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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:02:37 +0000
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NASA is looking for ways to leverage its expertise and capabilities to support the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, while agency leaders said they would not rush to reopen centers.
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 23:31:08 +0000
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:38:26 +0000
SASC is "committed to continuing congressional oversight and data collection necessary to drafting the NDAA."
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:20:36 +0000
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:05:27 +0000
ESA Director Jan Woerner writes: "We have to accept that the spread of novel coronavirus is one of the negative consequences of globalization and the global mobility of people it brings with it. Of course, space alone cannot solve this problem; the power of the tiny virus is greater than all our combined efforts."
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:27:02 +0000
The European Space Agency announced March 24 it is suspending regular operations of four of its missions, including one recently launched spacecraft, to reduce staffing needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 04:06:41 +0000
After decades of fighting to be taken seriously, meteorologists say space weather is beginning to get the attention it deserves.
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    Job Description
    TitleCopernicus System Operations Engineer
    Job codeVN20 14
    Job posted on04/03/2020 (modified on 26/03/2020)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    SalaryBetween €132000 and €132600 per year
    Job Description

    We are currently looking for an experienced System Operations Engineer to join our international team of inspiring engineers and industry professionals, tasked with driving innovation within the Space, Satellite and Earth Observation sector.

    This role is rooted in EUMETSAT’s commitment to the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme and will provide the opportunity to work with leading IT, Space and Earth Observation organisations and domain experts and to make a positive impact on society!


    Copernicus is the European Union's Earth observation programme, coordinated and managed by the European Commission in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT. Its current and future missions are tasked with delivering high quality, wide range Earth observation services providing information to, among other things, improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure civil security.

    The System Operations Engineer supports the operations of EUMETSAT’s Copernicus space and ground segment systems. The initial focus is system operations engineering for the Copernicus Sentinel-3 (S-3) ground segment and systems, including the operations preparations for the recurrent spacecraft (S-3C & S-3D). The position will also provide system operations engineering support to other Copernicus missions.


    System operations engineering and coordination of the operations of the S-3 spacecraft and ground segments, covering the Flight Operations Segment (FOS), Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) and Multi-Mission Elements (MMEs);

    Coordination and execution of the Operations Preparations activities for the S-3C and S-3D Satellites and evolutions of the S-3 ground segment;

    Support to the end-to-end service monitoring and reporting for S-3;

    Coordination of S-3 ground operations with external entities, including ESA and CNES, in relation to the interfaces and associated documentation;

    Contribution to the definition of the system operations concepts (including satellite and ground segment) for the future EUMETSAT Copernicus programmes;

    Participate in anomaly analyses, engineering change requests, and investigations relating to system operations;

    Support the Copernicus Operations Team Leader as back-up for management and coordination activities.

    What we offer

    Excellent salary, of up to Euro 6,500 NET (after tax) based on skills and experience

    Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave

    Full medical coverage for employee and family

    Attractive pension

    30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays

    Training and development support

    Relocation allowance and support (if applicable)


    University degree or equivalent in an engineering or scientifically relevant discipline, e.g.  Mathematics, Physics, Remote Sensing, Telecommunications, Software or System Engineering.

    Skills and Experience

    Proven experience in developing, testing and/or operating real-time space or ground segment systems;

    Experience of real-time ground segment systems monitoring;

    Thorough understanding of geographically distributed systems operations, including networking, distributed applications, and interactions with external operations entities;

    Knowledge of Earth Observation data processing systems;

    Experience of project / technical management;

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to apply these to interactions within a team and between internal teams and external entities;

    Some experience on projects with international cooperation will be a distinct advantage.

    More about us

    EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

    EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

    As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

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