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US Appeals Court Affirms Arctic, Atlantic Leasing Bans

2021-04-14 14:52:19| OGI

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said President Joe Bidens reinstatement of Obama-era protections makes moot the previous administrations attempts to allow oil development there.

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Arctic region may be rich in opportunity for OneWeb

2021-03-29 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

When it comes to connectivity, the Arctic is often considered something of a nonentity. Only around 4 million people live above the Arctic circle, many of whom are indigenous to the region and have limited demand for advanced connectivity. Couple this with the immense difficulty of deploying infrastructure in such harsh, desolate conditions and it is unsurprising that the region is largely ignored by the industry.   However, that is not to say that the region is without opportunity. Indeed, as the polar ice caps begin to melt…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Arctic Drilling Plan in Alaska Hits Roadblock

2021-02-22 14:52:01| OGI

The Kaktovik Inupiat Corp. failed to do the required work to identify polar bear dens in the region that would be surveyed, an Interior spokeswoman said.

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AWS Arctic Weather Satellite Ground Segment Engineer

2021-02-11 11:13:18| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

AWS Arctic Weather Satellite Ground Segment Engineer Deadline for applications 05032021 Client and Location The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space! Job Description On behalf of the European Space Agency ESA, we are looking for an AWS Ground Segment Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Ground System Definition Verification Office Please note this is an external consultant position not a Staff position. Tasks and Responsibilities In the System Support Division, the postholder will report functionally to the AWS Project Manager, and will be responsible for all aspects of the AWS Ground Segment. The postholder will coordinate with the System Support Division to ensure usage of common standards and methods, and access to the necessary resources on system support issues, where appropriate. AWS is conceived as the prototype satellite approx. 120 kg for a future constellation of small satellites providing allweather microwave sounding of the global atmosphere with frequent revisit observations over the Arctic region. The AWS prototype is being implemented as a dedicated ESA Programme Element under the Earth Watch Programme, while any future constellation will be implemented in cooperation with EUMETSAT. Launch of AWS is planned in early 2024. The postholder will support the definition and monitor the implementation of the Ground Segment and the preparation of the Spacecraft inorbit Operations up to and including the commissioning phase. The Ground Segment consists of three elements, namely the Ground Station GS, Monitoring and Control Segment MCS and Payload Data Ground Segment PDGS.The duties will include Reviewing and assessing the proposed Ground Segment design, including identification of possible options, tradeoffs and designcost drivers and guaranteeing compliance with requirements Coordinating with the AWS team to ensure Ground Segment design and compatibility with the systemoperations, including consistency of design, testing and performance with other elements of the system and future AWS constellation requirements Managing and monitoring industrial activities for the Ground Segment Supporting AWS project reviews Reviewing and verifying the spacetoground interface in cooperation with the AWS team Liaising with EUMETSAT with respect to future AWS constellation Ground Segment optimisation Monitoring the definition of the Level1 data processor and its implementation and the verification of its interfaces with PDGS Supporting Ground Segment validation activities, including Satellite System Validation Tests SSVTsSupporting the preparation of the Launch and Early Orbit Phase LEOP, the Satellite InOrbit Verification SIOV and Commissioning phases In carrying out these tasks, the postholder will coordinate closely with other AWS team members, and also with support from the Earth Observation Programmes and Technical and Quality Directorates. Requirements Applicants for this position should have a PhD or Master degree or equivalent qualification in engineering field or related subject Previous experience Minimum 4 years in ground segment projects, and experience in earth observation is highly desirable Applicants should have good practical, analytical and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team They should have good communication skills, be selfmotivated and have a proactive and resultsoriented approach A good knowledge of English is required. What do we offer? ATG offers excellent working conditions and provide you with all the other necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed, we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients. About ATG Europe Today, ATG is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space industry. Our headquarters is located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in Belgium, Sweden and Norway. ATG People is the key player in delivering highly educated personnel for RD environments throughout Europe. We are continually recruiting experienced Engineers for exciting, fulltime positions based at our customers sites. As an ATG Engineer, you will be working on very diverse missions and assignments. This opens up unique opportunities to be engaged in innovative projects and challenging you to perform to high standards and utilizing the full extent of your professional knowledge. Interested? Submit your CV and personal details through our website at www.jointhebrightestminds.com. For further questions, you can also contact our recruitment consultants directly on phone number 31 0 71 579 55 44.

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Arctic Weather Satellite Ground Segment Engineer

2021-02-09 18:13:10| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of Earth Observation. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview The vacancy is for an Arctic Weather Satellite AWS Ground Segment Engineer, in the System Support Division, Earth Observation Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. The postholder will report functionally to the AWS Project Manager, and will be responsible for all aspects of the AWS Ground Segment. The postholder will coordinate with the System Support Division to ensure usage of common standards and methods, and access to the necessary resources on system support issues, where appropriate. AWS is conceived as the prototype satellite approx. 120 kg for a future constellation of small satellites providing allweather microwave sounding of the global atmosphere with frequent revisit observations over the Arctic region. The AWS prototype is being implemented as a dedicated ESA Programme Element under the Earth Watch Programme, while any future constellation will be implemented in cooperation with EUMETSAT. Launch of AWS is planned in early 2024. The postholder will support the definition and monitor the implementation of the Ground Segment and the preparation of the Spacecraft inorbit Operations up to and including the commissioning phase. The Ground Segment consists of three elements, namely the Ground Station GS, Monitoring and Control Segment MCS and Payload Data Ground Segment PDGS. The duties will include Reviewing and assessing the proposed Ground Segment design, including identification of possible options, tradeoffs and design cost drivers and guaranteeing compliance with requirements Coordinating with the AWS team to ensure Ground Segment design and compatibility with the systemoperations, including consistency of design, testing and performance with other elements of the system and future AWS constellation requirements Managing and monitoring industrial activities for the Ground Segment Supporting AWS project reviews Reviewing and verifying the spacetoground interface in cooperation with the AWS team Liaising with EUMETSAT with respect to future AWS constellation Ground Segment optimisation Monitoring the definition of the Level1 data processor and its implementation and the verification of its interfaces with PDGS Supporting Ground Segment validation activities, including Satellite System Validation Tests SSVTs Supporting the preparation of the Launch and Early Orbit Phase LEOP, the Satellite InOrbit Verification SIOV and Commissioning phases In carrying out these tasks, the postholder will coordinate closely with other AWS team members, and also with support from the Earth Observation Programmes and Technical and Quality Directorates. Specific qualification requirements A university Master degree MSc or Phd in a relevant technical or scientific discipline e.g. Space system engineering. Previous experience in ground segment projects. Experience in earth observation is highly desirable. Good practical, analytical and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team. Good communication skills, be selfmotivated and have a proactive and resultsoriented approach. Proficient in the English Language Spoken and Written. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line with ESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Prior to 5 March 2021, please apply via our Job Application form quoting EOP136 as reference. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 9 March 2021, 13.00 hours. If not directly interested, feel free to share this Job Vacancy with your friends!

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