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Constellation and Satellite Navigation Systems Specialist wm

2018-08-23 21:27:11| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

KLEO Connect GmbH is a startup looking to provide global satellite data communications services. The group is currently working with international partners to design a megaconstellation of small LEO satellites and cuttingedge user terminals and ground infrastructure. The system will deliver connectivity solutions with levels of performance, service and resilience that have been previously unmatched in the industry. KLEO has a growing team with offices in Berlin and Munich. We are looking to supplement our very talented team in Berlin with a Constellation and Satellite Navigation Systems Specialist wm The Constellation and Satellite Navigation Systems Specialist will hold a lead technical role within KLEO, involved primarily in advanced systems architecting and design of the constellation geometry and supporting infrastructure. The successful candidate will be responsible for systems engineering tasks to support the companys development of core Navigation Systems for the satellites and ground infrastructure to support operational activities. They will actively interface between other Engineering, Regulatory and Business Development teams, as well as, external international technical partners to ensure that the system design fulfills the companys service delivery objectives respectively. Main Responsibilities Lead mission and system requirement definition and RD activities for space and ground systems necessary for managing the Constellation geometry over the full lifecycle of the satellites Launch, Commissioning, Orbit Raising, Constellation phasing, Stationkeeping, Orbit Maintenance, Collision Avoidance, Decommissioning and Deorbiting. Develop concept of operations and orbit management processes for each phase of the mission Lead the review and procure of core navigation related systems such as advanced electric propulsion, GNSS, IMU, reaction wheel systems, etc. Procure or lead development of operational software for space situation awareness SSA and coordination of collision mitigation processes Use of advanced operational engineering tools for the development and testing of satellite navigation systems Manage interfaces and project tasks among KLEO engineers and partner organizations regarding the satellite and ground system design and build for demo satellites and for the main mission Conduct systems trades analysis balancing interdisciplinary technical trades with a customerdriven focus Breakdown projects into tasks that can be supported by junior engineers Mentor junior engineers in crossdisciplinary systems to provide added redundancy for team expertise Ground Segment Engineering Support development of operation systems equipment for orbit management Space Segment Engineering Define subsystem requirements and specifications for propulsion and ADCS Support change management processes as new customer requirements emerge Support RD activities for advanced electric propulsion concepts System modelling and validation Coordination with satellite prime manufacturers Operational planning Design and implementation of control systems, operational software, and toolkits to monitor and enhance operational efficiency Develop routine operations procedures and toolsets Develop scenarios for possible failure modes, determine likely anomalous behaviors and develop operational procedures to mitigate or minimize impact of operational anomalies Coordination with other satellite operators and government agencies for SSA and collision avoidance Provide operational support for the constellation management, performing routine orbit determination, collision monitoring, maneuver planning and anomaly support. Support development and implementation of test plans for customer demos Maintain awareness of technology trends and assist in the development of new products and services and be able to outline their architectural implementation and support trials Skills and Qualifications Require advanced degree in a related field i.e. Aerospace or Systems Engineering, with focus on orbit dynamics, ADCS and propulsion systems Minimum 5 7 years of experience in satellite systems engineering or operations, with reasonable proficiency in all key spacecraft and ground systems Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices Confidence in working directly with potential customers, suppliers and subcontractors Experience developing systems documentation, requirements definition, test plans and procedures, and operational procedures Ability to work independently and effectively, cocoordinating tasks and responsibilities Strong analytical and excellent organizational skills Excellent communications and interpersonal skills written and verbal Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills Fluency in English, other languages particularly German or Chinese considered an asset Willingness to travel overseas Desirable skills Practical experience in the commissioning and testing of satellite systems satellite and ground based Experience in constellation management Knowledge of constant lowthrust trajectory analysis Business awareness and acumen Advanced programmingsoftware engineering skills with good knowledge of MATLAB, Visual Basic, python and Java programming environments Our offer Challenging job with a high degree of responsibility and creativity Productive startup work environment with flat hierarchies and flexible working hours Attractive salary related to skills and experience, and a permanent position Modern work environment If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of innovating our incredible systems and services, please send us your full application with a cover letter specifically indicating your areas of interest.

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Guidance Navigation and control lead GNC

2018-08-02 15:27:31| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

The Guidance Navigation Manager will be expected to develop the guidance, navigation and control systems of the launch vehicles under development. Minimum Requirements The candidate should have at least 10 years of handson work experience with guidance navigation systems for launch vehicles through their entire system lifecycle phases 0E, including design, test, integration and operational use. Ability to work towards demanding deadlines, to problemsolve, innovate and manage technical risks with agility. Fully conversant with International standards ECSSMilstdNASA etc. Ability to model with CAD InventorSolidworks ideally and Fluid dynamics and other toolsets e.g. ASTOS. The position will report to the Head of Rocket Design Development, and be based at our facility in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Guidance Navigation Control engineer

