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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
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Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:22:08 +0000
AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-10-2011
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     Current job:Ground Station Operator at ESOC / ESA
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
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    CV

                                                             Date of birth: 10 October 1982 | Nationality: Bulgarian (Indefinite work permit)

    PROFILE

    Highly motivated, hardworking individual with profound IT skills and several years of wide-ranging experience in multicultural environments across Western Europe

    Effective communicator at all levelswith solid team player skills

    Target driven with strong planning, organisational and problem solving abilities

    Seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunityin the space sector to apply my IT skills , where my Digital Media knowledge can be utilised

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    03/2010 – present                    Ground Station Operator

                                                             Thorn GmbH at European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany

    Real-time remote configuration, monitoring and controlling of ground stations in the Agency's worldwide ESTRACK network for upcoming satellite passes

    Establishing and maintaining telemetry and telecommanding data links between a spacecraft control system and the ground stations subsystems through the Network Controller Telemetry Router System (NCTRS)

    Providing real-time status updates and briefings via the Intercom voice loop to missions, stations and Third Party providers

    Reflecting all real-time passes on the assigned OSPMS application by creating incidents, journals and failure reports

    Periodically trained on new missions, procedures, anomalies and contingency recovery

    01/2009 – 12/2009                    Service Desk Agent

                                                             Dimension Data, Oberursel, Germany

    Organisation and coordination of the end-to-end service desk support processes, from taking service requests from major UK corporate clients to assigning of relevant service support resources

    Ensuring complete issues resolution against agreed SLA’s and tight deadlines

    Incident management coordination, using CRM software

    Extensive internal (field engineers, technical support, dispatch) and external (corporate customers) communications

    09/2008 – 12/2008                    Content Marketing Agent

                                                             Freelance for SeoSmart GmbH

    Reviewed, maintained and published online articles via backlinks on article directories

    11/2007 – 08/2008                    Resort Tour Operator Representative

                                                             Inghams in Italy, Switzerland and Austria

    Management and organisation of seasonal tour events and excursions

    Hosting group and individual meetings, coordinating hotel accommodation, transport, ski school, excursions, ski passes

    Financial management of the company’s day to day accounts and books including cash and card transactions

    02/2007 – 05/2007                    Motion Capture Demonstrator

                                                             University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Preparation and calibration of the motion capture environment

    Capturing motion data on Vicon iQ software, using specialised infra red cameras, costumes and actors

    Processing and cleaning of captured data, exporting it to 3D Studio Max and testing it on a biped

    Directing and training students on motion capture processes and the adequate way of digital motion

    Experimented with new methods of motion capture to prove the suitability of the motion capture application for the computer gaming market

    08/2005 – 07/2006                    Call Centre Agent

                                                             B&Q Plc., Fareham, United Kingdom

    Follow-up of delivery orders for the British home improvement  company’s stores and suppliers

    Solving customer issues via email and phone by dealing with requests immediately

    Gained several stars for excellence in customer service

    EDUCATION & TRAINING

    03/2014 - present                       Cisco based network operations training

                                                             European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt

    03/2010                                         Operational training on all ESTRACK ground stations

                                                             European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt

    10/2004 – 06/2007                    Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media

                                                             University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Modules taken covered: Website interface design, 2D and 3D animation, Video editing and audio concepts, Programming, Supporting software, Streaming technology, Real-time projects, Human computer interaction

    09/2003 – 06/2004                    Foundation degree scheme in Engineering

                                                             University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Principal subjects covered: Algebra, Calculus, Electrical fundamentals and systems, Physics and measurement, Design concepts and development

    European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) certification in advanced word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations

    09/2000 – 06/2002                    Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in Information Communication Technology (double A level advanced)

                                                             Guildford College of Further & Higher education, United Kingdom

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    Software skills                             Microsoft Office (ECDL certification), CRM software (Siebel and NetCool), Windows, Motion capture Vicon iQ Software, Adobe creative suite, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Linux based STC, OSPMS

    Languages                                   English (fluent), German (advanced), Bulgarian (native)

    INTERESTS                                   Motorbikes, travelling, photography, films

    REFERENCES                               Available on request


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