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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
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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
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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:15-10-2017
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     Current job:Project Quality Assurance Engineer
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAwarded a Values in Practice award by the CEO of Cubic Corporation in 2017, for helping to transform an underperforming project and achieving performance against all targets within a 3 month period / Lead Auditor trained to ISO9001:2015 / Lean Six Sigma Y
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    PROFILE

    As an experienced Quality Assurance Engineer I have well-developed skills in quality management and leading continuous improvement activities after having worked in different industry sectors and locations around the world. During my time at ESA’s ESTEC establishment, I worked as part of a team for the Internal Audit and Evaluation Service Directorate (DG-A) and collaborated with various teams and Directors with the aim of setting up the Agency’s first ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System. I am keen to return to working within the Aerospace industry after a period of personal development and training which has broadened my skills and experiences.

     

    SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS

    Awarded a Values in Practice award by the CEO of Cubic Corporation in 2017, for helping to transform an underperforming project and achieving performance against all targets within a 3 month period

    Lead Auditor trained to ISO 9001:2015, certified by BSI

    Lean six sigma yellow belt trained, certified by The Knowledge Academy

    Situational Leadership II trained by Cubic

    Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Visio

    Competent in leading and coordinating teams to achieve intended outcomes

    Confident in communicating with individuals and teams at all levels

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    CUBIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LTD - London, UK                Nov 2016 – Till Present

    Project Quality Assurance Engineer

    Responsible for all quality assurance activities at the Cubic OneLondon Site as well as managing responsibilities contributing to Cubic’s broader QA initiatives. Actively supporting the mobilisation of contracts through process development activities ensuring that all relevant Quality requirements are identified and implemented throughout the lifecycle of all contracts.

    Actively involved with the Client to improve performance against targets for a previously failing project. Conducted extensive root cause analysis, process reviews and corrective and preventive action implementation with project teams to help successfully meet project targets within a 3 month period

    QA help and guide during external audits to attain certification to ISO 9001:2015

    Driving behavioural changes within the workplace with the adoption of new processes

    Training staff in new / amended processes and procedures

    Managing responsibilities at Cubic’s Redhill site

     

    CUBIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LTD - Redhill, UK                  Nov 2015 – Nov 2016

    Quality Assurance Engineer

    Working as part of the QA team to continuously improve Quality Management for Cubic’s European division. Active participant in software gateways providing QA approval at each stage of the software development lifecycle.

    Designated CAR coordinator for Cubic UK collaborating with process owners to follow NCs through to resolution and close-out

    Internal auditing of Cubic sites in the UK and Germany against ISO suite of standards

    Preparing monthly reports on the status of CARs to the Managing Director and other Senior Management at both regional and global levels

    Performing analysis and review on cost of non-quality data

    Providing cover for product inspection activities at Cubic's production facility in Meadowbrook

    Interfacing with teams at Cubic’s OneLondon office to align processes to Cubic’s Quality Management System

     

    RAPISCAN SYSTEMS LTD - Salfords, UK                    Mar 2015 – Nov 2015

    Quality Assurance Engineer                 

    Mediating between teams to work towards the development of business processes at the Rapiscan site in Salfords. Establishing root cause for inefficiencies and re-designing processes to minimise waste, improve flow and increase productivity at the site.

    Independently auditing Rapiscan’s processes against ISO9001:2008

    Performing routine maintenance of the NCR system

    Conducting goods inwards inspection of parts

     

    EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) – Noordwijk, The Netherlands           Jun 2013 – May 2014

    Quality Management System Engineer

    Selected from 2000 applicants for the Young Graduate Trainee Programme at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) to support the development and certification of the Agency’s first Quality Management System against ISO 9001.

    Key person responsible for analysing and re-developing ESA’s quality-related processes

    Presenting and discussing proposed process changes at weekly and monthly ESA Quality Configuration Control Board meetings to Senior Directors. Liaising with Configuration Control to progress approvals and release quality procedures and associated documentation

    Managing interfaces between ESA Directorates

    Preparing monthly working group meetings related to the review of the quality management system activities within each Directorate

     

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE

    SANDVIK WIRE TECHNOLOGY – UK – Quality Engineer – (2012 - 2013)

    SANDVIK MEDICAL SOLUTIONS – Graduate Trainee in Production Engineering – Sweden/US/UK – (2011 - 2012)

     

    EDUCATION

    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, UK                                                                                           2005 – 2010

    Master of Engineering, MEng – Merit (Upper 2:1)                               

    Five year degree including one year work placement in Germany as a Systems Application Engineer at INA.

     

    INTERESTS

    In my free-time I enjoy keeping active. Recently I completed the London to Brighton bike ride which has re-sparked my love for biking and has motivated me to get involved in other challenging sporting activities. Meditation is a routine activity which I have followed for over two years. It is a series of breathing techniques which I have found largely helps me to remain focused and calm while conducting my day-to-day activities.   

     

    STATEMENT OF INTENT

    To leverage my 5+ years of experience of leading and aiding process improvement activities, managing relationships and attaining successful outcomes in short timeframes into an Engineering role within the Aerospace industry.


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