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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:52 +0000
The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:28:33 +0000
Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:09:09 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
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?”
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    Job Description
    TitleMicro Electronics Engineer
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-330
    Job posted on01/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    *    Specific Tasks


    1. Being the Focal Point of “ESA IP Cores Service”: technical and administrative maintenance of our catalogue of IP Cores. This work includes verifying, improving and correcting the IP Cores source code (good working knowledge of VHDL and System-C and IC EDA tools is therefore mandatory) and documentation based on users feedback, maintaining the databases and tools used for the service, interacting with customers and our legal department to solve technical, legal and administration problems. 
    2. Microelectronics Laboratory Coordination: conditioning and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure, servers, CAD tools, new equipment, equipment and components inventory, security in the lab. Support in the lab to trainees and research scientists. 
    3. Microelectronics website main curator: regular updates to disseminate our ESA Microelectronics group R&D main lines and
    results, and Workshop/Conference announcements, etc. 
    4. Internal validation of new ASIC, FPGA and IP Core designs and technologies. Maintaining test bench environments for key general use new devices such as Next Generation Microprocessors and FPGAs. Support in the lab to trainees and research scientists. 

    *     Specific Competence Requirements


    Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering or Physics, specialized in microelectronics. Applicants should have four or more years of experience in: 
    - design and test of digital ASICs and/or FPGAs (specifications, block design, top level integration, design for test, pre and post layout simulation and timing analysis, gates synthesis, support during layout, prototype test and in system validation), with proficiency in HDL (VHDL, Verilog and System-C) and using VLSI IC Design CAD tools (Synopsys, CADENCE, Mentor, Mathlab, Simulink, Xilinx, Microsemi/ACTEL, Altera, Atmel). Significant experience in ASIC/FPGA design, HDL coding and EDA tools is essential. 
    - preparation of ASIC or FPGA test-benchs, for functional validation and electrical characterization, using signal generators, oscilloscopes and signal analyzers. 
    - system administration in UNIX and Windows for IC Design CAD tools (Synopsys, CADENCE, Mentor, Mathlab, Simulink) Important additional assets would be: 
    - Experience with Microprocessors (e.g. LEON) and HW-SW co-design - Experience with analog and mixed-signal ASIC design. 
    - Knowledge of the Space environment, its effects on microelectronics devices and related technology, as well as quality standards applied to space VLSI ICs. 
    - Experience with radiation tests of VLSI ASICs The candidate should have good inter-personal communication skills and high motivation to work in a multi-disciplinary and international environment with confidence and autonomy.

    The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these two languages is required. Knowledge of another member state language is an asset.

    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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