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Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
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A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
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    Job Description
    TitleMission System Engineer
    Job posted on09/09/2018 (modified on 03/12/2018)
    LocationHarwell, Didcot
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Responsibilities

    Development of debris removal platforms from a systems perspective, including requirements and CONOPS definition.

    Become responsible for a technical solution, coordinating or liaising with subsystem staff or teams and drawing the mission together technically.

    Trade-off and control platform systems budgets e.g. mass, power, data, fuel.

    Production of mission-level test and verification plans.

    Production of mission-level FMECA, FTA and FDIR.

    Performing rapid feasibility studies into different scenarios and architectures.

    Assisting with bid work, providing technical solutions and documentation.

    Maintaining configuration control of systems work and documentation.

    Close co-ordination with partners and ASTROSCALE Japan.

     

    Highly Desirable Experience and Qualifications

    5 to 10 years’ experience in systems engineering actively applied to real satellite missions.

    Experience in the systems and project engineering lifecycle from requirements definition through to verification, including experience of leading or planning for project gates in satellite engineering e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, FRR etc.

    Experience in mission and systems architecture definition and CONOPS, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction.

    Experience in phase-0 or feasibility studies in satellite engineering where many solutions may be traded off in a rapid timeframe.

    Good knowledge of a range of subsystems & engineering teams including: GNC (AOCS, ADCS), astrodynamics, C&DH / OBDH, EPS, RCS (propulsion), COM (communications), software, ground segment & operations.

    Experience in the development of systems engineering documentation with a PM as needed: requirements, CONOPS, review gate materials, test and verification plans / procedures, DDVP, ICDs, equipment lists, FMECA & FTAs

    Knowledge of the (M)AIT process: manufacture, assembly, functional and environmental testing.

    A basic knowledge in the following areas: debris removal, end-of-life, in-orbit maintenance or servicing.

     

    Useful Experience and Qualifications

    Master’s degree in systems, electrical, aerospace/mechanical, controls engineering.

    A clear understanding of process, with knowledge of both large satellite company design principles e.g. ECSS, and smaller satellite company design principles.

    An understanding of, or experience in other project matters: project management, procurement, bid support, manufacturing.

    An extended knowledge of the area around debris removal including: licensing, export, regulation, space law.

    An extended knowledge in the area around past missions of relevance: RemoveDebris, CleanSpace / ESA projects e.g. e.DeOrbit, DEOS, ATV, ETS-7

    Useful to have basic or working knowledge of Japanese, but not necessary (the working language of ASTROSCALE is English, but Japanese is a useful addition for communications with some ASJ staff).

    Interfacing with staff from many different countries and cultures, collaborating with other system engineers.

     

    Contact information
    CompanyAstroscale Ltd
    Contact nameJohn Auburn
    AddressRutherford Appleton Laboratory
    Building R103, Office1-06​ /0​8
    Harwell
    United Kingdom
    OX11 0QX
    Emails.ainley@astroscale.com
    Web Pagehttp://astroscale.com/


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