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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?”
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleCoFR (Certificate of Flight Readiness) Coordinator
    Job codeVTCB-2
    Job posted on10/04/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    The activities to be carried out are in the frame of the ESA ISS Project. In this frame, the Vitrociset Belgium CoFR Coordinator supports the Increment Management in the preparation and performance of the Campaign for the certification of flight readiness of several ISS payloads.


    Organization of the CoFR campaign (Schedule generation, CoFR Database preparation)

    Management and Maintenance of the Open Work Tracking List (OWTL)

    Preparation of the CoFR Letter, including the list of CoFR objectives, under the supervision of the ESA Increment Manager and Increment Engineer

    Tracking of the Open Works, provision of a weekly report and of requested reports (e.g. OW status presentation)

    Management of the CoFR Campaign (check of DataPackage completeness, collection of Statements of Compliance, check of review fulfilment)

    Support to CoFR users in the delivery and review of CoFR DataPackages (e.g. providing them the excel version of the CoFR DataPackage)

    Support to Increment Manager and Increment Engineer in preparation of the CoFR TIM and ORR (e.g. Minutes of Meeting, CoFR status presentation) 

    CoFR relevant actions tracking from TIM (Technical Interchange meeting) and ORR (Operations Readiness Review) meetings

    Collection of the Lesson Learned (LL) and organization of LL meetings

    Ensure OW close out and re-planning with Increment Manager/Increment Engineer approval.

    Maintenance of the CoFR Database (update of the scripts, improvement of the Website interface etc.)

    Generation and upload of the CoFR Datapackage online, using Excel, Access and VBA

    Support CoFR Users in any technical matter including CoFR 3.0 access requests, technical issues, rapid import/export of CoFR input, etc.


    The working results, products and deliveries are in form of technical notes, reports, presentations and inputs to Integration Management. As the tasks are considered as direct support to the Integration Management in a direct working relation, the individual results are agreed during project execution in close cooperation with Contractor responsible and delivered to Contractor responsible.


    Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering or science discipline

    Work experience in aerospace or human spaceflight activities management

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    Knowledge of SQL language, SharePoint and VBA is an asset

    Fluency in English is required, knowledge of another ESA member state language and/or Russian is an asset


    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameLjiljana Petkov
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    not applicable
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69;
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