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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:43 +0000
The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:48 +0000
The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:04 +0000
Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:45 +0000
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:04:36 +0000
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:04 +0000
The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:45:56 +0000
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:25:08 +0000
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:51 +0000
NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:27:37 +0000
Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:34:13 +0000
Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:13:26 +0000
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:52:44 +0000
Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With hosted payloads, there are a lot of great opportunities to increase resiliency and capacity.” SpaceNews.com
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    Systems Engineer - Serco (Space & Defence) - 2014 till present

    I work as part of a highly skilled engineering team, operating a diverse range of networked communications equipment.  My industry qualifications, along with 8 years operational work experience, allow me to take a lead within the team as we work to maximise system performance, and respond effectively to software, hardware and network anomalies.  Highlights of my work include; writing and lecturing advanced engineering courses, mentoring junior staff, producing software products in a number of languages and travelling abroad in support of various projects.

     

    Spacecraft Controller - Serco (U.K. & Europe) - 2011 through 2014

    On shift I was trained to lead the SKYNET spacecraft operations crew while in control of eight geosynchronous spacecraft and multiple ground stations. This dynamic environment honed my skills in clear decision making by prioritising competing demands, remaining calm and focused during time critical situations and the importance of advance planning and checking to mitigate errors.  Operational efficiency projects included; re-programming procedures and tools in JAVA and VBA, integrating new software and hardware into the baseline, re-writing engineering training courses, leading spacecraft recoveries and working with the SKYNET 5D LEOP (launch and early operations) team.

     

    Spacecraft Operations Engineer (Orbit Analyst) - Vega Space Ltd - 2010 & 2011

    I joined the team and built an orbit propagator in MATLAB to complete my Masters, in parallel with extensive training as a spacecraft operations engineer.  My core duties involved managing ranging, orbit determination, building ephemeris and performing calculations required for all space operations activities.  I was constantly trending, analysing and reporting on the spacecraft fleet while adapting to spacecraft life-cycle changes and tackling challenging anomalies. This involved the communication of complex technical problems, principles and solutions to various customers and working on-call 24/7.

     

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    M.Sc Space Mission Analysis and Design (Merit) - University of Glasgow

    B.Sc. Physics and Astronomy (Hons) - University of Glasgow

    Level 3 Management Foundation – Serco Business Academy

     

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