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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.
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.”
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    Job Description
    TitleOn-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-EDP/00413
    Job posted on05/12/2017
    Contract typeAny
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description


    • Experience in defining payload data processing systems architectures.
    • Extensive knowledge in signal and image processing techniques and
    • Extensive experience in procurement of spaceflight hardware units,
    sub-systems integration and testing in the space industry
    • Knowledge in spaceflight electronics design related to data acquisition,
    processing and storage functions, as well as constraints of the space
    • Wide knowledge in communication networks principles, standards and
    their implementation
    • Ability to work in an autonomous manner, in particular when providing
    support to projects with high time allocations and this in coordination with
    the line manager.

    Specific Tasks

    A diverse range of support tasks can be carried out by the contractor
    within the above domains, encompassing hardware, software and system
    aspects. These can be grouped within the following main headings:
    • Payload data acquisition, processing and storage chains, which can be
    further divided into
    o Data acquisition chain
    - ADC/ DAC interfaces
    - Sensor readout electronics
    - Analog signal conditioning
    o Data processing units
    - Concept, design and test of data processing units
    - Implementation of payload data processing functions on processors
    (e.g. DSP, GPU or uProcessor) and FPGAs based platforms
    - Trade-off analysis and verification of the performance in simulation and
    o Instrument controller
    - Concept, design and test of payload computers
    - Knowledge of applied memory technologies
    o Mass Memory storage units
    - Concept, design and test of mass memories and the applied memory
    - Knowledge of file based systems and the CFTP protocol
    - HW/ SW partitioning and corresponding trade-offs
    • High speed networks for data transmission and command & control
    o Experience with high speed serial link based systems and the testing of
    these interfaces
    o SpaceWire, SpaceFibre and related protocols
    o Protocols providing quality of service, reliability, determinism and FDIR
    o Ethernet based systems based on Powerlink, AFDX or similar is an
    • Validation of signal and image processing algorithms via simulation
    techniques (e.g. Matlab, prototyping SW)
    • Specific engineering support in the above domains to mainstream ESA
    space projects, mainly for (but not restricted to) the development and
    testing phases.
    • Experience in VHDL programming, including reconfiguration and partial
    reconfiguration techniques is an asset

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRecruitment Team
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    Bratustraße 7, Darmstadt
    not applicable
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69;
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