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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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    TitleRecruitment Specialist
    Job codeSC / J 3175
    Job posted on07/12/2018
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description


    This in-house role is suited to a pro-active professional recruiter with experience of in-house or agency recruitment in a professional & technical environment.



    To provide a high quality, cost effective recruitment service for Telespazio VEGA, enabling the business to meet its targets.


    Responsibilities / Duties

    The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for the entire recruitment lifecycle, for both subcontractors and permanent staff.  This includes:

    Responding immediately to new requirements, raising relevant paperwork and advertising them effectively

    Designing and executing a suitable search campaign to generate a number of suitable applications

    Undertake Pre-interview and select suitable candidates, shortlisting for presentation to the line manager

    Preparation of documentation to be included within the Space bid

    Managing each candidate from first contact until rejection or starting with the company

    Ensuring a fair and legally compliant process is used at all times

    Ensure all relevant information is processed and held appropriately

    Ensure all internal Telespazio & Leonardo processes & procedures are followed

    Supporting the Head of HR on HR related activities which could include projects e.g. supporting the introduction of a new appraisal process or learning and development related initiatives

    Other ad-hoc generalist HR tasks as appropriate

    Supporting hiring managers with the recruitment process and advising/coaching as required

    In order to support Telespazio VEGA, the Recruitment Specialist is required to search, select and close suitable candidates on conditional offers for inclusion in Space bids.


    Qualifications / Experience

    A proven track record in permanent and contract recruitment within a Professional and Technical environment

    Experience of recruiting throughout Europe

    Experience of creating attractive job adverts for publication on commercial job boards.  Advanced user of digital media for recruitment

    Experience of communicating with, searching for and negotiating with a wide range of candidates at all levels through to senior hires

    Experience of negotiating suitable terms with recruitment agencies

    A good working knowledge of employment law relating to recruitment

    Training and practical experience in competency based interviewing

    A sound understanding of the skills, experience and competencies required within a Professional Services company


    Essential Skills

    Experience of pro-active /direct resourcing in technical and/or scientific fields

    Strong negotiation and influencing skills

    Excellent organisational and time management skills

    IT skills including strong understanding of recruitment databases & Microsoft Office

    Excellent telephone manner

    Excellent English language skills both written and verbal


    Desirable Skills

    Experience of the European Space Industry

    Working knowledge of HR function and core practices and procedures

    CPP or working towards a CIPD qualification



    Able to work with minimum supervision and in a fast paced environment

    Discreet and able to handle confidential information with tact and diplomacy

    Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines

    Demonstrate resilience, energy and flexibility

    Logical method of working

    Attention to detail

    Ability to work effectively as part of a team


    Further Details        

    All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


    Closing Date for applications is 31st January 2019.

    Location of the position is Luton.



    Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including holiday, BUPA, life assurance and a contributory pension scheme


    In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


    To apply : Please send your CV and covering letter to

    By sending your CV to you give your consent for Telespazio VEGA to hold and process your personal information for the purpose of the application.


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    CompanyTelespazio VEGA UK Ltd
    Contact nameLouise Rees
    Address350 Capability Green
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
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