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The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
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With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
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Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
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Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
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As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
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The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:29-04-2015
     Last Modified:08-10-2017 (09:45)
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     Current job:Satellite senior system administrator
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLinux - Storage - Unix - Satellite systems - HA
    CV

    OBJECTIVE:

    Seeking a challenging position with a leading organization that will utilize my technical experience in Linux and project management. I would like to contribute to that company’s continued success, while also enhancing my experiences.

    PERSONAL DATA:

        Date of Birth:    1/10/1977 
        Nationality:    Egyptian
        Military Status:    No Military duties. 
        Martial Status:    Married.

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

    Electric Engineering Bachelor: Faculty of Engineering Ain Shams University – June2000
    Overall grade:  Good.

    Courses and CERTIFICATES: 

    •    RHCSA : Redhat Certified System administrator (Aug 2017)
    •     ITIL® Foundation Certificate (Dec 2015)
    •    Introduction to Python 2015
    •    New Payload System (Orcale linux, Payload application), in Boeing co, USA, May2014
    •    Satellite Communications fundamentals and link budget 
    •    IBM AIX Certified Specialist - System p Administration.
    •    HPUX - CSE  HP Unix Certified System Engineer.
    •    HPUX - HA  HP Unix High Availability Administrator.
    •    MCP - Microsoft Windows 2000 Certified Professional

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

    1.    IT project management
    2.    Unix and Linux system administration: Linux (redhat, Oracle), Sun, Tru64, HP unix.
    3.    Good knowledge of Satellite control concepts: FDS, BUS and Payload.
    4.    Clusters programs: Veritas, SUN , TRU ASE, Hp service guard and Oracle RAC.
    5.    Excellent experience with various storage (EVA, Sun, Compaq) and backup solutions (Netbackup)
    6.    Virtual solutions: Charon AXP, VMware.
    7.    Good programming skills (Python)
    8.    Expert in technical documentation: Creating professional network diagrams, operations procedures, preventative maintenance reports,  CAB requests and some training materials for users

    Work Experience: 

    1. Thuraya Satellite Communications  UAE (Mar 2010 – Current)                                                                             

     Job Title: IT Project manager and senior system engineer.
    Job Description:
    1.    Developing project plans, goals, and budgets; identifying resources needed
    2.    Developing schedules and methods for measuring results
    3.    Guiding and performing strategic analysis for the project
    4.    Organizing and managing all phases of the project to ensure on-time completion
    5.    Assembling and coordinating project team members; assigning individual responsibilities
    6.    Preparing requests for proposals and conducting all necessary meetings to facilitate selection of project services and products
    7.    Planning and overseeing the preparation and dissemination of project communications.
    8.    Implement, administer, monitor and manage all UNIX / Linux hardware and software. 
    9.    Managing clusters of Veritas, SUN, HP service guard, Tru-Cluster and Oracle RAC. 
    10.    Working with vendors and application admins in software upgrade projects 
    11.    Create needed images and clone drives for disaster recovery purposes 
    12.    Managing backup (Netbackup, Script based)
    13.    Designing new menus and automation scripts

    Top Achievements in Thuraya:

    1-    Project management of:
    -    Charon virtualized servers 
    -    Cloning alpha SPCP
    -    Cloning BUS systems
    -    TH2 FDS upgrade project

    2-    Fixing Thuraya Satellite simulator : 
    Taking initiative, I fixed this device which used to simulate Satellite signals and it was not working when I joined Thuraya, just by studying the archived documents. 

    3-    Creating full Disaster recovery site for our SOC (Satellite operation center): 
    I have created a full disaster recovery site for our SOC using system documentation and advanced cloning techniques, almost SOLO work, using refurbished servers to finalize the whole DR with a cost of $60,000 instead of $3M which offered by vendors
    The DR site consists of:
    1-    Four clusters of TRU64 based clusters (2 servers and one storage each) for  BUS and Payload (Satellite control systems) for two different satellites
    2-    Four HP servers for FDS (Flight dynamic system) for two different satellites
    3-    Four SUN machines for DSR (Digital Signal Relay) for two different satellites 

    4-    Replace a faulty core system with clone system created by myself
    5-    Silver Award 2012
    6-    Bronze award 2013
    7-    Bronze award twice 2014
    8-    Innovation award 2016


    2. ITS  Bahrain (Mar 09 – Feb10)                                                                             

     Job Title Senior customer support Engineer 

    Job Description:

    1.    Follow up and solve all open tickets issued by customers 
    2.    Ensure proper preventative system maintenance as per customer contract 
    3.    Create and maintain up-to-date site documentation. 
    4.    Follow up the needed RFS (Request for professional services)


    3. Union National Bank    Abu Dhabi (Dec 04 – Feb09) 

     Job Title IT senior officer


     4.American Express Bank –Cairo:   (June 01-till July 04)
    Job Title:  System Engineer 


    Language Skills:
        Arabic:  Native.
        English: Fluent, spoken & written.
        French: Basic read and write

    Driving License: 
    Available Dubai license, International license 

    Visas: 
    5 years US visit visa.

    References: 

    Boeing references:
    1- Steven core – project manager: steven.e.core(at)boeing.com 
    2- Lynn Stanford – software and ground engineering: lynn.h.stanford(at)boeing.com 

    Thuraya co:
    1- Satellite control director: Abdulrahman Ameeri: AbdulRahman.Alameeri(at)thuraya.com 
    2- Ground operation manager: Ibrahim.Alali(at)thuraya.com 
    3- IT head : Ali.Alali(at)thuraya.com  


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