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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.
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleSpacecraft database analyst
    Job codeVTCT-342
    Job posted on01/12/2015
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    About us:

    We design, integrate, and operate critical mission systems in Space, Defence, ATC/ATM, and homeland security industries.

    We are an international company, 805 employees, revenues around 200M€, and with infrastructures in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

    Our customers are the major space agencies, the key manufacturers of space systems, and satellites operators.

    It is our employees who make our force. Thus we pay special attention at the identification of the talents and propose a specific guidance for the development of their competences, experiences and responsibilities.


    Position and duties:

    You will join the project team of a LSI (Large System Integrator) to participate in the development of several satellites (MOS, Marine Observation Satellite) in the context of a major space European program.

    Your mission will consist in developing and maintaining two data bases (SDB) used for modeling and simulating the mission, space, and ground segments data needed for the development of the spacecraft (TM/TC, CSW…). Users of the data are system & sub-systems technical teams, operational teams, scientist community, suppliers and customers.

    This position will allow you acquiring an overview of the development process of a spacecraft and will grow your experience within a key worldwide market player in the space industry.


    Your tasks will consist in:

    - Gathering and modeling the needs and inputs of the end-users of the SDB

    - Developing, populating, and bring into maturity the SDB

    - Managing the configurations/evolutions of the SDB and providing a permanent visibility on the maturity of the SDB

    - Delivering, according to the reference schedule, the data to the end-users (as well as the related doc)

    - Supporting the end-user in the management of the data

    - Participating in technical meetings with the users



    - Diploma in space systems, with a particular interest in software and data management; or diploma in software development, with a particular interest in space systems

    - A good knowledge in using MS-EXCEL and MS-ACCESS, Visual Basic, ORACLE and SQL

    - Experience in at least one of the following areas of a space system development in an asset: TM/TC, AOCS, CSW, AIT, EGSE (CCS in particular), SCOS 2000 Database ICD environment, ECSS norms (ground systems and operations)

    -  English mandatory (day-to-day working language)

    - Very well organized, rigor, team spirit, ability to work in a changing environment

    - Position based in South of France, mainly at LSI premises

    - Few missions expected

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    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameVincent Cocqueel
    Address478, rue de la découverte, Mini Parc 3
    Phone+33 (0)6 17 74 85 32
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