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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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
    TitleMTG Data Dissemination Software Engineer
    Job codeDED-SC-2859
    Job posted on03/11/2015
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    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 MTG Data Dissemination Software Engineer to support our customer in Germany.

    MTG Data Dissemination Software Engineer

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    As part of the Data Services Competence Area you will provide support to the Data Service systems, with main focus on the activities of the Data Dissemination Services to be provided to the MTG Program.  You will have the following responsibilities:

    • Delivering data services and requirement management and validation and verification of the system;
    • Reviewing, analysing of Data Dissemination Services and Service Level Agreement (SLA) specifications;
    • Defining and implementing the Service metrics and the corresponding SLAs;
    • Verifying the Data Dissemination Services and its system and software requirements can be traced through design, code and test phases;
    • Analysing and reviewing the Validation and Verification Test specifications;
    • Implementation of the dissemination data flows;
    • Giving Operational Support for Data Dissemination systems such as monitoring and reporting the performance, investigating problems and raising anomalies;
    • Supporting the delivery processes of the system, liaising with external contractors;
    • Maintaining the technical documentations, writing Software Requirements, Service Definitions, Test Approaches and Plans;
    • Preparation and production of routine reports.

    Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

    • University degree in relevant engineering discipline;
    • Several years’ experience in IT Service Management (ITIL), in software development projects and in software verification and validation related activities;
    • Several years’ experience in maintaining high available and scalable software systems;
    • Knowledge of Java, JavaScript, Software Development methodologies (Waterfall), Data Transfer Protocols (such as FTP), Web development and XML technology, Oracle or MySQL, UNIX systems;
    • Practical knowledge of data dissemination, definition of data flows, EO Ground Segment systems, OGC Interoperability Standards, Meteorological Data Formats will be an advantage;
    • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of French language is an advantage.

    This job is located in Darmstadt, Germany. We welcome applicants who are available from January 2016 (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 Veronika Horvath at, quoting job DED-SC-2859 before 11-Nov-15.

    An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!
    Please note: Due to work permit requirements for this position, please apply only if you are citizen of a European Union state or if you are eligible to obtain a work permit for Germany.

    Contact information
    CompanyHE Space Operations BV
    Contact nameVeronika Horvath
    AddressHuygensstraat 44
    2201 DK
    Phone+31 71 341 7500
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