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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:07-06-2017
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatellite operations, operations documentation maintenance
    CV

    Objective: A highly skilled, broadly experienced satellite operator seeking to utilize and expand vast technical skills in satellite operations industry.

     

    Experience:

    Lockheed Martin

    Systems Engineer

    Aurora, CO

    Feb 2011 – Present

    * Create accurate and concise HTML-based procedures, processes and job aids

    * Maintain 24/7 OPS Crew schedule to ensure 100% crew coverage while maintaining adequate office staffing

    * Certified as an On Shift Technical Controller (OSTC)

    * Maintain and update Web Based Training modules using Adobe Captivate software

     

    Lockheed Martin

    Systems Crew Chief

    Boulder, CO

    Jan 2009 – Feb 2011

    * Coordinate usage of shared operational resources

    * Assist Integration & Verification with software build checkouts, procedure flows and scenario based testing

    * Analyze and ensure system upgrades meet operational and configuration requirements

    * Create, update, test operational procedures

     

    Lockheed Martin/Ciber, Inc.

    Systems Crew Chief 

    Boulder, CO

    Nov 2008 – Jan 2009

    * Coordinate usage of shared operational resources

    * Assist Integration & Verification with software build checkouts, procedure flows and scenario based testing

    * Analyze and ensure system upgrades meet operational and configuration requirements

    * Create, update, test operational procedures

     

    Ciber, Inc

    Systems Crew Chief 

    Schriever AFB/ Boulder, CO

    May 2007 – Nov 2008

    * Provide Telemetry, Tracking & Control (TT&C) and Ground Control support to on-orbit SBIRS payloads

    * Command and execute promoted tasking schedule, monitor all ground status

    * Utilize software tools to ensure system availability and operations

    * Provide inputs to commander's daily status meeting

    * Analyze and ensure system upgrades meet operational and configuration requirements

    * Implement failover capability and anomaly response as required

    * Provide recommendations for system issues and anomaly response

     

    Superior Technical Resources/Honeywell

    Information Systems Technician

    Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

    Feb 2006 – Apr 2007

    * Monitor mainframe computer operations hardware and software

    * Respond to user and mission problems and anomalies

    * Perform routine System Maintenance

    * Coordinate print and tape requests

    * Accomplish tape library duties

     

    Northrop Grumman

    Field Engineer

    Buckley AFB Aurora, CO

    June 2004 - Nov 2005

    * Performed a variety of duties pertaining to space-based Infrared systems/sensors

    * Provided 24-hour/7-day support for operation of the SBIRS ballistic missile warning system

    * Supplied real time, and post event support of the primary mission

    * Responsible for mission sensor state of health (SOH)

    * Offered technical advice to the USAF crews on sensor capabilities and mission

    * Accountable for building all exercise scenarios in a UNIX environment

     

    Arrowhead Global Solutions

    Mission Analyst

    Kirtland AFB Albuquerque, NM

    Jan 2004 - Apr 2004

    * Performed assorted scheduling activities to include Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) contacts

    * Generated pass plans

    * Produced daily and weekly trending reports

     

    United States Air Force

    Satellite Systems Operator

    Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

    Sep 2002 - Jan 2004

    * Certified to operate Milstar Satellite Constellation using the AFSCN

    * Responsible for configuring, executing and troubleshooting complex data links required for routine and emergency satellite missions.

    * Certified in planning, operating, commanding, and anomaly resolution of the Milstar Satellite System

    * Vast experience in Deconflicting and Scheduling shared AFSCN resources

    * Significant role in developing and improving procedures to ensure 100% mission success

     

    United States Air Force

    Data Systems Supervisor

    Data Masked (Classified Assignment)

    Mar 2000 - Sep 2002

    * Processed and coordinated satellite surveillance activities

    * Provided immediate missile warning and space launch data to military and government officials

    * Detected and troubleshot system anomalies

    * Served as squadron Public Affairs representative

    * Managed unit Morale Fund - Raising hundreds of dollars for unit functions

     

    United States Air Force

    Satellite Systems Operator

    Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

    May 1997 - Mar 2000

    * Certified to operate the Milstar Satellite Constellation using the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) via Space Ground Link Systems (SGLS) supporting over 650 missions

    * Responsible for configuring, executing and troubleshooting complex data links as required

    * Launch Team Member - Providing support for pre-orbit and on-orbit testing and spacecraft certification.

    * Certified in planning, operating, commanding, and anomaly resolution of the Milstar Satellite System

    * Vast experience in Deconflicting and Scheduling shared AFSCN resources.

    * Versatile in Developing and improving procedures to ensure 100% mission success

    * Certified instructor supervising on-the-job trainees

    * Instruct monthly training for SGLS operators.

     

    Security ClearanceS:

    * Top Secret (Active)

    Languages:

    * German  - Read, write, and speak fluently

     

    Education:

    * Satellite Systems Operations Specialist Course # V3AQR1C611-000 (40 hours)

    * Apprentice Space Operations Specialist Course #V3ABR1C631-000  (205 hours)

    * Journeyman Space Operations Specialist Career Development Course #27750-ED-04 (78 hours)

    * 50th Operational Support Squadron Line Instructor Course  

    * Air Force Quality Program Training  

    * Airman Leadership School

    * Airman Professional Development Seminar

    * Other Classified Training

    * Computer Technology Certificate -Fisher College, Boston, MA.  (21 credits of 30 Complete)

     

    Computer Skills:

    * Knowledge of  Microsoft Windows , UNIX, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visual Basic Programming, HTML language

    * IBM ES9000,ES390

     

    Awards:     

    * Air Force Achievement Medal

    * Air Force Good Conduct Medal

    * Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    * National Defense Service Medal

    * Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon

    * 21st Space Wing “Crew of the Year”

    * Error-Free Performance Award 1500 hours

    * Air Force Space Command “Certificate of Highly Qualified”

    * Air Force Association “Best Space Operations Crew in the Air Force”


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