Intern in Orbital Dynamics

Company Details

ThrustMe has established itself as one of the serious and competent new space actors at an international level. Our passion for space engineering, new technologies and first-principal thinking as driven us – and still does – to create breakthrough products for both space and Earth applications.

The intern will take part in the analysis of low-thrust electric propulsion missions scenarios, such as orbit raise, altitude maintenance and satellite constellations phasing.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of tools in Matlab/Python to improve the simulation of problems requiring the use of propulsion systems in small satellite missions;
  • Update a database of orbital maneuvers that can help to evaluate future mission scenarios;
  • Analyse telemetry data from users of ThrustMe electric propulsion systems and comparing it withsimulation.

Desired skills and experience

  • Background in aerospace engineering/physics;
  • Programming experience with Matlab, Python, etc;
  • Experience working in the orbital dynamics subject through internships or core projects would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of GMAT or comparable toolbox would be an asset;
  • Willing to learn and ready to get out of his/her comfort zone with a positive “can do” attitude;
  • Communicates in English fluently;
  • Strong motivation and interpersonal skills to integrate in the team;
  • Candidates should have permission to work in France/EU and student status during the hole internship.

Tagged as: simulation, programming, propulsion systems

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