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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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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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