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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
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.
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     Date Submitted:04-10-2012
     Last Modified:01-09-2013 (02:56)
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     Current job:System Engineer - YGT
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsElectromechanical Engineer - Master of Space Studies System Engineer CubeSats Strategic Planning
    PERSONAL INFORMATION   Date of birth: 14/10/1987    
        Place of birth: Leuven, Belgium  
        Nationality: Belgian    
    Feb 2013 - Current  


    System Engineer - YGT
    ESEO (European Student Earth Orbiter) and Fly Your Satellite (CubeSat) programmes

    European Space Agency
    Noordwijk, The Netherlands
    Education Office


    Feb 2012 - Feb 2013   Strategic Planning Officer - Young Graduate Trainee
        European Space Agency- Policies, Planning & Control Dir.
        8-10 Rue Mario Nikis    
        75015 Paris, France    
        Reference:Mr. Luca del Monte  
    Sep 2011 - Jan 2012   Coordinator Master of Space Studies Programme
        KU Leuven      
        Institute of Astronomy - Faculty of Science
        Celestijnenlaan 200D    
        3001 Heverlee, Belgium    
        Reference:Prof. Dr. Christoffel Waelkens
    Sep. 2010 - Jun. 2011   Advanced Master of Space Studies
        Maior: Space Technology and Applications
        KU Leuven, Belgium    
        Result:Cum Laude    
    Master Thesis   An Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers for
        On-Orbit Satellite Servicing  
        KU Leuven, Belgium    
    Sep. 2009 - Jan. 2011   Master of Engineering - Industrial Sciences
        Electromechanics- Maior: Intelligent Manufacturing
        Group T - Leuven Engineering College, Belgium
        Result:Cum Laude    
    Master Thesis   Design and Optimisation of Mechanical Components
        of a Treadmill for Use in Space  
        Company:Qinetiq Space nv, Kruibeke, Belgium
    Sep. 2006 - Jun. 2009   Bachelor of Engineering - Industrial Sciences
        Group T - Leuven Engineering College, Belgium
    Sep. 1999 - Jun. 2005   Secondary Education    
        Science & Mathematics    
        Heilig Hart College Heverlee, Belgium
    RELEVANT PAPERS   * Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan: An Overall
           Assessment (Orbital mechanics & Mission design)(2010)
        * Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan: Huygens 
           Scientific Results (2010)    
        * Project Management Report: a Treadmill for the European
           Space Agency (2011)    
        * Manned Astronautics: Need or Waste? (2010)
        * Design in Automation: A Sorting Machine for ATMI
           Belgium (2009)    
    LANGUAGES   Dutch Mother tongue  
        English Fluent written and spoken
        French Fluent written and spoken
        Spanish Basic spoken    
    TECHNICAL SKILLS   User experience with Microsoft Office, Solid Edge, Matlab,
    AND COMPETENCES   Simulink, Maple, LabView, Java BlueJ, Visual Basic, Simatic 
        Manager, MS Projects, NX6.0, Autodesk MoldFlow, ABB
        User experience with CNC HAAS  
    WORK EXPERIENCE          




    System Engineer (YGT), European Space Agency

    Strategic Planning Officer (YGT), European Space Agency

    2011-2012   Coordinator Master of Space Studies, KU Leuven
    2006-2011   Artist and theatre technician in pyrotechnics, Pyromantiek
        Street Theatre Company, Leuven, BE (
    2009-2011   Truck driver and Event logistics, Golazo (Beringen, BE)
    2005-2009   Garden layout, BVBA Adi Potemans (BE)
    2005-2006   Event building, Deadline (BE)    
    2005-2006   International movers, Romulus (BE)

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