2018-07-24 20:26:24| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Do you have Matlab and Simulink experience? Are you interested in learning about Aerospace, Space crafts and Project Management? Do you have filtering or control Engineering experience? Wanting to join a knowledgeable team who knowledge shares and where your ideas are not only listen to but actioned as well? Then this is the role for you? You will be trained to be an AOCS GNC Attitude and Orbital Control SystemGuidance, Navigation and Control engineer. You will have the support of a Manager who is well versed in training and supporting people, alongside a team who will be happy to share knowledge with you. As an AOCS GNC Engineer, you will be working on spacecraft lifecycles, endtoend. Developing a wide range of skills such as Aerospace, Project Management and creating new concepts and ideas. You will be working on unique projects that no one else is doing, has done, worldwide. You will be working on current and future space missions. The job is a stimulating blend of learning and technical work and the successful candidate will gain extensive experience in the design and analysis of space mission GNC, for both small studies and large projects. The department provides the AOCSGNC engineering analysis and support to a number of large ESA projects currently being conducted at Airbus DS including Solar Orbiter observing the Suns heliosphere and solar wind, and ExoMars Rover a mission to land and operate an autonomous rover vehicle on Mars. This role will require occasional UK and European travel. The successful candidate will need to gain UK Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs. Perform AOCSGNC design and analysis activities through the full engineering lifecycle Initial concept design through to support to validation Producing the associated documentation design justifications, Software requirements for AOCSGNC algorithms, performance analysis documentation etc. Develop Software to a prototype level nonreal time simulator development under C Matlab. Perform mission analysis and flight dynamics calculations in order to define and operate missions from Earth centred to interplanetary missions. This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Companys success, reputation and sustainable growth. Skills Commercial academic Knowledge of dynamics, filtering, estimation and or control is essential Use of Matlab, Simulink. Background in Physics Engineering Aerospace Automatics Mechanical Electrical Computer Science Automotive or similar. The ability to interact comfortably within a team environment. Experience of mathematical modelling, computer simulations and software development is highly desirable however training will be provided Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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Hell Freezes Over: Apple Allows Waze, Other Grown-Up Navigation Apps in CarPlay

2018-06-06 17:53:04| Extremetech

A newer, user-friendlier Apple will allow mapping software to run on your car. You'll need to upgrade to iOS 12 this fall when it ships; then you'll have Waze, Google Maps, and others available on your center stack display. The post Hell Freezes Over: Apple Allows Waze, Other Grown-Up Navigation Apps in CarPlay appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Configuration Management Officer supporting Navigation Department

2018-05-28 15:26:44| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of BMC Business Management, Controlling Administration. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview Configuration control covers both ESA internal activities, activitiesperformed by Industrial Contractors and other external parties to DNAVsuch as EC and GSA. The tasks also covers the daily operation,maintenance and change control for records in the NavigationDirectorates Documentation and Configuration Management System. This includes the participation in and to support improvements of theprocesses related to the use of electronic documentation andconfiguration systems, management tools e.g. for action tracking andother relevant IT tools. The documentation and configuration tasks arerendered by the CADM Office to given programmes, projects and specificorganizational entities within the Navigation Directorate. The area of responsibility of the CMO entails duties such as, but notlimited to the following Preparation and followup as Secretary of entrusted Configuration Control Boards CCB. Support to processing and disposition of Change Requests andor Change Proposals. Providing status data and maintaining a wellstructured record system for relevant CM processes and transactions. Establishing and maintaining the approval system for all documents under formal ESA control, and maintaining the associated DRLs and DRDs. Document registration, distribution and archiving, as well as provision of reproduction services of documents and media. Regular review of the status of documents in the different archive and storage locations and align this information in the Documentation andConfiguration Management System database. Processing configuration controlled document changes and official papers relevant to the activities of the unit. Generation and maintenance of documentation and configuration tracking lists. Support to the management of the User Account List to the Directorates servers and services. Support to users for entering and retrieving documents from various Documentation and Configuration Management related server systemsinternally and externally. Liaising with industrial partners CADM officers and documentalists for exchanging data and resolving documentation and configuration relatedissues. Provision of paper copies of electronic documents on request, creationof electronic versions of documents and management of original files. Support to all documentation and configuration related tasks fortechnical and nontechnical reviews. Support preparation of CM related requirements and generation of CM related requirements documentation including CCB terms of reference. Prepare adequate processes for proper product configuration control in NAV databases. Configuration items identification and technical requirements baselining. Management of configuration evolution, baselines verification, asbuilt control. Support inhouse analysis of contractor and operational engineering processes for establishment and improvement of configurationmanagement measures. Support establishment, review and monitoring of configuration control methods, procedures and standards. Ensuring configuration control methods, procedures and standards are maintained and kept consistent with applicable standards andrequirements. Support preparation formal requirements for inclusion in industrialcontracts. Support and participation in Project Reviews. Supporting the supervision and maintenance of the documentation library and archives. Supporting the design, installation and improvements of CM related automated methods and tools. Support the performance improvement all CM related processes and dedicated activities. Support to the Directorate Document Records Officer DDRO in discharging relevant functions. Specific qualification requirements Masters degree in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience. Master in Engineering or Librarianship or equivalent MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies. At least 5 years of relevant experience. High level of autonomy and proactiveness. Developed communication skills and professional maturity that is required to carry out complex tasks and high level of responsibility. Fluent in the English language spoken and written. Knowledge of other European languages is an asset. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line withESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 18 June 2018a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at emaildavide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting reference BMCNAV56. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 22 June 2018, 13.00 hours.

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