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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000
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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:03:48 +0000
A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:55:11 +0000
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:51 +0000
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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
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.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
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.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:30:11 +0000
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.
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     Date Submitted:15-12-2015
     Last Modified:15-12-2015 (11:56)
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     Current job:Space and Ground Station Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
    Date of Birth 27 February 1979
    Nationality German
    2004 – Present EUMETSAT      Darmstadt, Germany
    Global operational satellite agency providing satellite data on weather, climate and environmental developments.
    Spacecraft and Ground Station Controller - Employed by SERCO GmbH
    Certified for both geostationary satellite systems MTP (Meteosat Transition Program) and MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)
    Monitor & control of spacecrafts and ground segments
    Monitor & control of imaging, dissemination and user stations
    Take corrective action when necessary, applying contingency / emergency procedures
    Test and validation of ground systems and spacecraft
    Preparation, test & validation of ground systems and spacecraft operations procedures
    Training of operations staff
    Participation to simulation and test campaigns
    Configuration of ground systems
    Maintenance of mission databases
    Generation and maintenance of checklists, reports and documentation
    Console operations for remote ground stations and spacecrafts
    Console operations for processing and archiving systems
    Monitoring and analysis of telemetry and system status data
    Investigation of anomalies
    2001 – 2004 ESOC of the European Space Agency (ESA)        Darmstadt, Germany
    ESA's Space Operations Centre conducting mission operations for ESA satellites and establishing, operating and maintaining necessary ground-segment infrastructure. System Controller - Employed by SERCO GmbH
    Supporting operational Sun/Vax/NT workstations used to monitor and control satellites.  
    2nd line installations/upgrades/patches on Solaris and Microsoft machines.
    1st line support for desktop users with regards to software, networking, and hardware problems on operational machines.  Dealing with telephone, mail queries regarding machine upgrades, configuration changes and installations.  Supporting operational machines on satellite launches.
    2000 – 2001 SITA    Frankfurt-Eschborn, Germany
    Leading global specialist in air transport communications and information technology. 
    Customer Network Support Operator
    First line support for airport gate equipment, later second line support for networks and affiliated equipment.
    1997 – 2000 ISP Chemicals Inc.  (Part of Ashland Inc.)         Cologne, Germany
    Leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals.
    Commercial Apprentice - Export/Wholesale Business 
    Completed Apprenticeship
    System administration and user support for a small business network
    Implementation of new software, hardware and network wiring
    1995 – 1997 Higher Commercial College Brühl, Germany
    1994 – 1995 Tomburg Realschule     Rheinbach, Germany
    1989 – 1994 Städtisches Gymnsium       Erftstadt, Germany
    German (Native), English (Fluent), French (Basics)
    IT & Operating Systems: Solaris 9 UNIX, Red Hat Linux, Win2000 Server, VERITAS NetBackup, VMS, CISCO Router Configuration, Network Knowledge, MS Office
    Meteosat Engineering Course at Thales in Cannes, France
    Sports: scuba diving, snowboarding, mountainbiking, motorbiking
    Reading: History, Politics

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