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The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
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The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
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Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
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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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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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The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
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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.
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.
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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.
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    Job Description
    TitleSales Manager
    Job codeTEC0046
    Job posted on16/02/2015 (modified on 03/03/2015)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Sales Manager

    Ref TEC0046
    Region Europe
    Location Luxembourg - Betzdorf
    Company SES TechCom
    Category Sales
    Position Staff
    Published 2015-02-12




    SES Techcom services is levering on the technical expertise accumulated within the SES Group by operating satellites for more than 25 years and provides technical services to the Satellite Industry on a worldwide basis.
    In order to support its growth, SES Techcom Services has a need for an additional Sales Manager.
    As Sales Manager within SES TechCom S.A., the incumbent is responsible for various pre-sales, sales and post-sales activities. Projects acquisition will primarily be in the domain of satellite & ground services in line with TechCom’s portfolio. More general, the incumbent will either be involved or lead through the process of acquisition of RFPs, the preparation and provision of proposals as well as the negotiation and the acquisition of contracts.

    Furthermore, the incumbent will have to supervise contract executions and will be in charge of contract management responsibilities as required.

    The incumbent will work together with various Engineering and Operations Departments in the various ‘request for proposal’ phases from a vendor as well as from a customer perspective. The incumbent will manage customer relationship as well as project sub-contractors. He should also be able and willing to work autonomously and partially in remote locations.
    The mission is for SES TechCom S.A. to become a leading supplier of technical products, services and applications in the field of satellite-related engineering and operations to satellite manufacturers, satellite operators and associated partners.


    • Promote the TechCom products and services in the market, and coordinate the related marketing support as required
    • Proactively liaise, coordinate and support SES Sales and Sales Engineering function in order to identify and acquire joint opportunities. 
    • Prepare and provide technical and commercial proposals as requested.
    • Lead Contract Negotiations with customers
    • Ensure Quality of Services to the customers as delivered by the TechCom personnel and/or the SES personnel.
    • Establish and exploit, on a non-exclusive basis, relationships with satellite manufacturers with the aim of providing customer support services
    • Provide services to non-competing and emerging satellite operators
    • Provide base-line engineering services on a global basis (e.g. Transfer Orbit Services, Satellite Operations Services, connectivity, …)
    • Support the Preparation of the annual TechCom Operating Expenses budget

    Experience / Qualifications

    • Have a university degree in RF, Telecommunications, Electronics Engineering, space physics or equivalent
    • Minimum 5 years engineering experience in the Satellite Operations/Telecommunications Industry either in a more ground engineering or a more satellite engineering domain;
    • Strong commercial interest
    • MBA preferred
    • Ability to negotiate and close deals for high value communications services
    • Effective communication and persuasion skills, both verbal and written
    • Excellent team work and cross-functional cooperation
    • Proactive approach towards potential customers
    • Identify and follow-up sales opportunities
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and readiness to travel
    • Have the skills to prepare technical and commercial proposals in cooperation with engineering/operations personnel
    • Fluency in English; any other language is considered an asset

    Our Offer

    Competitive salary package, coupled with a diverse array of challenges and development benefits.

    SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

    This position reports to

    Vice President, Commercial SES Techcom

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    AddressChâteau de Betzdorf
    Emailplease visit our website to apply online
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