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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: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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