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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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“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison.
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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
    TitleOCP & AIS Engineer
    Job codeE-ENG-01-35
    Job posted on25/11/2016
    LocationESTEC, Noordwijk
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Specific Tasks

    The post holder will be responsible for the manufacturing, test and characterisation of the OCP instrument and sub-systems. The responsibilities include in particular:
    • Monitoring the industrial activities related to the OCP procurement
    • Supervising the flow-down of the System requirements onto the OCP subsystem, equipment and component level
    • Monitoring the manufacturing, integration, tests and delivery of the components, equipment and subsystems that will constitute the OCP, through the different development models, ensuring adequate planning and progress of work
    Ensuring that the required MGSE and EGSE are adequately defined, developed and verified according to the required specification and the required programme of work, in particular the OCP to PDHT interfaces
    • Ensuring that the related OCP requirements are being appropriately fulfilled at all levels of industrial activity for all on-board sub-systems and equipment
    • Supporting the definition of the OCP Assembly, Integration, and Verification approach
    The post holder will support the procurement of the AIS instrument, in cooperation with the Payload Team, taking responsibility of the AIS Receiver and reporting to the Payload Manager, specifically on:
    • Monitoring the AIS Receiver industrial activities and supervising the flow-down of the AIS instrument definition into requirements onto the AIS receiver and component level
    • Monitoring the manufacturing, integration, tests and delivery of the AIS Receiver and ensuring that the required MGSE and EGSE are adequately specified to the required programme of work
    • Ensuring that the AIS Receiver requirements, and related AIS instrument, are being appropriately verified and fulfilled at all levels of industrial activity for all on-board sub-systems and equipment

    Additionally, the post holder will:
    • Review the project documentation produced throughout the project lifetime
    • Participate in project meetings and reviews
    The post holder will draw on the support of specialised engineers and will liaise closely with other members of the project team and in particular provide technical advice and support to ensure that all deliverables have been produced and verified in accordance with the relevant requirements.

    Specific Competence Requirements:

    - Master’sdegree in Space Systems or Aerospace Engineering
    - experience in monitoring and coordinating in industrial procurement activities
    - experience in CFI deliveries and acceptance
    - experience in the development and testing of space hardware
    - practical experience in the field of CFI Integration and Test
    - good knowledge of industrial practices
    - good interpersonal skills
    - ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule
    - proficient in the English language (spoken and written)

    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 cc
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