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NASA’s new administrator said he’s “very excited” about leading the space agency as he takes office after an extended confirmation process. SpaceNews.com
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USD Kernan: "we really haven’t taken all the advantage we can of technology.” SpaceNews.com
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Wilson sat down with SpaceNews at the recent Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to discuss the ongoing reorganization of the Space and Missile Systems Center, space investment priorities and her plans to secure congressional support for budgets and management reforms. SpaceNews.com
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In the months preceding the launch of Avanti’s Hylas-4 satellite, the British operators didn’t mince words when it described the importance of a successful mission as “critical.” SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:53:45 +0000
NASA’s next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:31:54 +0000
Within the top five space contractors, from 2011 to 2017, ULA surpassed Boeing and became the top overall vendor. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:53:32 +0000
"Other transactions authorities" allow the Air Force to go faster to prototyping. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:19:54 +0000
GEOShare, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary matching missions with orbital slots in an effort to boost satellite sales, has signed up over 150 missions and over 100 orbital locations, said Lon Levin, GEOShare president and chief executive. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:40 +0000
As Lockheed Martin prepares to complete assembly of the Orion spacecraft flying on the first SLS mission, the company says it’s making progress in lowering the costs of the future spacecraft, including through reuse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:03:03 +0000
Air Force and NRO leaders emphasized their close ties at the 34th Space Symposium here and offered proof the relationship is helping them share capabilities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:22:38 +0000
David Hartshorn, one of the satellite industry’s most vocal advocates and a prominent defender of its spectrum rights, is resigning from the Global VSAT Forum. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:46:47 +0000
Blue Origin's CEO says he expects the company’s BE-4 engine to complete qualification testing by the end of the year as the company ramps up work on its New Glenn orbital rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:42:00 +0000
The number of space-related technology patent applications filed in China over the five-year period grew by 13.3 percent. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:23:51 +0000
WASHINGTON — French fleet operator Eutelsat finished a lengthy 302 million euro ($372.9 million) sale of its stake in Spanish fleet operator Hispasat after gaining long-awaited approval from Spain’s government. The divestiture was first announced last May and expected to close that year, but required approval from Spain’s Council of Ministers, which didn’t occur until […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:55:51 +0000
The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency’s six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:07 +0000
Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor for future weather satellite. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:21:02 +0000
Arianespace on April 19 announced a agreement Japan’s Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation BSAT and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to launch the BSAT-4b satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2020. 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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