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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:18-06-2011
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     Current job:Master's Thesis Student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
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     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsLooking for a job as OBDH Software Developer, Spacecraft Operator or Assembly Integration Testing (AIT) Engineer in (southern) Germany.
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    Personal
    Date of Birth: 22 August 1986
    Nationality: Austrian
    Fluent in: German (native)
    English (TOEFL IBT: 112/120, Cambridge BEC Vantage)
     
    Education
    Since 2009 Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial IT 
    International Master's program in Industrial Information Technology
    (www.it-master.org), conducted by Aalborg University, Denmark
    Halmstad University, Sweden
    Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
    Expected to finish by Autumn 2011
    Master's Thesis is being done at EADS Astrium GmbH in Friedrichshafen
     
    2008 – 2009 Bachelor's Thesis 
    Written at FH Joanneum, in partnership with the Austrian Space Forum:  On Board Data Handling Framework and Remote Operation and Control Center for a Mars Rover Prototype
     
    Spring 2008 Erasmus Semester 
    Voluntarily, as part of the Bachelor's program, one semester in Belgium at Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, University College
     
    2006 – 2009 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Engineering
    Bachelor's Degree Program „Software Design“ (180 ECTS) at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences; Passed with distinction
     
    2001 – 2006 High school diploma / A-Levels
    HTBLA Kaindorf a.d. Sulm, Department for Electronic Data Processing and Organization; Passed with distinction
     
    Work Experience
    Since 2010 Master's Thesis at EADS Astrium GmbH in Friedrichshafen, Germany
    Title: "Research on New Approaches Regarding Middleware Designs for Spacecraft Software". The thesis is conducted as part of studies for future spacecraft software, new paradigms for on-board middleware architectures should be researched and evaluated.
     
    2010 Project work for Master's course in Lemgo, Germany
    Title: “Prototype Implementation of a Control Loop for Industrial Applications using AUTOSAR and Profinet”. Doing research and conducting experiments on the usage of the AUTOSAR software framework in automation. AUTOSAR provides a middleware usually used on control units in cars and was adapted for industrial applications in the course of this project.
     
    2010 Student research assistant at OWL Univ. of Applied Sciences in Lemgo, Germany
    Working at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences at the Institute for Industrial IT (www.init-owl.de) on the “InITial” research project that deals with model based design and operation of complex automation systems. Doing research work on automated generation of system state machines based on bus traffic ana­lysis, which can be used for system analysis and error diagnosis. 
     
    2009 Volunteer work for White Label Space (GLXP-Team)
    Working on data handling concepts and payload configurations for a Google Lunar X-Prize Mission. 
     
    2009 Internship at AOES Group B.V. in Noordwijk, the Netherlands
    I was working on the ExoGeoLab project of ESA, which is a pilot project for future robotic Mars/Moon explorations: payload experiments on a lunar lander mockup, rover prototyping and egress scenarios, mechanical design and prototyping, development of simulation scenarios, payload configurations and infrastructures.
     
    Since 2008 Volunteer work for the Austrian Space Forum
    Software development for a rover prototype (on-board as well as remote opera­tions, part of thesis project), stratospheric balloon payload (embedded system, writ­ing software for controlling environmental sensors), review team for communica­tion interfaces between a rover and a planetary suit prototype,  www.oewf.org 
     
    2007 – 2010 Freelancer in software development
     
    2005, 2006 Internships at Holz Her - Special Machines GmbH in Voitsberg, Austria
    I did software development during summer internships. I developed applications for translating language-files in C++/Qt, designing a tool chain for automated ma­chine instantiation, configuration customization and backup/recovery. 
     
    2001 – 2004 Teaching at computer summer camps in Hirschegg/Salzstiegl, Austria
    Trainer at computer summer camps for teenagers, teaching courses in Visual Basic, Linux, Hardware, Image Processing, Borland Delphi, ...
     
    Professional Skills
     
    Software and Systems Engineering:
    Familiar with standard software development models, UML and SysML, design patterns
    University courses in critical systems, project management and system modeling and simulation (some practical experience with Modelica)
    Experience with middleware architectures (e.g. AUTOSAR  and research during thesis)
     
    Software Development:
    Mainly using Java, C/C++/Qt, Python, used to UNIX development environments
    Worked on projects in various fields: standalone applications, remote client/server architectures, distributed environments and web applications (J2EE), projects involving 3D engines and computer graphics, projects related to concepts of operating systems (e.g. Bachelor's thesis)
    Experience with low level communications: serial interface communication with various devices, some university projects dealing with I2C bus communication and Linux kernel module development 
     
    Databases:
    Experience with database architecture design and refactoring
    Experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and MS SQL Server and others
     
    Other:
    Thorough understanding of networks and security (through university, various projects and CCNA courses)
    Basic knowledge and experience with 3D-CAD in CATIA
    University courses in electronics, communication for distributed systems and economics
     
    Publications
    (1) ILEWG Eifel 2009 Campaign: Astronaut Extravehicular Surface/Subsurface Activities and Human Aspects
    41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2010), as co-author 
     
    (2) ExoGeoLab Lander, Rovers & Instruments: Tests at ESTEC & Eifel Volcanic Field
    41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2010), as co-author
     
    (3) Fighting the Modeling Bottleneck – Learning Models for Production Plants
    MBEES - Model-Based Development of Embedded Systems, Dagstuhl (2011), as co-author
     
     
    Hobbies
    Traveling, photography, reading, cycling, 
    playing guitar, programming, volunteer in space projects

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