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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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."
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    Job Description
    TitleQuality Management (QM) Unit Consultant
    Job code214134
    Job posted on05/04/2017
    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, ESO, CNES, EUMETSAT, ASTRIUM).

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

    Deadline: 01.05.2017

    Key Responsibilities:

    The QM Unit is part of EUMETSAT’s Directorate and its main duties are:

    Assure that the EUMETSAT Management System (EMS) is kept in line with business needs and the agreed strategy, including assuring consistency of management documentation down to divisional level;

    Define  and   implement   the   Internal   Quality  Audit   plan  and   follow-up   audit recommendations;

    Organise Management Reviews, prepare ISO 9001 audits and liaise with the registrar;

    Monitor the development of international standards and assess their relevance to the EUMETSAT Management System.

    The  consultancy to  the  QM  Unit  is  required  due  to  the  transition  of  the  EMS  to  ISO 9001:2015 and its further optimisation and streamlining.

    This activity requires a full-time equivalent participation of a key person for the duration of the contract.


    For the execution of his/her tasks, the key person’s tasks will typically include:

    Support in execution of routine tasks in the QM Unit, such as administration of Internal Quality Audits, recording of minutes of meetings;

    Support in implementing changes related to EMS upgrade to ISO 9001:2015 and to further streamlining of the EMS;

    Administrative support in QM Unit tasks, such as proof-reading and finalizing of documentation.



    The following mandatory skills are requested:

    Degree or vocational training in quality management;

    Knowledge and experience (at least 3 years) in Management System Documentation and ISO 9000 series of standards, including knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 standard;

    Professional  work  experience  (at  least  3  years)  in  a  position  related  to  quality management, in large and complex organisations where business processes analysis and modelling were implemented;

    Very good personal communication skills (oral and written);

    Very good skills in using IT– proficient knowledge of use of MS Office, HTML, experience in the use of tools for electronic documentation;

    Qualification as internal quality auditor will be considered as an advantage.


    In addition, the key person shall have demonstrated behavioral skills in:

    Team working;

    Planning, Organising & Monitoring of activities;

    Action and Achievement Orientation;

    Service and Customer Focus.

    Fluency in English is mandatory, together with good communication skills.



    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
    AddressBratustraße 7, Darmstadt
    not applicable
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
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