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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:47:52 +0000
A long-overdue exploration roadmap report released by NASA Sept. 24 offers an overview of the agency’s plans to send humans back to the moon and on to Mars, but few new details about how to carry out those plans. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:42:53 +0000
Israeli satellite operator Spacecom said Sept. 25 that it has terminated contracts awarded earlier this spring to manufacturer Space Systems Loral and launch provider SpaceX for Amos-8, a telecommunications satellite the Israeli government said Sept. 3 would be built in Israel instead. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:56:24 +0000
With growing doubts it will be selected by United Launch Alliance for its Vulcan rocket, Aerojet Rocketdyne is looking to smaller launch vehicles as potential customers for its AR1 engine. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:30:02 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine played down any differences with his Russian counterpart as he gears up for meetings with him and other space agency leaders to discuss cooperation on NASA’s exploration plans. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:31:35 +0000
If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:17-02-2017
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     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
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    Profile
    An adaptable and highly professional Spacecraft Controller and Communications Systems Engineer with twelve years experience across a wide range of telecommunication and IT systems. Versatile, has lead teams of 10 personnel under arduous conditions but also self motivated to complete tasks alone, which have directly facilitated operations.

    Key Skills
    • Spacecraft Controller
    • CCNA Routing and Switching
    • Adaptable and able to learn new systems quickly.
    • Proven customer care skills, dealing effectively with complaints and queries.

    Career History
    Eumetsat/Serco Spacecraft Controller 2016 – Present
    • Operating on a 24/7 shift basis all or part of the mission control system, which includes parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment.
    • Assisting in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations.
    • Taking corrective action as necessary in case of ground or space segment anomaly, applying the contingency/emergency procedures approved for the mission to ensure spacecraft safety and the continuity of service provision to users.
    • Participating in other operations-related activities (small system development, procedures development or maintenance etc.) upon request of the Team Leader.

    British Army Team Leader, Germany 2012 - 2016 Team Leader responsible for conducting technical support functions to a unit with 20 tactical communications platforms, and the professional development and mentoring of 120 personnel.
    • Oversaw and co-ordinated bi-annual 1st line inspections of 20 tactical communications platforms, in value of circa £6.5m, giving senior management reassurance of operational readiness.
    • Conducted Unit training to 120 soldiers on correct fault reporting procedures. Resulting in more timely processing of faulty equipment leading to greater operational effectiveness.
    • Managed a department of 12 staff on a day to day basis ensuring all technical support functions were carried out effectively against demanding time and resource constraints.

    Promina Network Engineer/Forward Repair Team Member, Afghanistan - 2010 - 2012 Part of a team responsible for maintenance, monitoring and fault finding across the Promina Network in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Also part of forward repair team that would be deployed to remote locations to work on a variety of equipment.
    • Responded to fault reports from a number of users from many services on the Promina Network. Rectified faults that directly facilitated operations.
    • Liaised with other agencies in the UK to resolve satellite communications fault that affected 300+ soldiers being able to make welfare calls back to UK.
    • Installed command and control systems including Microsoft servers and communication links in remote locations.

    Team Member, Germany - 2006 - 2010 Part of a ten strong team providing technical support functions to a unit with 24 tactical communications platforms and 150 users.
    • Designed and produced a loop back testing device for military telephony cable. Reduced the need to re-run cables and so increased operational effectiveness.
    • System administrator for unit’s I.T infrasctructure.

    Qualifications
    Certificate of Higher Education Bournemouth University 2013
    Certificate of Higher Education in Communications Systems Engineering Higher Dumbarton Academy 1997
    English, History, Modern Studies Standard Grades Dumbarton Academy 1995
    English, French, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Computing

    Training and Continuous Professional Development
    Certified METEOSAT 7 Spacecraft Controller.
    Systems Engineering Technician Class III Paradigm VSAT Promina SYNERGY CCNA Routing and Switching Communications Systems Engineering Class I

    Additional Information
    Full, clean driving licence Excellent health, non smoker Currently enrolled on German language course at B1 level.

    Leisure Interests
    Enjoy trekking and wild camping. Also hold Competent Crew qualification from The Royal Yachting Association and have been on several sailing expeditions around the Baltic Sea.


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