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Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:02:16 +0000
Virgin Orbit performed the first captive carry flight of its LauncherOne air-launch system Nov. 18, a key testing milestone as the company moves closer to a first flight. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:49:48 +0000
Steve Nixon: “I think there’s some bureaucratic inertia. Also there’s a space industrial complex that might not want to see a shift to much cheaper assets.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 22:44:49 +0000
Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to the design. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:24:58 +0000
Northrop Grumman successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Nov. 17 after two days of weather delays. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:13:06 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:49 +0000
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:38 +0000
Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:22:08 +0000
AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-06-2016
     Last Modified:07-06-2016 (04:41)
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     Current job:Independent Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMechanical and electrical systems Project development and planning Project scheduling and budgeting FMEA, PFMEA, Failure analysis Human factors & MIL-STD-1472 design Experiment design and execution Risk assessment Vendor management Systems developm
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    Experience
    Design Engineer - Contractor at Thinkpath Engineering for General Dynamics (2014-2015)

    Lead teams through six major projects under-budget and on time
    Designed, modelled & analyzed hull & armor sub-systems & assemblies
    Lead across Integrated Project Team (IPT) for cross-design requirements
    Thermal, Structural, Material and Failure/Fatigue analysis for designs
    Heavy Siemens NX (Unigraphics) utilization for design & analysis


    Independent Consultant –  Continuum Aerospace (2010-current)

    Heavy CATIA utilization for design/drafting/testing of rocket propulsion
    Liaison between engineering, assembly and integration teams
    Wrote test plans and requests to support testing, assembly & other tasks
    Experience with design review processes (Passport/Tollgate/Six Sigma)

     

    Aerospace design engineer –  Pratt & Whitney Canada (2010-2014)
    Completed over 70 new components, assembles and strategies
    Conducted experimental research for 4 different engine families
    Performed design optimization across all engine families
    Custodian for lessons learned, export control and best practices documents
    Created tailored training programs for future hires based on my experience

    Major projects worked:
    Design, integration and test for new fuel nozzle rig for new turbofan engine
    Systems design, integration and testing for new fuel manifold
    Performed RRCA, FMEA & fault tree and resolved major engine problem
    Performed deep-market collaboration with twelve new suppliers
    Designed new oil pressure system to solve smoke in cabin ($385,000 saved)
    Seal puller tool that resolved component field damage ($11 million saved)
    New combustor components using MIM technology ($3 million reduction)
    Monitored systems data for assembly fidelity ($6 million saved)

    Software Experience
    CATIA,  Siemens Unigraphics (NX),  Solidworks, Enovia, VPM, Matlab, Simulink, Microsoft Office, SAP, ERP, GIMP2, Microsoft Visual Studio, AutoCad, Microsoft Access

    Engineering & Technical Skills
    Turbomachinery aerodynamics, Vibration and shock environment design, Subsystem transitioning and mixing, FMEA, PFMEA, Failure analysis,
    Human factors & MIL-STD-1472 design, Experiment design and execution,
    Adaptive design, including MIL-STD-810, Effective liaison with customers/clients, Systems development and integration CFD and thermal analysis, FEA & FMEA analysis, DT & NDT for components, assemblies


    Education
    Masters - Aeronautical Science – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL (2012)
    Dual specialization: Aeronautics and Space studies
    Thesis: Comparison of mission systems for manned Mars program

    Bachelors - Aerospace Engineering – Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (2008)
    Specialization: Spacecraft systems engineering
    Thesis/project: Mars autonomous in-situ nutrition cultivation payload


    Independent R&D activities
    Design
    Test, operations and ground support hardware for rocket engine
    Systems testing procedures for rocket engine
    Spacecraft computer systems redundancy and FEA(Catia/MatLab)
    Model of the earth’s atmosphere to 100 km (MatLab)
    Universal solar trajectory calculator (MatLab)
    Portable modern replica of the Enigma cryptographic machine (Catia) Gas generator design and stress analysis (Catia)
    Rocket engine ignitor plate and casing (Catia)
    Rail transportation systems and fault analysis modelling (Catia)

    Documentary
    Self-made documentary on the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Conferences
    Canadian Space Commerce Association conference, 2014 (Assoc. Program Manager)
    The Path to Mars – Canadian Space Summit Conference, Calgary, AB (2012) The Space Shuttle – Canadian Engineering Competition, Ottawa, ON (2008)
    Mobile phone systems – Ontario Engineering Competition, Toronto, ON (2008)


    Awards
    2013 – Outstanding support in resolution of combustor field problem (P&WC)
    2012 – Exceptional teamwork in EH&S (P&WC)
    2012 – Dean’s List (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
    2010 – Dean’s List (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
    2008 – Silver Medal in Engineering Communication (Ontario Engineering Competition)


    Extracurricular activities
    YouTube video channel – Spaceflight Science (Spaceflight educational videos) Numismatist and Philatelist
    Cartographer and astronomer
    Rock-climber, soccer goal-keeper and ice-skater


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