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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."
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleSatellite Syst/Spacecraft /AIT/AIV Engineer
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-335
    Job posted on15/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    *    Specific Tasks


    The post holder will take responsibility for monitoring the relevant Satellite tests activities, and to ensure the availability of operational Ground Segment Equipment (GSE). The post holder will report to the Bepi Colombo AIT Manager. The incumbent duties will require a close cooperation with the Bepi Colombo project team members in the relevant engineering, AIT and Product Assurance disciplines.
    In particular the tasks include:
    • Monitoring of the Bepi Colombo AIT industrial activities at Instrument, Platform and Satellite level in terms of their technical and programmatic compatibility with the project requirements, leading to the qualification and flight acceptance of the satellite;
    • Support for the detailed test planning and test configuration consistency 
    • Monitoring of the Platform and Satellite electrical integration and functional and performance tests by reviewing the test documentation including test plans, test specifications, test procedures and test reports; 
    • Monitoring the preparation and execution of the functional tests and abbreviated functional checks executed in the frame of the environmental tests: mechanical, thermal and EMC; 
    • Participate to the test reviews including TRR’s, PTR’s and TRB’s, support the AIT/GSE related MRB’s/NRB’s, and support the major Bepi Colombo Instrument and Satellite reviews; 
    • Support to the review of qualification and acceptance Verification Control Documents 
    • Actively support the identification of problem areas and faults and participate to their effective diagnosis and resolution; 
    • Monitor the preparation of the Satellite and test activities to be executed during the Launch campaign. 
    • Support during the System formal reviews : FAR, QAR. RID’s issuing and follow on. 

    *     Specific Competence Requirements


     Masters Degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Four years of professional experience, including in functional AIT of spacecrafts are mandatory.
    • Good experience in System AIT and functional testing. A proven ability to work in a project team with a sense of cooperation and negotiation with colleagues at ESA or within Industry is also required. 
    • The function will require availability of the incumbent to witness tests and to participate to AIT activities for relative long periods abroad, up to several months in the case of the satellite launch campaign. 
    • The incumbent will be required to demonstrate good technical understanding and analytic skills for industry provided documentation and information. 
    • Taking into account the status of the project, knowledge of the Bepi Colombo spacecraft is considered 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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