Tau Sigma

    RELEVANT SKILLS

    ·         Software:Microsoft Office, Creo, Solidworks, LabVIEW, ANSYS, MatLAB, MiniTab, Linux, and Python

    ·         Excellent team collaboration skills derived from years of fast paced engineering projects

    ·         Strong leadership capabilities demonstrated in Vice Presidency of Pi Tau Sigma and Team Lead for multiple projects

    ·         Solid understanding of machine shop and fabrication best practices, including lathes, mills, CNCs, sheet metal tooling, and other general machine shop tools

    ·         Accomplished in rapidly designing and producing mechatronics systems, test fixtures, data acquisition systems, and prototype equipment

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


    Southwest Research Institute, Andrew Moore                                                                         05/14 – 08/14

    Student Engineer

    ”John was one of the most productive student engineers our department has ever had.  We gave him a wide variety of complex and unfamiliar tasks, and in every case he learned the job quickly and produced results that we continue to use today.” – Andrew Moore

    ·         Designed and tested a validation platform for thermally activated artificial muscle research, including Solidworks models, technical drawings, LabVIEW data acquisition program, and analysis of test results

    ·         Developed a video analysis Python code to calculate the acceleration of an object within a laser gate to finish a project before customer deadlines

    ·         Configured and controlled a robot to generate a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping algorithm for future robotics testing and LIDAR troubleshooting

    ·         Created an Android reference and teaching library to increase departmental capability and productivity

    Stolle Machinery, Karl Fleischer, Dr. Don Radford                                                                  05/13 – 09/13

    Intern

    ·         Implemented a control system on a custom lab testing stand to monitor status and simplify testing

    ·         Refined a system of sensors to verify the correct operation of the testing stand

    ·         Generated an extensive LabVIEW program to analyze and control the testing machine

    ENGINEERING PROJECT EXPERIENCE

    Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (Received Gil Moore Innovation Award) 09/14 – 06/15

    Project Manager

    ·         Designed a sounding rocket to launch ten pounds of scientific payload to a target altitude

    ·         Led and organized a four person team to complete all competition objectives and to create a successful IREC rocket for the first time in Colorado State University’s history

    ·         The only team in the past two years of the competition to successfully launch and fly a rocket with a student created hybrid rocket motor

    NASA Space Grant Robotics Challenge                                                                                     01/14 – 05/14

    ·      Produced a robot to autonomously navigate towards a radio beacon while collaborating with a team

    IEEE Open Design Competition (Awarded 2nd Place Overall)                                                  01/14 - 05/14

    ·      Self-motivated a team to prototype a small robot to autonomously dig and recharge through solar panels

    ·      Developed an algorithm for the robot to locate a sufficiently large location, dig features, and find sunlight suitable for recharging

    AIAA Design/Build/Fly                                                                                                                  10/13 – 04/14

    Controls and Systems Team Leader

    ·     Designed and manufactured a remote controlled plane to compete in an international competition


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