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Mon, 20 May 2019 16:24:44 +0000
The sale includes nine satellites — half of EchoStar’s fleet when counting leased payloads — plus employees who handled satellite operations, associated properties, and licensing for an orbital slot.
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:46:25 +0000
Just as Jeff Bezos, and others like him, are pushing the envelope of technology and business models, there is a similar need to push the limits of space policy such that it will support a space settlement agenda.
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:05:06 +0000
SpaceX filed a bid protest in federal court against the government May 17, but most details about the protest, including the specific award being protested, remain undisclosed.
Mon, 20 May 2019 04:18:45 +0000
In order to meet the goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, NASA needs to get one element of its proposed lunar Gateway on contract in the near future so it will be ready in time.
Sun, 19 May 2019 21:42:23 +0000
The HAC notes that the decision to not back the $72 million request should not be read as a complete rejection of the idea of establishing a Space Force.
Sat, 18 May 2019 20:38:45 +0000
Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small business awards.
Fri, 17 May 2019 21:10:32 +0000
A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request for an additional $1.6 billion to support plans for a 2024 human return to the moon.
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:17:01 +0000
NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes can help it meet its 2024 human landing goal.
Thu, 16 May 2019 20:34:56 +0000
Under the proposed system, space officers would only compete against space officers for promotions.
Thu, 16 May 2019 19:48:28 +0000
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers little in the way of additional funding for exploration priorities included in the agency’s recent budget amendment.
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:14:20 +0000
Chinese private launch firm LandSpace has completed assembly of a liquid methane-liquid oxygen rocket engine for its new Zhuque-2 launch vehicle.
Thu, 16 May 2019 08:57:32 +0000
While most of the debate about establishing a Space Force within the Defense Department has centered on its national security implications, a recent Senate hearing examined how it could bolster growing commercial activity in space.
Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:56 +0000
SpaceX shared details about its largely secretive Starlink constellation program March 15, providing updated targets for commercial service, details about satellite design and the thought process behind why the company’s upper target is 12,000 satellites.
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:35:20 +0000
The European Space Agency gave contracts to ArianeGroup and MT Aerospace on May 14 to develop a prototype upper stage that could lead to an advanced carbon-composite upgrade for the Ariane 6 rocket.
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:01:18 +0000
Fifty years after man’s first steps on the moon, the future of human exploration in the final frontier is at a critical turning point, ULA CEO Tory Bruno writes.
Wed, 15 May 2019 17:45:44 +0000
Singtel reported its lowest profit in 16 years, citing increasing competitive pressure in India and Indonesia.
Wed, 15 May 2019 15:10:10 +0000
Engineers are continuing to work to free an instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that remains stuck just below the surface.
Wed, 15 May 2019 13:00:48 +0000
Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. and Iceye, the Finnish company that launched the first synthetic aperture radar microsatellite, announced a memorandum of understanding May 15 to deliver radar imagery to government and commercial customers in South Korea.
Wed, 15 May 2019 03:14:52 +0000
Eutelsat executives said the challenges getting Konnect Africa off the ground since 2016 are now largely in the rearview, but have nonetheless pushed any material revenue from the growth initiative out to the company’s next fiscal year.
Tue, 14 May 2019 22:20:52 +0000
A day after NASA unveiled an amended budget request to support a human landing on the moon in 2024, the agency’s leader warned that if Congress provided less than the request it increased the risk of missing that deadline.
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    Job Description
    TitleGNC/AOCS Engineer
    Job posted on01/11/2018 (modified on 14/02/2019)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    This job is to perform spacecraft GN&C/AOCS systems design and analysis for ispace’s Lunar lander development. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge base in spacecraft GNC/AOCS system design and analysis. Specific experience on interplanetary probes or in landing on celestial bodies is highly desired. The effort includes all phases from specifications to flight support: Design, analysis, verification and validation in software in the loop, processor in the loop and hardware in the loop test environments, support in the development of operational procedures and operations support.


    Key Responsibilities

    Participate in product definition, specification and requirements phases

    Collaborate on architecture design, component selection, including make or buy decisions, with other design and analysis team members.

    Participate in sensors and actuators procurement activities.

    Document requirements and specification.

    Design, simulate, and test guidance, navigation, and control algorithms for spacecraft.

    Validate and verify GN&C flight software through software-in-the-loop, processor-in-the-loop, and hardware-in-the-loop integration campaign.

    Support mission design and lunar landing site selection.

    Support integration, troubleshooting and testing.


    Basic Qualifications

    Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent

    Five or more years’ experience in spacecraft GNC/AOCS system design and analysis.

    Experience in procurement, integration and testing of GNC sensors and components.

    Design/operations experience across a range of missions and system elements.

    Strong understanding of first principals in dynamics, orbital mechanics, control systems, estimation, and software development 

    Demonstrated experience with MATLAB/Simulink and C/C++

    Excellent leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills


    Preferred Experience

    Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field.

    Ten or more years’ spacecraft GNC/AOCS design and analysis experience.

    Specific Lander experience including precision landing and obstacle avoidance.

    Specific GNC/AOCS development experience of interplanetary spacecraft.

    Experience with GMAT, STK or similar mission analysis tools.

    Experience with Simulink autocoding.

    Knowledge of lunar topography, target landing site selection and relative navigation.


    Contact information
    Companyispace, inc.
    Contact nameRecruiting Team
    AddressSumitomo Shibakoen Building 10F, 2-7-17 Shiba, Minato-ku Tokyo
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