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Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who ran the French film and television studio Canal Plus before taking the helm of the world’s third largest satellite fleet operator, has joined the board of directors of Netflix. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:17:20 +0000
The foundation running the Google Lunar X Prize announced Jan. 23 that the $20 million grand prize for a commercial lunar lander will expire at the end of March without a winner. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:12:21 +0000
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:22:40 +0000
The successful launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket Jan. 20 also tested a kick stage designed to circularize the orbits of its satellite payloads. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:17:07 +0000
The first federal government shutdown in more than four years came to a swift end Jan. 22 but served as a warning of what a future shutdown could do to both government and commercial space efforts. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:35:56 +0000
As Kepler approaches the end of its life, NASA’s next mission to search for exoplanets is gearing up for launch. Technicians are completing final tests on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a NASA mission scheduled for launch this spring. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:45:31 +0000
CSIS: From 2013 to 2015, contracts on space products plummeted by 56 percent, and R&D fell by 47 percent. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:38:02 +0000
Kepler Communications, a Canadian startup designing a low-Earth-orbit constellation for satellite connectivity, says its first satellite is performing as expected following a Jan. 19 launch on China’s Long March 11 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:35:11 +0000
SpaceX and mobile satellite services provider Iridium, now halfway through deploying the Iridium Next constellation, are preparing for their fifth mission on March 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:20:14 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:56:18 +0000
The SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite flew aboard a U.S. Air Force Atlas 5 rocket. This was the 75th launch carried out by the Atlas 5. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:01:46 +0000
As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:54:25 +0000
California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:20 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:46:13 +0000
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
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    Job Description
    TitlePayload Data Processing Engineer
    Job code[SC/J 3103
    Job posted on05/12/2017
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Summary

    An excellent opportunity for an experienced Payload Engineer to work onsite at ESTEC for Telespazio VEGA UK.

     

    Objective

    To support the On-board Payload Data Processing Section.

     

    Responsibilities / Duties

    Duties will include but are not limited to:

    A diverse range of support tasks is required to be carried out within the above domains, encompassing hardware, software and system aspects. These can be grouped within the following main headings:

    Payload data acquisition, processing and storage chains:

    Data acquisition chain

    Data processing units

    Instrument controller

    Mass Memory storage units

    Experience with high speed serial link based systems and the testing of these interfaces

    SpaceWire, SpaceFibre and related protocols

    Protocols providing quality of service, reliability, determinism and FDIR

    Ethernet based systems based on Powerlink, AFDX or similar is an asset

    Validation of signal and image processing algorithms via simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, prototyping SW)

    Specific engineering support in the above domains to mainstream ESA space projects, mainly for (but not restricted to) the development and testing phases

     

    Qualifications / Experience

    Masters or equivalent in engineering or technical sciences

    Experience in VHDL programming, including reconfiguration and partial reconfiguration techniques is an asset

    Experience in defining payload data processing systems architectures.

    Extensive knowledge in signal and image processing techniques and devices.

    Extensive experience in procurement of spaceflight hardware units, sub-systems integration and testing in the space industry

    Knowledge in spaceflight electronics design related to data acquisition, processing and storage functions, as well as constraints of the space environment.

    Wide knowledge in communication networks principles, standards and their implementation

    Ability to work in an autonomous manner, in particular when providing support to projects with high time allocations and this in coordination with the line manager.

     

    Essential Skills                                      

    Good English language skills

    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present and effectively communicate quality system processes.

    Good organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.

     

    Further Details        

    All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Benefits

    Competitive Package

     

    Security

    In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

     

    Web Pagehttp://telespazio-vega.com/careers/vacancies/
    Contact information
    CompanyTelespazio VEGA UK Ltd
    Contact nameLouise Rees
    Address350 Capability Green
    Luton
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
    Emailcareers@telespazio.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.telespazio-vega.com


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