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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.
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."
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.
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    Job Description
    TitleProgramme Administrator
    Job codeRT-C/EOP-PM/00080
    Job posted on09/08/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Specific Tasks 

     - General administrative support to the MetOp Second Generation (MetOp-SG) Programme;
    - Coordination with and back-up for the Administrative Assistant to the MetOp-C and Sentinel-5 Projects;
    - Processing of all incoming and outgoing documentation and correspondence, including use of Documentation Management Systems (e.g. Eclipse) for registration and distribution;
    - Support users for retrieval of documents from local DMS, DMS’s from external partners and/or industry, out of paper archives, other sources like ESTEC library, scanned documents on CD-ROM or via internet, etc.;
    - Maintenance of a consolidated action item list for the Programme and ensuring that actions are being discharged in coherence with the established procedures;
    - Support to the configuration management processes within the Programme;
    - Focal point for all documentation / administrative tools (e.g. DMS, RID system, action item database, etc.) used in the Programme;
    - Close coordination with EUMETSAT administration team to ensure efficient and timely exchange of information;
    - Support to the preparation and conduct of internal and external audits on the Programme;
    - Preparation of minutes of internal management meetings, integrating various inputs;
    - Compilation of reports from inputs from various contributors for review and finalisation by the Programme Manager;
    - Organisation of the calendars for the MetOp-SG team and the MetOp Programmes Manager;
    - Coordination and organisation of internal and external meetings and reviews, including room and resource booking;
    - Preparation of documentation and briefings for meetings, as appropriate;
    - Management of incoming telephone calls and information requests;
    - Preparation, coordination and organisation of the travel requirements and mission claims for the Programme team, ensuring optimum use of resources;
    - Administration of the leave records for the Programme team in the ESA SAP system;
    - Responsibility for the management and procurement of promotional items for the Programme, including for launch campaigns;
    - Timely ordering of office supplies.


    - Highly proficient in MS Office packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) with experience of high level Project Administration tools for data / documentation management and general administration (e.g. SAP);
    - Excellent planning and organisation skills and attention to detail;
    - Good communication skills;
    - Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule;
    - Initiative and motivation to perform to high standards in a demanding environment;
    - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the outside world;
    - Knowledge of ESA administrative and financial processes is a definite advantage;
    - Experience with SAP is an advantage;
    - Fluent in the English language (spoken and written). Knowledge of another European language 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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