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With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:56:05 +0000
As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. SpaceNews.com
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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:03:30 +0000
The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the Long March 5B launch vehicle, a variant of the Long March 5 and designed for lofting large modules of the planned Chinese Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:51 +0000
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:41:27 +0000
Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:39:24 +0000
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:22:45 +0000
Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
Like SES, government agencies and space companies are applying artificial intelligence to various problems they face. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:36:54 +0000
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to operate its high-altitude balloons for constellations of nongeostationary orbiting satellites. “Our network on Loon and these low Earth orbit and medium Earth orbit constellations have a lot of similar challenges in network operations,” […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:30:21 +0000
Switching from SLS to the Falcon Heavy may cause some trade-offs in designing both the Europa Clipper and the Europa Lander to fit the smaller rocket. However, the cost savings could be plowed into an Enceladus orbiter. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:08-09-2017
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     Current job:Self employed
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsspace management
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    PROFILE

    Masters Degree in Space Management and Strategic Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Satellite Orbit Engineering and Satellite Communications.

    Retired Officer of the Nigerian Navy.

     

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

    University of Ibadan, Nigeria - MSc Strategic Studies.                September 2012 - April 2013

    National Defence College, Nigeria - Fellow of the Defence, College.    August 2011 - August 2012   

    International Space University, France - MSc Space Management.  September 2009 - August 2010

    Beijing Institute of Telecommunication Technology, China - PgCert. Satellite Orbit Engineering.            November 2005 - July 2007

    African Regional Centre for Space Science & Technology, Nigeria - PgDip. Satellite Communication.                 September 2004 - August 2005

    Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria - BSc Electronics and Electrical Engineering.            September 1994 - June 1999

     

    KEY SKILLS

    Satellite Operations  

    I have an excellent knowledge about satellite ground station operation as well as space management as a result of my achieved qualifications as well as various work experiences.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Effective Communication

    Excellent ability to express myself verbally with a wide range of people.  

    Excellent ability to express information clearly in written English.

    Excellent ability to actively listen to what people say and ask relevant related questions.

    Featured severally  as guest speaker at the SMI  Military Space Conference in London 2012, 2013, 2014.

    Guest Lecturer at the National Defence College Nigeria on Space related topics.

    Guest Speaker at the World Space Week 2014 programme in NASRDA, Abuja.

    Teamwork

    Worked regularly with both civil and military officers at strategic level.

    Headed and served in several committees at the Nigeria  Defence Intelligence Agency, Defence Space Agency and Defence Headquarters.

    At University and the National Defence College, I work collaboratively with other students during presentations and group exercises.

    Leadership

    Superintended over a  selected team of military space engineers in the various training and operations aimed at defence and national security

    Policy Formulation

    Anchored the committee that formulated Nigeria’s Defence Space Policy and establishment of the Defence Space Administration.

    IT skills

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

    Good knowledge of use of GIS software.

    Adaptability

    Excellent ability to adapt into changing circumstances quickly and effectively while prioritising appropriately and maintaining focus as I was able to  work and collaborate effectively in a civil-military environment while using NIGCOMSAT for Dual applications.

    Organization and Action Planning

    Good ability to design a realistic action plan with timings, outcomes and priorities: short, medium and long-term.

    Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking

    Excellent ability to gather information systematically to establish facts and principles.

     

    KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

    Working out the modalities for the establishment of a Defence Space Administration for the Nigerian Armed Forces.

    Initiated the Defence Space Administration Act as well as formulating the Defence Space Administration Policy Framework for the Nigerian Military.  

    Worked  out annual  fiscal  and budgetary plans for space funding in the Nigeria Military.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Director of Logistics | Defence Intelligence Agency, Nigeria         August 2016 - August 2017

    The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is responsible for intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination among the Security Services in Nigeria. It also interacts with the various embassies and international organizations domicile in Nigeria.

    Superintending over procurement issues as requested by departments, and the Agency as a whole when directed by the CDI and upon his approval.

    Vetting of contractors’ papers and estimates for jobs quoted for ad forwarding same to the Chief of Defence Intelligence for approval and award in liaison with the Tender’s Board as appropriate.

    General administration of all the activities of the Directorate including approval for leaves and passes.

    Regular weekly meetings with Key Senior Staff of the Directorate.

    Regular monthly meetings with all staff of the Logistics Department.

    Advising the Chief of Defence Intelligence on all matters of Logistics concern including attendance in the meeting of all Directors with the Chief of Defence Intelligence.

     

    Deputy Chief | Defence Space Administration, Nigeria.           October 2014 - July 2016

    The Defence Space Administration (DSA) is responsible for facilitating and implementing the Defence and Security aspect of the National Space Policy of Nigeria and developing and operating Military Space Technologies. They also support Nigerian Military Operations both within and outside the country as well as Security Agencies responsible for internal security through the use of satellites.

    Preparation of programme of work and estimate of the administrations activities.

    Establishment of organisational structures and definition of duties to officers in the administration.

    Carrying out day to day supervision of staff officers in the administration.

    Supervision of activities of the directorates of the administration.

     

    Deputy Director Information Communication Technology | Naval Headquarters, Abuja.             January 2014 - September 2014

    The Naval Headquarters is responsible for the Defence of Nigerian Maritime Territory. I was in charge of operations of Nigerian Navy Wide Area Network Infrastructures and Maritime Domain Awareness facilities. I also administered and maintained the Nigerian Navy Website.

     

    Deputy Director Space Management | Defence Headquarters, Abuja.          April 2013 - December 2013

    The Defence Headquarters is the joint services headquarters that coordinate the operation of the Nigerian Navy, Army and Air-force. I was in charge of Space Applications and liaised between the Nigerian Armed Forces and the National Space Research and Development Agency.

     

    Head of Strategic Applications | Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd, Abuja.                   September 2007 - July 2009       

    Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd. (NIGCOMSAT) is the first communication satellite operator and service provider in Nigeria. It was established in 2007 as a satellite communication backbone with bandwidth capacity across Western, Eastern and Southern Africa.

    Responsible for strategic applications for Defence and National Security.

    Formulation of strategic policies and plans for satellite communication operations.

    Liaison between the Nigerian Armed Forces and NIGCOMSAT Limited.

     

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Languages Spoken: English and Edo Esan.

    Major Interest: Space Applications and Agriculture.

    Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Space fictions.


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