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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:45 +0000
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one orbit to another, the Santa, Clara, California company announced Nov. 14. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:22 +0000
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe secured a $900 million contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide commercial imagery until August 2023. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:17 +0000
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for the future of the Space Force will not be known for some time. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:31:29 +0000
The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to develop small satellites for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT under a program named Gunsmoke-L. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:07:08 +0000
"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the European rocket launch business compel ArianeGroup to reduce its capacity by the equivalent of 2,300 full-time jobs by 2022," the company said in a statement. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2018
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     Current job:Product Assurance & Safety Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems
     KeywordsSystem Engineering, Product Assurance, Safety, Quality, Innovation
    CV

    EDUCATION

    1999 - 2001

    Virginia Tech      Evening classes in telecommunications

    1993 - 1995

    MIT, M.S., Technology and Policy (“public sector MBA”), M.S., Transportation Engineering/Logistics, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Logistics, Risk Management

    1986 - 1993

    University of Stuttgart /Germany, Dipl.-Ing., Aerospace Engineering (comparable to M.S.)

    Thesis, ONERA/Sup’aéro, Toulouse/France,

    Specialization in thermodynamics and propulsion

     

    EXPERIENCE                     

    2017 - today       xxx, Friedrichshafen/Germany, Product Assurance Manager

    Responsible for quality and safety of several payloads for the International Space Station.  FLUMIAS DEA fluorescence microscope was developed, integrated and tested in only one year.

    2012 - 2016         xxx, Friedrichshafen/Germany, Future Programmes Manager

    Coordinated and participated in advanced studies for several scientific and commercial satellite projects.  Led teams of a dozen engineers spread over several countries.  Liaised with legal, contracts and commercial, and business development functions.

    Led proposals for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload, SAR satellite constellation and multi-station satellite ground segment, exceeding 50M€.  Analyzed and allocated customer requirements and jointly derived initial designs.  Coordinated with legal and procurement departments, participated in negotiations and carried out subcontractor selection to set up a focused and competitive consortium.

    2001-2011           xxx, Friedrichshafen/Germany, System Engineer

    Represented customer interests vis-a-vis supplier of state-of-the-art laser communications terminal, which is now successfully operating in orbit (Sentinel-2).

    Designed the propulsion system for first generation Galileo satellites. Provided in-orbit support.

    Led a study to increase efficiency of mass producing satellites.  Set up a suite of collaborative online tools for satellite design teams.  Led satellite design teams in concurrent design process, administered design facility and was called to teach system engineering internally and at the University of Stuttgart.

    2000-2001           Intelsat, Washington, D.C./USA, Senior System Development Engineer

    Co-developed a broadband VSAT system, demonstrated system to international customers.  Coordinated ground segment, led negotiations with several antenna manufacturers and achieved 20% savings.  At the time, this was a novel product for the company, now it is technically and commercially successful.

    1997-2000           Iridium LLC, Washington, D.C./USA, Aeronautical Project Manager

    Represented company vis-à-vis suppliers of LEO satellite technology for aircraft, led testing.

    Marketed system to aeronautical customers including major airlines.  Achieved higher than expected sales in business aircraft category.

    Maintained aeronautical business plan.

    1995-1997           Booz·Allen & Hamilton, McLean, VA/USA, Senior Consultant

    Advised aerospace companies on technical developments and derived commercial prospects.  Represented the US Department of Transportation in nationwide research projects to maintain consistency and optimize efficiency.

     

    INNOVATION

    Initiated several patents for mitigation of space debris as well as for a low gravity lander.

    Led team at 2015 Airbus DS Business Innovation Factory:  An air dropped penetrator to warn against imminent landslides. Concept won as technically feasible and commercially attractive but was ultimately not funded since it was outside the company scope.

    Winner of Airbus DS innovation competition: A simplified pointing mechanism for electric satellite thruster.  Patented.  Funding provided, development is ongoing.

     

    LANGUAGES/HOBBIES

    English (fluent), French (C1 - business level), Spanish (B2 - advanced)

    Long distance biking/hiking/swimming.

     

    LEADERSHIP

    Initiated and led xxx Space Debris Task Force (German/French/British),

    Volunteer with German Civil Defense (THW), entry level paramedic, trainer, leader of an international deployment team. 

     

    WORK STATUS

    German citizen, US Green Card


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