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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:18:58 +0000
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international level.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30:05 +0000
Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +0000
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures."
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out."
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:51:53 +0000
The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +0000
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of space.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +0000
The shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:44 +0000
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof — to buy more satellite communications services from the private sector.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:58:07 +0000
Members of the C-Band Alliance have stipulated that they will only buy U.S.-built satellites to replace any capacity lost through the transfer of some C-band spectrum to cellular operators for 5G, a move that could position their plan more favorably with the White House and Congress.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +0000
Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations center in Palm Bay, Florida.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:50 +0000
Arianespace’s final launch of the year is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern. The company will launch a French military Earth observation satellite called CSO-1 on a Europeanized Soyuz rocket from Sinnamary, French Guiana.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:41:07 +0000
Nearly a year after the release of the latest decadal survey for the field, the head of NASA’s Earth science program says the agency is making good progress in implementing its recommendations.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:32:07 +0000
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:53:13 +0000
SpaceNews Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger presents the winners of 2018 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation.
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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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