Flight Dynamics Engineer

Company Details

With OneWeb, You’ll Get To:

  • Be part of the technology revolution in Space
  • Bring transformative broadband connectivity to remote places for the first time
  • Support the launch and operations of our LEO satellites constellation
  • Work with razor-sharp colleagues in a company where people come first

Who You Are: You’re passionate about satellite communications and are a self-starter who enjoys technical analysis and tactical mission support.  You’re agile and love the nitty gritty.  You read, learn, examine, and are full of ideas.  You’re sparked by a fast pace and new challenges. You want to make a real difference in the world by revolutionizing technology in Space.

What You’ll Do:

The FD engineer will work according to the shift schedule within the FDE team and report to the FDE manager. He/She will report to the on-shift Mission Director (MD) when on-shift. The Flight Dynamics team provides 24/7 flight dynamics operation support. The FD Engineer must balance the technical requirements of performing flight dynamics analysis with the real-time mission support.

  • Support system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for all phases of spacecraft lifetime; from launch to mission to de-orbit
  • Configure, operate, troubleshoot, and resolve issues in the Flight Dynamics operations applications software
  • Perform on-console Flight Dynamics operations in a shift environment
  • Provide approvals and dispositions for high-importance Flight Dynamics items (such as Evasive Action planning)
  • Monitor the Flight Dynamics application software processes: Orbit Determination, Maneuver Planning, Trajectory Planning, Attitude Planning, Evasive Action planning, and others
  • Generate and verify maneuver plans and assess thruster performance
  • Develop, and maintain Flight Dynamics operational procedures

What It Takes:

  • Minimum BS in Aerospace Engineering, Math, Physics, or other relevant Engineering field
  • Experience in satellite navigation, orbit determination, maneuver, attitude and trajectory planning
  • Experience with:
    • Orbit analysis tools, e.g., GMAT, OREKIT, STK, FreeFlyer
    • One or more of the following: Java, Python
    • Unix/Linux OS based systems
  • Ability to work in an environment with rapidly changing mission/system requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take ownership of all aspects of job and take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written skills and communication skills is essential

What We’d Love:

  • Flight Dynamics Experience
  • Operations experience with multi-satellite LEO constellation operations
  • Professional work experience in LEO satellite navigation, orbit determination, maneuver, attitude and trajectory planning

Where You’ll Be: Satellite Operations Center in Tysons Corner, VA or London, UK

* No 3rd party agencies

Working the OneWeb Way: What Does it Look Like?

OneWeb is a global leader in connectivity from Space. We are building a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency broadband communications services, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G. Find out more at http://www.oneweb.world

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Satellite Operations
Satellite & Network Operations
UK – London
US – Virginia

Tagged as: engineering, flight simulation, aerodynamics

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