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Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
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“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
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As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
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Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:13-11-2017
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     Current job:Senior AIT engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywordsopen centre, environmental, launch site, electrical, engineering, testing, pyrotechnics. EGSE,
    CV

    Career/Skills Summary;

    I have steadily progressed to a senior position, being responsible for Integration, Environmental testing and validation of complex Spacecraft electrical. I have extensive experience and knowledge of  Power subsystem testing and use of controlling test equipment (EGSE) and associated software using Open Centre, CGS and SCOS testing environments.

    I am experienced in working within flexible AIT shift patterns needed to meet the tight and demanding Spacecraft programmes Including Environmental and Launch site activities. I also have extensive Pyro technic testing and actuation experience.

     

    Career and Achievements;

    2014 to present S5P responsible for the complete integration of all units, ISST’s , SFT’s preparation and execution , Launch vehicle adapter validation and clamp band release tests and a key member of the Launch site control room  team

    2012 to 2014 S3 FM Stirling cyclic cooler integration and set up test team

    2010-2011 GAIA PSS engineer and AVM bench responsible

    2009-2010 Belpi Colombo pyro separation tests + mechanisms support engineer

                    Responsible for the SOLO orbiter STM deployment mechanism tests

                    Responsible for the Lisa Pathfinder Launch vehicle adapter validation tests

    2004  to 2009 Aeolus PSS engineer + GPS integration

    2003- 2004 Amazonas payload Integration and test Portsmouth

    2002- 2003  Integration phase of the Beagle 2 probe and Lander.

    1998 – 2002         Astrium   Senior AIV Electrical Test Engineer

    Envisat AIT team working on the EM and FM programmes.

    Electrical integration of all the electrical subsystems, IST’S, SPT’s, specifically responsible for the electrical tasks of the solar arrays, ASAR deployment systems,. Pyro subsystem,, Flight battery conditioning/maintenance, and assisting with the clamp band release and shock test.

    I was a key member of the electrical team for the Envisat Arianne 5 launch team at Kourou.

    1997 – 1998         Matra Marconi Space AIV Electrical Test Engineer

    Supported the AIT, Build, Environmental Test & Launch Campaigns of the ST1 spacecraft.

    Responsible for electrical testing integration, IST’s, CPT’s,. Experienced in environmental testing, vibration, acoustic, thermal Vacuum etc. Other duties included being part of launch operations of the Arianne 4 launch in Kourou French Guyana.

    1997 – 1997         Matra Marconi Space Test Engineer

    Worked in the electrical test department. Electrical testing of ASR’s, EIU’s, Momentum Wheels etc. Including environmental testing, vibration, thermal vacuum etc

    1995 – 1997         Calluna Technology, Glenrothes, Fife.        Quality Technician

    Employed to set up a test department to work a 3-shift system to analyse and debug disc drives to work in the PCMCIA slot of computers. Debug to component level of a surface mount technology PCB incorporating a VC and spindle motor driver IC an internally designed ASIC various I/O devices and a central Z86C95 processor. Investigation of mechanical faults in a clean room environment.

    Implementation of new test codes, design improvements, PVT testing and installation of new improved assembly methods and processes. This also included training of two employees as quality technicians.

    1994 - 1995          Soundtracks, Glenrothes, Fife.       PCB Test Technician

    Test, fault find, repair of mixing desks, studio recording equipment/live broadcasting equipment etc, including implementation of design changes.

    1989 – 1994         British Aerospace Systems & Equipment, Plymouth                Quality Technician

    Test (incl. Environmental) to component level on weapon and aircraft systems, ship navigation and communications systems. Inspection to military standards on all electrical and electro-mechanical devices associated with equipment under Use of digital storage oscilloscopes, logic analysers, noise meters, insulation testers, torque meters, watt meters, frequency counter/timers automatic test equipment and environmental test chambers. Successfully completed a 4 year repair contract for a foreign customer. Defined repair schedules, recommended design modifications, supporting other projects during the same timeframe.

      1987 - 1989        British Aerospace, Bracknell          Test Engineer

    Test to component level on many aspects of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment, including PSU’s, computers, digital and analogue systems. Compiling customer and monthly progress reports. During my time here I progressed from tester to accepted test engineer within 3 months.

    1985 - 1987          Manpower Services, Glenrothes Technical College, Glenrothes –Student

    Industrial work placement with Rank Strand on stage lighting control systems.

    1980 - 1985          National Coal Board Kirkcaldy, Fife.         

    Apprentice Mining Electrical Engineer

    Maintenance and repair of heavy-duty 3-phase plant, switchgear, motors, transformers and conveyors. Maintenance and installation of intrinsically safe signalling and safety systems underground.

     

    PERSONAL                         British, Single, Date of birth 16th March 1964.

                                                    Clean driving Licence

     

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    1989 – 1990         Plymouth Polytechnic, Plymouth, Devon.

                                    HNC Final year – Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

     

    1988 – 1989         Reading College of Technology, Reading, Berkshire

                                    HNC year 1 – Electrical & Electronic Engineering

    1985 – 1987         Glenrothes Technical College, Glenrothes, Fife.

                                    ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

    1980 – 1982         Lauder Technical College, Dunfermline.

                                    Class II Mining, Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

    1976 – 1980         Glenrothes High School, Glenrothes, Fife.

                                    ‘O’ Level’s – Anatomy Physiology & Health, Arithmetic, English, Geography,

     Mathematics, Physics, Technical Drawing.

     

    OUTSIDE INTERESTS

    Building of electronic equipments in my spare time. Playing and managing local 5 and 11 aside football teams. Shore fishing, rebuilding of a series III, short wheel-base 2.25L diesel Land Rover.

     


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