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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
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To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
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     Date Submitted:05-06-2017
     Last Modified:05-06-2017 (10:30)
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     Current job:Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services

    Date of Birth

    31 October 1984





    2013 - 2016

    OHB System AG



    European developer and manufacturer of space systems. 2,000 employees, US$800M revenue


    Project Engineer, Telecom Payloads

    Management & Leadership


    Oversaw design and development for hosted communications payloads valued at US$120M together with the European Space Agency

    Collaborated with network of customers, sub-contractors & internal subsystem design teams; established and communicated clear and consistent baselines; managed short & long term project time-lines and milestones

    Prepared and presented monthly design and schedule reviews to clients and senior management identifying technical challenges, forecasting schedule impacts and risk mitigation activities.

    Organization & Logistics

    Arranged logistics of shipments and deliveries of satellite payloads assessed at US$50M including liaison with transportation, customs and insurance agencies

    Organized and participated in schedule critical spacecraft test campaigns in a variety of stages and roles including planning and resource allocation activities


    2007 - 2013

    Com Dev International



    Global market leading satellite technology and space sciences company. 1,200 employees, US$185M revenue


    Senior Member of Technical Staff 2011-2013, Advanced Member of Technical Staff 2010-2011, Member of Technical Staff 2007-2010

    Management & Leadership


    Managed and delivered multiple programs valued at US$50M, through coordination of multidisciplinary teams of engineers, drafters, and technicians, tracking tasks as necessary enabling projects to proceed on schedule

    Designed, developed, documented & tested RF components for space satellite applications; implemented neural network models to reduce typical design time from 4 days to 6 hours.

    Training & Mentorship

    Supervised and mentored a team of 5 engineers together with INPE (Brazilian Institute for Space Research)

    Trained 10 engineers to design and develop satellite subsystems utilizing in-house modeling software

    Sales & Marketing

    Collaborated with marketing efforts in successful capture of multiple new projects assessed at US$50M including customer liaison and technical negotiation of new design specifications


    2004 - 2005

    Weatherford International



    International oil and gas service company providing products and services. 60,000 employees, US$9B revenue


    Assistant Design Engineer 2005-2005, Trainee Engineer 2004-2004

    Creativity & Problem Solving


    Designed tubing and drill pipe accessories for use in oil field applications; implemented Bill of Materials process using SAP for inventory management

    Developed standardized database of design elements to reduce engineering time by approximately 20%.



    2016 - 2017

    INSEAD MBA Class of July 2017



    Member of Consulting Club; Technology, Media & Telecommunications Club; Industry Club;


    2003 - 2007

    McMaster University



    B. Eng, Electrical, Awarded Deans Honor List 2005 & 2007




    English (Native), Hindi (Business), German (Fluent), Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese (Basic)



    2016 - 2016

    INSEAD Startup Bootcamp, Finalist


    2002 - 2002

    St. Mary's Church Summer Camp, Volunteer Coordinator



    Supervised and mentored a group of 100 teenagers aged 8 to 16; facilitated coaching on personality development and team building




    Passion for travel – Lived in 6 countries, visited over 50 countries across 6 continents

    Board games – Organized and hosted weekly social board game meet-ups with up to 20 participants each

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