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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.
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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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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.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:42 +0000
Inhabitants of the tiny tropical island pay through the nose for internet service that mainlanders would have considered painfully slow during the pre-Netflix era.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:20:30 +0000
Long March 5's return to flight will carry an experimental, 300 Gbps telecommunications satellite named Shijian-20 based on a new, large DFH-5 satellite platform.
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    Job Description
    TitleFunctional Testing & Operations AIT Engineer
    Job code059
    Job posted on17/05/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    As support to the JUICE Mission, you will have the opportunity to provide a functional and operation support to the Prime AIT team for preparation, execution and test result evaluation covering all activities of spacecraft testing and operation. This position is based in Toulouse, France & Friedrichshafen, Germany.


    Tasks and Activities
    The scope of work will include:
    •    Engineering and preparation of the test sequences for both EM and FM spacecrafts
    •    Design of structured test concept
    •    Coding of test sequences and synoptics
    •    Autonomous execution of electrical integration
    •    Pre-validation of test sequences using a simulator based at Airbus and controlled with the STC system (S/C Test Center) provided by Airbus
    •    Data retrieval and post-processing 
    •    Participation to the daily operations during functional tests on EM spacecraft (Toulouse), FM spacecraft (Friedrichshafen), environmental test campaign (Europe) and launch campaign (Kourou)
    •    Daily spacecraft operation during all kind of spacecraft tests
    •    Participation to the team meetings
    •    EGSE setup and operation
    •    Evaluation of test results and preparation of test reports
    •    Participation to failure analysis board

    Skills and Experience
    The following skills and experience are mandatory:
    •    You have a minimum of 5 years of experience in satellite AIT activities at platform level
    •    You have an extensive experience in the overall functional tests process
    •    Understanding functional test specifications
    •    Production of test concepts and automated test scripts
    •    Execution and debugging of test sequences
    •    You have good programming skills
    •    You have a good knowledge in UNIX/Linux/Windows usage and administration
    •    You have a strong knowledge of automated test environment and able to manipulate EGSE/ SCOE
    •    You have experience of working in the ISO 5 clean room environment
    •    You have the ability to work both autonomously and in an embedded AIT team
    •    You are fluent in English (written and spoken)
    •    You have a good understanding of French or German is an asset

    How to Apply
    Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.

    About RHEA Group
    RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system- and secure software solutions.
    We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals; and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

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    CompanyRHEA Group
    Contact nameVanessa Lewis
    AddressAvenue Pasteur 23
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    Phone+32 10 487 250
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