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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old. This outstanding source was first identified by ESA's Herschel space observatory, and later exposed in greater detail with the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The earliest galaxies in the 13.8 billion-year history of our cosmos starte...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze on the Universe in 2019. Thirteen "early release" programmes were chosen from more than 100 proposals after a competitive peer-review selection process within the astronomical community. The programmes have been allocated nearly 500 hours of obs...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites will soon travel to their launch site in California. During testing, the gravity-measuring satellites, which will track the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth due to Earth's changing seasons, weather and climate processes, earthquakes and even human activities, were subjected to conditions similar to t...
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, successfully launched its Antares(tm) rocket carrying a Cygnus(tm) spacecraft today at 7:19 a.m. EST, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch is Orbital ATK's eighth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. During the mission, designated OA-8, Cygnus will deliver vital equipment, supplies and experiments to the astronauts aboard the space station, as well a...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Turksat with Airbus Defence and Space. The satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus' highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping. "We are very pleased to welcome Turksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstra...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
NASA's Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA's European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020. The first Exploration Mission-1 will circle the Moon without astronauts to lay the foundation and prove the technology for a second mission with a crew. In Bremen, Germany, integration ...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +0100
A UK company has been selected to undertake the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) for a satellite which will help tackle climate change, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the principal greenhouse gas driving global warming. It is the first European mission intended to characterise greenhouse gas fluxes on Ear...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which was launched in 1986, represents one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to demonstrate its products and services to customers as the organisation looks to...
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 22:05:00 +0100
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Wed, 8 Nov 2017 19:05:00 +0100
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. What caused the event is puzzling. A Las Cumbres Observatory press release about the supernova, which was discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory in September 2014, noted that the explosion at first appeared to be an ordinary supernova. "Se...
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    PROJECT MANAGER/BUSINESS ANALYST

    Air Force veteran who possesses the drive to understand details of position and own the process.  Demonstrates strong knowledge of process improvement implementation, project planning, project management, and process mapping. Interacts professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail.

    Core competencies include:

    ISO 9001:2008 Quality Lead Auditor

    Sarbanes-Oxley IT and Finance Auditing

    Microsoft Visio Process Mapping 2007, 2010

    Six Sigma Specialist

    Audit Methodology

    Process Improvement Champion

    Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010

    Project Management Methodology

    Policy and Procedure Writing

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Project Manager

    Independent Contractor, Halo Smart Labs, Pineville, NC              2016-2017

    Identify process gaps and perform gap resolution in a smart smoke detector start up organization.  Create high level SOPs and low level work instructions across all departments of the organization.  Aid in the performance of app development and technical testing.  Design ground up shipping and receiving department, returns, and sales order life cycle processes.  Revamp document control across company through structured planning, template formation and education of best practices. 

    Employ process improvement techniques around manufacturing processes to improve production times and product quality 

    Develop, maintain, and complete project plans for FCC and UL testing utilizing TeamGantt and JIRA software

     

    Sr. Business Systems Analyst

    Contractor, PSG, Time Warner Cable, Charlotte, NC               2015-2016

    Create new firewall intake process in preparation of AlgoSec firewall management tool implementation to improve company PCI compliance audit results.  Coordinate SOW and project phases with AlgoSec vendor project team to ensure smooth conversion between tools.  Perform project planning and execution on AlgoSec project as well as conception of future firewall improvement projects. 

    Implement multiple processes for the RSA Archer governance, risk and compliance tool in the Enterprise Information Security department to improve PCI compliance on external and internal audit results.

     Extensive utilization of Microsoft Visio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to manage documentation and risk mitigation as well as creating process flows

     

    Project Manager

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Charlotte, NC                     2011-2015

    Manage all activities in a project life-cycle (initiating, planning, executing/controlling, and closing) associated with projects for the Servicing and Data Analytics department.  Document business partner’s technical requirements for new Loss Mitigation and Foreclosure reports and changes to existing reports utilizing Business Requirements Documents.  Manage Single Point of Contact project management team process to include process mapping and process improvement.  Work closely with Risk Management to resolve gaps, reduce risk and to meet or exceed audit standards.  Design communication and training strategies, including identifying the appropriate learning process and timing.

