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The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-05-2016
     Last Modified:23-02-2017 (03:16)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer Satellite Operations
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSatellite operations, transfer orbit, in orbit test, spacecraft controller, factory compatibility test conductor, command script programming team lead, ground system regression testing lead, simulation engineer, rehearsal engineer, orbit analyst, attitude
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    SUMMARY
        16 years of experience covering all phases of spacecraft operations from factory test to end of life disposal. Roles included test director, rehearsal engineer, simulation engineer, spacecraft controller, ACS engineer, orbit analyst, ground software regression test team lead, and spacecraft command scripts development team lead. Supported 5 transfer orbit / in orbit test missions, and 11 on orbit operational satellites.

    EXPERIENCE
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems @ Sunnyvale, CA     July 2007 – Present
    Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) – 4 geosynchronous communications satellites
    •    Spacecraft Command Script Development Team Lead: Led team (~10) that wrote, reviewed, and tested the OS/COMET satellite commanding scripts that execute normal operations and contingency procedures (200 per satellite). Also, led small team (1-3) to develop transfer orbit and in orbit test commanding scripts.
    •    Test Director: Led shifts of factory compatibility testing between spacecraft in factory and operational satellite operations center, including commanding and telemetry key verification
    •    Rehearsal Engineer: Planned rehearsal timelines and anomalies. Ran team through simulated operations including anomalies. Evaluated team performance.
    •    System Engineer: Wrote, peer reviewed, PERB, and delivered CDRL documents
    •    Simulation Engineer: Created, tested, and ran simulations using custom simulation software
    •    Spacecraft Controller: Ran in orbit test satellite operations
        
    General Dynamics – Naval Satellite Operations Center @ Pt Mugu, CA    Jan 2001 – July 2007        
    Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) – 11 geosynchronous communications satellites
    •    Spacecraft Controller: Planned and ran routine operations on a constellation of 11 geosynchronous multi-band communications satellites and 1 EHF payload hosted in a Molniya orbit. Recovered from anomalies. Executed one transfer orbit / in orbit test mission
    •    ACS: Analyzed telemetry. Compiled quarterly reports. Supported anomaly recoveries
    •    Orbit Analyst: Determined orbits. Planned maneuvers for longitude, eccentricity, & inclination control, relocation, collision avoidance, and end of life
    •    Ground System Regression Test Team Lead: Led team (~6) regression testing satellite operations ground system software

    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    C, C++, FORTRAN, Perl, Scheme/LISP, UNIX, VMX/VAX, Visual Basic, HTML, OS/COMET CCL, Clearcase, and Clearquest.

    EDUCATION
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
        Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, May 1996     AE GPA: 3.74/4
        Minor in Computer Science, May 1996     CS GPA: 3.39/4

    HONORS
    LM: MUOS Program Employee of the Month (x2)
    o    June 2013: Developed a commanding script for a rapid recovery from CPU SEU. 
    o    July 2008: Developed a relocation maneuver commanding script. 
        Program Quarterly Award for Teamwork (x6), IISME Certificate of Appreciation (x2)
    GD: Teamwork Awards (x3), Stellar Awards (x1), and Excellence Awards (x2) for anomaly recovery, training, and launch
    Dean’s List (x3)


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