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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.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
“We can put a satellite phone in the hands of folks who don’t know how to use it and it won’t make a hill of beans difference,” said Ken Flowers, Iridium Communications vice president government.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:42 +0000
Inhabitants of the tiny tropical island pay through the nose for internet service that mainlanders would have considered painfully slow during the pre-Netflix era.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:20:30 +0000
Long March 5's return to flight will carry an experimental, 300 Gbps telecommunications satellite named Shijian-20 based on a new, large DFH-5 satellite platform.
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    Job Description
    TitlePayload Integration Manager (maternity leave cover)
    Job codeNL-SC-2715
    Job posted on05/08/2015
    Contract typeAny
    Start datewithin 2 months
    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 Payload Integration Manager to support our customer in the Netherlands. This is a 6 months assignment to cover the maternity leave.
                                                   Payload Integration Manager
    Key Tasks and Responsibilities
    The PIM is responsible for managing all the work related to their payloads to ensure that the work is brought to completion in time for the Certification of Flight Readiness (CoFR) and follows up the operations and post-operations phases.
    As part of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations, you will have the following responsibilities:
    - Review and analyse the ESR (Experiment Science Requirements), suggest changes if needed and present results to the board;
    - Report the status and the potential issues of all the payloads via the PIM report;
    - Perform research on new payloads (outlining the resources required including eventual planned maintenance, changes) from a start-up phase through development to integration;
    - Coordinate the identification of the resolution and the possible work among the various parties in case of anomalies;
    - Check compatibility of the crew training model;
    - Provide expert advice to the USOC in the operational concept definition of payload characteristics and ISS or rack limitations.
    Skills & Experience
    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
    - University degree (Msc) or equivalent qualification in an engineering or science (biology, medicine, physics, chemistry) discipline;
    - Demonstrated experience in aerospace or human spaceflight activities management, including development, integration and on-orbit operations activities of complex payloads;
    - Result oriented, good communicator with a strong stakeholder management skills;
    - Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
    This job is located in Noordwijk but an off-site work is also possible. We welcome applicants who are available from October 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-2715.
    An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!
    Contact information
    CompanyHE Space Operations BV
    Contact nameAgnieszka Iwanczuk
    AddressHuygensstraat 44
    2201 DK
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