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NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com
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Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
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Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:47 +0000
Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:22 +0000
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:44:31 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. SpaceNews.com
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    Job Description
    TitleLunar Data Science Postdoctoral Research Position
    Job posted on01/02/2019 (modified on 09/07/2019)
    LocationLuxembourg City
    CountryLuxembourg
    EducationPHD
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    ispace Europe is seeking a highly motivated and talented data scientist & developer for a Postdoctoral Research Position in collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

    Research Description

    The researcher will apply the latest data modeling and visualisation techniques to build the first intelligent tool suite for helping lunar mission scientists and engineers process, analyse, and interpret resource data collected from both orbital and surficial exploration missions to the Moon. The researcher is expected to exhibit a cross-functional mindset, intellectual curiosity, willingness to bridge gaps, and understanding of the system two levels up and two levels down. The candidate must be self-driven, continuously self-improving, and proud of their work.

    Duties

    - Work with the ispace Europe and LIST to conceive, design and implement the first set of scalable tools for planning lunar missions
    - Work with the ispace mission scientist, resource engineer, and data architect to understand the customer needs, define product features, and roadmap
    - Collaborate with LIST Environmental Informatics group to apply latest geocomputation, data visualisation, and artificial intelligence techniques
    - Test, verify and validate all your products, collect and analyze user feedback, iterate
    - Research and stay up to date with state of the art tools and data processing methods used in the planetary science, terrestrial mining, remote sensing, and media industry

    Required Skills and Qualifications

    - PhD in computer science, astronomy, geology, or related field
    - Excellent coding and debugging skills
    - Knowledge or ability to quickly ramp up with data science and large-scale data processing
    - Exhibit strong intellectual curiosity about the science, engineering, and business disciplines adjacent to your domain of expertise
    - Be highly organized and capable of planning and executing complex technical work
    - Thrive in multi-disciplinary environment in close cooperation with science, engineering and business teams
    - Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
    - Show initiative, leadership, and positive can-do attitude
    - Be comfortable with change and fast-paced environment

    Preferred Experience

    - Experience in geospatial/planetary data processing and products is highly desirable
    - Knowledge on OpenCV is a plus

    About ispace

    ispace is a private lunar exploration company whose vision is to expand and sustain humanity’s presence in space by utilizing resources available on the Moon. ispace was a Google Lunar XPRIZE finalist and its 4kg SORATO rover won the XPRIZE mobility milestone award. In addition to rovers, ispace is developing lunar landers with two missions already scheduled for launch in 2020 and 2021.

    ispace Europe is the company’s regional office located in Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe. We are developing the next rover missions that will prospect for lunar water and thereby set the first milestone toward lunar ISRU. ispace Europe core engineering competencies are in lunar science, rover navigation, mission planning, data processing, and mission systems engineering. We are a diverse and growing team, motivated by the challenges of the Lunar Frontier, and determined to achieve the company’s vision.

    About LIST Environmental Informatics

    The activities of the Environmental Informatics unit mainly consist in conducting impact driven research, development and innovation within the field of environmental informatics. As a result LIST's researchers design, implement and evaluate innovative ICT methods and tools that contribute to a more sustainable future that not only protects environment but do so while also promoting socio-economic welfare.

    Extensive research and development has resulted in a range of innovative ICT tools that are designed to help the public, practitioners and scientists tackle today’s environmental challenges. The unit has a diverse portfolio of projects funded under various competitive calls at national and international level: EU H2020, EU INTERREG, ESA, FNR, ANR, FWF, and NASA. Researchers are also involved in collaborative projects with industry. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the projects, the staff members have developed a solid experience in working with people with various backgrounds from business and academia.

    The staff members manage a Mixed Reality Lab, equipped with state-of-art augmented and virtual reality systems. They also have access to the LIST's High Performance Computer (HPC). At the end of 2018, a new large visualisation wall will also be available to support our activities.

    Contact information
    Companyispace Europe S.A.
    Contact nameRecruiting Team
    Address5 Rue de l'Industrie
    Luxembourg
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    Luxembourg
    1811
    Emailinfo@ispace-inc.com
    Web Pagehttps://jobs.lever.co/ispace-inc/a5e0cfa1-e705-4d28-9796-2c96d4a2e197?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=Space%20Careers


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