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General Dynamics
(Now
Lockheed Martin, Denver, CO)

Space System Division

San Diego, CA

Aug 83 to Jun 86

 

Lead Engineer, System Design Group.  Assigned to Shuttle/Centaur Program, Thermal Control and Mechanisms. Received two extraordinary achievement awards. Supervised six engineers. Lead Engineer over:

 

Automated Rotation System Mechanism which elevated the Centaur Rocket in Orbiter cargo bay for Centaur separation. Responsible for system design, integration, software requirements and test procedures.

 

Astronaut EVA Contingency Hardware design, analysis and testing for manual release of rotator and restow of Centaur.

 

GN2 Thermal Control System for preflight cooling of Centaur avionics boxes, design, analysis and testing.

 

Subcontract Manager for procurement of Heat Pipe/Radiator Assembly, Rotation Mechanism and Pyro Pin Retractor.

 
 
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