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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.
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.
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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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