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The National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon as the agency continues to study alternative approaches for the next flight of its Orion spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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European launch provider Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year March 21, orbiting a remote-sensing satellite for the Italian Space Agency on a Vega rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:22:21 +0000
The Canadian government has vowed to increase the level of funding for the development of low Earth orbit satellites that can bring internet services to rural parts of the country. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:03:11 +0000
Even before the launch, NASA officials said there was already work identified before the Demo-1 flight that needed to get done before the agency would consider flying astronauts on board. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:59:24 +0000
Federal Communications Commission officials urged patience with the repurposing process for satellite C-band spectrum, saying regulators are more concerned about getting it right than rushing the process. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:36:32 +0000
The Germany space agency DLR is beginning a study this month on a reusable launcher concept that would use a winged first-stage booster captured on descent by an aircraft and towed back to land. SpaceNews.com
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In the Q&A below Lesley touches on the mentor who inspired her, offers her perspective on women working in high tech careers and shares advice for those interested in building a career in the commercial space industry. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:02:45 +0000
The question of how SMC is positioning itself for the future is gaining attention in light of the Pentagon’s decision to establish a Space Development Agency, which some view as a long-term existential threat to SMC. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:31 +0000
Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications as part of a series of NASA-funded commercialization studies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:07:08 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the U.S. has to "grow our margin of dominance in space." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:42:02 +0000
The Space Development Agency officially came into existence last week and already is causing a stir. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:13:58 +0000
Arianespace’s first Ariane 6 mission will carry 30 OneWeb satellites to low Earth orbit. The launch, slated for the second half of 2020, will use the “62” version of the rocket, which has two side boosters. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:58:33 +0000
The National Space Council will hold its next public meeting March 26 to discuss NASA’s human space exploration plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:17:55 +0000
Laser communications terminal provider Mynaric says it raised 11 million euros ($12.5 million) in post-IPO funding from a mystery constellation venture that plans to buy up to 1,000 terminals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:02:20 +0000
SpaceIL’s lunar lander performed a maneuver March 19 that puts the privately developed lander on course to enter orbit around the moon next month. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:42:07 +0000
With two new satellites in orbit and a third on the way, APT Satellite of Hong Kong continues to grow, but company executives remain worried about Asia-Pacific market conditions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:10:11 +0000
Inmarsat said it remain in discussion with the consortium, which under British law has until April 16 to make a binding offer. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:19:20 +0000
I’m a firm believer that the commercialization of space is absolutely essential for the growth of the space economy and achieving all of the goals we espouse for human activities in space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:34:45 +0000
Long before Ruag began producing structures for OneWeb communications satellites, the Swiss aerospace equipment supplier noted the market shift toward large constellations and began investing in automation. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:17:20 +0000
Regardless of whether the Airbus-OneWeb joint venture gearing up to crank out dozens of satellites a month ultimately builds just 648 satellites or closer to the 900 originally envisioned, OneWeb’s constellation is the first such project large enough to truly incorporate aviation-style mass production procedures for spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:22-02-2016
     Last Modified:22-02-2016 (07:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, Propulsion, Trajectories, Composites Design, Composites Fabrication, Satellites, Launch Vehicles, UAS, UAV, Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Test Engineering, Business Development, International Business
    CV

    Objective

    I am an aerospace engineer applying a systems engineering approach and disciplines in propulsion and trajectories to develop space systems for commercial space. I also have a background in composites structures design and fabrication. I have experience in the design-build-test-fly cycle for unmanned aerial systems, launch vehicles and satellites. I supplement this with my experience in entrepreneurship, business development and networking, and consulting. I have the initiative and independence to be able to take on and deliver on a task and solve problems with minimal supervision.

    EXPERIENCE

    Systems, Propulsion & Trajectories Engineer – Alpha Cube Sat, Mountain View, CA 2015 – Present

    • Integrating satellite systems and coordinating system interactions and engineering requirements with NASA CubeQuest competition requirements and rules.

    • Performing STK and classical analysis on vehicle trajectory and propulsion systems to meet mission deep-space and lunar exploration objectives and DeltaVee and 6U CubeSat mass and volume limit requirements.

