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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:04-06-2016
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     Current job:Systems Engineer Monitor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
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    Summary

    Security Clearance, JPAS Eligibility : Secret, June 13 2002.
    Able to Obtain Interim Security Clearance
    Open Networker, Social Networking Enthusiast, Space Advocate

    Qualifications
    10+ years of increasing experience of Aerospace Engineering consisting of:
    3+ years Project Management / Cost Reduction Engineering and Supplier & Manufacturing Engineering Contracts (resulting in $14M savings)
    4+ years Business Intelligence Airline Customer Mission Monitoring and Big Data Analyst, programming in R Language ($1M+ projects) & Tableau
    4+ years Software Configuration Management
    3+ years Fuel Systems Design and Requirements Management in DOORS
    3+ years Detail Development, Design & Integration Engineering in CATIA/ENOVIA for Propulsion/Fuel, Hydraulic & Electrical Systems
    1+ years Research space rating new chemical (flame retardant) materials
    1+ years Propulsion Stress Analysis
    Masters in Astronautical Engineering at University of Southern California (USC) in 2011; concentration in Space Flight Orbital Mechanics Analysis, Space Physics, and Spacecraft Structures & Composites.
    +04 years Public Notary

    I have a strong interest in space exploration, wikis, 3D printing, data visualization and spatial integration and
    GIS.

    I am interested in opportunities of research and management in opportunities of systems engineering for testing, development, business strategy and customer service.

    During my undergraduate years I held two research internships in Space Physics and High Energy Particle Physics, as well as network analysis and massive scale computing.
    I'm very amicable, passionate, socially engaging, amusing and an excellent collaborator. I'm co-founder of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League-Seattle, an non-profit public and community organizing event. Through social media, I've helped expanded the ad-hoc group over the years to reach internationally in 6 countries. I've been featured in the Gothamist, Buzzfeed, Boingboing and AOL News.

    EXPERIENCE

    10/13/2013 - Present
    Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
    747-8 / 787 AirFleet Health Systems Monitor/Analyst (Airplane Doctor) & Software Sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    747-8 / 787 Aircraft Health Systems Monitor
    Live 24/7 Systems Monitoring of Customer Operators. Aircraft performance analysis and data extraction calculated in Excel, R Language and Tableau. ($1M+ projects)
    Daily business intelligence status reporting to Directors and Upper Management.
    On-site airline customer software training and sales.
    My photos are on page 4, 28 & 29
    Boeing Frontiers - March 2014
    http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2014/march/#/4/
    http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2014/march/#/28/


    04/20/2009 - 10/13/2013
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Everett, WA
    787 Fuel and Wing Integration - Fuels & Propulsion Engineer
    Catia design work for intank system interfaces and structure.
    Four month rotation to 787 Production Integration Center (PIC) on loan to 787 Supply Chain Management, as Wings on-site support liaison procurement and quality engineering on emergent issues.
    787-8, -9 Wings & Fuels Cost Reduction Program focal

    03/14/2006 - 04/20/2009
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Everett, WA
    Flight Engineering - Fuels & Propulsion Engineer
    787 Fuel Systems/Nitrogen Generation Systems (Inerting Systems)
    Systems Integration Engineer, Catia Design, Enovia Manager, DOORS Requirements management.
    Fuel Systems & Propulsion Wiki Server Administrator and programmer.

    01/06/2006 - 04/13/2006
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle, WA
    Propulsion Engine Build Up/Auxillary Power Unit /TRAS Stress Engineering Analyst/Scientist.
    Testing and Support for the 737, 747, 767 and 777 Powerplants.


    10/01/2004 - 08/15/2005: Student Research Assistant
    Space Physics Research Laboratory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach FL
    Atmospheric Fourier Transform data analysis of Polar Michelson Interferometers and Coupled Capacitor Devices.
    The bulk of the programming analysis was conducted in Linux on IDL software and Matlab.
    Integrating data for inter-cooperative access amongst research sites.

    06/20/2004 - 08/20/2004: Summer Research Experience Undergrad (REU) Intern
    Space Physics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Analyze and troubleshooting research test equipment.
    Performed various tasks to fabricate, assemble, install, overhaul, test, and troubleshoot Electron Gun Development. Which was used as calibration and analysis for the Fast Imagining Plasma Spectrometer (FIPS) instrument on the NASA MESSENGER probe to the the planet Mercury. Calibration calculation and analysis were performed on IDL and Matlab.
    Experimental lab work on high vacuum systems to simulate space environment. Vacuum system consisted of operating mechanical pump, Liquid Nitrogen sorption pumps and Liquid Helium Cryopump.
    Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and NASA.

