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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
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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.
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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.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
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    Job Description
    TitleEngineer for Technical and Engineering Support
    Job codeSYS-07-01
    Job posted on09/12/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Specific Tasks:

    o Support the ESA General Studies Programme in all system assessment aspects concerning the preparation of studies for future missions and programmes, strategy and context analysis.
    o Address internal programme communication issues and coordination of studies in liaison with all the relevant activity initiators / technical officers and following guidelines D/TEC staff.
    o Provide technical analysis for the preparation of synthesis reports that should serve as an input to the definition of future ESA activities.
    o Contribute to addressing external outreach and interagency coordination activities.
    o Support the organization of concurrent engineering studies included in the GSP work plan.
    o Interfacing with the ESA staff managing the technical aspects of GSP studies to support activities implementation and dissemination of results in the benefit of all ESA programmes.
    o Supporting the GSP project controller contributing to the timely implementation of the GSP workplan.
    o Contributing to the organisation of the GSP biannual workshop and the presentation of the programme highlights and main results.
    o Supporting the GSP manager with the identification of activities within other ESA programmes that are relevant to GSP work plan and require harmonisation, with the preparation of indicators for evaluating performances of the GSP, and the preparation of short technical topical reports on activity results.
    o Identifying ways of improving communication aspects of the programme, both internally and externally.
    o Processing the deliverables of GSP activities to the relevant databases and maintenance of the GSP content management system (ESTree).
    o Supporting the presentation of the programme work plan to relevant management boards and delegate bodies, to Industry and to ESA’s external partners.

    Specific Competence Requirements:

    o Applicants must hold a university engineering degree in a space relevant technical field, ideally in systems engineering.
    o Several years of experience working in the space field.
    o Track record in technology assessment or should have worked in projects.
    o Familiarity with ESA programmes and GSP would be an asset.
    o Understanding the needs and expectations of the GSP and the mission of the European Space Agency would be an advantage.
    o Candidates must be fluent in English, knowledge of other ESA languages are an asset.
    o Proficiency using the Agency internal informatics tools.
    o Familiarity with ESA technology and engineering content.

    o Knowledge of the following software applications are be required:
    - MS Office (or similar)
    - Photoshop / Illustrator (or similar), and web content editors

    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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