Satellite Electrical Engineer

Company Details

Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.


  • Design and Develop electrical equipment’s & components (with some equipment’s and components having MPU, or Micro Processing Units).
  • Design and analysis of electrical and electronic equipment (interface and specification).
  • Manage electrical equipment related budgets and resource range for mass, power, data storage etc.
  • Design electrical system harnesses for satellites including but not limited to harness connection design and harness routing design.
  • Coordinate with subsystem engineers regarding electrical connections for harness design.
  • Coordinate with subsystem and system designers.
  • Generate specifications for electrical equipment components and harnesses.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct electrical tests of components and subsystems.
  • Conduct component-level environmental test such as vibration, thermal vacuum/cycle, and electrical tests.
  • Conduct interface verification tests with other subsystems.
  • Evaluate and review test results.
  • Coordinate with equipment and component vendors and manufacturers.
  • Coordinate technical interface with cable suppliers regarding cable specifications.
  • Manage ICDs (Interface Control Documents) of satellite subsystems and components for harness design.
  • Design and procure test harnesses for conducting electrical tests, including subsystem tests.

Essential Skills

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience working as a electrical design engineer.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical system engineering such as satellite electronics system, car electronics system, medical electronics system, etc.
  • Knowledge of cables, harnessing, and connectors such as satellite harness, car harness, medical electronics harness, business machine harness etc.
  • Basic Knowledge of mechanical engineering.
  • Experience in one of the following:
    • Digital signal equipment/circuit design and analysis.
    • Analog signal equipment/circuit design and analysis.
    • Mixed signal equipment/circuit design and analysis.
  •  Basic knowledge of embedded software engineering.
  • Able to identify problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement solutions.
  • English language capability TOEIC 600+.
  • Near native level Japanese skill.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in developing onboard satellite electrical equipment including MPU.
  • Knowledge of FMEA (Failure Mechanism and Effects Analysis)/FTA (Failure Tree Analysis).
  • Experience of using SPICE and Scilab.
  • Knowledge of MIL standards (United States Military Standard) and ESA standards (European Space Agency Standard), especially MIL cable specifications and derating criteria.
  • Basic knowledge of EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility).

Satellite electrical engineer


  • Design and develop electronic devices and electronic control devices for artificial satellites (with MPU -Micro Processing Unit-)
  • Design and analyze interfaces and specifications for electronic devices and electronic control devices
  • Electronic devices and electronic devices Manage controller budgets and resources (mass, power, data resources)
  • Design harnesses for artificial satellites Harness connection design, harness routing design, parts (wires, connectors, etc.) selection
  • Harness design From the viewpoint, carry out technical coordination with other subsystems as a system
  • Perform technical coordination with subsystems and system designers
  • Create specifications for electronic devices / electronic control devices and harnesses
  • Electronic devices / electronic control devices , Plan, prepare, and perform
    electrical tests for
  •  Perform equipment-level environmental tests such as vibration tests, thermal vacuum tests, thermal cycle tests, and electrical tests • Perform interface tests with other subsystems
  • Test results Evaluate and verify
  • Make technical adjustments regarding the supplier, manufacturer and specifications of electronic devices / electronic control devices and harnesses
  • Manage ICD (Interface Control Documents) between each subsystem
  • Electrical test, subsystem test Design test cables and test harnesses for

Application conditions

  • Over 5 years of experience as an electrical engineer
  • Basic knowledge of electrical system design (satellite electrical system, automotive electrical / electrical system, medical equipment electrical system, etc.)
  • Harness design and manufacturing knowledge ( Harness design for satellites, automobiles, medical equipment, office equipment, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cables, harnesses, connectors
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical design
  • Experience in any of the following-
    • Digital equipment / circuit design, Analysis experience
    • Analog equipment / circuit design, analysis experience
    • Digital-analog mixed equipment, circuit design / analysis experience
  •  Have basic knowledge of embedded software
  • Detect problems early, identify causes, and solutions Present and execute
  • Have TOEIC 600 points or higher English ability
  • Have near-native Japanese ability

Desirable skills

  • Experience in developing electronic controls equipped with processors
  • Knowledge of FMEA (Failure Mechanism and Effects Analysis), FTA (Failure Tree Analysis)
  • Can use SPICE, Scilab, etc.
  • MIL Knowledge of standards (United States Military Standard) and ESA standards

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