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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:51 +0000
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:44:31 +0000
If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a more accurate database of C-band satellite dishes, it should make the process of registering those dishes less expensive and time-consuming, fleet operator SES said Dec. 6. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:23:58 +0000
The U.K. plans to become a haven for space startups from all over the world as it aims to grow its space industry to control 10 percent of the global market by 2030. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:23:21 +0000
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond said the reorganization laid out in the NDAA will help to set the conditions for the United States to get ahead of its enemies in space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:18:01 +0000
The protracted budget stalemate is bad news for the Air Force’s 2018 space investment budget. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:17:31 +0000
NASA will provide an updated launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope early next year, even as some warn that the mission might face further delays. 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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