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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
As a founder and chief strategy officer of ATLAS Space Operations, a satellite data communications company that has been doing this very same thing for the past four years, you might think I’d be a little nervous to see Amazon enter the industry. But I’m not. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:03 +0000
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:50:51 +0000
Planet's employees, customers and investors paint a picture of a company growing steadily while seeking to dramatically expand the market for data captured via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:15 +0000
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as satellite constellations offer an increasing array of optical, radar, hyperspectral and video imagery and data. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:17-10-2018
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     Current job:Consultant
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEngineering, astronomy
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    Objective: Obtain a consulting position in aerospace engineering or space operations.

    Skills/Capabilities:
    Engineering Analysis/Development
    Developed signal processing algorithms for detection of low SNR signals in optical imagery data. Developed mathematical reliability engineering models for super computer processing and shelter based systems. Developed software and conducted reliability analysis. Developed system engineering requirements.
    Software Process Improvement
    Consultant helping commercial and government facilities mature their software development capability through SEI CMM and CMMI models. Helped several companies achieve SEI Level 5.
    Project Management
    Managed development of software and hardware for advanced systems for military and space applications. Worked closely with program manager to achieve project goals and improvements over tight delivery schedules. Managed all aspects of project.
    Training
    Developed and delivered commercial training courses in quality assurance, configuration management and systems engineering requirements. Developed and delivered classroom instruction in basic and advanced undergraduate mathematics, astronomy and graduate level courses in space sciences.


    Education: PhD Astronomy, University of Canterbury, 2016
    Research Dissertation: A High Cadence Photometric Survey of Five Southern Hemisphere Milky Way Globular Clusters
    Masters of Astronomy, James Cook University, 2013 Concentrations: Stellar and Galactic Astronomy Research Project: Photometry and Analysis of Exoplanets
    M.S., Systems Engineering, University of Houston, 1984 Concentrations: Mathematical Control Theory Research Thesis: Structural Parameter Identification Using Finite Element Modeling
    M.S., Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Houston, 1983 Concentrations: Statistics B.S, Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Texas, 1978
    Concentrations: Numerical Analysis and Computer Science


    Engineering Experience: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Goodyear, Arizona, 1994 – 2013 – Early Retirement
    Project Engineer Led development of software and hardware for advanced systems for military and space applications. Worked closely with program manager to achieve project goals and improvements over tight delivery schedules. Successfully pursued and won $10 and $20 million multi-year contracts for continued operations. Oversaw all scientific and technical goals of maintenance operations including reviewing all scientific reports. Conducted project briefings to all levels of management.
    Operations Group Manager
    Managed Specialty Engineering Group which included obsolescence engineering, logistics support, reliability engineering development and analysis, manuals and training. Managed all aspects of personnel supervision and work objectives including hiring and performance reviews.
    Research Engineer Developed mathematical models to support reliability and performance designs for high performance computing systems and unmanned systems. Developed system engineering requirements for project Preliminary and Detailed Design Reviews. Trained new groups of engineers in mathematical reliability theory and systems engineering. Designated as chief reliability engineer for division.
    TeraQuest Metrics, Inc.
    Austin, Texas, 2000 – 2002
    Process Improvement Director Key member of process improvement consulting team working closely with commercial industries to improve their software development capability and advance through the SEI CMMI levels of maturity. Performed assessments at levels 3 and 4. Taught training classes in systems engineering requirements analysis, quality assurance and configuration management.
    University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories
    Austin, Texas, 1986 – 1994
    Senior Research Scientist Developed applications of Kalman filters to towed sonar array systems and autonomous untethered submersibles. Researched applications of differential game theory to anti-submarine warfare utilizing both torpedoes and anti-submarine rockets. Led development of software systems for collecting communication systems data from operational battlefield scenarios.
    NASA - Johnson Space Center
    Houston, Texas, 1978 – 1986
    Aerospace Engineer/Mission Planning and Analysis
    Developed onboard navigation software for space shuttle for on-orbit and rendezvous phases. Designated as onboard navigation console mission manager for space shuttle flights STS-3 through 8 supporting Flight Dynamics Officer during mission operations. Investigated new approaches for on-orbit station keeping utilizing stability of dynamical systems equations representing shuttle and target vehicle state vectors.
    Aerospace Engineer/Flight Operations Training engineer for onboard space shuttle computer and navigation systems for space shuttle flights STS 1 and 2. Developed training script scenarios to insert simulated system malfunctions during flight phases. Developed crew training material and taught first series of classroom instruction for new shuttle astronauts.


    Research Experience: University of Canterbury - Mt. John Observatory
    Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013 – 2015
    Astronomer
    Conducted photometry observing runs on 1-m telescope at Mt. John Observatory acquiring imagery of globular clusters and field stars in support of research into discovering Extreme Horizontal Branch hot blue pulsating stars in the general galactic field. Utilized special fast-frame readout camera developed for white dwarf observing program.
    Binary Star Observing Program
    Astronomer
    Conducted spectroscopy observing runs utilizing HERCULES fibre-fed échelle spectrograph on 1-m telescope at Mt. John Observatory to acquire radial velocity measurements on selected set of short period binary star systems. Efforts were part of an international team conducting observations and research of selected binary systems.
    Asteroid Observing Program
    Project Lead
    Worked with university staff to initiate asteroid observing program across Australia/New Zealand to support NASA Asteroid Initiate. Developed proposals for the initiating amateur/professional observing teams and for development of new dedicated sensor for asteroid detection. Briefed NASA on approach as part of Asteroid Initiative Conference, Houston. Texas. Coordinated proposal work across international partners in Australia and Ukraine.
    Estrella Mountain Community College
    Avondale, Arizona, 2012 Research Coordinator
    Appointed coordinator for college responsible for developing and integrating research oriented classes across all academic disciplines. Worked with the organization, Curriculum for Undergraduate Research, to help faculty and students develop research oriented projects and the presentation of results at yearly student conference. Developed relationship with U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center to develop professional/student projects utilizing students to assist in research activities.
    University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories
    Austin, Texas, 1986 – 1994
    Research Scientist
    Applied research into mathematical models for sonar applications, Kalman filter theory with application to target localization, communication systems and communication success rates for battlefield applications.


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