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NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid worries about additional delays in commercial crew flights.
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An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a secondary payload on the upcoming Falcon 9 launch of a commercial communications satellite and lunar lander.
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NASA is now emphasizing speed in its lunar exploration plans, including seeking to fly payloads on commercial lunar landers before the end of this year as it works with industry on lander concepts.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:37:20 +0000
During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space, he pointed out that under the proposed reorganization the lines of authority could become a little blurred.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:36:31 +0000
Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where we are."
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:15:46 +0000
We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a new military branch.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:36:41 +0000
Fleet Space Technologies will begin raising money next week from investors in a Series A financing round after service launch immediately filled its four cubesats with customers.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:48:16 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity has added three people, all of whom previously held key positions at SpaceX, to its leadership team as it refines the technologies it will use on its rockets.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:51:59 +0000
NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins of solar systems, galaxies and the universe.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:46:59 +0000
NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:18:56 +0000
SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:30:50 +0000
Lawmakers are calling for an independent review of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts and its strategy to acquire launch services in the coming years. Why?
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:00:50 +0000
To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Russia plans to conduct six Proton launches this year, as well as a second flight of the Angara 5A, according to Khrunichev, the manufacturer for both rockets. The Angara 5A mission is scheduled for December 2019. The rocket […]
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The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:55:36 +0000
CEO Yona Ovadia said Gilat had $104 million on hand as of Dec. 31 and will have sufficient resources for significant financial plays even after subtracting the dividend.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:06:37 +0000
Spanish power company Red Eléctrica announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite operator Hispasat for 949 million euros ($1.08 billion).
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:44:26 +0000
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced Feb. 12 his intent to run for a United States Senate seat in Arizona.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:00:36 +0000
Starburst Aerospace and Techstars announced plans Feb. 12 to begin accepting applications for a new space-focused accelerator based in Los Angeles and backed by the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and Israel Aerospace Industries.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:15:25 +0000
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:32:46 +0000
DoD memo: The 2020 budget is a “starting point." The budget plan does not include “mission growth that may be needed to meet the evolving threat.”
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    Job Description
    TitleSoftware Engineer
    Job posted on11/02/2019
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    The successful candidate will mainly carry out sw maintenance and evolution tasks on complex, 24x7 operational data distribution systems. In more details, the activites may include (among others) the following tasks (note the special focus on the more operations and maintenance-related activities):

    Requirements Analysis:

    Interaction with relevant Operations Teams to include operational requirements.

    Interaction with data producers and consumers for possible requirement updates.

    Determine the operational, maintenance, and evolution needs of data dissemination.

    Definition of data dissemination systems and software requirements. 


    Software corrections and evolutions.

    Support to the data dissemination design architecture definition.

    Identification, procurement or implementation of tools.

    Design, implementation and maintenance of data dissemination data-flows.


    Regression testing for corrections and evolutions.

    Acceptance of external software.

    Integration Verification & Validation (IV&V) activities of data dissemination systems.

    Support to the Ground Segment IV&V activities. 

    Operational Support of the Data Dissemination System:

    Monitoring the performance and behavior.

    Problem investigation and anomaly raising.

    Second line support and corrections.

    Configuration and installation of software. 

    Support the delivery of externally developed software:

    Communication with external contractors.

    Software reception, installation, configuration and testing. 

    Generation and maintenance of technical documentation:

    System and Software Requirements.

    Architectural Design.

    Interface Control Documents.

    Test Plans and Test Cases.

    Maintenance and Operational Procedures for operational systems. 

    Participation and organisation of technical meetings and formal reviews.

    Preparation and production of routine reports as necessary.


    Required skills:

    Experience in Formal software development : analysis, design, implementation, testing, building, deployment

    Programming languages: C/C++ and/or Java, and/or Javascript

    Experience with Operating Systems shell scripting (e.g. shell, bash, perl, python)

    Knowledge of network protocols, mainly TCP/IP, FTP, multicast

    Configuration control (subversion and/or git) 

    Optional skills:

    Web and Cloud technologies

    Virtualized Systems (vmware, containers, etc…)

    Software Continuous integration

    Meteorological Data Formats (HDF5, NetCDF, JPEG2000, etc)

    Spacecraft Ground Segment

    Job start: ASAP. Immediate availability would be a definite plus.

    IMPORTANT: applications from candidates not eligible to work in Germany shall not be considered

    Contact information
    CompanyAdvanced Computer Systems ACS-D GmbH
    AddressOffenbach am Main
    Phone+39 0687090222
    Fax+39 0687201502
    Web Page

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