    06/20/2002 - 08/20/2002: Summer Internship in Science and Technology Intern
    US Department of Energy, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL
    Oracle Database Icicle Slow-Control Data Acquisition Programming for Collider
    Detector at FERMILAB (CDF) in Linux Cluster Serverside. Coding was done in
    AC++ and SQL. Acquired analytical programming skills with regard to high energy computing.


    CERTIFICATIONS
    Certifications
    GIS (Geographic Information System) - Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (Penn State University)
    Coursera May 2014 to May 2014
    R Language - Computing for Data Analysis (Johns Hopkins University)
    Coursera February 2014 to February 2014

    EDUCATION
    08/30/2007 - 12/21/2011: University of Southern California
    Masters Degree
    Major: Astronautical Engineering, Space Applications
    Courses
                 
                 USC ASTE 583 - Space Principles, Navigation, Guidance and Control:
    Matlab programming based course in Orbit determination problems. Perturbation Theory, Orbital Mechanics, Observation and Range least square error analysis. Matlab Programming.

                 USC ASTE 580 - Orbital Mechanics I:
    Matlab Programming, Kepler Equation, Kepler Orbital Elements, Classical Orbital Elements, Orbital Maneuvers, Orbital Transfers, Patched Conics, Interplanetary Mission Planning, Orbital Perturbations Theory

                 USC ASTE 520 - Spacecraft Design:
    Space Environment, Orbital Mechanics, Mission Geometry, Mission Design, Operation Reliability, Attitude Determination & Control, Propulsion, Launch Systems Communications, Link Budgets, Electrical Systems , Thermal Control, Structural Design

                 USC ASTE 535 - Space Environment and Spacecraft Interactions:
    Space Weather, Space Physics and Solar-Planetary Relationships, Planetary space environmental effects (neutral atmosphere, ionosphere physics), Radar system, Spacecraft Charging Solar Arrays
    Spacecraft Materials Selection, Radiation Environment and Effects, Surface Interactions, Dielectric Charging, Radiation Shielding, Micrometeoroid and orbital debris environment impacts and mitigation

                 USC ASTE 523 - Design of Low Cost Space Missions:
    Design-to-Cost Modeling, Trading on Requirements, Cost vs Reliability modes, Low Cost Modeling, Reliability and Large Margins Systems Engineering, Small Satellite solutions, Responsive Space Missions,  Cost Overruns and inflation

                 USC ASTE 554 - Spacecraft Sensors :
    Cost estimation, signal processing, noise reduction, filters, phased arrays, radars, optics, and radiometers, space operation, noise filtering, signal analysis, antenna design, GPS


    08/23/2005 - 06/01/2007: U of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tullahoma, TN
    Masters Degree
    Major: Aerospace Engineering
    Graduate Fellow.
    [On Sabbatical.]

    09/01/2000 - 05/07/2005: Embry Riddle Aero University, Daytona Beach, FL
    Bachelors Degree
    Major: Aerospace / Astronautical Engineering
    Minor: Mathematics

    Conducted extensive project and course work Aerodynamics, Aircraft
    Structures, Engine and Performance, Systems Engineering and Rocket Design.

    SKILLS
    R Language, RStudio, GIS Systems Engineering, DOORS, Satellite Took Kit, Patran/Nastran, SimION 7.0, IDL, C/C++, JAVA, Oracle, GNU/Redhat Linux, MatLab, Tecplot, Windows, Oracle SQL, NASTRAN, Microstation, AutoCAD, Catia, Kerberos, HTML, JavaScript, LabView, Microsoft Access

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    PUBLICATIONS:
    Http://sist.fnal.gov/archive/2002/ [Presentation]
    Http://sist.fnal.gov/archive/2002/PAPERS/Pierre/Pierre.html [Paper]
    Http://www.sprl.db.erau.edu/

    MEMBERSHIP:
    Amateur Radio Satellite (AMSAT) 2009
    Washington State Aerospace Scholar High School Mentor 2008
    Cardboard Tube Fighting League, Non Profit Organization, Seattle Co-founder 2007
    Royal Aeronautical Society 2008
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2007
    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 2004
    SAE 2004
    ERAU Dean's List 2002
    Boeing NSBE Mentor Program Participant 2006 to Present

     


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