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The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company.
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The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches.
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The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available.
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The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries.
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An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016.
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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle.
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The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information'
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:39:01 +0000
SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11, raising questions about whether it or Boeing will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of the year as previously planned.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:35:22 +0000
NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:36:21 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 10 that it was renaming the Swift astronomy spacecraft after its former principal investigator, who passed away last year.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:26:35 +0000
Spanish rocket startup PLD Space received 2 million euros ($2.4 million) from a European Commission grant program to further the development of a pair of launchers designed for small satellites.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:46:29 +0000
Growing demand by terrestrial wireless firms threatens the federal government’s exclusive use of spectrum traditionally reserved for NOAA satellite broadcasts to emergency managers, meteorologists and researchers.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:37:13 +0000
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency may be able to slash the cost of transmitting data from its next generation of weather satellites by turning to commercial communications services.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:22:06 +0000
The United States could soon be unpleasantly surprised as China continues to shore up its domestic capacity to produce high-end weapons, satellites and encryption technologies.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:46:18 +0000
Spire Global, the San Francisco-based company that operates 48 GPS radio occultation cubesats, says it could provide a persistent view of about 97 percent of Earth with a constellation of 150 satellites.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:18:30 +0000
A group of astronomers and engineers is seeking to convince NASA to study in-space servicing and assembly of future space telescopes, including the role the proposed Deep Space Gateway could play to support it.
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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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