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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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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
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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
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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
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:42 +0000
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    TitleGalileo Ground Segment Support Engineer
    Job code004-17
    Job posted on07/04/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    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 to Ms. Roxana Sasu at:

    Deadline: 27.04.2017

    Key Responsibilities:

    The selected candidate shall work as integrated support to the Galileo Control Segment Procurement office in ESTEC and report to the ESA Technical Manager.

    The initial focus of the work shall be on support to the phase B of the GAL Second Generation (G2G) and support to aspects of security in GAL data systems.

    The responsibilities of this post include:

    (a) Participating in Segment reviews and Element reviews when required.

    (b) Follow up of design activities at segment level (architecture, performances, common services) when required by the ESA Technical Manager, with special focus on the GCS Security functions.

    (c) Contribution to Segment change request production and review.

    (e) Contribution of Request For Deviation and waivers assessment.

    (d) Follow up the Cyber Security topics, ensuring a timely resolution of the vulnerabilities found.


    Provide support to the GCS AIV team as required, with respect to:

    The post holder shall provide expert support to the FOC2 Procurement process as per his area of responsibility.

    The post holder shall provide expert support to the preparation of the G2G Phase B ITT preparation, to the evaluation of contractor proposals and to the different Phase B reviews and activities, as per his area of responsibility.



    University degree or equivalent education in Computer Science, Electric or Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering;

    Good knowledge of applicable ECSS standards (ECSS-E-10-03A, ECSS-E-10-02A) as well as Galileo applicable standards (GSWS)

    Good knowledge of the Galileo system design, Galileo Control Segment design and of satellite control infrastructures (e.g. ESOC, DLR, Eumetsat, etc.);

    Practical experience on the procurement area.

    Practical experience in development, integration, verification and testing of satellite monitoring and control infrastructure.

    Demonstrable experience on Security aspects.

    A proven experience of working with commercial/industrial organisations is required. Experience related to developments in the Galileo project will be considered an asset.


    The work location is in ESTEC, the candidate will be required to travel to the Galileo Control Centres located in Munich and in Fucino.


    The successful candidate must be in possession of, or eligible to, a personnel security clearance by his national security administration.


    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.

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    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRoxana Sasu
    AddressBratustraße 7, Darmstadt
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    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
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