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Bridenstine: "I really hope people take away from this discussion that we are an instrument of national power." SpaceNews
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Microsoft unveiled Azure Orbital Sept. 22, a service to help customers move data from satellites directly into the Azure cloud for processing and storage. “With Azure Orbital, we’re taking our infrastructure to space, enabling anyone to access satellite data and capabilities from Azure,” CEO Satya Nadella said during the Microsoft Ignite 2020 conference. SpaceNews
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Radar satellite operator Iceye raised $87 million in a Series C round announced Sept. 22, boosting the Finnish startup’s total investment tally to $152 million. SpaceNews
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NASA used the release of a report on the Artemis program to seek full funding of the effort to return humans to the moon, warning that they had six months to secure its budget to keep a 2024 landing on schedule. SpaceNews
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The contract is to upgrade and expand the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System that track objects in geostationary orbits. SpaceNews
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Congress gave the Space Force “wide latitude to define their future." But Congress is impatient, Hyten cautioned. SpaceNews
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BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for. SpaceNews
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NASA’s inspector general warned in a recent report that the agency’s planetary science division was taking “undue risk” in its current approach to a commercial lunar transportation program. SpaceNews
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The U.S. Space Force acquires, operates and maintains a constellation of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites that are reserved for strategic, high-priority military missions, providing secure, jam-resistant communications. SpaceNews
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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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