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The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest.
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A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture.
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Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12.
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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit.
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Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission.
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President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news.
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On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative.
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President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:51 +0000
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:44:31 +0000
If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a more accurate database of C-band satellite dishes, it should make the process of registering those dishes less expensive and time-consuming, fleet operator SES said Dec. 6.
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The U.K. plans to become a haven for space startups from all over the world as it aims to grow its space industry to control 10 percent of the global market by 2030.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:23:21 +0000
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond said the reorganization laid out in the NDAA will help to set the conditions for the United States to get ahead of its enemies in space.
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    Job Description
    TitleAntenna Engineer
    Job codeGTL-2017-12-101
    Job posted on07/12/2017
    LocationHarwell, Oxfordshire
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Our Space Client based in Harwell develops novel deployable spacecraft structures that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than those in current commercial demand. Their vision is to become a recognised, leading supplier of highly competitive deployable structures for the global satellite industry. By working with leading academic & commercial collaborators, they are developing genuinely innovative scalable boom, panel and antenna solutions for the world’s leading satellite builders. Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus - the UK's Space Cluster - they enjoy access to the world-class facilities & expertise of RAL Space, together with support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Innovate UK and the Satellite Applications Catapult.


    The role will start in early 2018 and both permanent and contract (at least 6mo – 1 year) are available.


    Main duties

    • Responsible for full life cycle of RF aspects on projects; Design and analysis through to Test and delivery of Reflector, Filar and Linear Patch Array Antenna including feeds and BALUN / matching network design against requirements

    • Negotiate technical issues/requirements/design solutions with customers

    • Generation of documentation for Design definition, Analysis, Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test Support

    • Provide technical support to manufacture and assembly activities using detailed procedures through interaction with MAI teams

    • Responsible for organising and attending all RF testing/verification activities and writing of test reports

    • Support business development team in preparing technical proposals for customers


    Essential Skills and Experience

    • Strong Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level in Physics, Electronics/Electrical Engineering related subject

    • High level of understanding of RF and Antenna design theory including PIM and Multipactor effects

    • Experience of using RF software packages; CST Microwave, HFSS, GRASP, CHAMP.

    • Innovative thinking – the ability to be given technical requirements and to create robust design solutions using own initiative and the ability to critique own ideas

    • A good appreciation of mechanical and thermal properties of engineering materials and their practical implementation

    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software

    • Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving –ability to find simple solutions to complex problems and ability to communicate those solutions to non RF audience

    • Experience of working within a regulated industry would be an advantage – Aerospace, Nuclear, Medical

     • Familiarity with ECSS would be an advantage

    • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential



    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills

    • Self-motivated to meet objectives

    • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task

    • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones

    • Ability to work on several projects at any one time

    • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas

    • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team

    • Ability to gain SC clearance. (Be resident in the UK for at least 5 years) 

    Contact information
    CompanyGrafton Technology Limited
    Contact nameMaksuda Kadirbekova
    Address41 Commercial Road
    not applicable
    United Kingdom
    BH14 0HU
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