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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?”
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleSTEM didactics expert- Engineer
    Job codeECO-02-04
    Job posted on24/11/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Specific Tasks:

    • Develop and deliver didactic content and activities related to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at secondary school education level, with a special focus on sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, geography, etc).
    • design and deliver teacher training modules (on-site and, when needed, off-site) that use space science as a teaching and learning context for secondary-level curricular subjects; in particular, whenever applicable and in close collaboration with the ESERO4 Science & Project Coordinator, coordinate with the ESA ESERO national offices for the design, co-production and delivery of such training modules to the benefit of ESA Member States;
    • design and produce classroom resources/activities on the subjects covered by the above teacher training modules (in different formats: classical printed lessons, practical/lab activities, tablet applications and content, etc); in particular, whenever applicable and in close collaboration with the ESERO5 Science & Project Coordinator, coordinate with the ESA ESERO national offices for the design, co-production, and delivery of such classroom activities to the benefit of ESA Member States;
    adapt/update/upgrade existing teacher training modules and classroom resources/activities when required;
    • contribute to the design, and manage the implementation of ESA challenges and competitions on the subject of sciences for secondary schools at European level (e.g using micro/hyper gravity platforms to perform experiments, such as Drop Towers, etc)
    • contribute to: the procurement actions for material items and services needed to implement the activities; the logistics associated to the activities;
    • collaborate with the ESERO6 Science & Project Coordinator for the promotion of the teacher training sessions to the benefit of the whole ESERO network; equally promote such opportunities within all ESA Member States;
    • support the outreach, promotion and dissemination of ESA primary and secondary education activities, through appropriate channels and in compliance with ESA Education outreach guidelines, in the area of concern;
    • contribute in general to the design and implementation of ESA STEM informal education projects at secondary school level, also addressing role modelling, STEM/space careers and gender issues;
    • support the evaluation of education activities against Key Performance Indicators in the area of concern;
    • respond to the direct contacts and external requests from education partners and the European education community;
    • Support in general the activities of the STEM Education and Outreach Unit when requested.

    Specific Competence Requirements:

    • university Master degree, or equivalent, in Engineering;
    • Knowledge of European STEM school curricula, with a focus on Sciences;
    • Specific experience in the design and development of didactic content on scientific subjects applied to secondary school curricula; direct teaching experience and/or teacher training experience;
    • Sound knowledge of ESA and the space field;
    • Experience in international environments;
    • Project management skills and experience;
    Capability of establishing and maintaining interfaces within and outside the Agency; capability to respond and adapt to the needs of the European education communities;
    • Autonomy in the execution of tasks and ability to manage workload, identify priorities and strategic actions; ability to cope with pressure, meet deadlines and deliver on time;
    • Creativity; strong conceptual, analytical, interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team;
    • Good communication skills, verbal (in public and during formal meetings) and written;
    • Fluent in English; knowledge of another Member State language is an asset.

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