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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:31:35 +0000
If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be."
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate."
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
"It doesn't necessarily mean buying a company. It could be buying a product line. It could be buying a portion of a business that fits with us. We want to make sure that it's strategic."
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time."
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. "
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that."
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.”
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators."
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm.
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    Job Description
    TitleSoftware PA Engineer (m/w)
    Job code216997
    Job posted on14/09/2018
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Vitrociset Belgium has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Space Operations Service & Engineering activities, providing significant contributions to most major Space programs of the European Space Agency.

    We work on the ground to build bridges into space, contributing to the success of ambitious missions.

    With a 1,2 Million € capital and more than 100 employees, we operate from Belgium with two permanent establishments, one in Germany and one in The Netherlands - close to the operational (ESOC) and technological (ESTEC) centers of ESA - and with projects in Italy, Spain, France and UK.  We are involved in the most important European space projects ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety and reliability.

    Please send your application for this position to Ms. Roxana SASU at the following e-mail address: 

    Application Deadline: 17/10/2018


    Key Responsibilities:

    The position includes the provisioning of Quality Assurance service to the TSS QA team. The tasks to be performed in the context of this service shall include the following, as and when assigned by the TSS QA staff members:

    Provide Software Product Assurance service in the:

    Definition and evolution of TSS Software Quality requirements, and analysis of related RFD/RFW,

    Configuration and use of the SW QA tools and including the analysis of the results,

    Capturing, processing and analysing software related data in order to generate useful metrics and indicators,

    Definition and analysis of software quality indicators, metrics and dashboards,

    Preparation and execution of Software related Delivery Review Boards and Incoming Inspections.

    Provide Software Engineering Process service in the:

    Definition and evolution of TSS reference development life cycles,

    Production and evolution of software engineering templates.



    University degree (minimum Bachelor) in Computer Science or a related technical field, complemented by at least 3 years of professional experience.

    Good  knowledge  of  the  ISO  9001  standard  and  solid  experience  of  working  in  an environment where an ISO 9001-certified management system is used;

    Sound knowledge of ECSS standards;

    Experience in Coding Standards, with special focus on C/C++, Java and FORTRAN;

    Good hands-on experience in QA processes definition, implementation, monitoring and control;

    Good experience of performing QA audits and/or process assessments;

    Good hands-on experience in risks management and lessons learned processes;

    Knowledge of project management;

    Experience in software development projects;

    Hands-on experience in Software development methods and tools;

    Analysis of data and generation of statistics related to Project Management (risks, actions, releases...) and SW development (bugs, SW metrics...);

    Generation of metrics, indicators and dashboards, with focus on software quality and software development processes;

    Good English communication skills (verbal and written) and team-working ability;

    Skilled in using the Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and Outlook.

    The following skills/experience will be desired:

    Possession of an auditing qualification, e.g. for ISO 9001.

    Experience working with SW related standards (ECSS Q80, ISO 12207, ISO 25000);

    Knowledge of Software Quality Models: ECSS, ISO, SQALE;

    Knowledge of ISO 31000 (Risk Management) and/or experience of the activity.


    Please be advised that by submitting your CV or other content to us, you agree to the administration, processing and storage of any personal data for the purposes of recruitment processes. The agreement covers the processing of personal data by Vitrociset Belgium even after finishing the recruitment process to submit further proposals for employment and may be revoked at any time.

    Come and join us!  More information at:

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRecruitment Team
    AddressBratustraße 7, Darmstadt
    not applicable
    Germany ;
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