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    Job Description
    TitleAeolus Spacecraft Operations Engineer (Power and Thermal)
    Job code17-049
    Job posted on02/02/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Vitrociset Belgium, a Vitrociset Group company, can claim almost 30 years of experience in the field of space operations & engineering activities, starting in 1982 with the European Space Agency.

    Today Vitrociset Belgium is the Corporate Group's "center of gravity" for the Space activities in central Europe.  

    With the headquarter located in Belgium and permanent offices presence close to ESA's centers ESOC (D), ESTEC (NL) and ESAC (SP), the company offers you major opportunities at its many sites abroad, an international environment and assignment to prestigious clients (ESA, CNES, EUMETSAT, ASTRIUM).

    Please send your application for this position to Ms Roxana Sasu at: 

    Deadline: 17.02.2017

    Summary of the role:

    The primary area of responsibility for this service is the set of subsystems: Power, Thermal, RF (S-Band and X-Band), including the preparation and validation of the FOP, inputs for LEOP and commissioning timeline, preparation of the remaining SVT, and contribution to the OBSM set-up and testing.


     The key person will be requested to assume the responsibility and perform activities for additional subsystems or systems within the scope of general SOE services, including cross-validation of procedures, test, validation and operation of the Mission Control System, Mission Planning System and Simulator.


    The current Aeolus launch window is from end of November 2017 to end of January 2018. This service will accordingly cover the last period of the launch preparation, the LEOP, and the commissioning of the mission. A likely continuation during the routine phase is foreseen in case of a successful mission.

    The key person will be primarily assigned to a particular mission within the Earth Observation Mission family but with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Study of Project specific Characteristics and Ground Segment Documentation

    Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations

    Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures

    Mission Management and Mission Planning Support Service

    Production of Project specific Software Validation and Satellite Interface Validation Test (SVT)

    Procedures, Reports and Participation in SVTs

    Participation in the System Operations Validation Test (SOV), Training and Simulation Programmes

    Participation in Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and Mission Critical Operations

    Preparation of and Participation in the Commissioning Phase.

    General Flight Control Support Service

    Spacecraft Performance Analysis




    In addition to having a university degree in a related discipline, the key person shall meet the following essential criteria:

    Spacecraft subsystem knowledge, with emphasis on the Power, Thermal, RF.

    Hands on familiarity with operational tools: MCS, Simulator, DB browser, MOIS or equivalent tool.

    Hands-on familiarity in SVT and flight procedures development.

    Ability to work in an organised manner, with good reporting skills and reliable deadline meeting.

    Coordination skills with internal (Flight Control Team), and external (ESRIN payload data centre, Satellite developer, simulator developer) parties. 

    Fluency in English


    Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the key person to have experience with:

    Familiarity with the ESOC environment.

    Familiarity with low Earth orbit satellites.







    Please be advised that by submitting your CV or other content to us, you agree to the administration, processing and storage of any personal data for the purposes of recruitment processes. The agreement covers the processing of personal data by Vitrociset Belgium even after finishing the recruitment process to submit further proposals for employment and may be revoked at any time.

    Come and join us!  More information at:

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRoxana Sasu
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
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