Flight Dynamics Mission Analyst

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With OneWeb, You’ll Get To: 

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

Who You Are: You’re passionate about satellite communications and are excited to be a self-starter who enjoys juggling the various facets of satellite operations. 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 Flight Dynamics Mission Analyst will work in the Flight Dynamics (FD) Team and report to the Flight Dynamic Mission Analysis Manager. The analyst will perform pre-mission and in-orbit operational analysis for OneWeb’s satellite constellation, and contribute to the development of the Flight Dynamics System which performs all the FD related tasks for the constellation. The successful candidate will proactively identify and address challenges using innovative methods and ideas that result in positive impact, and is expected to lead dedicated mission analysis activities with initiative.

The candidate should provide support to operations during normal working hours, and may periodically provide shift support during critical satellite operations, in addition to periodically staff the on-call support rotation such that safe and efficient operations are ensured by the Spacecraft Operations Team on a 24/7 basis. The Flight Dynamics Mission Analyst plays an integral role in the successful operations of the OneWeb constellation.

Duties will include:

  • Perform full mission lifetime Flight Dynamics analyses from launch to mission to de-orbit including:
  1. Maneuver Planning and Performance
  2. Trajectory Analysis and Design
  3. Orbit Determination
  4. Constellation Analysis
  • Support development, validation and verification, and maintenance of the Flight Dynamics ground software
  • Support development of the Flight Dynamics Operational Cadence
  • Support Automation of Flight Dynamics processes
  • Support system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for all phases of spacecraft lifetime; from launch to mission to de-orbit
  • Support mission requirements development and verification
  • Writing requirement specifications, interface control documents, and engineering reports
  • Support mission CONOPS development

What It Takes: 

  • MSc or PhD in Aerospace Engineering or relevant field
  • 5+ years of satellite astrodynamics analysis experience including orbit determination, maneuver planning, error analysis, and perturbation analysis
  • Experience with orbit analysis tools, i.e. GMAT, OREKIT, STK
  • Experience with common computer development languages, i.e. Java, Python
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively
  • Strong analytical and computing skills
  • High level of problem-solving capabilities
  • Solid understanding of the scientific and numerical computing requirements and limitations of physical systems
  • Ability to work in an environment with rapidly evolving system requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill

What We’d Love:

  • Experience with Matlab
  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation experience
  • Satellite mission operations experience
  • Knowledge of GNSS and tracking data fusion

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

* No 3rd party agencies

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: analyst, mission management, aerodynamics, engineering, flight simulation

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