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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:31:35 +0000
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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate."
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time."
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. "
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that."
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2018
     Last Modified:13-09-2018 (07:30)
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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


    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



    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.



    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.



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

    Long distance biking/hiking/swimming.



    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. 



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