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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.
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."
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    Job Description
    TitleElectrical AIT/AIV Engineer
    Job codeRT-C TEC-308
    Job posted on24/06/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    *    Specific Tasks


    The Contractor will be part of TEC-SWM (System Modelling & Functional Verification Section, Software Systems Division, System, Software &In-Orbit Demonstration Department) and support the Sentinel 3 Project. 
    The Contractor will support the ESA Sentinel-3 project for all the aspect relevant to the implementation of the Assembly, Integration and Test of the Sentinel-3 B, C&D Spacecraft. These activities will be performed in close cooperation with the project Team, and under supervision of the Sentinel-3 Spacecraft Engineering & AIV Manager.
    In particular the tasks include: 
    • Ensuring a proper definition and implementation of the Assembly, Integration and Test activities at all Spacecraft levels, including definition of test documentation; 
    • Supporting the coordination of all AIT related matters, including payloads, subsystem and equipment related tasks; 
    • Supporting the Sentinel-3 Team in the realisation of the Verification control process, including requirements traceability, allocation of verification methods, definition of verification documentation and final verification close-out; 
    • Supporting the Sentinel-3 Team in the definition of an AIT Programme consistent with the imposed constraints and the required testing to achieve system requirements verification, qualification and acceptance; 
    • Supporting the maintenance and evolutions of Ground Support Equipment, including system databases, required to support of the AIT programme; 
    • Supporting the optimized definition of environmental tests and the selection of adequate test facilities; 
    • Supporting the monitoring of integration and test activities at industrial premises;
    • Supporting the relevant test reviews at all levels; 
    • Contributing to the control of integration and test activities at all levels, in particular identifying schedule criticality and supporting problem solving activities; 
    • Supporting the NCR discussions and the related NRB as appropriate. 

    *     Specific Competence Requirements


    • Practical experience of working in spacecraft AIT. 
    • Master’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. 
    • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule; 
    • Experience in Assembly, Integration, Test of Flight Hardware, in particular Satellite AIT; 
    • Good knowledge of GSE operations and infrastructure. 
    • Experience in using DOORS for requirements traceability, allocation of verification methods and requirement verification; 
    • Experience relevant to verification through simulation models, will also be considered;
    • Proficient in the English language (spoken and written). 
    • Extensive experience of system level functional and performance testing. 
    • Experience in test result exploitation (Electrical signal verification, analysis of test results generated by automated test scripts, etc.) and anomaly investigation. 
    • Experience with ESA projects is an asset. 
    • At least 4 years of previous relevant working experience in the field
    Ability to travel to the satellite prime contractors premises frequently and to act as on-site support where appropriate during the satellite test and launch campaigns.

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameMassimiliano Mazza
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
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