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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old. This outstanding source was first identified by ESA's Herschel space observatory, and later exposed in greater detail with the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The earliest galaxies in the 13.8 billion-year history of our cosmos starte...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze on the Universe in 2019. Thirteen "early release" programmes were chosen from more than 100 proposals after a competitive peer-review selection process within the astronomical community. The programmes have been allocated nearly 500 hours of obs...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites will soon travel to their launch site in California. During testing, the gravity-measuring satellites, which will track the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth due to Earth's changing seasons, weather and climate processes, earthquakes and even human activities, were subjected to conditions similar to t...
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, successfully launched its Antares(tm) rocket carrying a Cygnus(tm) spacecraft today at 7:19 a.m. EST, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch is Orbital ATK's eighth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. During the mission, designated OA-8, Cygnus will deliver vital equipment, supplies and experiments to the astronauts aboard the space station, as well a...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Turksat with Airbus Defence and Space. The satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus' highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping. "We are very pleased to welcome Turksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstra...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
NASA's Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA's European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020. The first Exploration Mission-1 will circle the Moon without astronauts to lay the foundation and prove the technology for a second mission with a crew. In Bremen, Germany, integration ...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +0100
A UK company has been selected to undertake the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) for a satellite which will help tackle climate change, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the principal greenhouse gas driving global warming. It is the first European mission intended to characterise greenhouse gas fluxes on Ear...
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     Current job:Integration and Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords Team Leader  Time Management  Risk Management  Safety Oriented  Anomaly Resolution  Interpersonal Communications  Coach & Mentor  Database Management  Program Management  Strategic Analysis  Quality Focused  M
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     Integration and Test Engineer

    Project Manager |Customer Liaison| Time Management

    Detail-oriented leader with 20+ years of experience in the development of complex and high performance tests for hardware and software solutions. Accomplished and organized mentor driven to improve on established standards. Logical thinker adept at analytical problem solving. Open and clear communicator able to guide and inspire.

     

    §  Team Leader

    §  Time Management

    §  Risk Management

    §  Safety Oriented

    §  Anomaly Resolution

    §  Interpersonal Communications

    §  Coach & Mentor

    §  Database Management

    §  Program Management

    §  Strategic Analysis

    §  Quality Focused

    §  MS Office Suite

     

    Professional Experience

     

    SCITOR CORPORATION, El Segundo, CA                   2015 to 2016

    Integration and Test Engineer

    §  Coordinated, reviewed and advised on the integration, test and launch of flight and non-flight hardware.

    §  Reviewed proposals for completeness, correctness and feasibility; negotiated cost and schedule for systems with the program office on behalf of the customer.

    §  Provided technical expertise and guidance for anomaly resolution.

    §  Reviewed and approved system level engineering documents and interface drawings between major segments, systems, subsystems and components.

    §    

    BOEING COMPANY, El Segundo, CA             2011 to 2015

    System Test Director

    §  Advised on DFMAT opportunities for system designs; analyzed system requirements for testability; derived system interface, test and equipment requirements;

    §  Coordinated and managed multi-shift test teams to conduct end to end system integration, test launch activities.

    §  Ensured readiness activities completed correctly and on time for technical reviews with customers.

    §  Validated System Test Lead’s reviews and approvals of all test data prior to requirement sell-off.

    §  Directed Anomaly Teams in investigations of anomalies and implementation of corrective actions and verified closure plans.

    §  Collaborated on multiple enterprise efforts to generate cost reducing initiatives resulting in Millions of dollars of program savings.

    §  Trained, coached and mentored test and systems engineering on test planning; including methods, cases, setups, and troubleshooting.

    §  Established a culture focused on quality, safety, and continual improvement with open learning and sharing.

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    HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY, El Segundo, CA                  1996 to 2011

    Systems Test Lead                             2003 to 2011

    §  Organized, managed and supervised day to day factory operations for both commercial and proprietary programs.

    §  Directly provided training and mentoring to ensure test setups were configured and executed correctly.

    §  Reviewed and approved all test data as well as led investigation and anomaly resolution.

    §  Facilitated handoffs ensuring smooth transitions between teams.

    §  Strengthened integrated teams by continually shepherding team growth and development by facilitating teams thru challenges, barriers, and frustration.

     

    Systems Test Engineer                      1999 to 2003

    §  Developed test requirements for validating flight and non-flight hardware quality and workmanship by collaborating with systems engineers and software developers.

    §  Authored and managed multiple complex test procedures and software.

    §  Designed and built test setups and performed various complex tests on flight hardware through collaboration with multiple organizations.

    §  Identified and discovered anomalies, supported anomaly investigations and resolutions.

     

    Manufacturing Planner                     1998 to 1999

    §  Translated engineering drawings and designs into detailed, step by step operational instructions for engineers and technicians to build from.

    §  Determined build of material inventory and attrition quantities for procurement.

    §  Reviewed and validated part and hardware interchangeability for engineering change requests.

    §  Generated and validated “As Designed” to “As Built” (AD/AB) reports.

    §  Verified and validated flight hardware pedigree with engineering for sell-off.

     

    Manufacturing Technician                1996 to 1998

    §  Manufactured and assembled flight hardware per technical instruction and engineering documents.

    §  Operated automated robots by routing and drilling flight hardware.

     

    WILLICK ENGINEERING COMPANY, Santa Fe Springs, CA                      1990 to 1995

    Field Service Engineer 

    §  Installed, maintained, and repaired industrial imaging systems consisting of cameras, high voltage transformers, image processors, automated manipulators, X-ray tubes, control panels and cooling system.

    §  Developed preventive maintenance plans to reduce down time and operating cost for these same systems.

    §  Managed Preventive Maintenance contracts.

     

    Technical Proficiencies

     

    §  DMMs

    §  Oscilloscopes

    §  Signal Generators

    §  DDB Monitors

    §  Data Collection Systems

    §  Thermal Cycle / Vacuum

    §  Acoustics and Vibration

    §  Pyro Shock

    §  Unix

    §  Adobe Acrobat Pro

    §  Tcl/Tk

    §  C++

    §  Visio

    §  Canvas

    §  Unix

     

    Education & Awards

     

     Bachelor of Science,Automated Manufacturing Technology

    ITT Tech, West Covina, CA

    Associate of Arts, Electronic Engineering Technology

    ITT Tech, West Covina, CA

    Certificate, 21st Century Leadership Program

    UCLA, Westwood, CA

     

    Quality Champion    2011

    Customer Best Team Awards    2011, 2012

    Program Best Team Awards    2013, 2014


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