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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.
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleCopernicus Software Build and Deployment Engineer
    Job posted on06/02/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Copernicus Software Build and Deployment Engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks:

    As support to the CSM Software Librarian team, the consultant shall do maintenance of all current and future operational ground segments. The main duty is the maintenance of the as-built software build environments and the building, packaging and distribution of any software that can be built on-site.

    Furthermore the duties include a range of tasks, from support to the operation of the UNIX and Windows-based ground segment facilities, to the analysis, evolution, testing and maintenance of software items. They also include the setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures as well as the co-ordination with external providers of maintenance services.

    In particular the tasks will include:

    Maintenance and development of the as-built software build environments;

    Building, packaging and distribution of software releases and patches;

    Support to programmers with respect to software build and development strategies;

    Support the delivery of software externally developed; its installation, configuration and testing;

    Investigation into anomalies, their documentation and classification; follow up of the delivery of S/W corrections;

    Participation in technical meetings and formal reviews;

    Analysis of the maintenance requirements and identification, procurement or implementation of the tools to fulfil them; writing of maintenance procedures;

    Interfacing with external suppliers who are providing maintenance services for ground segment facilities.


    Your Profile:

    The consultant shall have a university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and shall have proven experience in the following skills and experiences for at least 5 years:

    Essential knowledge and experience in using Unix/Linux command line tools

    Software build environments and tools (like Ant, Maven, autoconf/automake, make)

    Version control systems (like SVN, CVS, ClearCase, git)

    Various software packaging formats (like RPM, PKG, LPP, tgz)

    Scripting languages (e.g. bash, ksh, csh, Perl, Python)

    Networking, distributed applications, and TCP/IP services

    Basic UNIX/Linux System Administration

    C/C++ programming languages

    Java programming language

    Change Management processes

    Practical knowledge in the following areas, as much as possible, will be an advantage:

    Experience in unattended, centralized software installation mechanisms (PXE/TFTP, NIM, AutoYast, kickstart etc.)

    Serena Dimensions CM

    Basic Windows System Administration;

    MySQL and Oracle Databases

    ECLIPSE or a similar IDE;

    Formalised Software Testing

    The following interpersonal skills are required:

    Very good communication, presentation, and team working skills combined with the ability to perform under very high workloads;

    The ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and obtain a system overview;

    A high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the key persons must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other.


    REFERENCE: 17-213997

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 15th March 2017

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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