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There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:22-10-2016
     Last Modified:09-11-2016 (02:19)
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer Intern, Veteran USAF Space Command
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace operations, engineering, Telemetry, design, resource management, LabView, MatLAB, Fuel cells, RF
    CV

    Education:

    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University Northridge, Graduating May 2017

     

    Certifications:

    • SolidWorks Associate – Mechanical Design

    • General Motors Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Operation, Maintenance, Diagnosis and Repair

    • General Motors Hydrogen Economy, Production, Transportation and Delivery to Fuel Cell Vehicles

    • General Motors Hydrogen and Compressed Gases Safety Training

    • General Motors Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle High Voltage Safety Training

     

    Profile:

    • Secret Clearance

    • Proficient in LabVIEW, MATLAB, VBA, C/C++, FEA.

    • Experienced in 3-D printing and additive manufacturing.

    • Veteran USAF, Space Command

    • Managed and performed duties in space operations; satellite command and control for 11 space vehicles (SV) in 3 different Constellations.

    • Strong multitasking, involved in multiple simultaneous satellite anomaly resolutions.

    • Managed the bus and payload data processing and dissemination process to owners, users and customers.

    • Anomaly detection and resolution, ground system problem diagnosis, real-time response and technical team management.

     

    Professional Experience:

    (05/16 – Present)         US Navy, Naval Facilities Command, Renewable Energy Research Group,

                                        Port Hueneme NBVC, CA

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

    • Mechanical Design for US Navy prototype wind turbines.

    • Wrote test plans for NASA AMES wind tunnel testing.

    • Wrote test plans for Naval Post-graduate School Radar Lab.

    • Graduated first General Motors Hydrogen Fuel Cell class.

     

    (03/14 – 05/16)                        A to Z Prototypes, Tarzana, CA

    Engineering Support, Technical Consulting and Owner at A to Z Prototypes

    • Business Owner.

    • Small production 3-D printing and prototyping company for emerging inventors.

     

    (08/07 – 09/10)                        Rome Research Corp (RRC): Naval Space Operations Center (NAVSOC),

    Operations Lead          Point Mugu NBVC, CA

    • Lead of operations during the first ever NAVSOC operations handover to a contract based workforce.

    • Created the first working RRC operations personnel schedule, and leads the construction of a new NAVSOC training program.

    • Stood up first standardization of operational documentation.

    • Individually requested for experimental operations to temporarily double the data capacity for Navy communications satellite.

     

     

    (05/05 – 08/07)            Arrowhead Global Solutions: Space Development Test Wing/Space Test & Engineering Contract (STEC), Kirtland AFB, NM

    Lead Mission Controller

    • Provided critical support for 10 individual experimental space vehicle programs.

    • Administered troubleshooting to operational problems, implemented anomaly response plans, participated in situation assessment and recovery teams.

    • Performed real-time evaluation of spacecraft, payload and ground systems status in accordance with mission requirements.

    • Conducted post-operation debriefs with operations centers, tracking stations, contracting customers etc.

    • Planned, executed and evaluated satellite and launch vehicle rehearsals.

    • Ran exercises and compatibility tests over several experimental satellite platforms.

     

    (04/05 – 02/08)           19th Space Operations Reserve Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO

     

    Satellite/Ground Systems Operator

    • Conducted research and development for the new GPS ground control systems, LADO and AEP.

    • Tested and evaluated user interface and system internal connectivity for the LADO program.

     

    (05/03 – 04/05)            50th Operations Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO

     

    GPS Lead Satellite/Ground System Operator Instructor

    • Managed a staff of three instructors.

    • Taught a comprehensive training program with the purpose of certifying personnel in the GPS operational ground and satellite systems.

    • Wrote and developed training records, study guides, lesson plans, course guides and other training materials to be used in several comprehensive training courses.

     

    (05/00 – 05/03)            1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO

    GPS Satellite/Ground Systems Operator

    • Initiated the ground system connectivity interface between the operations center communications nodes and the AFSCN global tracking stations.

    • Monitored telemetry display systems, analyzes data to determine spacecraft operational status

    • Conducted launch and early orbit operations from on-the-pad checkout to on-orbit operations.

    • Conducted end of life testing and GPS satellite disposal operations.

     

    Special Achievements:

    Operations Mission Lead for NASA’s TacSat2 satellite:

    Responsible for the AFSCN support documentation development, mission operations, procedure development, ground and communications system connectivity (world-wide), conducting/planning launch rehearsals, launch and early orbit operations.

    • Conducted training and certification of all five mission control personnel.

    • Tested, evaluated and recommended modifications of the ground system for the TacSat2 program.

    • Created and tested a new connectivity interface between STEC data nodes and the Air Force Satellite Control Network tracking stations.

    • Performed emergency critical anomaly resolution response during launch and early orbit to ensure the safety and continued operation of the TacSat2 vehicle.

     


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