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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:52 +0000
The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:28:33 +0000
Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:09:09 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
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?”
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    Job Description
    TitleTechnology R&D Engineer
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-T/00368
    Job posted on22/02/2017 (modified on 27/02/2017)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Location: On-Site ESTEC, Noordwijk (NL)

    Specific Tasks

    The R&D Technology Engineer will support the Management and Implementation of the GSTP & TRP Programmes by carrying out the following main tasks:

    •    Evaluation  of  proposals  for  technology  R&D  activities  on  their technical merit, consistency and defined priorities.

    •    Preparation of the planning of the Technology  programmes and of in-flight  demonstration  opportunities  in  close  collaboration  with representatives from technical support and programme departments.

    •    Monitoring  of  the  implementation  of  the  programmes  and  of activities, as appropriate, and provision of management information

    as required. This also to pursue consistency with the Technology

    End-to-End process and procedures.


    •    Monitoring       of       the       consistency       of       the       various Programmes/Initiatives  with  respect  to  other  on-going  technology programmes and defined industrial policy objectives.

    •    Follow-up and monitoring the conduction of concerted technology actions, mainly linked to the Technology programmes.

    •    Evaluation  of  the  results  and  preparation  of  periodic  overview publications.

    •    Operation  of  the  associated  management  information  tools  and system databases.


      •    A  University  degree  (MSc))  from  a  recognised  Institution  of secondary        studies   or   equivalent   qualification   in   Engineering (preferably space related), Business Administration or Economics.

    •    Familiarity  and  experience  in  the  R&D  area  and  technology development  processes,  in  particular  in  the  space  sector,  is  a distinctive advantage.

    •    Knowledge  of  Programme/Project  management  and  controlling methods and tools.

    •    Autonomy, authority and ability to interface with ESA staff  at all levels.

    •    Demonstrated    ability    to    analyse    and    synthesise    complex information.

    •    Good verbal and written communications.

    •    Rigor, commitment and reliability in the execution of the assigned tasks.

    •    Proactive attitude to solving problems, identify priority actions and to handle high workload.

    •    Familiarity with modern electronics office automation tools (e.g. Microsoft Office suite)..

    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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