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There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it.
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SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission.
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As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020.
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With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security
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Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer.
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The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region.
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Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships.
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European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket.
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    Job Description
    TitleSatellite System/ Spacecraft/ AIT/AIV Engineer
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-337
    Job posted on27/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin a month
    Job Description

    *    Specific Tasks


    The contractor will be part of the TEC-SWM section, functionally reporting to the Aeolus Project manager, the AIT/AIV Engineer will be responsible for the following: 
    -Monitoring the AIT and verification plans produced by the satellite prime contractor and ensuring that they are coherent and consistent with the baseline schedule via regular AIT meetings at the prime contractor’s premises. 
    -Identifying potential risks to the schedule and identifying workaround solutions and risk mitigations which can be implemented. 
    -Reviewing and commenting test specifications and test procedures and participating to TRRs and PTRs as the representative of the project in co-ordination with the ADM-Aeolus Instrument and AIT, Engineering and PA Managers.
    -Monitoring and participating in functional test preparations (debugging) and assessing readiness for formal test executions including readiness of EGSE. 
    -Participating in NRBs and TRBs as one of the representatives of the project 
    -Supporting the verification control process by review of VCDs and participation to VCBs 
    -Monitoring and enabling that there is adequate support for AIT activities and AIT reviews, both within industry and ESA. 
    -Ensuring that environmental test facilities are in a state of readiness for the satellite test campaigns.
    The candidate is expected to act as an integrated member of the contractor’s AIT and verification team in relevant phases, e.g. during extensive thermal test campaign in CSL. Supporting the Aeolus launch campaign ensuring the launch facilities are in a state of readiness for the satellite and are inspected and verified, that transfer of all GSE is completed and that these are verified prior to satellite launch readiness preparation consistent with the need. Monitoring the completeness of all AIT/AIV activities up to launch in accordance with an agreed launch operations plan.
    Please note that the support of this position may be extended beyond 30.06.2017. 

    *     Specific Competence Requirements


    • Master degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent experience. 
    • Extensive experience of satellite system level functional and performance testing. 
    • Good knowledge of GSE operations and infrastructure. 
    • Practical experience of working in AIT ideally for at least one complete satellite test campaign in an AIT role. Experience of environmental test campaigns preparation would be a major asset. 
    • Experience in optics and/or thermal system control engineering would be an asset. 
    • Experience with CCS based on SCOS-2000 SW. 
    • Experience of satellite verification engineering, 
    • Knowledge of ECSS standards in system engineering, testing and verification.
    • Good interpersonal, organisation and communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment. 
    • An ability to work independently and to establish good working relations with ESA and industrial counterparts is essential. 
    • Available to travel and work on shifts during mechanical and thermal test campaigns Ability to travel to the Satellite prime contractors premises/environmental test sites/launch si

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    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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