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A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
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A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
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The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
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A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
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Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
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Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
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President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
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The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
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An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:53:36 +0000
Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
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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?”
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     Date Submitted:13-07-2014
     Last Modified:13-07-2014 (02:02)
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     Current job:Commercial Space Industry Expert
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators
     KeywordsKey market and competitive developments Detailed satellite system view Wide knowledge of satellite industry Support M&A to substantiate investment decision Long-term strategic plan and associated KPIs

    Commercial Space Industry Expert

    Interdisciplinary knowledge and skills on space technologies for its regulatory, manufacturing, launch and commercial aspects

    Flexible, organisedand structured team player with a meticulous attention to detail, customer and result-orientation skills

    Proven ability to quickly grasp new ideas and concepts and develops innovative and creative solutions to problems

    Demonstrated capacity to successfully complete multiple tasks in parallel and meet the deadlines

    Effective communicator capable of engaging with people at all levels


    Professional Experience


    SES, Betzdorf, LuxembourgWorld-leading satellite operator providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide

    Senior Strategy & Market Intelligence Analyst, 6/2012 to Present

    Monitor key competitive and market trends in SES’s entire satellite product portfolio worldwide and use these insights to monitor competitive deal

    Evaluate market potentials for SES satellite investment opportunities, and hence to support tactical sales and the development of SES’s value propositions

    Derive recommendations to improve tactical sales, fleet development and business development in order to improve win rate short and long-term as well as feeding back on impacts on strategy and its implementation

    Selected Accomplishments:

    Designed, built and maintained a new database system to more efficiently collate, store and analyze market data points

    Performed ongoing customer/market research to identify and capitalize on unmet market needs ahead of the curve

    Proactively provided Sales with comprehensive list of upcoming renewals on competition

    Stimulated and facilitated involvement of SMI into the Business Plan process. Efforts were credited as instrumental in developing a pragmatic bottom-up approach

    Nominated as the Quarter Market Monitor responsible. Report regularly to all stakeholders and present to Senior Management and staff to provide an objective view on worldwide market trends and potential market opportunities


    Airbus Defence & Space (former EADS Astrium Satellites), Toulouse, FranceWorld leader in the design and manufacture of satellite systems

    Customer Intelligence – Marketing manager,12/2009 to 5/2012

    Spectrum Manager,3/2008 to 11/2009

    Spectrum Engineer,4/2007 to 2/2008

    Develop market forecasts for the geostationary commercial market and support the sales of satellites

    Follow new trends in the satellite industry and market to support R&D coordination

    Represent and defend the interests of space industry and advocate for new frequency bands

    Selected Accomplishments:

    Developed wide satellite industry knowledge to assess future procurements and prospect credibility

    Improved lead time in publishing market reports through automation of repetitive tasks

    Conducted market opportunity assessments in terms of spectrum and successfully lobbied management to submit filings at ITU


    Airbus, Toulouse, FranceLeading aircraft manufacturer, with the most modern and comprehensive aircraft family

    Avionics Engineer, 2/2006 to 3/2007

    Develop technical specifications along with system description for the Air Traffic Communications equipment onboard the A350 XWB aircraft

    Selected Accomplishments:

    Interviewed internal flight test pilots to collect their feedback on existing systems and wishes for the new generation

    Mastered the technical writing by liaising with counterparts responsible for interconnected systems

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