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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.
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
    TitleSystem and Mechanical Engineering Support
    Job codeRT-C/HRE-027
    Job posted on28/03/2017 (modified on 29/03/2017)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    * Specific Tasks:


    •       System Engineer for AIV phase for ISS System Developments and procurement 
    •       System Engineer for small-size system development projects on the basis of tasks defined case-by-case from HRE-IDS 
    •       Support system engineering and mechanical/structural engineering activities for IBDM development on the basis of tasks defined case-by-case from HRE-IDR and/or IBDM Management.


    •        Configuration and documentation management for HRE-IDS projects, including preparation of engineering board(s) as needed 
    •    Support the establishment of the baseline for new items, from requirements up to and including the end item definition. Review and approval of Industry Specification level for equipment of the ISS Columbus module, and for post-ISS elements as required by hierarchical superiors.
    •    Monitor industrial activities for the procurement/development and integration, test, verification of new or recurrent Columbus System equipment from structural, mechanical/thermal and configuration system aspects. 
    •    Monitor industrial activities for the procurement/development of the Columbus Terminal hosting platform in coordination with the other involved disciplines (Extra-Vehicular Activities, Human Factor, Thermal). 
    •    Support the organisation and conduct of  project reviews for system, structural, mechanical, budgets and configuration aspects. 
    •    Support the resolution of anomalies from ground and on-orbit activities in the system field.
    •    Support Engineering Control board(s), MRBs, TRR/PTRs, VCB in the system and mechanical area.
    •    Support the evaluation of Change Requests, Waivers and PIRNs in the system and mechanical area. 

    * Specific Competence Requirements:
    •    University Degree in Engineering.
    •    A good experience and knowledge of structural/mechanical/configuration design, development, testing and verification of requirements  for Human Spaceflight hardware.
    •    A good knowledge of implications at system level of structural/mechanical/configuration aspects.
    •    Ability to effectively work in a team environment (with other ESA organisations like Columbus Operations Division, and Technical Directorate and with Industry) and to follow a proactive attitude to solving problems.
    •       Significant proven experience in System Engineering with focus on AIV Phase 
    •       Significant proven experience in Configuration Management and Configuration Engineering

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameLjiljana Petkov
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
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    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69;;jobs@vitrociset.belgium
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