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Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:41:19 +0000
Three regional satellite operators with C-band coverage over the United States have complained to U.S. telecom regulators about being left out of a group led by four of the world’s largest satellite operators to arrange a proposed spectrum transfer to the wireless industry.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:20:52 +0000
Thornberry's letter to DoD: "It is important for us to understand the benefits and challenges of a full range of options.”
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:45:34 +0000
François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation and partnerships like the ones formed recently with Earth observation constellation operator Planet and Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics company.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:50:39 +0000
As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now seeking payloads that could fly on those spacecraft despite concerns from some scientists that they don’t know if their experiments are compatible with those landers.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:00:25 +0000
The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for Dec. 30, Iridium CEO Matt Desch said today.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:26:14 +0000
SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer global communications for autonomous vessels.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:44:31 +0000
Between now and when the the Air Force starts buying launch services from new competitors, ULA and SpaceX will be competing “one mission at a time.”
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:23:01 +0000
To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:11:40 +0000
Intelsat invested in Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a U.K.-headquartered group of companies with telecom infrastructure in Africa, to reach "ultra-rural" parts of the sub-Saharan side of the continent.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:37:44 +0000
As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites from orbital weapons that would seek to damage or destroy U.S. assets in space.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:27:27 +0000
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:58:08 +0000
This was ULA’s eighth launch this year, the 131st since the company was formed in 2006, and will be its 50th launch for the U.S. Air Force.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:57:26 +0000
A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:52:46 +0000
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37:17 +0000
For all the enthusiasm about lunar exploration, and announcements made during the conference, there were far fewer specific details about just how to achieve those goals.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:57 +0000
ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems and others in the race to build affordable high-tech antennas that can link with satellite constellations in non-geosynchronous orbits.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:40:09 +0000
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Schiess: Gen. Raymond “is pushing us to look at ways to be more responsive.”
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:06:02 +0000
Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who backed the winning entry in a suborbital spaceflight competition and later funded development of a massive air-launch system, passed away Oct. 15.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:50:15 +0000
The status of proposals to create a separate branch of the U.S. military devoted to space will be the subject of the next meeting of the National Space Council on Oct. 23.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:37:00 +0000
Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications raised $16 million from investors, securing funding to build and launch its first-generation constellation of up to 15 satellites, the company announced today.
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    Job Description
    TitleAssistant Project Controller
    Job posted on11/10/2018
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin a month
    Job Description

    Altran Italia is looking for an Assistant Project Controller to be involved in ASD Division in The Netherlands.


    The candidate we are looking for will operate in the Support to Business Management & Administration Department of ESA. In particular, the assistant program/project controller will support the HRE Manpower Contract Technical Officer on the day-to-day activities that include:

    Support the preparation of Request for Tender (RT);

    Support the contract coordination activities with the ESA Contract

    Support the preparation of contract changes as documents and perform

    their implementation in Esa-p;

    Insure the correctness of the process by carrying out reviews on Statement of Work, deliverables and KPI;

    Support the process for presenting the Services proposal to the

    Technical Responsible(s) and the Contract Officer(s);

    Monitoring of recruitment process;

    Register all contract information in HRE database(s);

    Update THREAD with contractor information (Manpower Assignment-MAS, Service) and verify completeness with internal workforce database;

    Participate to the ESTEC Frame Contract Operations Board to provide HRE inputs in agreement with and HRE-M and HRE-MC management;

    Prepare the monthly expected GRN based on forecasted costs and TCAR estimated amount;

    Complete the consolidation of all manpower contracts (e.g. end of year, contract closure/modification, ad-hoc actions);

    Prepare and provide several reports on contracts (e.g. status of contracts vs budget, amount committed, accrued, invoiced, etc) and analyse trends and deviations;

    Support badge process for contractors;

    Update the HRE contractors workforce database and closely monitor the evaluation;

    Support the interview process for MAS contractors e.g. by preparing the list of contractors, the schedule of interview(s), meeting room reservation(s), security entries, accompanying contractors, staff etc.;

    Ad hoc reporting.

    In addition following activities will be requested when needed:

    Support the ESA HRE Time recording activities where required incl. excess hours, launch campaigns and special working arrangements etc.;

    Support information and reporting for managerial accounting issues;

    Support the evolution of QMS procedures

    Support preparation and recording of minutes for internal HRE-MC meetings


    Your profile

    The ideal candidate has a University degree (Bachelor) from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration (or Communications as relevant), with relevant experience within multicultural and international environments.

    He/she also has strong problem solving and result driven approach, ability to work independently and within group, very good communication and writing skill since the position is interfacing Managers and ability to work under short delivery notice on multiple related activities.

    The candidate should have:

    Knowledge of procurement process;

    Knowledge of financial accounting and managerial accounting;

    Experience as user of SAP and in particular ECC and SRM modules and familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications e.g. ESA-p is an asset;

    Highly proficient with modern electronic office automation tools in particular Microsoft Office suite and electronic mailing (preferably Lotus Notes);

    Good knowledge of Esa-p and other ESA ERP (Enterprise-Resource-Planning) tools e.g workforce management and budgeting is an asset;

    Good knowledge of the THREAD tool is an asset.


    Contact information
    CompanyAltran Italia Spa
    Contact nameSara Sacco
    AddressVia Tiburtina 1232
    not applicable
    Phone+39 3426673399

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