    Space Suit Engineer – Luna Desic, Mojave, CA 2013 – 2015

    • Delivered on a DARPA subcontract grant to design, build, test and qualify a concept utility for a mechanical pressure suit for use in space.

    • Managed a subcontract to Issyroo Farms LLC for the manufacture and testing of a suit test article and development, delivery and publication of a technical design and testing report to the DARPA customer.

    • Designed and fabricated manufacturing test components for suit. Designed rigid composites for mechanical pressure shell and flexible composites for flex joints.

    Test Stand Engineer - XCOR Aerospace, Mojave, CA 2012

    • Test Hardware Design & Construction

      • Designed and ran structural simulations for static pressure loads on custom fittings for high-pressure and cryogenic fluid service.

      • Worked on a high-pressure gas supply system for GSE for engine testing. Fabricated, assembled, qualified and operated pressure lines, fittings, valves and pump systems.

      • Did hand calculations to verify the burst pressures of the plumbing as specified by the manufacturer and ensure our design needs were met.

    • Test Operations

      • Operated the Data Acquisition (DAQ) system for testing of a propellant pump and did post-testing data processing.

      • I was part of the test crew that prepared test gear, loaded cryogenic fluids and service gases and set up and broke down the test site.

    Intern – Masten Space Systems, Mojave, CA 2012

    • Vehicle Construction

      • Worked with wet vacuum bag and infusion layups on female molds of carbon-fiber composites. Constructed and prepared composite molds for layup. Did post-molding work on composite parts for flight. Troubleshot engineering issues with composites manufacturing process with build team.

    • Vehicle Operations

      • Served as ground crew for flight tests of Xombie and Xaero vehicles and developmental engine testing. Loaded propellants, performed pre-flight/pre-firing checks of vehicles and test stand for flight/testing and did post-flight maintenance and refurbishment.

    • Design Work

      • Designed a GSE trailer for operations at the launch site. Configured and selected lines, valves and regulators to meet operational requirements.

    Quality Engineer Associate – NASA Space Shuttle Program, Huntsville, AL 2007 – 2011

    • NASA Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Propulsion Systems & Integration Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Support Team at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

      • Provided an integrated systems engineering approach to assessments and decisions relating to mission safety. Coordinated engineering assessments of various Shuttle element teams for presentation to SSP management for mission decisions.

      • Shuttle Launch Support – Provided real-time assessments of problems that occurred during countdown.

    • Independent Assessment & Continuous Risk Management Team

      • Contributed to assessments of safety issues worked by MSFC’s Quality Assurance Group. Determined risk and impact and gave recommendations to group to address issues.

    Projects

    Mojave Makers, Mojave, CA 2012 – 2015

    • Started up the first hackerspace in Mojave, CA to provide a workspace, resources, and community in support of creativity and innovation in art, science, and engineering to enhance the Mojave community. President 6/2012 – 2/2015, Secretary 1/2012 – 6/2012.

    Makers Local 256, Huntsville, AL 2008 – 2011

    • Served on board and worked or collaborated on projects in electronics, near-spaceflight and permaculture gardening at a shared space for designers, makers, doers and artists.

    Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) Project HALO, Huntsville, AL 2007 – 2011

    • Experimented with hybrid and liquid-propelled rocketry with goal of providing cost-effective access to space. Worked with team to design, construct, integrate, test and evaluate composite and metallic aerospace components and motors.

    University of Illinois (UIUC) Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team, Urbana, IL 2002 – 2007

    • Team participates in yearly competition held by the AIAA for student teams to design, build and then fly an unmanned airplane on a competition mission. Have placed consistently in the top 13 competitors during my time on the team. For UIUC DBF Team; Member (2002 - 2005), Team Lead (2005 - 2006) and Team Advisor for (2006 – 2007).

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, 2007

    skills

    • Launch and orbital trajectory analysis in AGI's Systems Tool Kit 11.

    • Programming with Matlab, VEEPro and LabView.

    • CAD and FEA in SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD and Unigraphics.

    • Strong attention to detail, excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills.


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