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Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:18:29 +0000
The Canadian Space Agency — NASA’s first international partner to commit to the lunar Gateway — is considering a faster schedule for its contributions to keep pace with NASA’s accelerated plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:02:04 +0000
Companies interested in developing commercial space stations and related facilities in low Earth orbit are wondering if NASA’s support for such efforts havsbeen overshadowed by the agency’s rush back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000
SpaceX says Starlink satellites will directly receive Air Force tracking data and use that to tweak their orbits when presented with the risk of a collision. Space debris experts say the probability of a collision varies on a case-by-case basis, making automation difficult. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:40:55 +0000
Launch vehicle startups remain focused on unique engine designs. At last count, there were 129 rocket startups, Rich Pournelle, NanoRacks senior vice president for business development, said at a recent conference. How many will survive? 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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