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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:39:17 +0000
Boeing confirmed July 21 that there was an “anomaly” during a recent test of the launch abort engines for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle that could delay a key milestone needed for the vehicle to be able carry astronauts. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 09:46:50 +0000
Boeing and Northrop Grumman submitted "trade studies” to help the Air Force draft GBSD program requirements. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 07:29:48 +0000
SpaceX launched the first of two missions planned for this week on Sunday, July 22, lofting the Telstar 19 Vantage telecom satellite for Telesat using a Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:09:05 +0000
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:34:56 +0000
Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:09:59 +0000
A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:15:36 +0000
U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:35:16 +0000
For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:30:02 +0000
The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:06:55 +0000
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-06-2016
     Last Modified:07-06-2016 (04:41)
    Job information
     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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