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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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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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    TitleOn-Board Data Processing Engineer
    Job code00413
    Job posted on07/12/2017
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    On-Board Data Processing Engineer

    You will be based at our client’s premises in Noordwijk, Netherlands. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    A diverse range of support tasks is required to be carried out by the Consultant within the On-Board Computer and Data Handling / Processing 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 intoData acquisition chain

    ADC/ DAC interfaces

    Sensor readout electronics

    Analog signal conditioning

    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 hardware

    Instrument controller

    Concept, design and test of payload computers

    Knowledge of applied memory technologies

    Mass Memory storage units

    Concept, design and test of mass memories and the applied memory technologies

    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

    Experience with high speed serial link based systems and the testing of these interfaces

    SpaceWire, SpaceFibre and related protocols

    Protocols providing quality of service, reliability, determinism and FDIR

    Ethernet based systems based on Powerlink, AFDX or similar is an asset

    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


    Your Profile:

    Applicants should have:

    Master’s degree in Engineering or physics

    Experience in defining payload data processing systems architectures.

    Extensive knowledge in signal and image processing techniques and devices;

    Extensive experience in procurement of spaceflight hardware units, sub-systems integration and testing in the space industry.

    Knowledge in space flight electronics design related to data acquisition, processing and storage functions, as well as constraints of the space environment.

    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.

    The working language is English. Fluency in this language is required.

    Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU


    REFERENCE: 00413

    LOCATION: Noordwijk, The Netherlands


    CLOSING DATE: 6th January 2018

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact nameDavid Baynes
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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