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The European Commission allocated another 96 million euros ($109 million) for the European Space Agency to spend on the Copernicus Earth-observation program in the next two years.
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Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft.
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Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space.
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With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation.
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    Job Description
    TitleCommunications System Engineer - SDR & Digital Payload Specialist (w/m)
    Job codeKLEO-2018/05
    Job posted on14/09/2018 (modified on 28/09/2018)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    KLEO Connect GmbH is a startup looking to provide global satellite data communications services.  The group is currently working with international partners to design a mega-constellation of small LEO satellites and cutting-edge user terminals and ground infrastructure. The system will deliver connectivity solutions with levels of performance, service and resilience that have been previously unmatched in the industry. 

    KLEO has a growing team with offices in Berlin and Munich. We are looking to supplement our very talented team in Berlin with a

    Communications System Engineer (w/m)
    (SDR and Digital Payload Specialist)


    The Communications Systems Engineer will hold a technical role within KLEO, based in the Berlin office, and involved primarily in advanced communications systems architecting and design. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the company’s activities for space-based communications payload system definition, and coordinate with our manufacturer on all R&D efforts. They will actively interface between Engineering and Business Development teams and international technical partners to ensure that the system design fulfills the company’s service delivery objectives respectively.


    Main Responsibilities 

    - Lead the development of requirements and specifications for SDR and Digital payload systems

    - Drive communication system interface definition for space and ground systems

    - Manage working groups, consisting of internal and external partners, to establish the baseline standards in signal protocols and networking approaches

    - Support communication payload system reviews

    - Support customer-driven systems trades analysis and execution of change management activities

    - Simulation of digital payload for on-ground HIL testing of networking and routing schemes

    - Design and implementation of control systems, operational software, and toolkits to monitor and enhance operational efficiency

    - Provide technical consultancy services to Business Development to support sales, pre-sales, and application development

    - Breakdown SDR and Digital Payload projects into tasks that can be supported by junior communication engineers

    - Mentor junior communication engineers in advanced antenna systems to provide added redundancy for team expertise

    - Use of advanced operational engineering tools within satellite and communications systems, including RF and digital communications 

    - Maintain awareness of technology trends and assist in the development of new products and services and be able to outline their architectural implementation and support trials


    Skills and Qualifications 

    - Require advanced degree in a related field (i.e. Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering)

    - Minimum 5 years of experience in satellite communications systems engineering with specific knowledge in digital payload engineering and SDRs

    - Practical knowledge and experience in communications and networking standards and protocols;

    - Practical knowledge of systems engineering and manufacturing practices 

    - Confidence in working directly with potential customers, suppliers and subcontractors

    - Experience developing systems documentation, requirements, test plans and procedures, and operational procedures

    - Ability to work independently and effectively, co-coordinating tasks and responsibilities

    - Strong analytical and excellent organizational skills

    - Excellent communications and inter-personal skills (written and verbal)

    - Fluency in English, other languages (particularly German and Chinese) considered an asset

    - Willingness to travel overseas 

    Desirable skills

    - Practical experience in the commissioning and testing of satellite systems 

    - Business awareness and acumen

    - Solid programming/software engineering skills with good knowledge of MATLAB, Visual Basic, python and Java programming environments


    Our offer

    - Challenging job with a high degree of responsibility and creativity

    - Productive start-up work environment with flat hierarchies and flexible working hours

    - Attractive salary related to skills and experience, and a permanent position

    - Modern work environment 


    If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of innovating our incredible systems and services, please send us your full application with a cover letter specifically indicating your areas of interest.

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    CompanyKLEO Connect GmbH
    Contact nameHR Department
    AddressAm Buchenhang 3

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