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Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:48:03 +0000
Barrett said the Air Force is reviewing the NDAA conference agreement and discussing next steps SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:00:44 +0000
TriSept Corp. announced plans Dec. 10 to open an office at the United Kingdom’s Harwell Space Cluster as part of a comprehensive teaming agreement with the Satellite Applications Catapult.  SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:01:03 +0000
Private Chinese launch firm Landspace has raised $71 million in series C round funding for development of a new launcher. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:50:42 +0000
NASA declared the long-delayed core stage for the first Space Launch System rocket complete Dec. 9, although the rocket’s launch is still more than a year away. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:57:21 +0000
The federal government issued updated guidelines Dec. 9 to mitigate the creation of orbital debris, but many in the space safety community were disappointed with the limited scope of the changes. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:35:33 +0000
Raymond: "Having a Space Force with a singular focus on the space domain will be hugely, hugely helpful to us." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:55:19 +0000
The NDAA also establishes an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy as the senior civilian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense SpaceNews.com
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:39:49 +0000
The mission, dubbed ClearSpace-1, is slated to launch in 2025 to capture and deorbit a 100-kilogram Vespa payload adapter an Arianespace Vega left in orbit after deploying ESA’s Proba-V remote-sensing satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:00:16 +0000
Near Space Labs unveiled an application programming interface Dec. 9 offering access to high-resolution imagery captured by cameras on weather balloons. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:00:24 +0000
Made In Space Europe and Luxembourg Space Agency won a European Space Agency contract to develop an inexpensive robotic arm for space applications. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:03:51 +0000
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett: "It is time for us to move forward with the Space Force.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 21:14:07 +0000
Ron Lopez, president of Astroscale U.S.: 'The Air Force is talking about safety, congestion and how that affects resilience' SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:15:34 +0000
The Falcon 9 upper stage engine performed a 20.1 second burn after the six-hour coast SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:12:12 +0000
SpaceX will conduct an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft in early January as the launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on an uncrewed test flight slips another day, NASA announced Dec. 6. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:25:47 +0000
President and COO Gwynne Shotwell said the problem caught the company by surprise SpaceNews.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 13:18:43 +0000
The contracts are the latest awarded under a project called Defense Experimentation Using the Commercial Space Internet SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:18:32 +0000
Kacific said it recently secured $160 million from the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank and GuarantCo, a European- and Australian-government backed infrastructure investment organization, along with other financiers.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:14:22 +0000
Live pitch events are one of several avenues the Air Force is pursuing to attract U.S.-owned startups and commercial businesses that are breaking new ground in space technology. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:41:18 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched several smallsats Dec. 6 on an Electron mission also designed to test technologies to make the rocket’s first stage reusable. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a Dec. 5 speech on Capitol Hill to implore Congress to finish a fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill for NASA as soon as possible to give the agency funding to proceed on a lunar lander program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-11-2018
     Last Modified:27-11-2018 (07:09)
    Job information
     Current job:EPS Controller / Telespazio-VEGA Group Leader
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpacecraft, ground segment, ground station, mission control system, LEO, MEO, polar orbit, ESOC, Eumetsat, NOAA, CNES, NASA, controller
    CV

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 10/02/1981 | Nationality British

     

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    With almost fourteen years of experience in spacecraft operations covering low and medium Earth orbit satellites, their ground segments, data acquisition, processing and distribution ​monitoring as well as communication with partner organisations I am keen to explore what other opportunities I may be suited for. Spacecraft operations is a unique environment and set of responsibilities which I believe require the kind of critical thinking, alertness and responsibility that would be of value in many other industries.

    In the last year I added Group Leader to my list of responsibilities in order to help manage the split company team due to labor law changes. This has been an interesting introduction to team management.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    05/2011–Present

    Space and Ground controller for EPS at Eumetsat, EPS Telespazio Group Leader

    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    Controller:

    Responsible as part of a 24 hour shift team for the monitoring and control of the Metop-A/B/C meteorological satellites and related ground support hardware.​ Monitoring and support for NOAA satellites. Monitoring of the JASON-2, SARAL, NPP and Eumetsat Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS) missions.

