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Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
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Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
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An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
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The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
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Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:25:08 +0000
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:51 +0000
NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:27:37 +0000
Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:34:13 +0000
Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:13:26 +0000
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:52:44 +0000
Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With hosted payloads, there are a lot of great opportunities to increase resiliency and capacity.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:38:50 +0000
Aireon raised $69 million from a British partner, enabling the aircraft-tracking startup to begin making hosting payments to Iridium Communications. SpaceNews.com
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     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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