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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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
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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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