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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
As a founder and chief strategy officer of ATLAS Space Operations, a satellite data communications company that has been doing this very same thing for the past four years, you might think I’d be a little nervous to see Amazon enter the industry. But I’m not.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:03 +0000
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:50:51 +0000
Planet's employees, customers and investors paint a picture of a company growing steadily while seeking to dramatically expand the market for data captured via satellite.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:15 +0000
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as satellite constellations offer an increasing array of optical, radar, hyperspectral and video imagery and data.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan.
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    Job Description
    TitleSatellite Platform Operations Engineer
    Job codeJADE/18/GEO/OPS/12-01
    Job posted on16/11/2018 (modified on 30/11/2018)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    For a position in EUMETSAT in the Meteosat (MSG, MTG) Operations Team, we are recruiting Satellite Platform Operation Engineers. The candidate will perform both routine operations on MSG and operations preparation on MTG-I and MTG-S.


    Essential skills:

    University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

    Proven experience in Satellite Operations.

    Proficiency in written and spoken English

    Good team working attitude


    Desirable skills:

    Operations and/or design of satellite Payload for earth observations.

    Operations preparation of a satellite project.

    Routine spacecraft operations for Geostationary missions

    Knowledge of ECSS and CCSDS standards for Telecommunications

    Familiarity with ECSS Packet Utilisation Standard

    Knowledge of mission control systems such as SCOS and/or EPOCH

    Basic knowledge of a scripting language (PERL, AWK, Python)

    Data analysis with MATLAB


    The tasks in the area of S/C platform routine operations and operations preparation will typically include:

    - Familiarisation with the MSG satellite design and operations procedures as necessary;
    - Contribution to the conduct of routine operations of the in-orbit MSG spacecraft.
    - Provision of Satellite Operations Engineer on-call service;
    - Performance evaluation and trend analysis to monitor the in-flight behaviour of the spacecraft, including support to yearly and specific operations reviews (e.g. eclipses, reconditioning, manoeuvres, decontamination, etc);
    - Contribute for both current and future missions to the production and maintenance of: o Automated and Manual procedures, o Operational databases o Special Operations Instructions (SOIs), o Other operational documentation (e.g. SOE Guide, Contingency Operations Guide etc.)
    - Contribution to the maintenance of the MSG Flight Operation Manual;
    - Contribution of Sub-System expertise for the Satellite Simulator maintenance and engineering for current and future missions ;
    - Contribution to the satellite monitoring and control facility operations team and maintenance team to ensure that the facility, including the telemetry analysis tools, is always fit for its purpose;
    - Participation to the activities related to the MSG Routine Operations Support provided by the MSG satellites manufacturer;
    - Analysis and investigation of operational events and anomalies particularly relating to the operations of the MSG Spacecraft and associated ground segment elements;
    - Preparation and production of routine reports as necessary;
    - Participation in the preparation and specification of ground system updates including the M&C systems and monitoring & analysis tools;
    - Preparation and review of technical notes and attendance at technical meetings and reviews;
    - Preparation & presentation of Flight Ops Team training material regarding S/C Operations.
    - Contribution to the MTG system operations development for S/C operations related topics.
    - Contribution to the implementation, test and reviews of the different operations related elements of the MTG system (including satellites and ground segments).
    - Contribution to the MTG operations preparations activities, mainly at Space Segment level but including also Ground Segment aspects.
    - Participation to the preparation and execution of the Operational System Validation activities also including SVTs, rehearsals and the necessary training activities for the various operations personnel prior to system commissioning.
    - Contribute to the definition and/or review of MTG commissioning activities

    For further information and applications, please send your spontaneous candidature to the following email address:

    Please refer to the JOB Reference number: JADE/18/GEO/OPS/12-01

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    CompanyJADE Aerospace GmbH
    Contact nameRoberto Palmari
    AddressBursastrasse, 15
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