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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.
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleModelling and Simulation Engineer
    Job codeNL-SC-2718
    Job posted on04/08/2015
    Contract typeAny
    Start datewithin a month
    Job Description

     HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Modelling and Simulation Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.

    Modelling and Simulation Engineer

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    As part of the Technology Directorate within ESTEC, you will have the following responsibilities:

    - Carry out system modelling to evaluate end-to-end performance for space missions, in support of system design and verification, with particular emphasis on simulator development (software), processor development for data products and formalising simulator architectures in Earth Observation and Space Science ;

    - Perform system modelling to formalise the system description subject to evaluation;

    - Support requirements engineering and subsequent verification and validation activities at system and software level;

    - Define and validate metamodels/methodologies to support system modelling activities;

    - Perform integration and verification of industrial elements in the end to end performance scenario;

    - Provide technical support to projects and end users in AIT/AIV domains;

    - Isolate and report software problems, evaluate relevant new methods, tools and standards.

    Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

    - Practical experience of performance simulators and system modelling.

    - University degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent;

    - Experience of simulator development, functional and performance;

    - Background in data processor development;

    - Knowledge of system modelling with formal methods (e.g. SysML)

    - Experience in system requirements and verification engineering

    - Good knowledge of related methods and tools

    - Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

    This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from September 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

    If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Agnieszka Iwanczuk at, quoting job NL-SC-2718 before 21-Aug-15.

    An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

    Contact information
    CompanyHE Space Operations BV
    Contact nameAgnieszka Iwanczuk
    2201 DK
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