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An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues. SpaceNews.com
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A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
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The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:10-07-2016
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     Current job:Satellite operations and maintenance engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     Keywords Vast knowledge in electrical, electronic and mechanical area  High ability to lead a team and accomplish tasks rapidly in a professional manner  Excellent problem solving and communication shills  Excellent communication skills  Works
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    CAREER OVERVIEW

    I joined the Royal Australian Navy in 2004 and completed my trade in Electrical/Electronic Engineering over the period of 10 years.

    I have worked on a wide range of electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment. I have a proven track record of excelling in my current field of work and have consistently met requirements in a timely manner for promotion and career progression. I was responsible for leading, training and motivating my communications department and have received all required training.

    Following my time in the Royal Australian Navy I was employed by the Swedish Space Corporation as a Satellite Operations and Maintenance Engineer at the Western Australian Space Centre. I am now currently employed with Australian Maritime Systems as a Navigation Systems Technician.

    In my free time I enjoy 4WDing, fishing, astronomy, astrophotography/photography, astrophysics/physics, mechanics and carpentry.

     

    KEY STRENGTHS

    Vast knowledge in electrical, electronic and mechanical area

    High ability to lead a team and accomplish tasks rapidly in a professional manner

    Excellent problem solving and communication shills

    Excellent communication skills

    Works closely with contactors to provide timely operational outcomes.

    Maintains strong professional manner whilst faced with any situation in a highly stressful environment

    Up stands High morals and values in life

    Ensures strict compliance to WH&S

     

     

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

    Certificate IV Engineering RTO Code 0150 MEM40105 

    Certificate III Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade RTO Code 0150 MEM30498

    Certificate IV Workplace Health and Safety BSB41412

    Certificate III Telecommunications DRT

    Majority completion of Diploma of Government (Management) PSP51104

    RADHAZ Safety Qualified

    ASBESTOS Removal

    Auditing and reporting

    Planned Maintenance Manager

    Suspended TS NV1 Clearance

    Extensive experience on a vessel at sea

    Working Safely at Heights RHOHS204A

    Construction White Card

    Apply First Aid & Perform CPR HLTFA311A & HLTCPR211A

    STK (Systems Tool Kit) Level 1 & 2 Certification

    High Risk Work Licence Boom Type Elevated Work Platform

    High Risk Work Licence Forklift Truck

    Kelvin Hughes Radar Maintainer Course

    Inmarsat Saturn B Satellite System Maintainer Course

     

     

    CAREER HISTORY

     

    2016 – Present:          Navigation Systems Technician – Australian Maritime Systems

     

    Installation, inspection, repair and maintenance of maritime aids-to-navigation equipment.

     

    2014 – 2015:               Satellite Operations and Maintenance Engineer Swedish Space Corporation

     

    I was employed with the Swedish Space Corporation at the West Australian Space Centre. My Primary Roles Were Satellite Operations and Maintenance Engineer, On Site WH&S Officer and On Site First Aid Officer.

    The SSC Satellite Station is used for geostationary satellite orbit raising operations and first acquisition of launch vehicle and spacecraft telemetry, at both orbit insertion and deployment.

    Please see my experience outlined below

     

    In Depth Experience of Ground Stations Development for Telemetry tracking and command (TT&C) developed ground stations for Satellite Communications. 

    Experience of evaluation and performance testing of various ground station components such as testing and performance of Antennas, Microwave links, Antenna Servo controls, TFS systems, baseband system calibrations. 

    Antenna systems installation and site tests of Antenna RF parameters including validation and testing of RF radiation patterns, Antenna gain, G/T, cross pole isolation and other various parameters.

    Monitoring of all subsystems of ground stations ranging from antenna to baseband equipment and satellite communication equipment installed for the teleporting, geo location, in orbit test equipment and satellite radio spectrum monitoring.

    Daily reporting and event log management regarding daily activities at the ground station.

    Ongoing Analysis of ground station equipment actioning pre-emptive measures to correct different fault indicating parameters.

    Operation and maintenance of ground station computer networks.

    Maintenance of all equipment on daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.

    Repair and Troubleshooting of RF and Baseband Equipment including High Power Amplifiers, block down convertors, block up Convertors, Zodiac CRT XL2 and Quantum baseband transceivers, Antenna RF feeds containing various RF bands, power meters, RF switches, calibration equipment and LNAs.  RF Link Configuration and Link Calibration

    Operation and Maintenance of Antenna Control Systems including Antenna drive units and servo motor systems.

    Antenna tracking operations including tracking of satellites using Monopulse, Step tracking, Program track, Table track and Optrack methods.

    In depth involvement of all major corrective maintenance and engineering modification and reconfiguration of all Electronics and Communication Subsystems

    Ensuring the repairing and recalibration of all station electronics test equipment.

    Troubleshooting, repair and calibration of test equipment such as, RF signal generator, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscope, signal analyzers, vector signal generators, system analyzers, network analyzers, logical analyzer and other electronics/communications devices for testing purposes.

    Programming RF test equipment like spectrum analyzers, signal analyzers, signal generators.

    Excellent understanding of ground station interfaces for serial and Ethernet networks.

    Network Management of hardware and software equipment through the Monitor and Control software and configurations of N-ports and network switches

     

    October 2013 – Aug 2014 (Temp contract) - Regional Communications Engineer

     

    I was employed as the Regional Communications Engineer for the division in government. I was responsible for new projects and their installations, repairs and longevity for all UHF, HF, and Satellite repeaters throughout an area larger than 434,000 square miles. This also included advanced RF propagation modelling for new transmitter sites and the development of such work scopes. 

     

    Jan 2013 – Oct 2013 – Solar Installation Production and Service Manager

     

    I was responsible for the management and coordinating all of the State Wide solar installations whether residential or commercial.

     

    2003 – 2013 – Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Electronics Technician (2IC Engineering)

     

    During my time in the navy, I have spent several years each in different locations. When posted to various ships and shore establishments, I spent a great deal of time installing, commissioning, auditing/reporting, fault finding, repairing and maintaining the following types of systems in the engineering world.

     

    ELECTRONIC

     

    Component level repair

    Extensive experience with technical schematics & documents

    Extensive use of test equipment (CRO, Spec Analyzers, Sig-Gens, TDRs, Power meters)

    UHF/KA SATCOM Equipment

    Data / Voice Multiplexing equipment

    Data / Voice patch fields

    UHF / HF / VLF antennas

    Spirit River antenna systems

    Cryptographic equipment

    CCTV Systems

    UHF Transceivers

    Time division multiplexers

    Telecommunication exchanges

    Data cabling (Coax, Fibre, Ethernet)

    Power amplifiers

    RADARS

    Gyrocompasses

    GPS units

    Antenna Patching Systems

    Power Amplifiers

    Antenna Couplers

    CCTV Systems

    HF Receivers

    HF Transmitters

    Echo Sounder equipment

    TDFLS

     

    MECHANICAL

     

    Propulsion control and monitoring systems

    Auxiliary systems including Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Davits

    Engine room & Bridge watch keeping

    Maintain ships main propulsion diesel engines

    In situ repair and component change out of pumps, motors and ancillary system equipment

    Maintenance Management

     

    ELECTRICAL

     

    Fire alarm systems

    Fire suppression systems

    Domestic 115V/240V wiring

    Fault finding control circuits

    115V, 250V, 415V Power distribution systems

    Electrical installations of up to 1.5 kV

     

    COMPUTING

     

    STK (Systems Tool Kit) Level 1 & 2

    Networking

    Hardware & Software expert

    High Competence in MS Office, Visio, AMPS, Windows and other Operating Systems.

     


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