    Volunteer Coordinator for Wells Fargo’s Green Team; Organize and attend multiple volunteer events with local Not for Profit agencies to promote Wells Fargo’s commitment to the environment.  Reside on planning committee for city wide conservation project.

    Process mapping utilizing Visio to perform process improvement by creating and updating processes within the Single Point of Contact project management group

     

    Business Process Analyst

    Independent Contractor, Vital Media, Fort Mill, SC                 2011

    Identified key process areas and observed current operations to identify gaps and areas of improvement. Interviewed employees from all departments on roles and processes to create new and updated existing process documentation. Created Roles and Responsibilities matrix to aid in gap awareness and future organizational structure. Implemented Stage Gate model for Research & Development team.

    Utilized process mapping via Visio to create the flow of data throughout the organization

    Trained Sr. Management on project management to aid in project fulfillment

    Provided guidance on continual improvement following the identification of areas of improvement and change implementation

     

    Business Process Analyst

    DigitalGlobe, Longmont, CO                            2008-2010

    Provided thorough analysis of process problems based on process maps, and information gathered about the process. Performed process mapping, utilizing Visio and PowerPoint, for multiple business divisions. Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Finance and IT auditor to include auditing JIRA and the System Development Lifecycle Processes (SDLC). Project leader for major reorganization of document control throughout the organization to improve compliance and functional structure.

    Created and maintained process document templates and procedures for 50% of the entire company

    Performed the company’s first SOX Internal audit on the Travel & Expense process to ensure compliance to policies and procedures

    Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) leading to 90% success rate

    Trained employees on content and proper control of the company’s process documents

     

    Systems Engineer I & II

    Raytheon, Aurora, CO                              2004-2008

    Created and maintained operational manuals to support the mission to include training course development. Provided document review and resolved technical systems engineering and integration issues. Worked together with outside agencies to deliver products on time and to customer’s specifications.

    Performed significant coordination with subject matter experts to define satellite data flow and code interpretation to create operations manuals for on console satellite controllers

    Lead Six Sigma team in improving quality and procedure within Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development and training checklists to reduce training time and operator error

    Played a crucial role in presenting documents to the customer during validation and verification efforts

     

    Mission Control Operator                   2005-2006

    General Dynamics C4 Systems, Gilbert, AZ

    Performed on-orbit crew support for STP-R1 satellite program.  Accomplished mission control functions on the Air Force Satellite Control Network ground system.  Directly involved in End-of-Life operations and follow up on end of mission.  Responsible for creating and maintaining Work Instructions and various other operational documents for the Mission Operations Center. 

     

    Spacecraft Controller

    Alcatel, European Space Operations Center, Darmstadt GmbH                 2001-2002

    Performed flight control testing, simulations, and readiness testing, and participated in launch of Europe’s newest environmental satellite.  Certified in operations for two environmental satellites and highly proficient in finding software and payload problems and ensuring telemetry was within required limits. 

     

    Satellite System Operator

    United States Air Force, Colorado Springs, CO              1997-2001

    Responsible for developing all required operations documentation.  Reviewed and investigated all real-world deficiencies.  Maintained the Operations Review Panel to adjust the Ground System Operations Manual.  Mentor for new personnel, taught roles and responsibilities, taught Satellite System Operators subject matter on space operations and procedures and formulated new training programs such as tests and scenarios. Performed real-time commanding procedures and ensured satellite telemetry was within specified limits.

    Identify and administer corrective action to on-console operators when operational errors occurred

    Performed continuous improvement with quarterly operations manual reviews

    Promoted preventive measures by fielding manual process suggestions, implementing process change and updating operations manuals

     

    Professional Certifications and training

    Space Systems Operations Specialist Course

    Satellite System Operator Training Course

    Instructor Certification Program

    Airman Professional Development Seminar

    Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding Course

    Satellite Controller Training

    Principals of Systems Engineering

    Fundamentals of TCL Coding

    Environmental Health and Safety Auditing

    ·Wells Fargo Servicing Project Management Courses

    Wells Fargo Servicing Six Sigma Courses

    ·ISO 9001:2008 QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Certified

    ISO 9001:2000 Internal Auditor Certification

    Six Sigma Specialist Training

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007-Level I

    When to Initiate Corrective Action

    Harnessing the Power of Preventive Action

    Environmental Health and Safety Auditing

    Air Force Instructor Certification Program


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