Intership in the Flight Operations Division


Internship 6 months Darmstadt, Germany

Uploaded 10 Mar 2020

Job Description

The Sentinel-3 flight control team currently uses an in-house toolset to monitor, analyse and report on the health of the operations of Sentinel-3 satellites. These tools share common elements between different teams and contains multiple source of inputs. 

The intern will work under the supervision of the Spacecraft Operations Manager and alongside the flight control team to enhance and extend the software tools used daily to visualise, analyse and report on spacecraft health. They will also enhance the pre- and post-processing of data and suggest novel ways of mining the spacecraft housekeeping datasets.

The intern will gain experience in satellite operations in particular to the data analysis and reporting aspects of a multi satellite mission, since the toolset is used daily in an operational environment.

Furthermore, the intern will be able to acquire significant knowledge about Earth operations satellite design and operations concept and processes.

Finally, the intern will be exposed to big data issues, and more specifically to data mining methodology which represents one of the biggest coming challenges for satellite operations.

Person Specification

Completed minimum 2 years of university degree in computer science, spacecraft engineering, or similar discipline.

  • Proficiency in Python;
  • Software development and architecture knowledge;
  • Familiarity with Relational Databases and SQL;
  • Great communication;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work independently under guidance.