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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
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleSAF Engineer
    Job codeDED-SC-2987
    Job posted on23/02/2016
    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 SAF Engineer to support our customer in Germany.

    SAF Engineer

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities                      

    Our customer is a European organisation providing weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products for its users. You will have the following responsibilities:

    • Support the organisation of the SAF reviews related to the evolution and development of SAF products or operational chains;
    • Support the activities for the follow-on of new SAF Developments, including evolution of requirements, evolution of design and interfaces related to MTG and EPS-SG;
    • Support the establishment and maintenance of the technical baseline of each SAF, including generation of synthesis elements;
    • Maintain, and refine the SAF Network Management Intranet and Extranet areas and related content;
    • Maintenance of Web Content and Documentation Baseline;
    • Maintenance of SAF Web pages supporting SAFs Steering Groups and allowing access to relevant documentation;
    • Maintenance of the SAF FTP Server and its dedicated directories
    • Support the supervision and assessment of SAF Verification and Validation activities;
    • Support the overall review processes for the programmes in development, at system, ground segment and lower level as appropriate.

    Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

    • University degree in computer science or equivalent;
    • Knowledge in Ground Segment Engineering life-cycles;
    • Experience in project reviews organisation and conduction and in requirements definition and traceability;
    • Knowledge in engineering standards used in Ground Segment Development;
    • Extensive experience in WEB application in designing, implementing and maintaining web content and services;
    • Experience in using Web Contents Management Systems;
    • Extensive experience in PHP/JavaScript/HTML;
    • Experience in Relational Database and metadata management;
    • Knowledge of project planning and configuration control would be an asset;
    • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

    This job is located in Darmstadt. We are looking for candidates who are available from May 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 Corrina Scheepmaker at, quoting job reference DED-SC-2987 before 08-Apr-16.

    An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

    Please note: Due to work permit restrictions 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 nameCorrina Scheepmaker
    AddressHuygensstraat 44
    2201 DK
    Phone+31 71 341 7500
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