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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson made news last week at the Space Symposium with major announcements on the reorganization of Space and Missile Systems Center and the standup of a new office to eliminate bottlenecks in the system. SpaceNews.com
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Iceye, the Finnish company flying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite, forged an alliance with Ursa Space Systems, a firm that offers economic insights from geospatial data. SpaceNews.com
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Geospatial data companies are focusing intently on acquiring satellite imagery quickly and speeding data delivery to customers. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:14:24 +0000
The light-lift Vega rocket is Europe’s vehicle of choice for small satellites, but has mainly launched spacecraft weighing hundreds of kilograms. While that’s smaller than what Arianespace normally launches on an Ariane 5 or Soyuz, it’s not the “small” that people generally think of when they think smallsats. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:09:21 +0000
Lockheed Martin executives said April 24 they are confident they will win an Air Force competition for the next set of GPS 3 navigation satellites as questions swirl about what other companies, if any, submitted proposals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:42:28 +0000
An Ariane 5 launch has been cancelled after an unexplained problem with an Indian space agency satellite that was supposed to ride on the mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:34:24 +0000
In its quest for cutting edge commercial solutions to military problems, the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) is not ignoring the talents of traditional government contractors. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:47:23 +0000
Speedcast’s revenues more than doubled in 2017 as the satellite network operator began leveraging its acquisitions of U.S. companies Harris CapRock and UltiSat. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:18:18 +0000
NGA Director Cardillo: “I want the market to work … but government shouldn’t be their first customer. We should be their second customer.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:00:57 +0000
NASA’s new administrator said he’s “very excited” about leading the space agency as he takes office after an extended confirmation process. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:24:12 +0000
USD Kernan: "we really haven’t taken all the advantage we can of technology.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:01:42 +0000
Wilson sat down with SpaceNews at the recent Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to discuss the ongoing reorganization of the Space and Missile Systems Center, space investment priorities and her plans to secure congressional support for budgets and management reforms. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:54:23 +0000
In the months preceding the launch of Avanti’s Hylas-4 satellite, the British operators didn’t mince words when it described the importance of a successful mission as “critical.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:23:19 +0000
"We are trying to effectively link air, land, sea and space. The geospatial context on the ground may give you some type of indications and warning of something happening in space," said Chirag Parikh, director of NGA's Office of Source Strategies. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:53:45 +0000
NASA’s next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:31:54 +0000
Within the top five space contractors, from 2011 to 2017, ULA surpassed Boeing and became the top overall vendor. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:53:32 +0000
"Other transactions authorities" allow the Air Force to go faster to prototyping. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:19:54 +0000
GEOShare, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary matching missions with orbital slots in an effort to boost satellite sales, has signed up over 150 missions and over 100 orbital locations, said Lon Levin, GEOShare president and chief executive. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:40 +0000
As Lockheed Martin prepares to complete assembly of the Orion spacecraft flying on the first SLS mission, the company says it’s making progress in lowering the costs of the future spacecraft, including through reuse. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:13-08-2015
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     Current job:Senior Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsFlight Dynamics, LEO constellation, Formation flying, in house programming, in-house flight dynamics system, Copernicus, highly fluent in STK, ODTK, Matlab, GMV, focusSuite, ISI Oasys, STK management, proposal work, COTS, Commercial Resupply Services, CRS
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    Objective                         To expand upon space operations experience while maintaining mission safety and success through planning and preparation.

     

    Education                       Virginia Tech                                     2001-May, 2006

                                           BS in Aerospace Engineering – Space Concentration

                                           Minor in Business Management and History

     

    Continuing Education     San Jacinto College                      September – October, 2009

                                           2.4 Continuing Education Credits in Introduction to Space Systems Engineering

                                           1.6 Continuing Education Credits in Root Cause Analysis

                                          

                                           University of Houston                     September – November, 2009

                                           3 Continuing Education Credits in Leadership Fundamentals Certification Level 1

                                           3 Continuing Education Credits in Leadership Fundamentals Certification Level 2

     

     

    Work Experience

                                          

    Orbital Sciences Corp                                  Senior Engineer

    Dulles, VA                                October, 2010 – Present

    Worked in the Flight Dynamics group with the primary function of helping develop the in house Flight Dynamics System (FDS) and to support COTS/CRS missions.  Supported Geostationary mission design and operations as well in addition to various proposal work/concept design with respect to Orbital Mechanics.  Took on a management role to oversee Orbital’s AGI tool assets across the company which includes setting up future purchases and maintaining current assets.

