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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Though an emerging market, the global nanosatellite market is highly competitive, with major players competing against each other to make a mark in the global market. The companies are adopting both organic and inorganic market strategies such as business expansions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, product launches, and acquisitions, among others, to strengthen their position in the market. The high growth of the nanosatellite market is unprecedented for the satellite industry and will...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin's significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin's multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses. The MM Array ...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million. U-Class payloads are miniature space research satellites that ty...
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     Date Submitted:15-01-2017
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     Current job:Staff Officer 2 Cyber Royal Air Force
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsTeam work and vast military experience
    CV

    Key Skills

    Excellent communication and leadership skills coupled with a good sense of teamwork.  Proficient in MS Office. 

     

    Career History

    AIR WARFARE CENTRE RAF WADDINGTON

    2013 - present

    As a senior staff officer within the warfare centre I head of small team as subject matter experts for the Royal Air Force. 

    -           Co-authored the AIR Command Cyber Strategy for the implementation of cyber awareness throughout the Royal Air Force and endorsed at the Air Force Board – a meeting of the highest Air Force ranking officer.  Coupled with this I am responsible for the organisation, planning and co-ordination of the associated programme plan across the Air Force involving over 100 personnel.

    -           Responsible for the production of a very senior level endorsed strategy and plan.  Run a computer simulation lab responsible to the RAF and other government agencies which is coupled to a complex system throughout the UK and the US.

    -           Head of an embryonic information warfare cell with the RAF component headquarters; this is the first time that this has been exercised and will now be developed into a capability after the outstanding success of the venture.

    -           Recently (Sep 2016) completed a 9-month tour with the US Forces in Korea as co-ordination planner for US and Korean military forces.  Similarly was employed to enhance, review and co-ordinate the civilian evacuation orders and entry process for military forces in times of crisis.

     

    EXECUTIVE OFFICER ROYAL AIR FORCE GIBRALTAR

    2010 - 2013

    Responsible for the day to day organisation and running of the military airport in Gibraltar co-shared with the Gibraltar Government for the safe and legal operation of civilian and military flights. 

    -           Organisation and planning of various military aircraft detachments involved close planning with the UK and Gibraltar Governments involving over flights and political sensitivities with Spain.

    -           Writing and co-ordinating the airfield emergency action plan involving all Governmental elements and UK Forces in Gibraltar.

     

    JOINT GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE ROYAL AIR FORCE HIGH WYCOMBE

    2008 - 2010

    As the senior staff officer responsible for future capability I was responsible to LAND for the -future Rapier replacement being head of the Jt GBAD procurement team at RAF High Wycombe.  Responsible to AIR Command for the provision of the replacement for the mobile data link picture provision to the field commander resulting from many meetings at both senior military and civilian level.

     

    RAF MUHARRAQ Bahrain

    Detachment Commander - 2008 (6-months)

    Responsible to the Air Component Commander in Qatar for the safe delivery of VIP personnel throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan joint operating area.  As the only officer in a team for approx. 50 staff had overall responsibility for all planning and delivery of VIP aircraft to and from Bahrain involving those of coalition partners.  A very fast dynamic operating environment where the ability to remain flexible and in control was paramount.

    -           Organised many flights to and from Muharraq from 4-star military personnel to the Prime Minister and MPs to members of the Royal Family. 

    -           Organised a very senior multi-coalition conference involving accommodation, flight planning and arrival and co-ordination with the Bahraini Government.

     

    JOINT DATA LINK MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION ROYAL AIR FORCE HIGH WYCOMBE

    Officer Commanding Network Design Cell - 2001 - 2008

    -     Responsible for all data link production and training for air, maritime and land platforms during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and personally wrote the data link network used by UK forces in the evacuation of Lebanon.

    -     Head of delegation to the equivalent US data link cell and co-chair of an international data link sub-working group for US/UK and coalition data link production.  Travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and the US.

    Prior to 2001 various fighter control (airspace battle management) positions with the UK and Europe.

     

    Qualifications

    Post Graduate Certificate Cranfield University 2015 Cyberspace Operations

    Bachelor of Science (BSc (Hons)) Royal Holloway College, University of London 1983 Biochemistry

    RYA VHF Short Range GDMCC, RYA Diesel Engine Course, RYA Radar Theory, Powerboat Level II, 1st Aid

    City & Guilds Aviation Studies

     

    Training and Continuous Professional Development

    Post-graduate certificate (PG Cert) in Cyberspace Operations Cranfield University 2016

    United States Army Cyber Awareness Challenge - 2016

    Introduction to Cyber Security – Open University 2015

    Cyber Practitioners Intermediate Course – Royal School of Signals 2015

    Developed Vetting – 1990 to present

    United States Air Force Cyber Awareness Challenge - 2014

    Defence Information Passport - 2013

    Aircraft Post Crash Management – Military Aviation Authority 2011

    Flight Safety Officers’ Course - Military Aviation Authority 2011

    Aerospace Battle Command & Control - 2010

    STRAPSO Course - 2010

    Tactical Radar Operators Course - 2010

    Intermediate Command & Staff College - Shrivenham 2009

    Foundation Certificate in Software Testing – ISEB 2008

    ECDL - 2007

    Instructional Design 1 & 2, , Analysis of Training – Defence Centre of Training Support - 2006

    Aviation Studies – Open Tech Aviation 1991

     

    Professional Memberships

    PADI Divemaster– 2011

    BCS – 2008

    Graduateship Leadership and Management (GCMI) – City & Guilds - 2008

    Member Institute Leadership and Management (MInstLM) - 2007


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