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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications."
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space.
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.”
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm.
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military.
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab.
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    Job Description
    TitlePropulsion Design Engineer (Turbo Pump)
    Job codeJWASPACE005
    Job posted on05/06/2018
    LocationUnited Kingdom
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    SalaryBetween £60000 and £100000 per year
    Job Description

    Aerospace Propulsion Engineers x 2

     Competitive/ Negotiable salary package and relocation assistance according to the level of directly relevant experience. UK Location with some European travel 


    Our client is a new European space launch company with backing from several of Europe’s largest venture capital investors.

    We are recruiting two forward-thinking propulsion design engineers for exciting spaceflight development roles based in the United Kingdom/Europe.

    We are seeking motivated, experienced rocket engine turbo-pump design engineers to work on a new class of turbo-pump for an orbital space launch vehicle. The system you design will be a critical, integral part of the main propulsion system.

    You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace propulsion engineer, working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical component on a European space launch vehicle.

    Role: Turbo-pump Design Engineer (x 2)

    Start date: July/August 2018 / ASAP

    Workplace: UK/Europe

    Travel: Occasional within Europe


    Your responsibilities will include:-

    Design, analysis and manufacture of a new class of rocket engine turbo-pump

    Integration into main propulsion cycle

    Testing / qualification programme development and execution

    Technical support of operational campaigns



    Bi-prop rocket engine propulsion experience, closed cycle systems preferable

    Cryogenic propellants, materials and sealing technology

    Turbomachinery design experience, cryogenic experience preferable

    Centrifugal pump design, impeller, inducer, volute, bearings, seals and mounts.

    Designs for cryogenic fluids, including liquid oxygen.

    Reaction turbine design and implementation

    CAD / CFD experience, Solidworks / Ansys preferred

    Additive manufacturing experience

    Turbomachinery ground testing and qualification including ground support equipment and test facility design


    You will probably have these core attributes:-

    Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field

    4-8 years of rocket engine turbomachinery hardware development experience

    Fluency in use of CAD / CFD techniques to model and analysis the system

    A flexible and dedicated mindset


    We are looking experienced candidates who can demonstrate they get things done with a pragmatic attitude and reliable results. Your track record will be important.

    For the right candidates we offer a benefits package that includes the opportunity to earn an equity stake in the company.

    You must be a European citizen, from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention.

    You may be required to undergo security screening.

    If this role is of interest please forward your profile with a contact number Quoting Reference JWA SPACE PROPULSION 01A to  or IF you have any questions that could affect your level of interest please contact me on 00447773 798157 for an informal but confidential briefing. JWA is the exclusive and sole supplier to the end client whose identity we can discuss and reveal in advance of forwarding your profile.    

    Contact information
    CompanyJohn Whelan Associates Ltd
    Contact nameJohn Whelan
    Address1 Sussex Road
    United Kingdom
    BN3 2WD
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