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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
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.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
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
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
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.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
“We can put a satellite phone in the hands of folks who don’t know how to use it and it won’t make a hill of beans difference,” said Ken Flowers, Iridium Communications vice president government.
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     Date Submitted:19-07-2011
     Last Modified:10-01-2014 (01:07)
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     Current job:Senior Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsGeodesy, Geophysics, Planetary science, Financial software, Core-banking software implementation, Requirements analysis, Functional analysis, Software development, English, French, German, Dutch

    Quadrilingual physics PhD & IT Consultant

    Born July 28th, 1981
    Belgian, Swiss


    Work Experience:

    Since Oct: 2011:
    Senior Engineer Sopra Banking Software (formerly Callatay & Wouters):

    Member of the Mercedes Benz Bank Thaler implementation project (Germany).
    ˆ- Functional and technical analysis of customer requirements
    ˆ- Development, integration and testing
    ˆ- Coaching of junior team members
    - Domains: Payments, Accounting, General Ledger, Deposits

    Member of the International Service Desk:
    ˆ- Involved in the support of production environments for multiple international clients (NL,BE,LU,DE)
    ˆ- Incident & problem management (Workaround, Root cause analysis, Bugfix development, Release deployment).

    Feb: 2010 -> Oct: 2011

    Postdoctoral Researcher Royal Observatory of Belgium

    - Develop, test and validate an analytical articial satellite orbit propagation software package.
    ˆ- Assess the potential applications of an image based libration determination method to other solar system bodies.

    Oct: 2004 -> Feb: 2010

    Researcher (PhD candidate) Royal Observatory of Belgium

    ˆ- Investigate the determination of Mercury's rotation and orientation through the combined use of surface images and laser altimetry crosstracks (ESA, BepiColombo).
    ˆ- Develop, test and validate a complete experiment simulation and optimisation software stack.


    2010 Doctorat en sciences physiques - (Ph.D. in physics),
    Université catholique de Louvain / Observatoire royal de Belgique, Belgium
    Title : Libration and obliquity of Mercury from the BepiColombo radioscience and camera experiments
    F.R.I.A. grant holder (Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture) awarded by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientique (F.R.S.-FNRS)

    2006 DEA en sciences physiques,
    Université catholique de Louvain / Observatoire royal de Belgique, Belgium.

    2004 Licence en sciences physiques - (Msc in physics), Grande Distinction,
    Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

    2000 Abitur (A-Level)
    Deutsche Schule Brüssel, Belgium.
    Main subjects: Mathematics , Biology


    French: Mother tongue Studies as from 2000 in French and spoken at home
    German: Mother tongue Studies up to 2000 in German, currently used at work
    English: Fluent Used extensively at work and during PhD
    Dutch: Fluent Lived in Flanders up to 2004

    Computer skills

    OS & Office:  Linux, Unix, MS Windows, MS Oce, MS Sharepoint, LaTeX
    Software: Thaler (Sopra Banking Platform), Sterci GTFrame, Rational Change, Rational Synergy, BO Tools, Autosys, Matlab, Mathematica, xmgrace, R
    Languages: COBOL, Fortran (77/90/95), Oracle SQL, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Java, C++,Basic, (Turbo)Pascal


    Skiing, Digital photography, Reading (science fiction novels, scientific literature), Travelling, Movies, Member of student organizations, Music enthusiast, Bike, Hiking, member of the Sabena Aeroclub.

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