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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
    TitleSenior Quality Control Engineer
    Job posted on05/12/2018
    Contract typeTemp/contract
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Senior Quality Control Engineer
    Issue 2 – DEC2018


    Your activity consists in planning and overseeing the various quality control steps during the design and evaluation stages of the space system and subsystems to make sure they reach internal and end-user quality requirements.
    This position is mainly focused on the supply chain and requires a strong experience in quality control for space programs and ECSS, ability to assert a point of view with diplomacy, and availability for travelling.
    The position is a 6-month parental leave substitution, starting date 1st March 2019
    In the frame of the project, the Senior Quality Control Engineer is responsible for:
    • Participating in the development of the processes that allow checking the program against the requirements
    • Implementing, and executing these processes at prime and subcontract levels, with a focus on the supply chain quality improvement (audit, deliveries/processes/metrics analysis, detection of anomalies, implementation of corrective actions, follow-up…)
    • Taking the appropriate steps to maintain or improve the quality against the requirements
    • Setting up practices to monitor and control quality, considering all the factors (e.g. effectiveness, cost, productivity)
    • Reporting internally and to customer on the execution of the quality processes, findings, and actions to mitigate risks.

    In addition, the Senior Quality Control Engineer can be asked to provide a support to activities which are not directly linked to this job description but which are related to his experience and skills.

    The Senior Quality Control Engineer reports:
    • To the Vitrociset Site Manager for the administrative matters;
    • To the Project Manager for the operational matters.
    Education and experience

    • A master or equivalent experience in quality control, engineering, physics, or spacecraft engineering
    • Solid professional experience in quality control for space programs, interacting with space agencies, and subcontractors
    • Solid experience with ECSS (European Cooperation on Space Standardization), lean management, 8D (Eight Disciplines Problem Solving), SPC (Statistical process control), QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control)
    • Good general knowledge of spacecraft systems/subsystems (mechanical system, electronics, optical payloads, radiofrequency)
    • Experience in Satellite development and subsystems acceptance
    Language skills

    • English – fluent
    • French language/culture is an asset
    Computer skills

    • Standard office software (MS-Office, MS-Project…)
    Certificates and licenses

    • Any if necessary in the frame of the project
    • Driving licence
    Required soft skills

    • Analytical and critical thinking, good sense of organization of work
    • Rigor, accuracy
    • Reliability
    • Strong collaboration skills, team-player
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a changing environment, open-minded

    • Position based in Toulouse, France
    • Position mainly based at customer premises
    • Office hours
    • Frequent business travel
    • Ancillaries


    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRecruitment Team
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    not applicable
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
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