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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
    TitleProgramme / Unit Controller
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-317
    Job posted on07/07/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    * Specific Tasks

    The post holder will contribute to the smooth operations of the Directorate and to the efficient management of its resources and technical infrastructure, with particular emphasis on the control and administrative support functions necessary to execute programmes, projects and activities under the responsibility of the Directorate. 
    The post holder will be assigned to the Programme and Project Control Service under the direct responsibility of a Business Control and Administration Manager (BCAM), with the following tasks: 
    -Assist the responsible BCAM in: 
    o Coordinating internal resources and activities
    o Interfacing with line management and stake holders 
    o Following up specific actions 
    o Performing analysis and preparing reports and presentation material as necessary
    -Contribute to the preparation of management and coordination meetings and support them on an ad/hoc basis 
    -Monitor the implementation of activities in the assigned domains (e.g. projects, studies, technology programmes, infrastructure, third party sales, EU funded initiatives, etc.) and the related financial envelops, identifying deviations and reporting on the main causes. Typical controlling tasks include drill down reporting, statistical analysis and trend analysis 
    -Support the implementation of a pro-active control function, including proper cost and schedule planning, with regular reporting and related mid-term reviews and facilitate the timely initiation of the agreed work/procurement plans and the related inventory and asset management functions 
    -Ensure all processes documentation is in place and up to date and provide the necessary support and training  to colleagues and newcomers 
    -Collaborate in the continuous improvement of the existing processes, methods and tools 
    -Assist in the creation and monitoring of diverse annual procurement plans in coordination with Department’s line management. Monthly management reporting on resource usage, programme implementation and execution. 

    * Specific Competence/Requirements

    • Msc. Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration (or Communicationsas relevant)
    • At least 4 years of previous relevant working experience in the field
    • Excellent analytical, organisational and reporting skills, a proactive attitude to solving problems and a solid proficiency in IT tools 
    • Ability to manage large and complex data sets and to synthesise information 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and customer focus 
    • Ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environmen
    • Good command of English – written and oral. 
    • Quick learner, diligent and accurate. 
    • Service orientated
    • Familiarity the Agency's practices and processes and with SAP would be a distinct advantage.
    • Inventory Management desired.

    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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