    Key Achievements:

    ·         Helped complete the FDS (coding/testing) and developed additional capabilities.  The tool supports COTS/CRS mission design from cradle to grave including launch window targeting, rendezvous, Orbit Determination, Near-Field Monitoring during autonomous phase, contingency operations, and deorbit/reentry.  For all phases of flight, products and some ground telemetry was delivered to internal/external customers.

    ·         Worked with a small team to design and execute the Orbital COTS Demonstration Mission.  This included intensive collaboration with NASA counterparts to close out Flight Rules and demonstration products.  The mission also exercised contingency operations on orbit which resulted in an award for our team.

    ·         Designed and flew the Orb-1 and Orb-2 missions from cradle to grave including effort to coordinate a viewable reentry with the ISS.  Designed and supported the Orb-3 mission.

    ·         Supported Geostationary missions New Dawn, Intelsat 18, Intelsat 23, Amazonas-4a and DirecTV SKYM1. Tasks included performing Orbit Determinations, performing and calibrating burns.

    ·         Produced numerous code projects to streamline processes including an automated Orbit Determination capability for GEOs, upgraded Sequence of Events (with STK Scheduler) for GEO missions and numerous scripts to minimize manual labor

    ·         Spearheaded efforts to ‘modernize’ company through AGI products (STK) by organizing monthly lunch and learns as well as large training events through coordination with AGI. 

                                          

     

    United Space Alliance                        Trajectory Analyst/Onboard Targeting Support

    Houston, TX                              December, 2006 – October, 2010

    Certified as a Trajectory analyst in Orbit Flight Design group.  The primary function involved the development of a trajectory from post insertion to the deorbit burn including any maneuvers required to achieve rendezvous with the ISS and perform other payload operations/objectives. 

    Key Achievements:

    ·         Major products included trajectory generation from various inputs along with launch window creation and landing opportunities.

    ·         Supported flights STS-124, STS-323 (rescue flight), STS-126, STS-125, and STS-129.  Current flight support includes STS-133 and STS-131.

    ·         Performed an orbit adjust maneuver analysis using Matlab for STS-125 Hubble mission.

    ·         Non-flight specific trajectory work includes lighting analysis, Soyuz landing opportunities from ISS (International Space Station).

    ·         Worked lunar free return trajectory analysis using Freeflyer and Copernicus software.

    ·         Performed lunar trajectory analysis using STK.

    ·         Programmed in-house interface applications using Python.

    ·         Headed PDR review of MCCS (Mission Control Center Systems) requirements for group.

    ·         Completed trade study for department wide LaTeX software suite selection.

    ·         Contributed to ongoing requirements definitions for Constellation Program.

    The secondary function involves real-time mission support as an onboard Targeting specialist on console (Flight Controller).  During the Rendezvous portion of flight, performed Lambert targeting using real-time navigation sensor derived state vectors to verify crew solutions prior to burn. 

                Key Achievements:

    ·         Heavy cross discipline collaboration

    ·         Real-time decision making

    ·         Emphasis on clear communication

    ·         Extensive simulation support ranging from sensor problems to engine issues and orbit perturbations due to venting

    ·         Heavy emphasis on maintaining operational procedures

                                 

                                         

    Blacksburg Transit                             Bus Line Operator

    Blacksburg, VA                      October, 2004 – Aug 2006

    Earned a commercial driver’s license required to drive up to 40 foot buses.  

                                          

    Virginia Tech (AHNR IT AgHelp Desk)                                 Computer Tech Support

    Blacksburg, VA                          September, 2001 – May, 2004

    Maintained secure environment for students using the Litton Reaves computer lab. 

     

    Product Support Inc                      CNC/Robot Welder Technician

    Jessup, MD                         May– Aug, 2004 & Dec, 2004 – Jan 2005

    Interpreted CAD drawings for CNC machine use and aided in production.

    Trained in handling and setup of various CNC machines.  I was immersed in the overall production structure from CAD implementation, machining, deburring, and finalizing under tutelage of company president.


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