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SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX's proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation.The 9:17 a.m. Eastern launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carried all three spacecraft to low Earth orbit, deploying the PAZ radar satellite 11 minutes after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
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A discussion of China at the latest National Space Council meeting took a more nuanced view of the country than is typical in such conversations, seeing the rising space power as a competitor and adversary but also a potential partner. SpaceNews.com
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The Army would use small satellites to support tactical imagery needs in the field. SpaceNews.com
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Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
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NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
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Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:08-04-2017
     Last Modified:09-04-2017 (08:04)
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     Current job:Mission Payload Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsSatellite Payload Operations, Satellite Systems Engineer, Satellite Engineer, Satellite Operations Engineer
    CV

    OVERVIEW
    - Active DoD Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) / Top Secret Security Clearance (SSBI) – 17 Feb 2015
    - 18 years space / missile mission experience including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and satellite Command and Control (C2)
    - 1.5 years mission payload operations experience on the SBIRS ballistic missile warning satellite constillation
    - Eight years C2 operations, mission planning and payload operations experience on the NFIRE research and development (R&D) spacecraft
    - Proficient in Satellite Tool Kit (STK), FreeFlyer, AstroRT/Labview, Electronic Schedule Dissemination (ESD), Distributed Communications Controller (DCC) and Microsoft applications

    EXPERIENCE  
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems -- Field Engineer

    Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Mission Payload Engineer (MPE)
    2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB, CO
    2015 - Present

    *Provide 24-hour/7-Day support to the USAF for the operations of the SBIRS ballistic missile warning weapon system; delivering timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers.
    *Provides technical advice to USAF on sensor capabilities, mission sensor State of Health (SOH) and real-time post event mission analysis
    *Creates scenarios for USAF Red Flag exercise; allows mission operators to increase their understanding of the SBIRS weapon system
    *Produces highly superior products covering all aspects of MPE duties; allows easy implementation on the Ops floor and eliminating confusion
    *Generated and streamlined checklist procedures for the next generation (Block 10) ground console; creating a repository of information that is transferrable between team members
    *Routinely requested by USAF evaluation personnel to address satellite payload performance; guiding training and development scenarios

    Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems -- Field Engineer

    Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) Track Sensor Payload Operator (TSP)
    Missile Defense Agency Space Center, Schriever AFB, CO
    2007 - 2015

    *Design and execute scripts to test satellite parameter changes and system updates; report results to Configuration Control Board 
    *Led 16 month testing period of new Hyper Temporal Imaging (HTI) software patch; confirmed HTI data can be obtained from space; developed on-orbit DCE for testing the HTI patch functionality using specific guidelines set by the NFIRE Science Team
    *Generated a new Data Collection Event (DCE) on-orbit script for FTM-19; during testing I identified 2 errors in the Experiment Requirements Document (ERD) that would have led to a failed experiment
    *Created and tested new on-orbit experiment for a North Polar Vortex DCE; the principle scientist/investigator was impressed with my attention to detail after questioning abnormal parameters; prevented failure of the mission
    *Operate the NFIRE simulator to verify the expected outcome of each on-orbit DCE and experiment
    *Analyze post-mission payload telemetry to verify collection of mission data, success of mission experiment and health of the spacecraft
    *Create experimental mission timelines, evaluate functionality of on-orbit TSP experiment scripts; ensures accurate mission objectives
    *Generate, review and update operational procedures and job aids in support of existing and emerging operational requirements
    *Recognized by Northrop Grumman for my work on the NFIRE back-up site being shut down; required a total change in mission procedures
    *Successful satellite operations in support of NFIRE mission 2B; tracked the ignited third stage of an ICBM class target through the near field range; earned 2008 Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Annual Team Award for Technology
    *Create and upload the Stored Program Command Queue (SPCQ) containing the next day’s Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and Universal Space Network (USN) operations schedule; allowing the satellite to operate when out of view of ground station antennas

    United States Air Force

    Officer in Charge, Procedures
    1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
    2006 - 2007

    *Key advisor to the Director of Operations regarding procedures to resolve on-orbit/ground system anomalies and equipment failures
    *Led a four person shop responsible for the development, maintenance and accuracy of 150 item, 20,000+ page document inventory
    *Conducted validity assessments of submitted technical order change requests for all operations and emergency procedures 
    *Directly responsible for integrating procedural changes and updates to mission-ready training and evaluation programs

    Global Positioning System Instructor / Evaluator
    50th Operations Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
    2005 - 2006

    *Senior 1 SOPS Instructor responsible for developing and presenting all classroom and simulator training materials for over 100 personnel 
    *Hand-selected Evaluator; responsible for ensuring the highest operations proficiency and system readiness across the crew force
    *Standardized operational training and evaluation materials IAW Instructional Systems Development (ISD) directives

    Joint Mission Analysis Cell Information Manager
    Force Headquarters, United Nations Mission in Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia
    2005

    *Performed daily intelligence briefs as well as weekly summaries of local/regional threats to the UN Military Force Commander and staff
    *Spearheaded analysis of regional/internal threats to ensure mission success and maximum protection of UN personnel and Liberian citizens
    *Conducted intelligence collection activities on suspected movements of mercenary and child soldiers to neighboring countries

    Crew Commander
    1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
    2003 - 2005

    *Directly responsible for the command, control and maintenance activities of four distinct satellite constellations -- GPS, DSP, MSX and ACE 
    *Led 20 person crew conducting end-of-life testing and final commanding during critical disposal operations for ailing GPS satellite
    *Led crew of 12 personnel during launch and early orbit operations for six GPS Block IIR/IIR-M launches -- 100% success rate
    *Led operations crew in real-time operations and crisis response during a Mid-course Space Experiment (MSX) satellite vehicle anomaly
    *Execute station keeping, spin control and relocation Delta-v firings, maximizing mission effectiveness
    *Certified as a Satellite Systems Operator on the Global Positioning System (GPS) -- responsible for transmitting/verifying day-to-day satellite health commands as well as emergency power management

    Chief, ICBM Operations Crew Scheduling & Personnel Reliability Program / Security Manager
    91st Operations Support Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
    1998 - 2003

    *Managed currency of Secret/Top Secret security clearances for 115+ personnel and security oversight/access to seven controlled areas
    *Selected as Professional Performer during two AFSC ICBM Readiness Inspections (2000 & 2003); an honor reserved for top 5% of the wing
    *Responsible for accurate and timely PRP actions affecting qualifications, suspensions and certifications for 90+ officer/enlisted personnel performing critical and controlled nuclear weapons duties
    *Led 10 personnel responsible for developing and monitoring duty schedule resulting in 3900 total alerts for more than 220 crewmembers
    *Hand-picked Staff Instructor; responsible for classroom and missile procedures simulator instruction for the Minuteman III ICBM 
    *Earned coveted “Highly Qualified” rating on seven combat mission ready evaluations leading to more than 250 error-free crew alerts; earning the Air Force Space Command Crewmember Excellence Award
    *Served as Combat Crew Commander, responsible for command, control, and launch of 450 ICBMs

    EDUCATION
    Central Michigan University
    2004

    Master of Science - Administration
      -- Concentration in Information Resource Management

    Ohio University
    1998

    Bachelor of Science - Industrial Technology (Engineering)
      -- Minor in Business Administration

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
    Space 200
    Squadron Officers School
    Global Positioning Satellite Initial Qualification Training
    Minuteman III Initial Qualification Training
    Undergraduate Space and Missile Training
     


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