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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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
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. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:25 +0000
On the company’s 20th mission of the year and second within 48 hours, SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 5, but suffered a rare failed landing of the rocket’s first stage. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:22:41 +0000
The founders of Globa IP said they left after concerns its investors, supported by the Chinese government, were using the company as a means to gain access to satellite technology prohibited for export to China under U.S. law. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:18:45 +0000
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, said as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to create a new military branch for space — an effort she supports — the Air Force is keeping focused on the space mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:55:30 +0000
At the Reagan National Defense Forum and the West Coast Aerospace Forum this weekend, analysts and former defense officials roundly criticized the Pentagon for lacking a solid plan to modernize capabilities in areas where China and Russia are advancing. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:15:49 +0000
Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy as the country transitioned from the Cold War competition with the Soviet Union to a more cooperative relationship with Russia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:11:19 +0000
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable escalation of unnecessary tension between states. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:04:25 +0000
Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec. 4, carrying a satellite for India and another for South Korea to geostationary transfer orbit. SpaceNews.com
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    Job Description
    TitleLegal Assistant
    Job code8613
    Job posted on04/12/2018
    LocationParis
    CountryFrance
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Vacancy in the Directorate of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services.

    ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

     

    Post
    Legal Assistant

    This post is classified B2-B4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.

     

    Location
    ESA Headquarters, Paris, France 

     

    Description

    Legal Assistant in the Legal Services Department, Directorate of Industry, Procurement & Legal Services.

     

    Duties

    Reporting to the Head of Department, the postholder is responsible for planning, organising and performing a diverse range of administrative duties and tasks. The main tasks will include:

    • cooperating with each of the Legal Officers concerned; proofreading, editing and updating legal documents (Declarations, Resolutions, Implementing Rules, international agreements and other types of ESA official acts) in both English and French;

    • ensuring timely publication of Programme Board, Industrial Policy Committee, Administrative & Finance Committee and Council documents, establishing for that purpose a responsive and direct relationship with Council, Programme Board and Committee Secretaries;

    • responding to, investigating and handling as appropriate internal and external enquiries, interfacing  as required with the Directorates concerned, in particular with the Legal Officers and assistants responsible for the various areas within the organisation, showing a high degree of sensitivity and knowledge of priorities and functions;

    • following up appropriate actions to address issues and maintain operational planning of tasks and actions as required, setting priorities to ensure timely issuing of legal documents, identifying disconnects and clarifying expectations;

    • researching information and creating official ESA records using various informatics applications, including for the preparation of ESA legal texts, articles, international agreements and other documents.

     

    Technical competencies

    State-of-the-art knowledge in area of responsibility at required level

    Proficiency in the use of the Agency's information systems, tools and applications, including online services on the internet

    Knowledge of the relevant Agency rules, processes and procedures

    Mastering the editing and production of official legal texts

     

    Behavioural competencies

    Communication

    Continuous Learning

    Customer Focus

    Planning & Organisation

    Results Orientation

    Self Motivation

     

    Education

    Secondary-school level, supplemented by professional training in administrative skills and/or in secretarial- related activities or equivalent. A law or administrative studies degree would be an asset.

     

    Additional requirements

    Applicants are expected to be very proactive, demonstrating excellent planning and organisational skills, multitasking and attention to detail, and the ability to quality-control their own work.

    Strong communication skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, an ability to interface well with staff at all levels, work effectively in a team environment, under minimal supervision and possessing good judgment are all key requirements. Tact and discretion are essential. Knowledge and practical experience of legal English are also required.

     

    Other Information

    For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.
    The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required.
    Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

    The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

     

    The closing date for applications is 04 January 2019. 


    If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

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    Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,  Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and Slovenia.

    According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States.
    (see Nationality Targets)

    In accordance with the European Space Agency's security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment.

     

    Apply HERE

    Contact information
    CompanyEuropean Space Agency
    Address8-10 rue Mario Nikis
    Paris
    France
    75738
    Emailplease see above for application instructions
    Web Pagehttp://www.esa.int/


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