Cubesat Systems Internship

OQ Technology Sarl is looking for a candidate for a Spacecraft Systems Intern role at its facility in Luxembourg to participate in building our first spacecraft.

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Internship 6-months


Below is a summary of the typical tasks required for this post:

 Support system concept development, system architecture development, system and subsystem requirements development, systems analysis and trade studies, and systems modeling and simulation (PDR/CDR).
 Identify requirements, participate in design activities, and lead assembly, integration, and test activities (AIT).
 Track mission and system configuration information (such as mass properties, power, TT&C, OBDH and performance data) and write complex specifications and interface control documents (ICD/IRD).
 Produce and maintain system budgets (power, volume, memory, mass … etc).
 Participate and oversee functional and environmental test campaigns by reviewing requirements, test specifications, planning, costing, risk assessment, test execution and verification control.
 Project management, project planning and test tracking.
 Preparation of ESA management and technical documentation for project reviews.

Mandatory Knowledge:
 Experience with system design of small satellite or Nanosatellite missions in industry through work or academia.
 Proven knowledge in spacecraft systems and subsystems design, and mission operations and be able to quickly develop subject matter expertise in a specific project.
 M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering or a similar qualification from a recognized institution.
 Knowledge of ECSS standards.
 Proficiency in spoken and written English.
 Currently living in EU.

Desirable Knowledge:
 Proven hands-on experience in one or more of the following: AOCS electronics design, electrical power systems, thermal analysis, or integration and testing of aerospace systems.
 Knowledge of spacecraft operations and related ground systems preferred
 Experience with CubeSat projects.
 Self-starter who works with a sense of urgency.
 Ability to adapt to change in an entrepreneurial environment.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
 Orbital Mechanics.

Knowledge in these tools is advantageous: Satellite Toolkit STK, MATLAB, NASTRAN, SysML, C++ or Python.

CVs should be sent to: