Interplanetary Mission Analysis


Internship 6 months Stevenage, UK

Uploaded 9 Mar 2020

Job Description

We are looking for an intern to join the AOCS/GNC (Attitude and Orbital Control System/Guidance, Navigation and Control) team of engineers who work on current and future space missions. The internship is a stimulating blend of learning and technical work and the successful candidate will gain extensive experience in the design and analysis of space mission GNC, for both small studies and large projects. The department provides the AOCS/GNC engineering analysis and support to a number of large ESA projects currently being conducted at Airbus Defence and Space.

Person Specification

Please note our Internships are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Currently studying a degree in a numerate discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics etc.).
  • Programming experience in one or more languages such as ā€œCā€, C++, ObjectiveC, Swift, MatLab, Simulink, Python, Java, JavaScript or assembler.
  • Background with control engineering content, space mechanics or aerospace would be desirable
  • Experience or knowledge of embedded computer systems (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc.) desirable
  • Mathematical modelling or Computer simulations would be desirable