    Interfacing with internal engineering teams, external partner agencies and providing timely news updates to the global user community.

    Interaction with Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems on which run a network of customised off the shelf software as well as multiple in house applications.

    High pressure environment with a need for uninterrupted data production and distribution.

     

    Group Leader:

    Co-ordinate Telespazio staff in the EPS control team. Approval of shift plans, leave requests. Support team members with company regulations and processes. Perform yearly appraisals.

    12/2003–05/2011

    Spacecraft controller for the Cluster-2 mission at ESA - ESOC

    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    Responsible for the operation of the four spacecraft in the Cluster-2 mission, ensuring their continual operation, reaction to contingency situations and making optimal use of the scheduled visibility allocated to the mission (data dumping, instrument maintenance, commanding) and to ensure high science return despite unforeseen situations such as ground station faults and atmospheric conditions.

    2000–2001

    Network Administrator, Information Technology Department

    Virgin Travelstore, Staines (United Kingdom)

    Supporting users local and external to the office in the range of 200+. Building and upkeep of network servers for network attached storage, email and connectivity to the global travel agency network for reservations and sales.​

    Primary software includes Microsoft Windows, Exchange and Office. X-25 networks and Checkpoint Firewall-1 & Stone Beat.

    1999–2000

    Network technician, Information Technology Department

    Kingston Technology (Europe) Limited, Sunbury-upon-Thames (United Kingdom)

    Support of the local network users and remote sales teams. Server building and upkeep, hardware upgrade campaigns.​

    Primary software includes Microsoft Windows 3.11, NT4. Mac OS 8, 9. Lotus Domino and Notes. Novell Netware and Windows Domains.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    01/02/2016–2017

    Computing, I.T. & Psychology

    BSc (Honours)

    Open University (United Kingdom)

    Programming theory and practice

    Networking and communication​

    Security, legality and policy

    Mathematics

    Multimedia

    Technical writing and presentation

    Human behavior

    Psychological processes (Language, attention span, etc)

    Counseling and forensic psychology

    03/2015–04/2015

    Spacecraft Analyst Training

     

    Telespazio-VEGA (Germany)

    Covering the topics of the Spacecraft Analyst roll including the ground segment (MCS and earth terminals), telemetry and telecommands​ (ESA packet standards), relational databases and the mission information database updates. SCOS 2000 implementations. Use of MOIS and operations planing.

    09/1999–09/2000

    NVQ L3 Information Technology

     

    Richmond upon Thames College, Twickenham (United Kingdom)

    Work placement at Kingston Technology as a part of the Information Technology administration department.​

    1999–1999

    MCSE networking with Windows NT4 Domains

     

    09/1997–09/1999

    GNVQ L1, 2 Information Technology

     

    Richmond upon Thames College, Twickenham (United Kingdom)

    Computer literacy and office ​use including English, Mathematics and use of I.T. in business.

    Computer and networking concepts. Introduction to programming.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    English

    Foreign language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    German

    A2

    A2

    A1

    A1

    A1

     

    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    Communication skills

    Multiple years involved with supporting international teams from the Information Technology department as well as my personal interest in cultures other than my own have provided me with enjoyable experiences with the differences in communication, what is considered rude and polite and expectations between my home country​ and those of others.

    I enjoy opportunities to provide information to interested parties on topics I have become familiar with. Equally improving my understanding and finding new topics of interest from other people.

    Job-related skills

    Due to personal interest from a young age I have an strong connection to, interest in and understanding of a variety of technologies and the communities surrounding them.​

    Almost everything I can demonstrate skill with has been self taught or I have learned while working due to necessity.

    I have a very logic orientated approach to problem solving which starts with having a good understanding of as many components of a system as possible, I believe this has been key to my enjoyment of problem solving.

    Digital skills

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Independent user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

     

    Digital skills - Self-assessment grid

     

    Cyber101x: Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security issued by AdelaideX

     

    I have worked with almost every edition of windows starting with 3.1. Mac OS 8, 9, 10.x. Linux, Solaris, IRIX and various BSD derivatives.​

    Microsoft Office, Libre Office, Apple office tools and Google Docs. Various photo and audio editing software. Backup solutions local and online. Networking and security tools.


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