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Fri, 24 May 2019 21:46:28 +0000
An ability to get on contract quickly and a price far lower that other companies were key factors in NASA’s decision to award a contract to Maxar Technologies for the first element of the lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 20:28:47 +0000
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Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:28 +0000
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Fri, 24 May 2019 15:04:26 +0000
Fifty-eight years ago, almost to the day, President Kennedy declared what was, at the time, a bold national goal: To send a man to the moon within a decade, and “return him safely to Earth.” The greatest challenge of Apollo was not the former, but the latter. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
In the days since the May 3 release of the Air Force’s formal call for proposals for the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, new squabbles have arisen as bidders scrutinize the final solicitation for anything that might tilt the competition in a rival’s favor. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:22:58 +0000
A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:49:33 +0000
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
As is often the case with procurement reforms Congress imposes on DoD, the devil is in the implementation. And lawmakers now worry that DoD may be overusing Section 804 in programs where skipping tests and reviews could be problematic. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
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    Job Description
    TitleTechnology Engineer
    Job codeSC/ J3240
    Job posted on30/04/2019 (modified on 17/05/2019)
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Summary

    Telespazio are looking for an experienced Engineer to work onsite at ESTEC within the Technology Preparation Section, in the Future Missions Office (SCI-F).

     

    Objective

    To provide support for the timely development of technologies required for the future Science missions.

     

    Responsibilities / Duties

    Duties will include but are not limited to:

    • Planning the implementation of technology development activities for the future missions of ESA’s Science programme, involving coordination across ESA and with external entities;

    • Preparation of Technology Development Plans following ESA end-to-end Technology Management processes and production of formal/official documents;

    • Managing the processes and tools for the monitoring of technology development activities and preparation of reports for internal and external entities;

    • Provide technical support to the development of technologies required for future Science missions and for the technical implementation of activities (preparation of Statement of Work and Technical Requirements, technical follow-up etc. acting as Technical Officer);

    • Support Technology Readiness Assessments for future Science missions and advanced studies related to advanced technologies

    • Participate in technical reviews and working groups

     

    Qualifications / Experience

    The role requires that the successful candidate possess a wide spectrum knowledge in engineering physics, with a natural inclination for understanding new technologies.

     

    Essential Requirements

    • A PhD or MSc or equivalent qualification in Space Systems Engineering, Physics or a related discipline.

    • At least 4 years of relevant work experience.

    • An ability to work independently and to establish good working relations is essential

    • A pro-active and can-do attitude is expected

    • Strong analytical, organizational and reporting skills.

     

    Desired Skills

    • Several years of experience in the development of advanced technologies, preferably for space applications.

    • Management experience with industrial contract exposure.

    • Knowledge of advanced optics, novel sensors and materials, power generation, thermal protection and cryogenics.

    • Ability to technically follow technology development contracts.

    • Experience planning of the implementation of technology developments and the reporting on on-going activities will form an important key service aspect.

    • Knowledge of programming/database languages.

     

    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 Wednesday 22nd May 2019. 

    Location of the position is ESTEC, The Netherlands. 

     

    Benefits

    Competitive Package

     

    Security

    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.

    Web Pagehttp://telespazio-vega.com/careers/vacancies/
    Contact information
    CompanyTelespazio VEGA UK Ltd
    Contact nameBethan McAulay
    Address350 Capability Green
    Luton
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
    Emailcareers@telespazio.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.telespazio-vega.com


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