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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.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
“We can put a satellite phone in the hands of folks who don’t know how to use it and it won’t make a hill of beans difference,” said Ken Flowers, Iridium Communications vice president government.
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    TitleEngineer, Spacecraft Subsystem (ADCS & Propulsion)
    Job code483-en_GB
    Job posted on29/03/2017 (modified on 12/04/2017)
    Job Description

    SES is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organizations worldwide. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements. SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fiber.

    Where others see barriers, we see opportunities.

    Do you enjoy supporting customers realizing breakthrough value? Do you stay attuned to your customers’ needs and visions? Do you like to work openly and supportively together with your colleagues and customers? Our work involves many different minds and skills, it can’t be done alone.

    It's a great time being SES.

    SES is the world-leading satellite operator providing end-to-end communication solutions. SES leads across new technologies in video, enterprise, mobility and government

    We are a team of people coming from all across the globe who work together to make a real difference in the world.

    * We help to bridge the digital divide by connecting millions of people on the African continent
    * We make it possible for people to stay connected while flying 10km up on a commercial airplane. We provide extensive satellite coverage of all of the world’s seas and ocean regions via our dedicated mobility beams
    * We distribute 7,400 channels to more than 1 billion people in 317 million homes
    * We work together with our partners to develop new standards that transform how people consume and enjoy entertainment


    (Senior) Engineer,Spacecraft Subsystem (ADCS & Propulsion) 



    The ADCS & Propulsion Section within the Department of Satellite Engineering is responsible for the satellite in orbit attitude dynamics, attitude control, and propulsion subsystems across SES’s growing fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites. We are looking for applicants with dynamics, control and modelling education and background. An ideal candidate would also have satellite operational and/or satellite program professional experience related to attitude control subsystem hardware and software.



    * Provide attitude dynamics, control and propulsion expertise to nominal and contingency operations of the satellite fleet. You will support day-to-day in-orbit operations including health monitoring, development of nominal and contingency procedures, as well as development of software tools related to satellite operations
    * Provide 24/7 on-call engineering for management of satellite operational contingencies on the attitude control and propulsion subsystems of the satellite fleet
    * Provide Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS) hardware and software expertise in support to the generation of future satellite contract technical specifications, to the evaluation of construction proposals, and to the technical contract negotiations with satellite manufacturers
    * Provide ADCS support to satellite construction programs, including attending unit, subsystem and system design reviews, unit testing and acceptance reviews, integrated satellite testing activities
    * Prepare for the launch of new satellites, including orbit raising operations, in orbit testing, and development of the products required for the final in orbit operations
    * Contribute to a continuous effort to improve safety and efficiency of operations of the satellites in orbit, including process, tools, monitoring
    * Continuously strive to be aware of relevant technological developments, their implementation, validation, and provide input to the technical evaluation of future satellite proposals
    * Travel as required to unit suppliers and satellite manufacturers for company purposes


    Experience / Qualifications

    * A Master’s Degree in Engineering, with a specialization which includes engineering dynamics and control
    * At least (7) 2 years of applicable professional experience in satellite engineering and/or operations is desired. Recent Graduate applicants are welcome and will be considered
    * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with knowledge of at least one programming language. Proficiency with MATLAB and Python would be considered an advantage
    * Ability to anticipate and mitigate risks, quickly react based on foreseen or unforeseen contingencies, face up to problems, and immediately take appropriate actions
    * Fluency in English, with strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
    * A valid driver’s license is required for on-call support


    We offer you
    * A diverse workplace. For SES, diversity is more than a question of gender or race; we welcome different minds and different skills
    * An exciting job opportunity in a fast moving and fascinating industry. Our technology is launching into space on the next generation of rockets
    * Opportunities to further grow and develop in a global and growing company; we believe life-long learning is key to bring the best of SES worldwide
    * A competitive compensation package linked to your performance and further completed with attractive benefits


    SES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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