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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
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...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
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...
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     Date Submitted:13-07-2017
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     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Manager
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    OBJECTIVE

    A stimulating management position within the engineering sector or relevant area of information technology where I can utilise my extensive leadership, creative project management and genuine communication and people skills to successfully deliver fresh project challenges to benefit the reputation, sustainability and profitability of the organisation.

     

    PROFILE

    A Graduate in Applied Physics & Micro-electronics from the University of Northumbria with twenty three years’ creative engineering and project management experience within the oil and gas sector. Successfully managed multiple complex system developments.

    Gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working in Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East. Worked with and managed people from diverse cultural, ethnic and professional backgrounds. Streamlined administrative tasks and processes. Strong integrity and determination, execute correctly the first time. Highly competent at handling corrective actions swiftly and with strategy. As a project manager, relished the opportunity to work with teams of engineers, developers and managers. Possess a natural ability to coach and nurture.

    Strong practical background in networking and data communications. Able to plan and execute safe and profitable projects. Strong client focus, able to provide professional customer support.

     

    KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

    Directed the technical development of vessel tracking and remote positioning projects from 2006 to 2017

    Successfully project managed a diverse program of projects, with budgets ranging up to U$ 5 million.

    Successfully mobilised and managed multiple innovative developments.

    Managed full-time project team of software developers and support engineers in Singapore from 2006 to 2017.

    Developed bespoke turnkey solutions for service contracts. Components included GIS, software, telemetry, and back-office systems.

    Twenty Three years’ practical experience with the Satellite DGNSS.

    Maintained Telematics products and their commercial development since 2006

     

    CAREER HISTORY

    Project Manager, Fugro Survey PTE LTD                   2006 – 2017

    Project managed service contracts in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. Projects were based on the application of navigation systems for use in unmanned survey operations. Projects incorporated elements of ICT Integration, networking and security, telemetry, positioning and software developments.

    Developed, mobilised and operated a turnkey vessel tracking (three hundred vessels) and fuel consumption monitoring solution for Oil & Gas major in Indonesia over a three year contract period. As team leader responsible for ensuring all system elements were developed, tested, documented and deployed in a timely and professional manner.

    Modernised company Satellite vessel tracking products and capability. Established webservers within external colocation facility.  Developed and launched innovative web based tracking products for internal and external clients.

    Used SQL knowledge for testing and performance analysis and KPI tracking using Tableau Desktop

     

    Technical Manager, Fugro Omnistar PTE LTD                1997- 2006

    Provided proactive sales and technical support for a wide range of DGNSS clients. Played a key and active role in the attainment and maintenance of ISO 9001:2000 status. Developed a stock control / workshop database as well as other PC based systems to aid employees in implementation of quality procedures.

    Project managed numerous offshore installations. Responsibilities included planning, ordering equipment and consumables, testing, shipping, final installation, customer training and documentation. Delegated duties to technical personnel as required.

     

    Electronic Engineer & Network Controller, Oceonics Asia Pacific Ltd                        1993-1997

    Ensured the continuous and accurate operation of an Asia Pacific network control centre and network of  unmanned monitoring stations. Responsible for site selection, project management and installation activities.

    Responsible for the commissioning of DGNSS systems throughout the region. Attained an excellent working knowledge of safe offshore operational procedures. Offshore experienced gained as an engineer during rig moves, site surveys and numerous vessel installations.

     

    Graduate Trainee, Harland Simon Control Systems Ltd              1988-1990

    Trained in the application, design and commissioning of PLC based electrical control systems within the print and paper manufacturing industries. Worked at various worksite locations throughout the UK.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    1990-1992       University of Northumbria. BSC Applied Physics & Microelectronics.

    1986-1988       University of Plymouth. HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

    1984-1986       North Warwickshire College Of Technology & Art.  OND Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

    1980-1984       St. Thomas Mores School, Nuneaton.  GCSE "O" Levels in five subjects.

     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS & TRAINING

    17 Apr 2008    Microsoft Project – Level 1 (New Horizons)

    17 Apr 2008    MS Project – Level 2 (New Horizons)

    27 Mar 2008    Managing Safely, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Training Solutions)

    24 Mar 2008    Shipboard Safety Officer Course, MNTB (Training Solutions)

    25 Mar 2008    Competent Risk Assessor (Training Solutions)

    01 Mar 2009    Project Management Course (Fugro)

    12 Sep 2013    Defensive Driving Course

    01 Oct 2014    Major Emergency Response Training and Exercise

    27 Jan 2015    Creating Client Value v2 (Imparta)

     

    Proficient in the use of: MS Office, MS Project. SQL, Tableau Desktop,

    ArcGIS Desktop, Google Earth, Confluence, JIRA, TFS, GIT.

    Trained in First Aid, BOSHUET and Firefighting.

     

    PERSONAL DETAILS

    British national, good heath, clean driving licence, non-smoker.

    Date of Birth:    26th January 1968

     

    REFERENCES

    John McGregor

    j.mcgregor(at)fugro.com

    Technical Manager

    Fugro Survey Pte. Ltd

    35 Loyang Crescent

    Fugro Survey

    Singapore 509012

     

    Joseph Michael Keogh

    m.keogh(at)fugro.com

    Geophysical Manager

    Fugro Survey Pte. Ltd

    35 Loyang Crescent

    Fugro Survey

    Singapore 509012

     

     

     

     

     


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